Hey guys, thanks for checking out my build! So this is my first computer I've built. I've been a console peasant my entire life and I'll be 23 this year so I'm a late bloomer. I've owned as many consoles as the next peasant but I've finally decided to get real and start gaming like a real gamer. I built this PC in hopes of never having to buy a console again. So far so good, because even with this meh budget build, and having the plans to upgrade the HELL out of this rig, I can already say with confidence I'm not going back to console EVER.
So to get into the build here, all parts with $0.00 or no value are either taken from previously owned computers or handed down to me. Also going to point this out ahead of time... THE CABLE MANAGEMENT ISN'T THAT GOOD. I'm new to this so try not to mention it, I'm fully aware haha.
This is the Grayson Tesseract, my gaming computer that has taken the most time in the WORLD to put together. At least, it feels like it to me. Slowly picking up parts for the last 9 months has been awful and I would never buy parts separately again, I'm to impatient for it haha. Save the money and buy everything at once, build it that day and you'll be MUCH happier. I'm a fairly big DC Comics fan and one of my favorite hero's is Nightwing which is what I based my theme off of. Everything Black and Blue. The GT, for short, I started to build in November of 2016. This build was intended to be made for gaming, with upgrading in mind and room for just all around improvement. I only intend on using this for 1080p gaming at this moment in time but my end game for this build will be stable 2K gaming. Which I'm sure is an attainable goal here in this rig.
I do plan on picking up quite a few new parts already and a new GPU is my starting point. The 270X is a hand-me-down from a my friend Will who helped me with this build and also helped me learn about computers. He can be seen in some pictures I've posted. He recently picked up a Rx580 and has got next to no use for his 270X anymore, plus with all GPUs going out of stock recently in the range I'm looking for, soaring prices and me not having one yet, it just made sense to let me use it for now (hence the $0.00). Once Vega gaming cards have been released, I'll be choosing between a GTX 1080 and Vega, when it drops, I'll be picking one of those two up.
Shortly after that I'll definitely need at least another 8gb of ram, minimum, probably pick up a set of 2x8gb Corsair Vengence LPX and just use the Corsair Value ram for an HTPC I had been planning on building. I also will be picking up a new monitor to replace this god awful 19" tele I've been using in the next few days. I'll be picking up a 24.5" Acer monitor, link down below.
Keeping on track with the upgrading, I really am indifferent on this case. I first started off with nothing but "it has to be black and blue" in my mind, which led me to choosing the Deepcool Tesseract SW. Meh. The case itself isn't the worst, it has a sufficient amount of space for cable managing in a half *** manor. It fits a full size GPU and has lots of storage slots which is really covering a big list for people looking to build imo. The two biggest issue I have with this case are as follows: 1) The plastic side panel. This is 100% my own fault for hating the look to it but I bought the case for aesthetic purposes and thought I'd be able to tolerate the side fan slots on the panel... I was wrong. It looks AWFUL. If you want to be able to actually see through to your internal components DO NOT get this case. The two slots make the plastic side panel almost useless. 2) The brackets. The rear brackets on the case for your GPU and any other card slotted components don't have thumbscrews and snap off. Which means that once you remove them... you can't put them back on. I think that is the dumbest thing a case company could do and I see zero benefit for a consumer in making them snap off. I'm not really sure what I'm going to buy to case swap with but I know it will NOT have fans on the side window and it will definitely have thumbscrews at the rear.
The desk was a spur of the moment decision. I had been waiting to find the right desk for a while, given I don't have a lot of space in my room currently, so instead of being patient (again, not my forte) I decided to build one. 2 feet by 4 feet and 28.5"high. Made for a good day of beer with some friends.
Outside of those "minor" complaints, I'm quite happy with how the entire build turned out. It's exactly what I was going for in my first build and I am happy to have finally joined the Master Race. If you think I could improve anywhere or have any upgrade suggestions feel free to let me know! Thanks folks!