Description

I Am One Of Many Guys Who Decide To Switch From A Console To PC. I Was Struggling With My PS4 From Past 4 Months And Wanted Something Better. I Initially Had No Idea About Building A PC Myself, But One Night It Popped Up In My Mind And I Decided To Research On It Abit. That Night Turned Into A Night Of LinusTechTips And Other Fellow Youtubers Who Had Some Pretty Great Build Logs Up. Till The Morning I Was Pretty Focused On Building One For Myself And So The Parts Research Started.

Below Are The Reasons Why I Chose These Parts-

CPU- I Mainly Built This PC For Gaming And Not Video Editing Or Other CPU Intensive Tasks, So Going For A i7 Wouldn't Have Made Any Big Performance Improvements. So I Chose The i5 6500 Which Was Looking Good To Me For Next Few Years.

CPU COOLER- I Didn't Wanted To Overclock My CPU From First Still I Went With The AIO Cooler Cause The Stock Cooler Was Aesthetically **** And I Was Planning For A White/Black/Red Theme. DEEPCOOL Is A Well Reputed Brand And This Waterblock Looked Great So I Ended Up Getting It. Temps Never Go Above 32 Degrees.

MOTHERBOARD- As I Didn't Buy An Unlocked CPU Getting The Z Series Wasn't The Smartest Decision And Other B And Q Series Were For Business. So After A Little Research This H170 Gaming M3 From MSI Was The One I Bought And It Even Went With The Theme With Pretty Little LEDs And Full Black Board.

MEMORY- This Is Just The Bang For The Buck Ram, Everyone Knows About The HyperX Series. At 2133Mhz And DDR4 It Looked Nice To Me And 16GB Isn't Needed For Gaming But Still It Will Be Good For Coming AAA Titles.

SSD- This Was The Obvious Choice In SSD, Samsung Has Great Read And Write Speeds And Only Got It Cause I Wanted My OS To Be Snappy And Boot Times To Be Faster. Only Got 120GB Cause I Only Wanted To Install My OS On It And Some Softwares Which I Wanted To Load Up Fast.

HDD- I Don't Have Much To Say About This As Again WD Is The Obvious Choice.

Graphic Card- I First Was Gonna Go With The GTX 970, But Luckily The Day The Graphic Card Was Arriving I Watched Youtube And Pascal Cards Were Announced So I Instantly Cancelled The Order And Was Ready To Wait For The 1070. After About 1.5 Months On Integrated Graphics I FInally Managed To Get My Order In For Zotac GTX 1070 Amp! Edition Cause I The Clock Speeds Were High And Aesthetically I Think It Looks The Best Compared To Other AIB Partner Cards. It Is Great At Overclocking Too Get Stable Clock Of 2113Mhz And Always Stays Under 70 Degrees. After All A Great Card Though It Was Way Too Pricey After Taxes Here In India.

CASE- Personally I Think All You Need In A Case Is Looks, Airflow And Compatibility. And This One From Corsair Had It All And I Am A Fan Of This Angular Design.

Power Supply- Wanted To Buy Power Supply From Corsair Only As EVGA Isn't Available Here In India. And 650 Watts Was More Than Enough So Got It. Plus It Is 80+ Gold Certified Nothing Much To Ask. Also I Wanted A Modular PSU So RMx Series Was The Way To Go.

KEYBOARD- I Tried It Out In A Local Store And I Liked Typing On It More Than A Mechanical One, And It Even Has RGB LED So It Fits My Setup.

MOUSE- Just A Great Mouse With RGB And A 16400 DPI Sensor, And It Fits Well In My Hand. First I Ordered Logitech G502 And This One But This Felt Better In Hand So Kept This And Returned That One.

OTHERS- The BenQ Has Great Colours And Response Time And The 60Hz Display Is Overclocked To 75Hz So All In All It's A Great Monitor, Anfd In Near Future After I Get A New Desk I Am Planning For A Triple Monitor Setup.

The Memory Cooler Is Just For Looks And Isn't Required At All Though It Really Keeps My Memory Cooler By Around 10-12 Degrees.

The RGB LED Kit Is Also Great. It Has Magnetic Strips And A Remote To Control It. Even Has Some Sick Effects. Nothing More To Ask.

CONCLUSION- After All It Was A Great Experience Building This Thing Myself And I Look Forward In Building Many More. Though The Taxes Here In India Totally Sucks. And Yeah For People Looking To Build In This Case Cable Management Is A Challenge. If You Have Any Questions Leave A Comment.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

wE mEET aGAIN cAPTAIN cAPITAL.

Jokes aside, great build. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks Mate!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! Looks sweet!! One question though Why Did You Capitalise Each Word...?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Mate! And Coming To The Capital Thing Its Just A Bad Habbit ;)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking good m8! Welcome to the master race, glad to have ya. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad You Liked It! Thanks.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you do that cable management??

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It Took Like An Hour And Just Alot Of Zip Ties. All You Need To Do Is One Cable Per Time And You Will Be Good To Go.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you buy Zip ties?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The case comes with some.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the build and i've actually decided to go for the same motherboard, its a great pick. However my question is, why water cooling if you're not going to be overclocking the CPU? Was it just for pure looks?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

First Of All Thanks For The Appreciation. Coming To The Motherboard, It's Ofcourse A Great One By MSI But Bare In Mind It Only Supports Crossfire No SLI, So If Your Planning On Getting To Cards The Z Series Of Same Board Is Good In My Opinion. And Yeah I Liked The Way The Waterblock Of This AIO Cooler Looked So Just Bought It Cause That Stock Fan Just Sucked In Looks.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I cometely agree on that stock fan! Eww! The reason i asked is i am looking for a nice cooler for when i buy the i5 6500 to!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Woah $610 for a 1070. Damn.

Looks good.

Thumbs up.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah The Taxes And All Suck Here In India Just Too Much Scrapping. Thanks Though!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That sucks. At least you ended up with a great pc build.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build m8 and the batman figure +1 lol. I have a few questions about the case. Are the pre-installed case fans molex powered? I ask because the motherboard i'm getting only has 1 fan header.

Does this case have a fan controller? And if it does, do you connect all the case fans to the controller and then connect the controller to the PSU?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

First Of All Thanks For The Appreciation. Coming To The Questions, The Preinstalled Case Fans Are All 3 Pin And The Case Has A Type Of Loose Fan Hub Where You Can Connect Upto 4 Fan Headers. This Fan Hub Connects To The Fan Controller At The Front Of The Case Which Has 3 Speed Settings. The Fan Hub Has To Be Powered By A SATA Connector From PSU. And If You Need More Fan Headers You Can Always Buy An Aftermarket Fan Hub. Anyways Good Luck On Your Build!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

So Many Capital Letters M8

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

the capitalization on each word is killing me

[comment deleted]
  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, Thanks For The Appreciation And Just Got Another Spec Alpha Gonna Mod This One And Already Got Some Sponsors For The Next Build. Lets See How It Goes!

[comment deleted]
[comment deleted]