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Since a friend introduced me to PC gaming, even though I am on a computer all day for work, and I fell in love with it even off of a laptop, I had only played console before. I decided to try my first build. Please let me know what you think both good and bad. I would like to see where I made mistakes to try to not do the same in the future. I did my best with the equipment to try and be forward looking. Update I upgraded the closed loop system to a 280mm radiator setup. Thank you for the advice.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice. Probably want to clean up your desk a bit and maybe get some bigger monitors but all said that is a very nice build. I really like this case and i wish i could mod cases so i could add something like a tempered glass side panel with some storm-trooper helmet on.. that would look epic.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much, my desk is cluttered but there are days I am sitting here 12 plus hours working so it happens. I would love larger monitors however space is limited for those....at the moment anyways lol. The side panel idea is awesome thanks!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the choice of the i7 7700k when the 8700k is already out (and outperforms it by a lot due to 2 more cores) is a bit odd, and you should have gotten an AIO with a much bigger radiator so that you can overclock farther. Also, 32 GB of ram is way excessive for gaming, as most games barely use of 8 gigs of ram, but if you're doing heavy workload stuff, then that's understandable

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol yeah I understand, I had started the build before harvey, the motherboard is 7th gen specific, however when we flooded during harvey the build had to be put on hold for awhile. For work I do a lot of map editing/creation so the ram does help with that. I am looking at a larger radiator but do you have any recommendations in mind? Thanks you very much for your input.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Any 240mm or 280mm from a known company with good reviews should work, but EVGA has a 280mm AIO that isn't too expensive and EVGA has amazing customer support and makes good stuff so I would get that.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks I have been monitoring the temps and at idle I am around 32C and under load about 70C. I know that my case will support the larger radiators. Thank you again for your help.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I upgraded to a 280mm closed loop system now, thanks again for the advice.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice system & people brought up good points. I just wanted to congratulate you on your choice of peripherals. I have Strafe rgb, m65 pro mouse & love em both but my pride & joy are my audio technica 700s. Did a lot of research & these live up to the hype. Can’t express enough how great these are for positional sound. Hope you enjoy for many years!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any problems mounting the radiator on? I have the same AIO but I'm trying to get the stryker se but it says that it doesnt support 280mm radiators on top.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

No I didn't have any issues at all with the mount, dont like the saw at the hoses are routed but overall was easy.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Building a PC for a friend.. he likes this case a lot. He has a budget of 3500 so I'm going all into it. I wanta bake it look cool for him