Description

This was my first complete build. I always tinkered with my towers growing up, but once I hit college all that made sense, for both space and money, was a laptop. I went through two laptops in the last 10 years and with the failure of my ASUS ROG development/gaming machine I thought it was time to take the jump.

As a first build goes, it was a breeze. The Phanteks P400 case provided plenty of space for a newbie to put everything together and I was able to get everything done in under 3 hours. Booted on the first pass and was gaming shortly after.

I finished this build in early February and added a handful of items, including a full set of fan replacements to the tower and cooler to add blue across the board. I also bought the Phanteks LED kit for the case (14.99) to add a bit more light to the whole build. The only issue I came across with the P400 was that the EFI port on my MB restricted one of the top fan ports to a 120mm fan rather than a 140mm, but this was minor.

The 1070 plays everything @ 2k 144hz beautifully. I typically average around 120+ fps in Overwatch on Ultra and around 90 FPS in BF1 at full. My CPU temps sit around 50C on average, capping at 60C. After my fan upgrades, my 1070 almost never breaks 70C outside of longer sessions, but even then never goes over 75C.

Part Reviews

Mouse

Great mouse. The thumb pad swaps are a cool addition and the weight is good. Its a pretty large mouse, so it fit my hand well. Only lasted about a year before the right mouse button started failing though, which is disappointing. I've had most of my mice for thousands of hours and this mouse barely made it out of the year.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

This is both a great looking build and a build with some crazy function. If anything I would say into custom cabling and that's it man +!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

At some point I might upgrade to a nicer power supply. I wish I had understood the difference between non and full modular power supplies and how big of a difference it can make to looks and cable management.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Im in the same boat and i did the same mistake man lol.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

That case has a power supply shroud at least, so you can just stuff it in the "basement" :P

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely. I would have preferred the ability to swap out the cables as needed like in the case of the graphics card with the extra inline 6-pins hanging off below it.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

gr8 job m8

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

yw