At 33 years old, I decided to build my first PC. My 6 year old has been asking me for a "gaming PC" to play Minecraft on. Wife says we need a new computer so I decide to build a gaming pc capable of playing Minecraft haha.
I haven't owned a windows platform PC in nearly 10 years. I'm a console gamer that is transitioning over from an iMac desktop (yeah I know, I know).
I never would have thought that I'd build my own PC, but, thanks to a couple helpful folks on the forums, youtube and most importantly, friends, I was able to build a pretty damn good PC. It runs Minecraft flawlessly lol.
After I clear out my Xbox One backlog, I'll be moving on to the PC for Dad's gaming time.
The build itself was fairly simple with one major road block. The C70 case has a metal bar that was blocking my radiator from being installed with the coolant tubes facing the front. I ended up installing it with tubes facing the back as I didn't want to damage the cooler.
Other than that everything was smooth sailing. I can't believe that I didn't build one years ago! It was a great learning experience and I plan to build my desktops from now on. I'm looking forward to when my son's a little older so I can build one with him.
The photo of the parts doesn't include the green fans or the video card. I was still waiting on delivery when I started my build.
Great CPU. I'm looking forward to learning how to overclock!
The cooler has been great so far. I love the corsair link software and the RGB lighting. It's definitely a little pricey though.
Good motherboard, great BIOS.
It's RAM and it's FAST!! Good stuff
This is my first experience using an SSD. I was blown away by how fast windows loads. This is a must have!
What can I say? Tried and true HDD from Western Digital.
I've only tried the DOOM demo so far on Ultra, but it's amazing!
I love the look of this case. There's plenty of space for everything. I did however, have trouble installing my liquid cooler at the top of the case.
I will never, ever, buy a non modular power supply again. live and learn.
Nice fans, acceptable noise. I'm loving the LEDs.
I haven't had the opportunity to do very much gaming with this display yet, but so far it's a great value for it's cost.