Description

The build was mainly intended for gaming (League of Legends - low demanding, I know), internet use, work, and possibility of video rendering. This is my first computer build, so I wanted a balanced build that could potentially be upgraded in the future. Future upgrades may include a better CPU, more RAM, more storage, and a newer GPU. The case and cooling setup may be excessive for the setup and purpose, but I figured I wouldn't need to modify much to this foundation.

Pricing: CPU, mobo, and RAM were combo'd from Newegg. GPU and PSU were from my friend. Those five pieces alone saved a decent amount considering miners have boosted prices. The case and fans were pricier but for obvious reasons. Everything else was moderately priced.

Setup: The case was spacious and easier to maneuver around. Wiring was simple (pretty bare-bones and I may redo it). The M.2 was a little difficult to bolt down.

Aesthetics: Digging the case, fans, and liquid cooler setup. Minor RGB going on from the mobo, AIO, and GPU - slight regrets. Mobo and RAM look alright. I'm not loving the white accents on the mobo, but I was going more for function over form anyways. GPU is slanted lol.

Performance: TBD. I'm still tuning fan curves and looking into overclocking (or need of it). Benchmarks might be supplied later on.

Shout out to my friend, Kevin, that helped me assemble this. Hope you guys don't mind the low light phone pics. If you guys have any input or questions, please feel free to reach out.

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Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion man. I will probably get one, if I don’t upgrade the GPU this summer.

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build. Your gpu is sagging tho.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I was noticed that as well, was gonna comment the same lol

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent build. Love your choice of case as well.Solid choices.Enjoy!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

put a screw under the bottom insert behind the case. Should stop the sag. But tbh I dont catw about sag, just a visual flaw in most peoples eyes.

Also both our PC's are same price. Tho I included my monitor too.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the peripherals definitely added a decent amount on top of the computer itself. The visual flaw doesn’t really bother me lol

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

The only thing that I would say is you said that later on you would want to get a better CPU sadly with Intel you could only upgrade to the same generation without swapping MOBOs or trying to hack the current one you have and then its not even guaranteed to be 100% functional. With that being said I think you would have been better off going with a Ryzen system for price to performance and upgrade path since all AMD claims they will be supporting the AM4 socket till 2020. Other than that sweet build!!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m not sure when’s the next time I will be upgrading but the AM4 socket support definitely would have been a good idea within the next few years. I’ll have to research AMD some more.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

My friend has a i7-4790k and months ago he upgraded from a R9 290 8GB to a 1080Ti. Told me that he won't need a new CPU cause he can just upgrade his GPU until his CPU dies. He playes Xbox and Smite most equally.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel the same way about LoL. The 970 already accomplished my goals of 144+ on max settings. It’s actually closer to 200ish. I’m still down for a nicer GPU once I get to exploring other games (as long as they’re MSRP).

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Love the Noctua Industrials!

Here is a simple solution for that GPU sag anti-sag

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