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Being a console gamer for most of my life, I was never really interested in gaming on a pc until a few of my friends started building their own rigs to play on. I felt left out so I decided to go ahead and build my own. What started as a $800 budget build, turned into what you see now. Here are some of the reasons I chose the parts I bought.

CPU - Very solid CPU, was debating getting this over the i7 6700k, but since its performance with gaming was very similar, and I only planned on doing some light video editing, the i5 was the better choice. I do plan on overclocking later on when I have a better grasp on clock speed, voltage, etc.

Cooler - Since I will be overclocking down the line,I definitely wanted to get a good cooler. I chose an AIO over an air cooler mostly because I didn't like the look of having a big fan in my case, but also because it keeps temps lower. It did have a little bit of a whine noise from the tubes when I first turned it on, but after about half an hour it stopped and hasn't happened since. Having the ability to change the corsair logo color is a big plus and it has stayed quiet for the most part, I haven't really tested it to its full capacity.

Motherboard - Needed a motherboard that had overclocking compatibility and a black and white theme to it. Got this when it was on sale. So far it hasn't given me any problems and the BIOS interface is very easy to navigate. I don't really have anything else to say about it as of now.

Memory - Just wanted white colored ram, this was cheap and 8GB is really all I need for now, do plan on buying another 8GB later down the line.

SSD - Definitely wanted an SSD for the fast boot times. Mainly got this one because it was on sale and I heard Samsung was a very reliable brand. It did come with a 10 year warranty, so that was a big plus! Anyways I do plan on getting a Tb hard drive later on, but since I'm not really downloading a lot of games as of now, 250GB should be sufficient for a couple months.

Graphics Card - I only plan to game on 1080p resolution so this card is perfect for that. Have maxed out every game I've played so far while staying very quite . Took forever to purchase because it kept going out of stock but I guess it was worth it. Only problem is I can't seem to change the rgb lighting, many have been having this issue so I hope they come out with a fix soon!

Case - This case has had some mixed reviews, but I ended up purchasing it mainly because of its tempered glass and how aesthetically pleasing it looks. It does come with a fan hub and a fan controller which was very convenient since I have 8 fans running in the rig. Only problem I had was the amount of room it has in the back for cable management, only given half an inch of space it was a bit difficult to adjust everything to fit accordingly.

Case Fans - I didn't want to install an led strip light to my build so I chose to get some led fans from corsair and I'm extremely satisfied with how quiet they run as well as how well they complement the build. No complaints about them whatsoever!

Hope you guys like the build!

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build m8, great color palet nice work!

  • 36 months ago
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Great build. +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome build!

  • 36 months ago
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Very nice looking build, some great photos too! +1

  • 36 months ago
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love this case, very clean build. thumbs up

  • 36 months ago
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Anidees NUTS

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

this looks awesome mate!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

My god does that pc look clean...... I can die happy now

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, that is one slick machine, sir. Sad to see you went switched to RGB fans though, that white looked super clean

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, white got boring lol it's nice to mix it up!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. So clean. Perfect lighting. Not too dark and not too bright.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Still thinking of putting some more light underneath the gpu but not too sure yet

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You know..... What if you painted the backplate white? Wouldn't need to add lighting. It would look really awesome.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe, I'll think about it, never really painting anything in my life before lol

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Great budget build, and aesthetically pleasing to boot!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this build able to support VR?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it does!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Is may be a dumb question, but how many pins was the CPU power connector? I'm going to get this Mobo and some sleeved cables p so I can get the right ones.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a 4-pin

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank You

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

This might be late, but the CPU power connector is actually 8-pin.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to say... the only motherboards I know of that use 4 pin power are older mb's made before 2010-2011ish. I'm sure there are exceptions but for the most part...

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

The Anidees case looks more like a Define R5 with windows beside it :) BTW Nice build tho

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah pretty much ripped them off but I love it! Thanks!

  • 35 months ago
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Very nice and clean with the Black and White. Well done !

  • 35 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Was there any problems with installing the CPU cooler on the the Krait X3 mobo, since its like 10mm thinner than normal ? Just replaved a faulyy Asrock board with the MSI. Appreciate any comments you have.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It was actually difficult, the aio screw that goes on the back of the motherboard, I had to put them the opposite direction so the aio will stay intact!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I found my build twin. I have almost the exact same specs on my PC i just built, but I have S340 case to add some extra white. The 1060 is an awesome card, and is really underrated. How do you like the build so far i'll be posting pictures of mine soon just waiting for parts like the fans and other key setup parts to come in

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

After a couple of months the build is still running strong, The gigabyte 1060 is an amazing card although I have recently upgraded to the 1070 strix to handle my 144hz monitors. Did you buy the fans already? I recommend getting NZXT's new RGB fans, just ordered mine a couple days ago! The white gets a bit boring after a while.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the reply! I'll look into the rgb fans as I have not bought the white led fans yet. I was just wondering how the installation would go

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Just want to ask if the white LED(+/- symbol) at the corner of the chipset block does stay on and what does it mean?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It stays on, but I'm not too sure what it means, sorry!

  • 33 months ago
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Thank you for your input. MSI rep said that it is an indicator for Mobo getting power and can be turned off in the BIOS.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you change the RGB?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, can you be more specific?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry. How do you change the RGB on the GPU, What software?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/utility.aspx?cg=3

The first one, I don't know if it's still buggy but alot of people have problems changing the rgb, I recently upgraded to a 1070 rog strix and don't remember how I fixed the error.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

You payed 120 dollars for 8gbs of ram? thats ripoff as 16gbs of white ram is only 10 bucks more https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/WY98TW/corsair-vengeance-lpx-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-2666-memory-cmk16gx4m2a2666c16w

  • 32 months ago
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Price is off lol I paid 35$ for it.

  • 32 months ago
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Ok good lol btw you can change prices

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice case and I really like the black with white leds

  • 32 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just wondering how did you get your gigabyte gtx 1060 to light up different colors. I tried using the extreme gaming app but there is no section for lighting different colors. Please reply i appreciate it. And dope build

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/utility.aspx?cg=3

That's the software i used but it was buggy, I changed my rgb to white once and i could never change it again, I don't know if they have fixed it since I've moved on and upgraded to a 1070.

Good luck

  • 31 months ago
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Lol i replied a little late but thanks

  • 32 months ago
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Nice build mine will be very similar with the Black and White them

  • 32 months ago
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Thanks, you'll love it, although I would recommend getting some rgb fans, the white does get boring lol

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  • 34 months ago
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Thanks much appreciated, you will not be disappointed by this video card!

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  • 34 months ago
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It was actually 5 led fans, the ones on the back and top are used for exhaust, and the radiator led fans are configured in pushpull with some non-led fans on the other side. Only problem I had was not buying a fan hub but luckily my case already came with one. If your thinking of having led fans in your build I highly recommend you get the new aer rgb fans that nzxt is releasing, imo its better having the option to change colors frequently.

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  • 36 months ago
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Thanks!

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  • 36 months ago
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Well it was going to be a budget build but things got out of hand lol and yeah I forgot to adjust the prices, I actually got the power supply for 80$ with the mail in rebate lol I would never pay no more than 100$ for a power supply