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This is my first ever complete pc build. I've been wanting to do one for awhile now but of course the biggest problem was money. Being a full time college student money is hard to come by. However I am studying ITS so I wanted a pc to run virtual machines to get an out of the classroom experience with some enterprise applications, and of course the occasional gaming. The build was rather straight forward. Everything was purchased from microcenter in a few trips ( no thanks to a sales associate getting me the wrong processor out of the lockup the fist time around). Assembly was easy and I had it done in a few hours. I'm glad I chose to go with an x99 based system, the platform seems solid with many options to expand in the future.

I apologize for the poor images, I hope to have better ones soon.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

good job, may I ask how the founders edition runs under load, and what are the temps like with the card? I presume they may be might hot, because they run off a stock cooler.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Most likely although ive only seen the temps once before im pretty sure under load it was either 70-80 or 80-85 C

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Fix the fan curve. Max load i get 65c.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

As expected with the stock cooler the temps get a bit higher than I would of thought. On doom it averages around 70c with everything maxed out. I can manually turn up the fans using MSI afterburner and significantly decrease the temp though. Hopefully in the near future I will have this card watercooled.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, thanks for the reply.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a 450D...no?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely is. Airflow Edition.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I apologize it was very late when I put together my part list. I will update it, thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build for the price!! +1.. only downside is the price of the motherboard because you don't need an expensive motherboard.. a $200 dollar one would do the same xD!! Except i cant talk cause i have a dual 1080 and a $789 motherboard... not built off of this site though!! But good luck with your future PC's :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Do a build guide or give me a link to your build i want to see it

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I will write a part list and link it for you no worries :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

this is the part list with the monitor i use as well. it doesn't have any images because i did it quickly (and my cable management is horrible at the moment cause i moved house) but here is the link: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/TheDivineOnyX/saved/MV6323

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I decided to go with the sabertooth mainly due to the dual onboard NIC's. I have a separate network that I run a few DL360's on for file storage. Plus the build quality and the 5 year warranty from asus really caught my eye. This was probably my most researched piece of the pc and I ended up getting a great deal on it from microcenter.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh and 1 more thing i have to say.. If you want to spice up your setup, you should get some led strips and a new mousepad... Maybe the Corsair MM200 Extended edition. and a cheap BenQ monitor with 144 Hertz so the 1080 can show its power!!(if you have enough money i would 100% recommend the BenQ XL2411z. The link to the specs is an Australian website so.. http://www.computeralliance.com.au/search?search=24"%20Benq%20XL2411Z%203D%20LED%20Monitor%20with%20Height%20Adjust Besides that i think that your PC is a great Budget Build!! +1 for college!! i'm close to college and definitely going to be a bit strict for money.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment! Eventually I would like to upgrade my setup, but at this time I am short on the funds. I did look into that monitor and it seems like a quality build, but I decided to go with a 1440p monitor at 60hz over a 1080p at a higher refresh rate. Unfortunately I do not have the desk space for a second monitor that larger than 19 inches which is why I'm using an old 1280x1024 planar for my second display (still works wonderful for multitasking). I actually have a 24" dell IPS that i'm going to have to sell due to lack of room.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

you could of gone with a hyper 212 evo for your cpu cooler, it's as good as the H60 but cheaper

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the 212 evo as much as the next PC part picker, but I wouldn't dream of sticking that on a 5820k...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah no with a build that has this high of a budget they 212 evo even though it is a DECENT air cooler it would look ugly my PC alone is $4500 and on top of the $4500 i have a $975 custom cooling loop and it never once crossed my mind to get the 212 evo i thought of the noctua d15 ONCE but nah i like my $5475 build

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I though about going for that one, but I have always had problems with cpu fans being noisy. The h60 performs well and keeps the cpu cool even with a small overclock. Plus I do like the pipes, it adds to the overall aesthetic of the machine. Plus down the road I do plan on upgrading to an entire watercooled system. The 1080 stock cooler gets rather hot. So any suggestions on waterblocks would be great!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great powerful machine for the small price of $2500

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you get better temps with the fan bringing in air from the back?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

There are six fans in total. One on the back and two on the front to bring in air to the system, and three on the top to vent. Even with the corsair radiator on top I have not been able to see any abnormally high temps under load.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i might steal this.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the PSU performing. I am considering to use it with a GTX 1070 ?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic, honestly this PSU is way overkill for this build. I got it to run two 980 ti's in SLI before I knew I could get my hands on a 1080.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much. I will consider.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

what are you internet speeds? and is your router have 3 antennas or just 2?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I pay for 60mbps from time warner and usually get about 65 download and 20 upload. I'm using a netgear nighthawk AC dual band router with three antennas.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a 450D. I mistakenly added the wrong case to my part list. Will update!

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