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This was my first build, and I thought I would go with a lower level GPU as to not break my wallet. the whole thing works wonderfully. The entire experience of building a PC for the first time, and then getting it to work, after a whole debacle of getting ram that wasn't compatible with my motherboard, was a feeling that could only come from this. I am only a teenager with no previous experience building computers other than watching build videos, and am amateur gamer who, like almost everyone (I think) on PCPP, would greatly approve of an upgrade from a Macbook pro from early 2015 to a full desktop. All in all, I'm not very good at writing paragraphs that are detailed, but I'll try to give you the entire story. Basically, near the end of 8th grade, I started to have an idea. That idea was to have a gaming PC by the time my brother went off to college, which would have been in a year. Then I went to half a year, which would have been December this year, until I managed to rack up enough cash to buy all of the parts incrementally, and now I have it. The time predictions did change a lot, but I am very impressed with what I did, and I plan on making more builds, and uploading them here. This build changed my life, computer wise, and for all of the first time pc builders, have fun with your build. make it unique. make it yours. But in all honesty, I have put so many hours into comparing specs vs price that I should be worn out, but I have always liked putting things together, no matter how complicated. I went from legos to a computer, and that's such an exponentially large jump, it is impossible to describe the euphoria that I felt when I realized that I, a speck of dust smaller than quarks and leptons in the grand scheme of things, could build something like this. Thank you to PCPP for existing as a website, and letting people customize PC's since the beginning of this website. This is my computer, and I hope you like it.

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Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

AYYYY

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

AYYYY

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

AAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

hows it goin

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

it's going pretty well wbu

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

:D well written! Love the pc and hopefully you can maybe upgrade to a 1060 or 1070 :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I would have gone with a 1060 or 1070 had gigabyte kept the fan LED design.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah that is one thing that sucks, although you could always mod the fans on :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Asus's ROG Strix fan led design looks kinda the same if you want an upgrade. +1 as well

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I looked at that. It's just not the same circular LED that drew my attention to the 970.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks very nice, love the case.

I got my GPU at a steal price of $314

Sorry but that's not a good deal, the 970 is old gen now & it's outperformed by the cheaper 1060 which goes for 250-300 iirc (also comes with more ram and is more power efficient).

I think that's your only real mistake tho if that makes you feel any better :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that the 970 is previous gen now but I just wanted to get a certain look. I know it's stupid to lose performance just for looks, but i'm not playing any AAA games anyways, so I won't need the extra horsepower on the gpu.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I think Thermaltake riing fans would match the gpu leds so well but I have yet to see someone do that, and I really wish Gigabyte kept that design with the 10 series.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

that's why i stayed with the 970, just for the theme. I am probably going to get the riing fans soon, so i'll update this when I do.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

BTW, check out my update of serendipity. Added the fans

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! How's the case?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is actually amazing. it feels really sturdy, has a good weight, and the feet on the bottom are long enough for the build not to topple over.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, I was expecting it to be kinda shoddy to look that good for that little, but it seems thermaltake just made a great case. Glad you had a good time building!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

1060>rx480>rx470>gtx 970. just saying.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

i know, I just wanted the aesthetic because i'm going to put my gpu into the vertical position so I can see the LEDs.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the deepcool liquid cooler? I was looking at making another build and wanted to go with something like that.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

So far, so good. I might replace the fans tho soon, doesn't really go with the rest of the build

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, wow, geeesus, might I just say, the color scheme on this is glorious, damn my dude

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man. Appreciate when people look at my build, doesn't happen very often