Description

New Setup: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/68bXsY

After the repeat of breaking laptops for multiple different reasons, I waited for the funds to build me a state of the art Gaming PC!

Plans for down the road

  • Another Monitor + Monitor arm
  • Another SSD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Gaming pc

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $253.99 @ Amazon Canada
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $26.75 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI - B250M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $115.99 @ Canada Computers
Video Card NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $525 @ Nvidia Shop
Case Inwin - 301 Black MicroATX Mini Tower Case $89.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Canada Computers
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - Archer T4U USB 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $39.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Thermaltake - Riing Plus Premium12 RGB 48.8 CFM 120mm Fans $139.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include rebates, and discounts
Shipping cost for Gtx 1070 not included in total $53.07
Total $1516.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-25 08:49 EDT-0400

Peripherals

Type Item Price
Monitor [Dell - S2316H 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor] $156.24 @ Dell Canada
Keyboard Razer - Ornata Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $90 @ Best Buy Canada
Mouse Razer - DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $15 @ Used Kijiji
Headphones [Monster DNA ] $79.99 @ Best Buy Canada
Other AKRacing Nitro Gaming Chair | Black and Green | (QT1501) $239.20 @ Canada Computers
Prices include shipping, rebates, and discounts
Total $580.43

Thanks for reading guys, If any suggestions or question please ask them and I will get back to you :). PC used for High >60 fps gaming 1080p, and School work.

Part Reviews

CPU

Pros - Good for gaming/my needs

Cons - Coffee lake is coming with 6 core 6 threads, but I don't care much as I needed a PC, and the 9th gen Processor will be a 10nm form. Bit expensive compared to Ryzen 5.

CPU Cooler

Pros - Small Form factor, black plastic front piece, black fan, quite, and cools my Cpu very well.

Cons - none so far

Motherboard

Pros - Many features, Great looking black/grey board, red ambient lighting isnt too bright.

Cons- none so far

Memory

Pros - Cheap for what I payed, good looking, does the job.

Cons - Timings could be better, top down view isn't as nice compared to Corsair Vengence LPX.

Storage

Pros - Super fast.

Cons - Will have to buy more down the road haha.

Video Card

Pros - Packaging is amazing, looks is amazing, quite, doesn't get to hot. Perfect for poor airflow case such as mine.

Cons - Price is a bit steep for Canadians, Had to pay $53 shipping/fees to Nvidia on top of 525$ price tag and don't forget the 13% tax also. WOW.

Case

Pros - Best micro atx case in my opinion for price. Air flow is pretty decent as I have a fan blower GPU. I only have 3 fans in it and it handles temps just fine! 2 intake 1 exhaust.

Cons - CABLE MANAGEMENT WOW, it was a disaster but I did my best to make the inside of the case have minimal wires showing. Had no choice to clump the rest in the back. The thermaltake fans/hub contributes the most to this problem.

Power Supply

Pros - Cheap for what I paid, many wires, semi psu.

Cons - Small buzzing sound. To lazy to send it for repair, rather have a working computer than none. Heard similar complains. The GPU wire was a pain to fit, came with two 8 pin adapters, which made it hard to hide the other 8pin from showing in the case. 24 pin cable was a pain to bend and hide behind the inwin case sheild

Case Fan

I have the Plus version of this fan!

Pros - Effects, colours, sound, preformance.

Cons - sometimes software gets glitchy but not to bad, a 140$ CAD price tag was kinda steep.

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Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice color coordination.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Your set-up and your PC is simply perfection. Good job. :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, changed some decor around and will be getting a new monitor soon, so ill probably update or re post

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the attention to detail. Awesome **** man!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man! This is V1 of my setup though. This is What V2 looks like https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/68bXsY .And Finally V3 (what it looks like right now, if you are interested). https://imgur.com/gallery/Bp8ByOa

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the carbon fibre on the case?

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I did a small diy mod

Step 1. Order carbon fibre sticker roll from amazon Step 2. Cut out a piece of carbon fiber for the psu cover box and place it on. Step 3. For the cable shield in the case I unscrewed a few screws to take it out. Then I cut a piece of carbon fiber and placed it on and trimmed off the excess amounts. When it was finished I placed it back into the case and screwed it back.

And for the fans I just cut circles of the carbon fiber and placed it on the fans

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks man! awesome work

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

may i know your CPU temps?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

39-42 avg idle 50-55 load avg but can get to 60 for a slpit second this is on high-ultra gaming 1080p

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you so much! i was having second thoughts on getting this case because of its poor airflow. it isnt that bad after all thanks again :D

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah not it isn't, especially due to a fan blower style gpu like mine. And I only got 3 fans , and it holds up.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, Im also a canadian but I thought the tax was 15%, is it just in quebec

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah in Ontario, the tax is 13%.

I updated the setup here: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/68bXsY

And just finished building in the New INWIN A1 case that'll i'll upload soon, so keep an eye on that!.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

what was the final price for u tho

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

PC build = $1516.87 (or $1714 with tax)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice build, I was wondering if I could possibly get a link to those awesome wallpapers though?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I can try and find some of the links but they are from the game called firewatch, so if you google image search firewatch walllpaper (colour it is) im sure you can find most of them.

here is the main one http://wallpaperask.com/firewatch-wallpaper-hd-free-download/best-firewatch-wallpapers/

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 31 months ago
  • 0 points

WEAKKKKK! I would of got at least a 500GB SSD and what is your GPU stationary temp?

That carbon fiber tho

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeassss. Gpu idle temp is 32-33

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

hahah Thanks! Well I got sick for a week and had to go to hospital, couldn't bend my left arm due to a iv needle in it. So that was me saying screw you cable management!

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