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I did a previous build in 2013. I went AMD and built a budget gaming computer. I realize now that it wasn't really worth the money to go for a budget computer. So I decided this year, 5 years later, that I wanted to go all out and build something incredible and that's exactly what this little monster is. I've done a lot of research about doing mini-itx builds because my last build I went full, and that was a huge mistake. I wanted a small computer that I could bring to and from home to college. So this was my solution. I was considering going ultra-slim, but I decided it wouldn't be worth the temperature throttles that it would potentially have. So instead, I decided the mini-itx was the next best thing. It's small and compact and as you can tell by the components, very powerful.

Along with this computer, I went ahead and bought myself something a little extra to go along with this beastly computer. I did a lot of research on monitors. I knew I wasn't going for a 24" 1080p monitor as that's what I used for my AMD computer. I also knew I wasn't going for a SINGLE 27" 2k monitor as I wanted more real estate on the screen. So I was stuck between a multi-monitor setup or an ultra-wide. I was also considering 4k, but quickly decided I didn't want it.

After doing months of research, I decided I wanted a curved ultra-wide monitor that was 34", which was perfect for my gaming and work needs. My computer runs everything flawlessly. This computer will play any games I throw at it at 60 FPS or higher and it doesn't even seem to break a sweat as my temperatures in my computer are practically perfect. I just couldn't be happier!

If you're curious as to what ultra-wide monitor I got, I got the LG 34UC80-B on Amazon. It was a fantastic buy and I absolutely love it.

Let me know if you have any questions!

(P.S. Sorry about the limited photos! I was definitely planning on taking pictures of the computer as I was building it as most people do, but I was just simply too excited to get this thing up and running. There was also not a lot of space to take pictures as it was really difficult to fit all of the wires in and such).

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Man i wish I had as high of a budget...

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

You just gotta save up your money and maybe you will someday! :)

Hopefully the GPU prices will be back down to normal by the time you're willing to spend a bunch of money on a new computer like I did.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

think a gtx 1060 would be ok for the ultrawide monitor?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

A gtx 1060 would be a little too slow for an ultrawide. I mean what specifically would you use it for? Because with a 1060, you probably won't get 60 fps on AAA games, but if you were to play a few light games like Dota or LoL, then it might be do-able.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

dota 2, pubg (till i get one) and fortnite. hahaha

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

if i recall that monitor has a freesync right? rather than 1060 would a rx580 ne enough right for now?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest, I'm not too familiar with the AMD series GPUs as I love Nvidia. The monitor does have freesync. However, you can just use the software provided by Nvidia to make sure that there's no screen tear. Also many games support v-sync and such so in my opinion, it's not worth to let the monitor dictate what GPU you get. Get which ever one fits your budget and that you like. Don't let the monitor really sway you towards one over the other because in the long run, I do not think it makes that much of a difference - at least in my experience.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Kinda like my build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kRBNQZ.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, except you're going insane with your build. Haha. Getting multiple SSDs and tons of storage in general. Man, what are you building that computer for?

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Also over time ima maybe put a custom loop in for my pc

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha that sounds pretty awesome. Go for it! I personally would never do that because I don't feel confident enough in my computer building skills to be doing that

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Well Alright ill try

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same build but I have the gpu radiator going out the back do you think it would be better as intake up top?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends. Are you saying that the GPU radiator is only 120 or 140mm? If so then I think it would be best to have it as exhaust in the back. Otherwise, if it's bigger like 240 or 280mm then, putting on top isn't such a bad idea.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

do you think there's enough space to put the gpu rad in the rear? I'm looking at a similar build, but I want to keep the top cover on.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

it depends on how big the rad is. I personally think it would be better if you put it in the front of the case because that's where it has the most amount of room