Hey sorry I haven't logged on in probably a year and I've moved into a new apartment, graduated, gotten my first job out of college and gotten engaged in that time. And now we're planning on buying our first house this year haha. Crazy. Anyway, I think it cost me around $800. Currently planning my next build, which I'm basically just gonna throw my wallet at towards the end of this year haha.
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I already explained this in another reply, but I got the fans afterwards, and I didnt even buy them, my dad did.
It wasn't exactly easy. Honestly with this particular psu in this particular case there are certain cables you can't really hide, but rather sort of tuck behind things or ziptie to the edges of the case where you can't see them unless you're specifically looking. Don't let that discourage you though! It is by no means impossible. Happy building!
Update: I now have the Corsair Strafe RGB with Cherry MX Silent switches (early Christmas present). It's literally the most satisfying thing to go from membrane to mechanical. Its like night and day. Plus the software controlled RGB is just icing on the cake.
I was also a console pleb just a few months ago. I was very loyal to my Xbox One. Then my cousin had a few LAN parties where I had to bring my crappy laptop that got like 50fps in League. Yeah needless to say I used my college refund to build a PC. I have the same core components as you (R3 1200, 1060 3gb, 8gb RAM) Only real difference is aesthetics and I have a 128gb SSD. It runs basically any game on high settings at 60fps so you'll be very pleased with it :)
I'm not sure why it says that my keyboard was $60, I should probably change that but meh. The keyboard was $33 and the mouse was $16. But thanks man, I'm definitely having fun with it :)
I don't have the numbers in front of me or anything (I'm at work). I'll post the actual numbers when I get home later, but all I know is the temps are very good haha.
Can confirm about the cable management haha. It took a while, but we eventually got it done :p. Thanks man it's doing great so far :)
Seeing builds like this makes me want to make my next build a black/white theme. It just looks soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo clean that it's actually insane. I just built my first PC 2 months ago so my next build is definitely far into the future, but man builds like this make me wish I had tons of money so I could build a second one.
Agreed! I love the side panel. So easy to take off and put back on. Enjoy the build dude!
That's weird. Since building my PC about 2 months ago, I've looked down the list of completed builds quite a bit while I'm bored at work and never seen the Inwin 301 case used (which is the case that I used). But now I've seen it twice on the same page :o
Seriously though, this is a noice build. I got the white case but the black one looks pretty solid as well.
How are you liking the case? I just built my first PC and used this case, feel free to check mine out (shameless plug).
Not yet! The most demanding games I've played are Prey and the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta. I was able to play both at 1080p on max settings with between 60 and 75 fps. I also get like 85 fps in Overwatch on epic settings and 74 fps (capped to my monitor) in Skyrim Special edition.
Yeah of course! I'm saying I love your build, no worries :)
No worries, I flipped them already. Much better temps now :)
You've completely shattered my first PC build (which I just posted the other day), but I mean you DID have like 3 times my budget :p haha. I'm not gonna lie, besides the top of the line parts, the highlight of this build for me is the NZXT CPU cooler. That thing is freaking gorgeous. If I could, I'd get it in a heartbeat. I LOVE this thing, +1
Haha yeah it definitely is! I had a lot of help from my cousin on picking out parts (he picked out the RAM, case, mobo, power supply, HDD, and SSD), and my dad pretty much built the thing with me watching and helping out here and there. Hopefully my next build will be something I do on my own, but for now I just wanted it to be done right given how much money I threw at it (compared to how much money I had, that is). But thank you! I appreciate it :)
Okay guys, I have now flipped the bottom case fans around, thanks for pointing that out! <3
Honestly they're great components. The only issue I've had is playing the COD WW2 beta, I had to turn all settings down to low. However, I'm pretty sure that's because its not very well optimized. Other than that, I've been able to game at max settings in just about everything I've thrown at it. She's gonna love it!
Thank you! :)
The cable management wasn't originally there due to time constraints when we first put the build together, but my dad came up and helped me with it this past weekend and it looks a million times better.
Well, as I've stated before, my dad did most of the heavy work since I didn't want to mess up or break anything that I spent so much money on :P. However, it went fairly smooth as long as you do some simple planning as to what you're going to do. The hardest thing was cable management, but that only took us a total of an hour to do the other day, nothing too crazy. The tempered glass side panel doesn't require tools to take off, you just push down on a button and it pops open! The other side just has these little screws that you can unscrew by hand. In that regard, its a pretty easy case to work with. I would say any problem you'd have with this case you'd probably have with any other MicroATX case (if I had to guess). All in all its a beauty and I highly recommend it (especially for the price)!
Thanks for the suggestion! I'm still very slowly working my way through Skyrim though, so that'll take the RPG slot for a while :) and yeah dude I'm so tempted to just get Cuphead. I don't think I'll regret it unless it goes on sale sometime soon, which I don't see happening.
Well, I had the GPU added under custom parts because I got it from Jet.com, which isn't listed on this site, and I just used that parts list for this post. I couldn't figure out how to edit the parts list after I'd already added it to this post. Looking back actually, I could have deleted the parts list from the post, edited it, then went back in and added it, but oh well :p. The GPU is on the parts list at the bottom and obviously the review is at the top under the description. Thanks for the kind words though, the PC world is an exciting one :)
Thanks man its exciting :) I just watch an insane amount of tech videos now, and it sucks being a broke college student watching all of these videos in awe of the tech, but not having any money to play with haha. But, I have decent willpower along with a shallow wallet, so I restrain myself pretty well.
So far, besides the games I mentioned I've played, I've spent a whole lot of time just sitting there on Steam trying to decide what I want to buy with the $20 gift card that my brother got me for my birthday. I was going to wait for the Halloween sales, but Cuphead has me very very interested....
You can read my other reply about the fans :p. Essentially my dad bought them for me, I didn't get them. I wouldn't have spent that kind of money if it were my own. And we bought them after we had my build all the way built anyway so I didn't factor that cost into the original build.
Nah dude I'm from Mars.
I rely on my dad for most things that have to deal with working on my rig. The reason being is that this indeed IS my first rodeo. That being said, I spent too much money to mess anything up (which would probably happen bc I'm clumsy). So, that's why I just sort of watch, learn, and help. I didn't know this, but thanks for the advice! I'll flip them over :p
Well, I forgot to address that in the description actually. I didn't know that the case didn't come with case fans. I would have gotten aftermarket fans anyway if I knew even a little bit about computers (I was virtually clueless about 2 months ago). But, nevertheless, what actually happened is that my dad and I rode over to Best Buy (like 2 minutes away from my apartment) and grabbed these. They were the same price as Amazon, Newegg, etc. anyways and I definitely wanted the RGB :p. So long story short, I didn't buy the fans, my dad did.
I actually did! I love his channel, no fluff or messing around, just tells it how it is and explains things very well!