Description

I built this PC with plenty of room for photo and video editing to support my hobbies and with enough muscle to have no issue whatsoever at 144 fps at 1080p gaming.

Part Reviews

Case

This was an absolute joy to work with for my first build. I know a lot of reviewers aren't fond of the dark tinted glass--I rather enjoy it, but it will come down to your preference. If you're that concerned get the newer version that isn't tinted. Being able to hide cables in the section with the power supply is quite nice with a mid-tower. I only had a little difficulty getting around the CPU cooler but I have rather large hands and wasn't using a magnetized screw driver which I HIGHLY suggest if you have a large CPU cooler.

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

You've built a beastly machine here. Good job

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you much!

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks very clean! i like it

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! With the overall appearance being dark, the LEDs help show any dust for an easy clean-up :)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

By the way, how was your building experience? Any things to not do? What tools did you use? I would like to know

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Enjoyable and slightly stressful. I used a cheap toolset which I would not recommend as they did not have magnetic tips, it was manageable but wasn't the best... One hiccup I had was that I didn't notice the SATA cables (to connect the SSD and HDD to motherboard) were located in the motherboard box--I had a mini-meltdown trying to find it. Fortunately there's a nice community on reddit that can talk you through anything lol.

DON'T: FORGET TO INSTALL THE IO SHIELD - Stress yourself out, take your time and take breaks if you need to - Expect it to go perfectly, you might drop a screw in a bad spot... make sure everything is secure before flipping the case!!! Sounds like common sense but I had to stop myself in a panic.

DO: Use magnetic tipped tools - Install your standoffs first! - Install the IO Shield as soon as you decide to assemble the PC - Build on a large open area like a table if possible, I worked on a breakfast bar and it was nice being able to walk around and see everything I was doing - Seek help if you need it, I referred back to r/buildapc and their discord - Know the first boot might take a little bit to post -Remember to have fun with the build, this is what you've been saving, anticipating, working overtime, etc. for... Document and enjoy it!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice machine there :) +1

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Were the photos taken on a GoPro?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I took them with my Nikon D3100, the slight fisheye is achieved with a combination of a Nikkor 18-55mm and an Altura super macro lenses

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Perfect description of 1st build experience, enjoyed reading it. Good temps w Quad Lumi? Tough choice but I went w Deepcool Gammaxx gt (on looks alone) - lowered idle & load temps by about 10 deg C. Picked up strafe & M65 Pro rgb when price dropped $30 for the pair ( for 2 days only ) when new mk ll model came out - what a treat!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you type the Temps please ?

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  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I have zero issues running a steady 144 fps with the 1070, it's my first build so I'm not 100% sure what a 1060 would be capable of. What I did though, is watched a lot of videos and went off of my budget to determine what was best for me. Good luck on your build!

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  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Depends on what games you want to play. GTX 1060(6gb) can handle 144 fps in most esport titles. But in triple A titles, you can expect anywhere from 60-100fps on ultra 1080p which is more than enough for most people.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend a 1070. I have a 1060, and it rarely gets past 100 fps.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!