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I just wanted to share my first build with you guys, and thank everyone who had a little input. Even if you didn't directly message me you still might have helped, I kinda roamed around these pages and it helped me a ton with trying to put this thing together. I had a hell of a time installing the OS not realizing that getting a CPU fan error was what was making my life hell. After fixing the problem and I got it up and running its been a dream. My disc drive came in later than the rest, which was no big deal. I did have to put it on the lowest slot so I wouldn't bend the hoses from the cooler too much (they did feel a little stiff). Thank you all for taking a look and any constructive criticism, tips, or anything of the sort is always welcome.

Other tidbits I am playing on a Dell 1440p 144hz monitor and it's buttery smooth! I also had a 2TB HDD from my previous computer. Because i'm impatient i went with the Asus GTX1080 Turbo, could have maybe went with something a little better looking but performance/price wise I have no complaints.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Turn the rear fan around or put a fan filter on it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. whats the reason for turning it around? It has a arrow that's pointing air out the case?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

With the current setup, the fan is intaking air. You should have the open side fan blades visible from inside the case so that the warm air inside the case is blowing out. I could be wrong, but an easy test would be taking a tissue paper and putting it against the exterior of the case. that way you'll know for sure of the airflow.

Ya, thanks for checking them out!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the suggestion with the tissue! And I remember thinking the same way as you then I noticed the little arrows on the fan. It is blowing air out the back, it looks weird, but its properly oriented.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the first build, solid part choice, no doubt it will smash games.

+1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

This is like getting a Bugatti for your first car

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build +1.

How's the motherboard, run into any issues with it?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues at all really, got kind of lucky everything I ordered came in good condition. Only thing I didn't like was that I couldn't use the Ethernet port until I installed a driver from the internet that I couldn't connect to!!! haha, but as a newbie I'm sure every board is probably like that?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it is, to avoid that problem all you need Is a wireless USB stick (there like 10$) and plug it in and you should be able to get internet and download drivers

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the thermals for that GPU?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I haven't stressed tested it officially, I'm playing games at 2k at near the 144hz mark and it's never had a hiccup. Any recommendations on programs, I could run some tests and get back at you?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, love how you managed to squeeze a GTX 1080 into a build of this price range, this will allow you to upgrade to 4k or 2k 144hz gaming if you want to.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you I appreciate it, always scary posting your work for everyone to see. But everyone here has been super helpful. And I'm gaming on a 1440p 144hz dell, this card is a beast!