Description

This is my first real build that actually had any power behind its looks. It is used for gaming, school work, and any other computing tasks. It's my daily machine. I have always wanted to build a serious gaming computer in the past, but the cost was never feasible. Now that I have half my college done, and doing IT for work, I had enough money to build myself something nice. I hope to keep the PC for a long time, maybe upgrading things along the way like RAM and GPU. I have to say that I definitely like the black and white color scheme. It is just a super clean combo and it matches ant RGB goodness you may have.

I did not have any real problems with building the computer. All my components worked out of the gate. I did get a lemon M.2 SSD however. I originally got a MyDigitalSSD BPX and it died after a week for whatever reason. Customer service was no help, so I just returned it for the Samsung I have now. That was literally the only small problem with the machine.

I did have trouble choosing a case. I had the Orange Corsair 230T for a few years already. It was housing a pre-built with an upgraded graphics card. When I got all the components for Synth, I just put them in the 230T for the time being, planning on upgrading the case later down the road. I do adore the 230T. I never had any issues with it, it was just lacking features like good cable management and AIO space. So I spent a lot of time on this site looking for a new case. I loved the white S340 Elite, but everyone has it. So I looked into other white cases, since my components were mostly white. Found the Corsair 400C, which I liked a lot. I bought it and used it for a week then returned it. I was unhappy with the lack of cable management (230T actually was better), quality of most of the threads, and the terrible PSU shroud. So guess what I settled on? The S340 Elite in white. Good lord this thing is gorgeous. The cable management is cake, and its PSU shroud is one piece and steel. I love it, even though everyone else has it. I see why everyone has it now. Anyway, I could write about it all day. If you have questions just ask me!

CPU: Overkill for my needs. But it will last a long time and runs pretty cool. It was a gift. No OC yet, but I am still learning how to do it.

Cooler: It's white, and the pump is cool looking. Gets good reviews too. I do wish the tubes weren't so stiff, but it seems like all AIO's are.

MOBO: A gift with the processor. Not my first choice but it does well and I have no big complaints. It matches my theme too, well it started the theme really. I think the fan headers right above the top PCI-e slot are dumb...

RAM: It's white... and 3200Mhz. No problems, I like corsair products usually.

M.2: No issues at all... on the MOBO's compatibility list so there shouldn't be any issues. Fast as hell, did not know these speeds existed until I started my parts research for this machine.

HDD: Stole from that old pre-built. It has all my media files on it, and all my games. It's stupid loud, but reliable. Would love to go all SSD in the future.

GPU: It's white! I have loved all the Asus products I have ever bought, and this is no exception. I game at 1080p 60FPS all day with this on pretty much any game. Took the OC well, and runs pretty cool. Fans get jet-like at full tilt, but silent idle. Backplate is from coldzero.eu and it really makes the card look good.

Case: I love it... it's super pretty. The standoffs, as well as most of the threads, suck but it's whatever... It's too pretty to hate.

PSU: I like corsair products, its modular too. I got the "i" version because it was cheaper than the x at the time. I have no intentions on monitoring it with the link software. Why would I need to?

OS: Got it for free through my college!

WiFi adapter: It's black, so goes with the white okay. Can barely see it under the GPU anyway. No complaints on the speed.

Fans: I got these at Best Buy when I worked there last year. They are cool looking, but kinda loud if you ask me. I may replace them with some grey Noctua's.

Monitor: I do love this thing. 1080p at 60Hz is better than my Xbox so it'll do for now. Would love to upgrade to ultra-wide in the future.

Keyboard: So far it's okay. I returned the Ornata for the Blackwidow because I did not like how stiff and loud the keys were. I may return the blackwidow as well as it seems that I cannot get used to the layout. I am always one key off. My knock-off blue mech is still the best!

Mouse: The best mouse there is for me. Fits my hand perfect, and has a lot of customization options. No complaints.

Headphones: The Sennehisers are super old, but they are the most comfortable pair I have ever had. I use them most of the time. The Arctis are used sometimes when I need a mic, but mostly get used on the Xbox still. They are massive, too big for my head. They sounds good but lack mic feedback so I am always yelling and pissing off the cat. I got them for $40 when I worked at Best Buy.

Hope y'all enjoy! Ask questions and give suggestions if you would like. Thanks for looking!

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

My computer doesn't like you computer Vault 303

No but seriously, nice clean build. +1

(Just please adjust your pics though. I didn't realize how clean your pc was. First glance and I almost back out of the build. I always try to put best pics first to draw attention)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Hell I'd actually delete all the old pics, just show off that clean build

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point! I will adjust the pictures. I was trying to show the PC evolving to where it is today. I looked at your computer when I was looking at cases, it's super clean as well.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a great build. I had an s340 before I got the inwin303. Ive built 3 pc's in that case model. I like them. Pictures look great

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

the wallpaper of your room upsets me. +1

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I was waiting for someone to mention it! Haha, I just moved into this room. It was my little brother's before. I figured I am going to move out of the house soon, so I just left it.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

cool :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

When upgrading your GPU, look for a Galax HoF (hall of fame) card or their ExOC SNPR White. Their aesthetics are insane and would also look at home in your build!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Arent thlse only available across the pond tho?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Not anymore thanks to their Galax Store based in the US now.

http://galaxstore.net/

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh really? Thats cool, they look like cool cards i might need to buy one lmao

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice cards with high quality.

The HoF are only available in limited stocks here and there when they make new batches so gotta be quick! :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, thats good to know, thanks

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought they weren't available in the US, plus I saw them after I got the Asus card. Thanks for pointing that out though, I'll be due for an upgrade sooner than later because I only got the 1060.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

nice looking pc mate. clean and tidy i love it

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

How many LED strips do you have in the case and where are they? I know there's one at the bottom but is there one on top?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah there's two in there. One on top and one on the bottom. They're the "Tingkam" kit from Amazon. Powered off SATA and has a remote. They're really bright!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build :D

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn this is clean!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Your supposed to like, remove the tempered glass warning sticker .-.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok did no one else notice that your build is in a s340 elite at the beginning and in a corsair 400c at the end?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

with a completley different cooler

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

The build went through a couple iterations: the S340 is the final result, In between was the 400C, and the 230T was the beginning. I explain this is my description. The 212 was temporary until I decided what AIO I wanted. I am not a fan of the aesthetics of the 212, but it works well and was cheap.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

o ok kool thx for the clarify

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I can answer this... Why not? He games in 1080p 60hz as stated in his description.. The 1060 is a great 1080p card. And he stated that the cpu was a bit expensive for his need... Yeah he probably could of gone i3 or i5 6400 but he didn't

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Customgtp nailed it. Hindsight is 20/20, but I should have gotten the 6600K and a 1070, but it is what it is. At least the 6700K will last a long time. I would love to go 21:9, 1440p at 144hz... that's the dream.

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