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Since a friend introduced me to PC gaming, even though I am on a computer all day for work, and I fell in love with it even off of a laptop, I had only played console before. I decided to try my first build. Please let me know what you think both good and bad. I would like to see where I made mistakes to try to not do the same in the future. I did my best with the equipment to try and be forward looking. Update I upgraded the closed loop system to a 280mm radiator setup. Thank you for the advice.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. My advice would be to take other peoples advice with a grain of salt. Yea some parts may be unnecessary but overclocking in and of itself is unnecessary especially on this day and age when things come out well optimized and your only getting a very few percentage bump in performance but people still do it because... they enjoy it. That's what building and using your pc is about. Enjoying the building process and enjoying your PC. Who cares what you put in it so long as it works and it satisfies your needs. The best part is that you can always swap out a part that you want to upgrade. So enjoy your pc.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice. Probably want to clean up your desk a bit and maybe get some bigger monitors but all said that is a very nice build. I really like this case and i wish i could mod cases so i could add something like a tempered glass side panel with some storm-trooper helmet on.. that would look epic.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much, my desk is cluttered but there are days I am sitting here 12 plus hours working so it happens. I would love larger monitors however space is limited for those....at the moment anyways lol. The side panel idea is awesome thanks!!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the choice of the i7 7700k when the 8700k is already out (and outperforms it by a lot due to 2 more cores) is a bit odd, and you should have gotten an AIO with a much bigger radiator so that you can overclock farther. Also, 32 GB of ram is way excessive for gaming, as most games barely use of 8 gigs of ram, but if you're doing heavy workload stuff, then that's understandable

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol yeah I understand, I had started the build before harvey, the motherboard is 7th gen specific, however when we flooded during harvey the build had to be put on hold for awhile. For work I do a lot of map editing/creation so the ram does help with that. I am looking at a larger radiator but do you have any recommendations in mind? Thanks you very much for your input.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Any 240mm or 280mm from a known company with good reviews should work, but EVGA has a 280mm AIO that isn't too expensive and EVGA has amazing customer support and makes good stuff so I would get that.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks I have been monitoring the temps and at idle I am around 32C and under load about 70C. I know that my case will support the larger radiators. Thank you again for your help.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I upgraded to a 280mm closed loop system now, thanks again for the advice.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice system & people brought up good points. I just wanted to congratulate you on your choice of peripherals. I have Strafe rgb, m65 pro mouse & love em both but my pride & joy are my audio technica 700s. Did a lot of research & these live up to the hype. Can’t express enough how great these are for positional sound. Hope you enjoy for many years!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any problems mounting the radiator on? I have the same AIO but I'm trying to get the stryker se but it says that it doesnt support 280mm radiators on top.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

No I didn't have any issues at all with the mount, dont like the saw at the hoses are routed but overall was easy.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Building a PC for a friend.. he likes this case a lot. He has a budget of 3500 so I'm going all into it. I wanta bake it look cool for him