Description

My very first pc build. I have been planing this for months carefully choosing parts within a tight budget. Everything went smoothly, had a little trouble wiring up everything,but thankfully there are a lot of youtube guides nowadays. This is going to be my gaming rig once i get my Graphics card, which will be a gtx 1060 evga single fan one. I had to choose that card because it is powerful enough and can fit my case. I had to go with water cooling because a decent air cooler would not fit. But I'm glad I did,because my pc idles around 26c and underload it stays between 43c and 45c. So I'm very happy with it. At the time of writing this I'm still waiting for one stick of ram so yeah. All in all I'm glad I built my own instead of buying one, and I plan on building a better one in the coming months. With a overclocking board and a k chip maybe a custom loop? We shall see.

CPU--It's more powerful than i expected from a duel core so no complaints there

CPU cooler-Very impressed with the temps 27c-28c idle with 43c-45c under 100 load using prime95

Memory--what can I say its ram it looks nice and matches my black and red color scheme

storage-- This is the only thing I regret getting it is very slow but I plan on purchasing a 1tb hybrid drive and ssd for operating system soon

Case-Its ok it was only $28 bucks so what can you expect was kinda cramped although it did have a motherboard cutoff so that's nice plus a little room for cable management and it came with 2 fans so i'm kinda happy with it but I do wish i would have bought something a little nicer and bigger

Power supply-- good i guess don't really know enough about them 80+bronze good company good reviews had everything I needed plus extra wish I would have went with modular tho and the cables had sleeves so thats a plus just wish they were a different color tho

Disc Drive-- what can i say it works and it was cheap good reviews good company plus it can burn m-discs so thats a plus

[REMOVED]

Here is some pics sorry for the quality still trying to figure out the settings on my new camera http://imgur.com/a/CIDY8

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Great start for a first build. No one ever does it perfect their first time. Below are some thoughts from myself.

Probably wouldn't have recommended an AIO for an i3. Could've easily gotten away with just an air cooler (I believe someone recommended a Cryorig which is a great cooler). Also something is fishy about your temps because my overclocked i7 runs cooler than that (19-23 idle, load usually mid 30's). My cooler is beefier than yours, but I'm overclocked to 4.7 GHz.

I would recommend an SSD for better performance in future updates. Doesn't need to be anything crazy. I believe Wireless cable already made a good recommendation.

To help with temps inside your case, especially with the upcoming addition of a GPU, I would clean up those cables since they can cause a reduction in good case airflow.

It's all a learning experience. In time everything you do will get better and better. I know it has for myself.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I think its kinda of high cause I have the radiator on the exhaust and the fan is pulling. But I'm waiting on a fan and some more screws from corsair so i can have a push pull going. You think that might be the problem and do you think a push pull combo would help?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Possibly. Push pull should help get some more air flowing through the radiator so it could get those temps down lower. If you are going to upgrade to a K CPU in the future I would recommend replacing the H60 with something like the H100i or the NZXT Kraken. Really any 240mm or 280mm radiator helps keep the temps low when overclocking

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

You water cooling temps are higher than my air cooling temps.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

what air cooler do you have? and what is your ambient temps in your room?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hyper 212 evo, ~23 celcius

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

lol yeah thats what i wanted to get i even ordered it then at the last minute seen how long it was and canceled it, it was like a 1/2" too long that why i went with water and i added an extra fan to the rad for a push pull combo now im at 21c idle and 38c under full load using occt this was 100% load only 38c idk i thinks that pretty good lots of people are idle'ing at those temps so we are doing good i guess

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Your OS section has been removed.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

ok

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Good job!:) cables could use a clean up, but nice anyhow.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice first build. Should do a bit of cable management

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, yeah i have to work on that lol

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

why tho

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

why?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

an i3 and you watercool it. why dont buy an i5 and an air cooler.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

well this was cheaper even with an aio. In a couple months i plan to upgrade the cpu, then i will just sell this one or give it to my brother

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice first build!

Here's a slightly cheaper PC I put together for you.

Changes :

Cooler : Cryorig C7. This is a very good budget air cooler that will also fit. You can use this cooler to overclock just fine.

RAM : While sometimes it is cheaper to, for example, but 2 8GB kits instead of 1 16GB kit, in this case it isn't. This new RAM kit is also faster.

SSD : Added a 240GB SSD from A-Data

Windows : Changed to Windows 10 home, but you got it for $0.99

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the advice;) i'm planning on adding a ssd and a hybrid drive in the near future.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

SSDs are awesome, hybrid drives are not so useful imo, esp if you're getting a ssd i would keep your current pipeline hdd. I've cooled on the sp550 too (possible slow down issues?), crucial mx300 would be my recommendation.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

The MX300 would be mine, too.

I've got a 1TB one in my current PC, and I have to say, It's fast.

May get a second one once I get my build, and put 'em in RAID 0

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Raid 0 is, imo kinda like pcie ssds atm, good for your benchmarks/epeen but actual real world loading times are basically no different.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That must've been a ***** to build in

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah it was kinda cramped hard to get all the wiring done right, and my hands are kind of big. Next time i wont make the same mistake.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

and its orange

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Hinting or encouraging users to get keys from those types of sites is absolutely not allowed.

[comment deleted by staff]
[comment deleted by staff]
  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe Idk lol

[comment deleted by staff]
[comment deleted by staff]
[comment deleted by staff]
[comment deleted by staff]
[comment deleted by staff]
  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep it polite or don't comment on this site.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

okay sorry can you tell me what i said i dont remember, i dont want to say it again.

[comment deleted by staff]
[comment deleted by staff]