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This was a blast to build! Using this site I research and shopped so the parts went together without issue. It took a little over an evening to get it running and the next day I spent a lot of time hiding wires! I hate wires!

My 8 year old son helped where he could and seemed to enjoy it. My wife even bought Anno last night! So far we’ve seen no lagging at all and a beautiful image! Of course it’s just Fortnite, Subnautica and Anno so far. (We got the Fortnite bundle with the graphics card!) This is my first experience with a gaming machine and it totally exceeded my expectations! Now if I could only play it...

It was built with hopes that I can use it for VR. I think it should be good enough. Since I went a bit over budget the Rift S will have to wait a little while. But the PC is great as is!

I’m not sure if this is considered a “budget” build but I did try to keep it a bit reasonable. Of course I spent more than what my original list would have been. I blame this site!

I’m not a fan of RGB stuff so I wanted to keep it subdued black, white and grey. I plan to get more white strip lighting to run from the motherboard. I still have some learning to do. I’m happy with the look and it came out as I had pictured, again thanks to the site! So many ideas and good builders!

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build and love that the family got involved, that's always fun. Any reason why you are using 4 intake fans and only 1 exhaust fan at the bottom?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that it’s 2 intake fans and 3 exhaust

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The top fans, and the rear and upper front fan are all pulling air in. You can tell because the back of the fan is facing towards the inside of the case. The only exhaust fan in the pictures is the bottom front fan, which is pretty bad for airflow.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhhh... I see.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Not really. What’s the best way?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I depends on what you're looking for. Here is a great video on positive vs negative pressure with case fans. It'll give you a good idea on how to have your fans oriented. This is another good video about fans. Hope this helps!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You should put the 2 in the front as intakes and the other 3 as exhausts

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, I should have know that. Thanks!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh wait I was gonna say the current cpu cooler looks horrible then I realized it was either that or the intel stock cooler, so the current cooler isn't bad!

Also 750 watt seems a bit excessive for a 1660ti and a 9400f.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly, just didn’t want the stock cooler, although not too different. The Be Cool one I wanted apparently doesn’t fit.

750 really is but from what I read, more isn’t bad and it’ll allow for more stuff or a swap to a bigger build later in. It has an eco setting that I think matches the demand somehow but I have to read up on that.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

But hey at least when you make upgrades down the road you won't need to upgrade your power supply!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

This is one of the best builds i've seen so far. Lots of power, no AIO, micro ATX, 6 cores, the 1660ti which is great, and clean ta boot. Great job!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, thanks! Pretty proud of our 1st go around.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice first time build! I love the orange, grey, black and white colors within the build. It's a unique color scheme and is pleasing on the eyes.

PS: Awesome job on the photos as well! Do you do photography by chance?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I’ve always messed around with photography at a hobbyist level but has slipped recently. Got rid of my DSLR stuff for a little Sony RX100V. Been eyeing all those new mirrorless though!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You are welcome!

I can definitely see you got an eye for it. There is nothing wrong with the Sony RX100V. It may be an older camera but it's a good point and shoot.

I'm a photographer and have been using DSLR (Canon and Nikon bodies) for over 10 years but I use my Google Pixel 2 to take a lot of photos now.

Mirrorless tech is great but I prefer DSLR because it's affordable and gear is abundant. One day I may go all mirrorless haha.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The idea behind the RX being the best camera is the one you have with you. I would often leave the DSLR at home since it was so much gear. The RX is easy to keep nearby. Great for travel.

But the camera phones often win at that game.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

True. Some of DSLR gear can be a pain and quite heavy (if you have multiple telephoto lenses etc.).

Sony's point and shoots at least from what I remember (2006 - 2016) were very compact and had amazing sensors. Unfortunately I couldn't get into a lot of point and shoots because I have huge hands. So having a DSLR is really comfortable for me lol. But I'll carry my Google Pixel 2 with me when I go kayaking and where I'll have limited mobility. It's perfect for those times!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Good pictures

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Please remove the ugly ThermalTake sticker off the i2. It looks hideous.

Except for that, the PC looks absolutely spiffing.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah, I know, the sticker is awful. But I don't want to leave it blank for now. When it's spinning it just looks orange, which I like. I wanna just black out the other fan stickers too. Do they make fan center sized stickers somewhere, lol?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know any brands who make stickers, but you can always make your own!!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, did you have any issues with the B360 motherboard and your CPU? I've read in lots of places that they aren't compatible without a bios update. Thanks

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

They worked fine, no issues. I think as long as the mother board is recent the BIOS should be fine.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean and nicely color coordinated. Well done!

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

I have the same CPU and MOBO with your build, but the problem is Warning! Some Intel B360 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions.

How can you deal with this problem?