Description

I'm new to PC gaming and solely because of DCS: World.

I completed my first ever PC build over the weekend. After finding DCS 6+ months ago, learning, and playing my previous set up was - well lacking. I was enjoying the game on a Dell laptop (i7-4510U / Intel(R) HD Graphics 4400) quite nicely. On ver1.2 I could get 12-17 FPS on med/high, 10-13 FPS on med with ver1.5, and 9-12 FPS on ver2.0 with everything to low.

Now gaming on 110-120 FPS on high

It took me a long time to come over to PC gaming, but this build has sealed the deal.

A video is forthcoming from the build process, but here are a few end result pics.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

looks amazing, just wondering what flight stick is that

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Saitek X52 Pro....I know there are mixed reviews and known quality issues, but so far I have had no problems.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning a i7 6700k build as well for flight sims. One day u will upgrade that x52, the x55 I feel is the best hotas for price. Ch are nice but damn u have a lot of throw in the stick, good for real life, not for switching to space sims lol

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I was using the Mad Catz F.L.Y. 5 Stick for a long time. When I got the X52 Pro, I found it on Craigslist. It was near new condition, but I was able to pick it up for $50. Both are similar in price, but I think the dual throttle capability puts the X55 out front in my eyes. I've had zero issues with the stick, and the seller turned out to be a big time PC gamer. He was the person that pointed me to this site to help with my build.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for that desktop wallpaper. I like your build too.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Very beautiful build for a first-time build! I am planning on a build quite similar with a phanteks case. I like phanteks' style and prices a lot. I am looking forward to the video. Very nice job!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is amazing. Prior to the build I did about four months of research; and not one review, no matter how glowing (< see what I did there), could put into words how amazing this chassis this is. Beautiful engineering and design.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

what are your cpu temps with that cooler ?

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, thanks Byron. And those are true...this being my first build (and large investment) I think I look over at those temps at least twice a minute.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

cool cooler bro what about quad cooler? this is a dual check on google for more what do u think :P

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

dude im trying to put you out there but your i7 under load is not 32c on load my i5 6600k is on a h100i gtx and on load it is in its 45-48c depending on ambient temp.and mine is running at 4.2ghz. like dont get me wrong the build looks great but i know your temp is not that for load unless it isnt a i7 6700k

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

No complaints, but curious as to why there's a single led strip just hanging in the middle like that.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

looks good, looks trekkie :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That Enthoo Luxe looks GOOD. Awesome setup.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

hey man nice build! are u satisfied with the cooler? is it good enough for overclocked 6700k? thanks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, the cooler is great and it maintains temps comparable to water cooled. That's why I went that route vs water cooled.

Thanks!

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I spent some time looking into that; minimal bezel for multiple screens vs single screen gaming. I could have went either way, but the determining factor was when I found the 144hz - 1ms monitors on sale. Plus that sale allowed me to buy the TrackIr-5, so I get the 6 degrees of freedom without needed expanded displays.

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