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Xtremis Mk1

by blackberry007

Description

This is my first build ever and its main purpose will be gaming. A few months ago I was enlightened about how consoles are severely under powered and how pc games have a way better experience. I used to have those general thoughts like everyone else that a gaming pc would be too expensive and you have to game with the keyboard and etc ignorantly not knowing that all of the above is not true. So I was introduced to this site by a fellow student and since then ive spent about 2 months building my own personal console killer.

After some topic discussions on this site as well as a few others it was just a matter of purchasing a graphics card and waiting on it to arrive. Now that my pc is complete I would like to share my very first build

Part Reviews

CPU

Perfect for the price. I bought it for my pc build hoping that i could skate by without the overclocked version and it works just fine. 6700k isnt necessary for me.

CPU Cooler

I like this look of this cpu cooler waaaayyyyy better than the hyper 212 evo. This cooler costs about the same as 212 evo but a major plus for me is that it doesn't take nowhere near the amount of space in my case that the hyper 212 does. Its a perfect fit with plenty of room to spare if your like myself and dont like really big cpu fan heatsinks.

Motherboard

Solid motherboard for the price. Fits any red or black scheme perfectly.

Memory

Ram is Ram. Handles everything I throw at it which isnt much. More than enough for what I do on a daily basis

Storage

Read speeds are perfect. Costs too much for just 250gb though. Product is perfect but I would recommend getting higher memory if you could afford it

Storage

Serves as video storage. Perfect for the job.

Storage

This is the one your going to need if you plan on gaming. Read speeds are unmatched for a mechanical drive so its perfect for long loading screens and load times. Can't be beat for gaming

Video Card

WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!! No heating issues and performs like a beast. I have it paired with a 1080p 144hz monitor and the graphics that this thing produces have been some of the best that ive ever seen. If the gtx 1080 is out of reach but you wanna reach past the gtx 1060 than this is the card that you need no question.

Case

Its decent for my first tower.

Power Supply

Works just fine. No complaints.

Operating System

Way better than that trash they called windows 8.

Monitor

Perfect graphics and cost for the size. Thinking about investing in its big brother later...

Comments Sorted by:

Robolon 4 Builds 4 points 33 months ago

Nice build!

No offense, but it really looks like a 1st time build. I would suggest flippong that PSU and bottom. Fan around, so that the PSU gets some fresh air from the outside and that the fan takes in fresh air. Then route the cables from the powersupply behind the Motherboard tray, you'll have to open the other side of the case. Try to rotate thatorange fan so that the cable comes out next to the motherboard instead next to the side panel. I have to say, that the cable management in my firat build looked a lot like in this one, but after getting some tips and watching some videos I managed to get it nice and clean.

mlach 4 Builds 4 points 33 months ago

Seconded.

Khaosix 22 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Prepare to get slammed for putting a non K chip onto a Z board.

You could have built an equivalent performance gaming computer for $200-300 less but for a first build, I think you did pretty well and I know your next one will be better.

But now let's talk about cable management. Spend some time routing those cables and this machine will look killer!

+1 for a first build. Once you route those cables, this computer will look the part of it's exceptional performance

Welcome to the Glorious PC Master Race!

PS: Flip your PSU upside down so it's not drawing hot air from the case.

skiboy12312 1 point 33 months ago

Nice build, exactly what im looking for!

Jassifrickanation 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Only gripe I have would be the cable management. As a first build, it's probably to be expected. Does the case offer much for management in that area? Most other stuff I could mention would just be nitpicking. The overall look works well. I think the mobo blends quite nicely and I can see why you'd pick it (even with a non-K CPU). I'm curious how the temps are with that cooler. I have the same one I installed on a 4790k, but I think I installed it improperly and had heat issues at stock settings. Seeing as I never dug into the system again before replacing the cooler, figured I'd get some insight from here instead. ;)

blackberry007 submitter 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Yea I havent figured out what to do with the cables yet. Im working on it

Braytondb 1 point 33 months ago

Nice build ,but i wouldve used an i5 6600k, specially if its just for gaming, and used the rest of the money on better peripherals.

SweetDaddyD94 1 point 33 months ago

+1 for the build but the cable management does need some work the best way is to rought it through the back of the case but ya not bad for a first build

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blackberry007 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Yea everybody has gotten on me about the cables lol. Guess I still have work to do