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This was my first PC build ever. I had no clue on anything and my PC masters are Linus Tech Tip and JayzTwoCents. This PC was first inspired by this Micro Atx build and slowly evolved from there https://youtu.be/E50QdWpQCzM . I was planning for the future of VR Oculus Rift but again things changed when i heard it would not come with vr controllers. From the First part the power supply to the last part GPU i built this PC from August 2015 to March 2016. This will be powering my HTC Vive when i can afford it.

Part Reviews

CPU

Love it! Perfect price for the power and core count getting it at the price of about 300

Motherboard

Love the dark color scheme which will fit in any build you use this for. Just be ready to have a networking option already planned and a GPU on hand when it arrive's because i ran into both problems when i got this. It has no display outs so its dependent on GPU for that and other then one Ethernet port no wifi or bluetooth to speak of. Great Audio though

Memory

Can't Beat that price for DDR4 ram and 3200. Well unless it was free. But either way this was perfect for my dark black build color scheme build. I will be buying 2 more to fill all the slots later. Also my motherboard could only overclock to 3200 so this was literally as far as it could go.

Storage

Only regret i have in my build is not buying the M.2 version of this for my build. Oh well, at least if it survives long enough i'll be able to move it into another build easily.

Storage

Drive's work perfectly and when i got them i got them both for like 130 for 2 so it was a good deal. Sadly after doing some research i found out that in a large 10 year study in server use of different hard drive's this one failed faster and more often then all other ones. Even the one's that where larger in TB. Either way i have then in RAID Mirror to protect if one dies out just in case. See that pun right there lol

Video Card

This GPU is a beast but sadly i have no clue how to overclock it. I tried but when it locked at a core clock of only 500 i reset it back to factory and will not dive back in there. Maybe years down the road but not anytime soon. Also this runs pretty hot, the backplate will usually give you an idea how hard its running at any given time

Case

started with a corsair 240 but after buying the Predator 240 with QDC and finding out the hard way it would not fit i bought this sexy case. Yeah it is not portable in anyway and also weights more then my Siberian Husky but it does have sturdy as hell side panels and body and that window is a perfect place to just stare into her. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE- when you fit the power supply into this case it is a B*%$H to cable manage and route if you have 3.5 inch hard drive's like i do. There are 4 screw's that you can remove from the 3.5 inch hard drive tray to move it out of the way for a bit so you can connect and route the cable when you need it.

Power Supply

First PC part i bought for this computer back in August. Was so excited about opening it i ripped open its actual box without thinking. Anyways, what can i say? its pretty power efficient and leaves me lots of room to grow if i want to SLI. Also its as quiet as a mouse. I'm not sure it has ramped up once since i bought it honestly. I got it back in August for 100 and then a 20.00 rebate.

Mouse

technically this is the oldest part of my build being i bought it in 2014 for my gaming laptop but it works perfectly well for this PC as well. Only thing i wish is that i had waited for the RGB version they now have.. oh well

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Are planning to do anything else with this build cos I would've thought a hex core is slightly overkill for just vr!!! Looks like a pretty sweet build though

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

well i want to dabble in build VR environment. Bring places i've been into game worlds but that is way down the road when i know how to do it

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah OK fe good luck!!!!!!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

What's that in the window of the first pic. Looks weird

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

its my white mattress, my bed is close to my computer

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and tight bro!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man, i appreciate that coming from people who know how this is done right

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

People's first build be like x99, 980 Ti. But even with that giant water block you're still having a 35 degrees idle temperature?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

i have no idea what i'm doing honestly

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

How was the installation of the PSU? I have the same size PSU / 240mm cooling at the top and I'm struggling to find a place for my HDD as I have removed my cage - did you bend the PSU cables quite a bit to get it to fit? Thanks.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

yes you have to make some pretty sharp bends mostly if you have 3.5 inch HHD that can only fit in that bottom cage. i found it a good idea to take out the HHD until i was finished. Then remove the tray wall closest to the power supply which is held in by 4 screws. after removing that wall it made cable routing easier. if you look at my 8th picture you can see it was not easy but you can add that HHD tray back in after you have your cables routed out and up the side of your case.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this build good job!

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

didn't know about the m.2 overheating! thanks, i guess i dodged a bullet there. Also my monitor for the time being is 42 flat screen tv till the fluctuations in monitor tech cools down. I'm hoping a year or two from now i can buy a G-synch for a reasonable price.

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