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Hello! I am new to pcpartpicker and this is my first time building a pc. I did all of my research on here and r/buildapc. Honestly, I wouldn't have had any idea how to even begin building a pc if it weren't for you guys and this site. So Thank you.

Her name is Nyx. Nyx is the greek goddess of the night and is feared by Zeus himself. I gave her this name because of its mostly dark color scheme.

I put together this build for mostly gaming and light editing.

CPU- It's a great processor and perfect for what I intend to use my pc for

CPU Cooler- Keeps my temps supa coool.

MOBO- exactly what I needed for present and future use

RAM- fit my color scheme. Will be upgrading to 16gb later

HDD- pretty standard

Graphics- Amazing. Since I am new to this and haven't had any experience with the newer graphics cards this blows my mind hole.

Case- It is a little small but roomy enough where I did not have any trouble fitting my parts in.

PSU- Does the job

I may get an SSD since a lot of people recommend it but honestly start up and everything else is pretty fast for me as is.

I am pretty happy with my build and had a lot of fun putting everything together. I ordered my parts at different times over the month. I ordered my graphics card last that is why you see most pictures without it. In the time being it was KILLING me that I didn't have my graphics card lol. But everything runs great and I am running my games on ultra/high with excellent frame rates. (Skyrim, BF3, DayZ, Bioshock In)

If any of you have comments on my build please critique for my future reference. I definitely would love to build another pc.

Thanks

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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build! I love the fan leds with that dark color scheme, gives off a very nice effect. +1

How's the mobo?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The mobo is great. Performance is solid and has a lot of great features. Definitely worth it for the price

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a great build. You have a really good price to performance sweet spot here!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Im building a new PC this week, I might steal your part list though :D

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I recommend switching putting your radiator and fan in a pull configuration rather than a pull for convenient cleanings, performance will be the same. Another minor and practically irrelevent tip is to switch your rear led fan with your top fan for better lighting effects, because why not? Definitely a smart and well built pc though.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

If by pull you mean set my rear fans as exhaust fans then I have already made the change. And when i was setting in my fans I was debating whether or not I should put the led fan on top. You are definitely right about it giving better lighting effect. Thanks for the input!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Made a typo. I meant to arrange your fan in a pull configuration rather than a PUSH. Instead of pushing air out the radiator and through the back as an exhaust, let the fan pull the air through the radiator. This way the dust builds up on the inside of the radiator which is easier to clean.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It works great. So far I have had no problems with it. The Asus z97 pro (wi-fi) has more PCIe/SATA slots and comes with bluetooth. If that is something you don't really need I would just go with the Asus Z97-a. You'll save money too.