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Please bear with my english ( i'm indonesian ) and my pict :D

Firstly i'd like to thank pc part picker community for all the info all of you share it's really helped me for this build, 6 month ago i was a noob in pc and gonna buy an alienware. After consulting with my brother ( he was an it engineer), he introduced me to this site and many other pc related site and reviewers. i'm determined to build a diy pc.

This pc was for gaming and making document for my work. mainly a silent build my old macbook was noisier than this pc. Some part was slavaged and the other was discounted in my local store.

cpu: good enough for me. i'm not using heavy cpu application choose the unlock k series for tinkering with little overclock.

cpu cooler: very silent. I'm amazed by how this cooler work without pulling any noise, my macbook was noisier than this build.

mobo: choose this because it have 3 fan header.

memory: low profile work well for my config.

storage : the pny ssd was salvaged from my old laptop.

video card: very silent in hybrid fan mode can handle game most game at 4k, most game i'm playing get around 40 to 60 fps at high setting struggle at ultra ( below 30 fps)

case: bulky but i'm like the style of it. wish the prodigy have more dust filter like the corsair 250d.

psu: overkill in here , i got the oem one because it was discounted in my local store.

monitor: the best value 4k monitor in my country. the local store in my country are a bit crazy because the price of asus pb278q was $708 and the pb287q $ 870 . I get this monitor a lot cheaper :D

case fan : got this after testing the cpu cooler very silent. the colour sure was a little weird imo.

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing! 4k gaming rig for just $2.2k! plus it's in a Mini-ITX!

Small but Powerful enough to handle 4k without breaking a sweat. +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

A GTX 980 definitely breaks a sweat at 4K on high settings. Heck, 4K even pushes a R9 295X2.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

yep honestly the gtx 980 was working very hard. i can achieve 40 to 60 without any AA. And 4k still need AA.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. YES MSI!!! (Favorite brand for most stuff)
  2. You must really like air-based solutions because i can't think of any other reason to get that massive fan setup, wouldn't a decent aio 120mm rad be enough?
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

nope just can't find decent aio for my budget. the corsair h60 are the same price in here but most online review favor the noctua so i give it a try.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the Noctua nh-d15? Do you regret getting it? And is it THAT ugly like everybody says?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

no i'm not it's a beastly cooler imo. heck for every day use i'm rarely see it run 60% of the fan profile even in gaming. So this machine was very silent.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the clearance between the cooler and the back of the graphics card? I'm thinking of putting an NH-D15 on the same motherboard but the graphics card I'll be using will have a backplate.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for late reply in case you still wondering about the graphic card touching the nh d15 heat sink. As far as i can tell it would not touching the backplate for msi gtx 980ti though, i don't know if other card have different thickness.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you placed your top fan far from the NH-D15. Was there not enough clearance to place it on top of the CPU cooler?