Description

This computer was built mostly for gaming (I was a dirty console pleb before) but I'm also in school for engineering so I'll be using it for solidworks a lot in the future. Managed to save up quite a bit so i wouldn't have to compromise on anything and I'm extremely happy with it. Temps under load are frosty, both SSDs are lighting fast, plenty of RAM, the case provides a lot of air flow, power supply is plenty (including for any future upgrades). Mobo was expensive but the built in wifi was worth it for me as well as the extra heat spreaders vs the z170-a.

The only thing I want now is probably an Acer Predator X34 ultrawide 34" 1440p monitor (100 hz) to replace my random 21" samsung tv I scavenged and I'll be happy.

UPDATE: Added some white sleeved extensions and an NZXT Hue+ It. Looks. Amazing. (imo)

Settled on an Asus VG248QE as a monitor until and awesome sale or 1440p ultrawides become a little cheaper Enjoy the new pics =]

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm always so jealous of these $2000-$3000 first builds.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Saved for a year to do this. Don't see the point in building a $500 computer only to be replaced soon after because you aren't quite satisfied with it.

If it makes you feel any better, I'm currently using a 21" samnsung tv as my monitor until I save up enough for a nice 1440p one

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a good point there. It really is a nice build that will last a while.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

You held back from placing the side panels on and taking additional pictures... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Amazing 1st build, this thing will be epic to game on!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

lol ... I agree more pics please!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I'll add some more soon.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Was building in the MasterCase easy? I'll be building in one tonight

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely, there's a place for your rad in the top if you have one. The only problem may be that there isn't a lot of room for the top 8-pin, but otherwise, I can't think of anything right now.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't have any experience with different cases but I really didn't find it too difficult. Didn't run into any spacing problems, all the pins fit well for me. If you've watched youtube videos on how to build a co0mputer, you'll be fine

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

tfw when somebody has a 950 pro 512 gb m.2 and a 500gb 2.5 drive

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the samsung drives are fairly cheap compared to other ones, even thou theyre the best you can get

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I meant to say tfw when somebody Can afford a 950 pro 512 gb m.2 and a 500gb 2.5 drive

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Like I mentioned to the first comment, I saved for as year for this because I wanted the best and not a $500 computer that I'd be dissatisfied with and replace.

If it makes you feel any better, I'm using a 21" samsung tv from my mom's storage unit as a monitor until I save up enough for a nice one.

tfw GI Bill pays for college and all you have to buy is ramen =]P

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your service bro!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly thought this was my build for a second. Looks real nice. +1 for the similarity

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

You have good tastes, sir ;)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build man! How hard was it to install the water cooling for cpu and water cooled video card. I've been thinking about building one for sometime know also curious about that.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

The case has a frame on top that detaches so you can attach your CPU rad easier and put the frame back in - super easy. The GPU rad was easy as well - It just took a little tweaking with zip ties to get the water lines out of the way to the side without pulling on them too much.

Didn't know much about computers before researching for this one. If you've watched a few youtube videos about building or just follow a guide, you'll be fine - build with confidence.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

I might use your build a bit because where i live it get really hot and don't want my first computer build to over heat! I'll be sure to look some vidoe's up!

Thanks again for some help!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice ammo cans lol!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a masterpiece.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! It's been nothing but amazing so far.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

do the case window get scratches easily?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Not so far. It doesn't come in contact with anything and wiping it off hasn't scratched it.

If I could say anything bad about the acrylic, just not as crystal clear as glass.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!