Description

This is my first ever PC build and I'm super happy with how it turned out. I grew up an Apple and Xbox user and my friends have been bugging me for years to build a gaming PC, and I've been wanting to build one for years but I was waiting to get further along in school before I did.

Well I finally caved and bought one and it's been such a great decision so far, I absolutely love it! I've been using it for over a week now and it's been able to run everything I play on max/nearly max settings and I've had no issues with it at all. Yes I'm a little bit of a Corsair fanboy but their stuff is just so gorgeous. The case itself was a little bit of a challenge to build in due to the size, but it was a great feeling once I figured everything out. And I do love the case because there isn't a ton of unused space which bothers me for some reason. The components fill the space perfectly and the case is small enough where moving it is easy, which is necessary because I'm still in school. I know the case is advertised as an airflow case, but there's seriously a ton of airflow through this case and it helps keep everything really cool! My GPU temp has never gone above 65 C even when playing Metro Exodus on ultra settings.

Overall, I'm beyond happy with my PC and my decision to switch.

Big thanks to my friends for helping me with the build as well and making sure nothing blew up when it got powered on for the first time, and for gifting me the mouse and keyboard!

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build, you did a superb job.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I'm really proud of it

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Get a big mousepad pls. Otherwise good job on build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that's definitely next on the list. Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

you could use a playmat for Magic: The Gathering. It doubles as a mousepad and it fits both a keyboard and a mouse.

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 points

I ended up buying the SteelSeries QcK XXL mousepad which could EASILY double as a magic playmat with how big it is. A bunch of my friends play, I never thought about it that way

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

awesome build, and super tasteful RGB

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. I think its the perfect ratio, didn't wanna go too overboard with it

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Hi! Great job on your build, it looks really cool. I have a few questions to ask though, so bear with me. How many rgb connecters do you have on your mobo because i need those.(your usb hub? if so where did you put it?) Is your monitor good? Is the wireless network adapter working well? Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot! The motherboard only has two connectors. Since I have an AIO and two different sets of rgb fans (SP and LL) to connect, I installed the nzxt internal usb hub so I have two additional connectors to plug into. I only have one hard drive at the moment, so I put the hub in the hard drive cage where the second one would go. But the hub is magnetic and looks good so you could really stick it anywhere you want. The monitor is great and looks amazing! For the price I'd definitely recommend it. I haven't had a chance to use the network adapter yet since I'm currently wired into ethernet so I'm not sure about that yet.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

There's rgb everywhere I like it a lot.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

love the build btw. if i were you i would next go for a modular power supply for better cable management and another set of ll120 fans. the pro xt cooler is so nice

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yeah once I upgrade at some point in the future, a fully modular power supply is on the list. This one just had a good rebate on it. And I actually like the look of the SP120's on the front because the motion is smoother. Do you know what's actually different about the pro xt rather than the other aio's? I know it was brand new but i didn't see much about it when I bought it

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

So did you use the fans that came with the cooler on the top and back of the case and then buy 1 more and put the radiator on the 3 case fans?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Nope, the fans that came with the cooler aren't being used in my build since they're ML120's and I was going for an RGB aesthetic. So I replaced those with the LL120's and yeah, I put the radiator on the case fans

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

nice build friend, i am also planning a similar build. wanted to know whether its possible to mount the 240mm rad up top with the same ram as yours?

thanks!

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Nope, unfortunately it's not possible to fit the rad on top with that ram. Good luck with the build!

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

How was your cable management for this build? Was this build hard? I like this build so much I bought all the parts (the white case was sold out so had to go with the black one) and just waiting for them to get here now. Any recommendations or things you would do diffrent next time?

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, I stumbled across this build and realized I almost have the exact same stuff as you haha. If you can take a look at my list: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/kYV6Mp and let me know if you have any recommendations. Good stuff man

[comment deleted]
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm loving it! I really like the small borders and overall look, and the curve does make gaming a little more immersive. I wasn't expecting to get a curved monitor for my first monitor but for that price and specs I figured why not

[comment deleted]