I am new to the computer building "game" and this is my first build.
As you can see, the parts might not be the best choice for a build but I have chosen these parts without asking anyone who knows about computers as I don't know much people who know about computers too well.
I decided to build this for gaming and streaming and creating music and music editing and so on.
I am embarrassed to say this took me about 5 hours to build. I tried to be extra careful about damaging my components and wasted heaps of time doing something and taking it off and putting it back in.
Things I noticed as a first time builder: *Always Plan as you go! I found that in many cases, I wished I had done something else before a certain process (eg. I wish I had plugged in some cables to the motherboard before I put the motherboard in, as I found I had to use my chopstick skills to get some parts in sometimes.
*I need a magnetic screw driver! Yes... This would have been really useful.
*Hey, it's not so hard It took me a while, but reading the manuals made it so easy and helped me understand what I was actually doing.
*This is fun! This is one of the most enjoyable tasks I have done. Honestly building is sooo much more fun than gaming to me... I absolutely loved the process of putting things in place perfectly and "trying" to make it look perfect. Yes... I love cable management... (IDK if every computer building person likes this) Cable management and hiding cables and making it look extra sleek is something I really enjoyed especially with my red and black components. I really enjoy looking at my build.
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I am a car enthusiast, so I enjoy working on my car which is probably why I enjoy building PC's so much. I tend to see them as being similar in a way. Especially the radiator and airflow part. I enjoyed working out what would be the best fan setup for my build. And what I have is the result (hopefully you can see the photos).
***Pros: Plays every game I played so far (which isnt much) in the highest settings without lag. (apart from every once in a while.
CS GO League of Legends Overwatch Maplestory (LOL I know) Need for Speed
*Cons: Lags probly twice for 2 or 3 seconds in a 2 hour gaming session (is this normal guys?) I have two RAM sticks in (2 X 8 GB 2400MHz DDR3, Both Corsair Vengeance Pro), but it only reads 1 for some reason. Other than that I absolutely LOVE IT!.
**Some things I changed with my build: First I had a Raijintek Ereboss Air Cooler. The idle temp of my CPU was 51-56 degrees. I changed to a CM Seidon Liquid cooler. (Exhaust radiator setup). Now Idles at 18 Degrees and goes up to 40 Degrees under gaming in CS GO. (Other games have lower temps).
*The case came with 2 exhaust fans (1 rear, 1 top) and no intake fans. After I switched to a liquid cooler, I placed the radiator at the rear exhaust and set the radiator fan to the exhaust setup. I took out the two exhaust fans and set it up as intake fans in the front. Therefore, I now have two intake fans in the front and 1 radiator fan at the back.
Future possible plans: *Get a 140mm magnetic dust filter for the top fan housing because dust will fall into the case from the top.
*Possibly setup an intake fan on the top since I will have a dust filter. (Pref red)
*If I care enough, I will change the radiator blue fan to red (I don't really care at the moment).
*DEFINITELY Build more PC's!!!
Thank you and sorry for the long post!!! Feel free to comment!