Description

First Custom PC Build

  • Black/White Theme (Stormtrooper)
  • Clean Minimalist/Aesthetic Look
  • Will probably try to upgrade parts in the future
  • Pic 1 - PC final build (front view)
  • Pic 2 - PC parts used (missing H500 box case)
  • Pic 3 - PC accessories
  • Pic 4 - PC close up (front view)
  • Pic 5 - PC right angle
  • Pic 6 - Final office setup w/ PC

Cost for PC build alone - $1200

Cost for entire Office setup (including PC) - $3500

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU. Best for mid-range gaming. Temps are around 34 degrees C, 750 rpm fan speed, 4400 mhz clock speed on idle with the CPU fan. Mainly running few online games (Apex/Fornite) and trading platforms. Good for overclocking to 5 ghz but have not currently overclocked yet.

CPU Cooler

Performance wise - great. Installation was relatively tough (first time pc builder). Pretty large and bulky but fit in my case perfectly. Only pointers I would mention are that installing the brackets to the motherboard and mounting the fan down to it needs more attention to detail. Fan is also quiet. Wish it came in white color.

Motherboard

Went this motherboard based on recommendations and color. Performance wise has lived up to and surpassed all expectations. BIOS is easy to use and tons of options for overclocking and power management. Had to set up BIO to turn off the motherboard RGB when computer is off but other than that it has been left alone. Could use more USB 3.0 slots. Setup for mounting down the 9 screws was very easy. Hardest part if anything was putting the IO shield on the back of the NZXT case.

Memory

First off I should have gone with White color option. Otherwise these are perfect. Its RAM and installation was easy like putting on your seat belt. I may add additional RAM in the future (2 x 8GB) sticks.

Storage

Great price and great performance. Loaded my Windows 10 onto it. Mainly used to store all my "necessary" PC programs and operating system. Installation was a piece of cake.

Storage

Bought this after realizing all the games and media files I was downloading took up too much of my 500GB SSD. Highly recommend getting this to store all files that don't need to be put on your SSD. Fast and simple installation.

Video Card

Since I am a first time builder I do not have a lot of opinions or bias on graphics cards. This one was recommended to me and it has accomplished everything I have wanted to do. I most play online games (Apex/Fornite) and use stock market trading platforms. I achieve around 60 FPS, temps are ranging from 34-60 degrees C when load is around 15-80% respectively running different programs.

Case

Beautiful casing. Love the design. Screw off panels were a great idea. Cable management was a breeze. Nothing negative to say about this. Great for a first time builder.

Power Supply

Its a power supply. Its standard to have one. I am using probably max 300-400 W max but good enough to have for future upgrade. This one is just of higher quality and I like that all cables are black. I would recommend getting extension cables if you are wanting to "color theme" your PC build. Cable managing these was still pretty tough but doable since the cable lengths are pretty long. I just jammed all the excess cables next to my HDD casing.

Operating System

This is standard. I mean are you not gonna buy a Windows 10 Operating system for your PC? The USB is basically plug and play.

Mouse

Love this mouse. Ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing. Clicking is pretty standard I think. Love the feature that it can "Flow" to other computers (Macbook Pro) without having to change anything. 10/10. The White option would have been my preference but saw that it gets really dirty quickly.

Headphones

This is the WIRED USB version and it is great for gaming and listening to music. I dont really use it to listen to music that much because I have speaker set up. Sound quality is better than my turtle beach headset. RGB light feature is nice but since I use headphones its really not a big deal. These headphones can sit on my head for hours without that feeling that it is pushing down on the side of my head/ears. Comfort level 10/10.

Custom

A must have! If you are using an external audio interface. I am currently using a Behringer U-Phoria UMC22 connected to 2 x KRK Rokit 8's. I had so much audio feedback (aka Ground Loop Break). I bought this and attached a 5V Charger USB (aka Android Charger) and it completely cancelled out the noise. Now I can play audio without having that annoying static sound.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

This setup is awesome and the symmetry is on point. Cmon now, you must watch Techsource ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Techsource was huge in putting this together. I definitely owe alot of thanks to his build guides.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this build, have you submitted it to techsource? The setup looks so clean, one day my setup might look like that.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Im going to definitely try to submit to Techsource set up wars.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Woah! I really like this build! Will serve as an inspiration to my existing build ( i like stormtroopers )