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This is my first ever custom PC build. My goal was to build my primary mid-high end gaming rig that will last a few years. It is VR ready and could do a fair job handling 4K if the prices ever drop for either. Once 4K prices come down I may consider running SLI.

Also wanted it to be easily overclocked since I'm not overly experienced in it but wanted to start playing around with it, carefully of course. The MOBO has an auto overclock to a 4.4GHz but I will likely avoid this and adjust things myself.

Went with a Red and Black theme mainly because that color scheme is widely available. Therefore decided to call it Deadpool.

Got it all for about $400 less then what is listed.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Now all it needs is a Deadpool emblem on the front.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha the thought has actually crossed my mind to paint a logo on the front of the Noctis and throw a couple red LEDs in behind the front panel but I thought maybe it'd be too much

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

damn! nice set up! i have the black and red theme going for mine as well! but i went amd/radeon set up on mine!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey there are PCIE slots not being occupied!!!??? LOL JK, good build!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

if i remember right, you chose (in the picture) a logitech g910. I dont recommend it only because my friend has told me about the romer-g mechanical switches and it feels like rubber dome.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya I did take the g910. It's taking some getting used to. The romer-g switches aren't too bad they are a bit soft. But what's really hard to get used to are the shapes of the keys. Good for gaming but terrible for typing. I do love the lighting profiles you can set up for each game that automatically switch when the game is loaded.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, I am gonna go with the Logitech G105, because I like the design. After all, it's about what you like, not what anyone else thinks is better, right?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build + setup choices

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, I have the Gigabyte gaming 7 and Gigabyte 980 Ti as well. Love them!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

They seem to work well together :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

They sure do.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks everybody! I'm very happy with how well things went for being my first build, not one issue so far! (crossing fingers) It's always good to hear positive things from more experienced builders

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome! I like the black and red with the noctis 450 it looks great :). Just I reckon you don't really need the h110i gtx, as it's probably better to buy either the h80 or the h100i gtx. Maybe you could of put that money into another ssd or a better cpu. Apart from that the build looks very nice. Great job :D

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work man, prepare for the future!!!!
I just bought the 6600k / gaming 5 too. gotta be VR ready.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Gigabyte 980 Ti with 6 Gb of GDDR5 - 250 Watt TDP, Windforce 3x cooler, 63 degrees under load 25 idle

Gigabyte 390x with 8 Gb of GDDR5 - 275 Watt TDP, Windforce 2x cooler, 79 degrees under load and 60 degrees idle

wut

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build man! Looks menacing. Let me know how the H110i GTX handles your overclock!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Will do, I haven't had a chance to get to it yet been working alot of OT but will try to get back here when I do to let you know!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally got to playing with an overclock. So far I've had a stable overnight stress test @ 4.7 GHz with 1.39v. Max CPU temp was 70C with an average of 66C. The ambient temp was about 23*C so a little warmer then normal. I think I can get some more out of it with a bit of tweaking but I'm happy with the initial result.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Thanks for the update! Sounds good - can't wait to see what you settle on voltage-wise!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the Aukey mousepad! got the same one! Not a fan of the scorpion on it though.

I'd reroute that Corsair usb cable over and behind the mobo tray to clean it up a bit. Solid build, either way.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I hate that scorpion too, looks tacky. But love the mouse pad! As for the Corsair cable I tried routing it multiple different ways and unfortunately going behind the mobo JUST wasn't long enough, as in millimeters. I probably could have forced it but didn't want to put any unnecessary stress on the header. I may revisit it but that was the best route I could get that wasn't overly conspicuous. The pic with the flash unfortunately really lit it up lol.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Only other thing I can think of would be to wrap the cord up and around the cpu and then around the ram and drop it back down. Either way, you'd have to play around with it to see what will or won't work. At least its not noticeable when you're powered on :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

VERY nice rig! I'm actually looking to get that same exact monitor next month. How is it?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

It's pretty good for the price. It's my first time with an IPS panel and that really looks awesome. Right out of the box colors seemed great. I would have loved to have found a 27" 1440p for around the same price but the 25" is still a good size. The stand is unfortunately pretty cheap and flimsy but if you have a sturdy desk shouldn't be an issue. I really struggled with deciding between this monitor or a 1080p 144Hz but I think I made the right choice. I'd rather play FPS games on console so the games I play on PC tend to be slower paced and I don't think the high refresh rate would have made enough difference to me over an IPS panel or the screen real estate of 1440p. I would definitely recommend it as a great entry level 1440p monitor. I got it for $360 CAD so if you find a deal grab it!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I have a 24" 1080p monitor currently and it's a good size for my desk. 27" would be ideal but I can live with 25" (that's what she said) lol The increased resolution would be welcome. Besides fps is good as long as you hit the 60+ sweet spot. I did find a 1440p 144hz IPS freesync but it was double the price.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent work overall just would like to see the name match the pc possibly add detail to the case can't wait to see any future work you do

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