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This is my first ever attempt at building a computer, I've been a console gamer for many many years and decided to take the leap. This is my personal gaming machine and has yet to be used for anything else really other than watching shows or browsing online. I was really hesitant when building but this site made it really easy to avoid purchasing parts that are not compatible with one another. My biggest issue was attaching the AIO cooler to the CPU block due to the location of the tubes. I just really wanted the Corsair logo to be upright, I do however see myself upgrading to a bigger radiator. In the future that I plan to mount on the front of the case, or even losing the AIO and ambitious as I am, try my hand at a custom loop. The computer booted right up on the first try and I haven't had any issues so far.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job for a first build. Looks a lot cleaner than my first.

I wouldn't figure you need much more than a 240mm radiator for your CPU; although I've heard coffee lake CPUs put out an insane amount of heat. If you're really having CPU temp troubles, then I'd honestly suggest swapping to a push/pull layout for your radiator. If there's not enough room; then as you said, probably move it to the front.

The only part I might have chosen differently on was the monitor. In my experience, a GTX 1080 can only handle ~80fps at high settings in most AAA games. Then again, your monitor has G-sync, so it's not that big of a deal.

Cool build!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for your suggestion, I’ve looked into push pull configurations and I agree it would be a good way to go

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Hot dang man, good stuff for a first build, kinda like mine but better lol.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice 1st build. It must have been hard taking that first leap with that much money be put on the line. +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic first build, can't find a single issue with the parts or how it all came together. Looks like you really did your homework before starting a build. +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I appreciate your kind words. Thank you

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Super clean, I love it

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it. +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

So clean! And your use of green looks great, not over the top or mismatchy.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I am a simple man. I like green but like everything it has to be in moderation. I thought about doing a black and white build but the green cables are what sold me honestly

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice cable management. How did you manage to hide the AIO usb cable? I've been struggling to figure out a decent way to hide mine.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I just carefully folded the cable onto itself and bound it together with a small zip tie and bound it to the cables from the Fan hub of the case. They’re actually just dangling there if I remember correctly.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean job!! Now you gotta find a way to mount the memory DIMMs so they are horizontal too :P

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Killed it, sweet build. +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering how you went with the fan hub? It looks like you plugged 3 pin fans in and then are using the mobo to control them? Not a lot of info on the net about how to use the included hub and I was thinking of getting an R6.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Where does everyone get these custom cables?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get them from amazon that is where I got mine

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

https://cablemod.com/ is a great source. They'll do made to order custom kits. You can also make your own but it's very tedious.

  • 19 months ago
  • 0 points

could've got a 6 core for cheaper unless ryzen and coffee lake weren't out when you built it cough cough

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  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I suppose I was under the impression pc elitist would nitpick and find things they don’t like but my overall experience has been very positive. Thank you for taking the time to look at my build and I will!

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