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My First Build - Enthusiast Gaming PC

by tondraj



Date Published

Jan. 11, 2017

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I wanted to build a gaming rig that could handle 1440p and high framerates that I wouldn't have to upgrade for a few years. So far, so good. I play RPG's, FPS's, and anything else that's interesting.

The Phanteks case is great for cable management and is very roomy, which was nice for my first build. The fan hub is handy as well, since i can keep all the fan wires out of sight and only have to terminate the one from the hub.

Overall everything went as planned. It posted on the first try, and I'm very happy with it.

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shaiukeino 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

looks really, good, almost same setup as my new machine, but you have a few nice upgrades to my setup. Really liking it. I'm gonna look into that fan hub, just barely made it without it, but if do any changes, now i know such a thing is available, i simply didnt.. Nice job and enjoy!

tondraj submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago


dphillips157 1 point 9 months ago

how does it handle bf1

Ryanboss52 1 point 9 months ago

I'm pretty sure it would be great, almost maxed out

tondraj submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

It handles BF1 rather handily. I just tried running it in 1440p last night for the first time and was impressed.

Ryanboss52 1 point 9 months ago

How good is the airflow in that case?

tondraj submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

The airflow is pretty good in the case, but the only place it could use improvement is on the top. Air tends to get trapped in the top section. For now it's fine, but if I overclock in a year or two I'll have to get some more exhaust fans for the top. I'm running 2 intakes on the front and 1 exhaust on the back.

Ryanboss52 1 point 9 months ago

If you overclock, overclock soon not in a year or two after your cpu is faded away from its glory days. If you overclock say in two years it won't be as effective as overclocking within this year. Although if you do overclock get a liquid cooled instead of the cryorig. If you do overclock with the cryorig you will only get like .5 ghz more which really isn't that noticeable unless you are doing some extreme gaming or video editing. For starters for liquid I recommend the corsair h60, that was my first, let me tell you it was a dream compared to air cooled. Let me know if you have any more questions.

tondraj submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks for the advice, I'll take it into consideration. I honestly doubt I'll ever overclock it, but never say never.