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This is the first PC that I have built for myself :) Only took a few hours to build and performs well considering I only have a 1050 ti (I opted for a cheaper graphics card as I want to get a much more expensive one relatively soon :) I know it's not what most people do but it's what suited me best). I also plan to buy more HPB fans from Cougar in the future so I can sync my whole systems lighting up and will probably stick with two colours (possibly red and blue, unfortunately I didn't know the fans included with the case were FCB fans :( ).

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  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

performs well considering I only have a 1050 ti (I opted for a cheaper graphics card as I want to get a much more expensive one relatively soon

I was dying when I saw the 1050ti/8700k preview in the completed builds section but I got ya. Nice build.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) I'll probably get a 2070 or 2060 whenever they come out.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

the RTX 2070 card is already out

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm saying when the 2060 comes out I know the 2070 is out xD

  • 5 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't think you should. I had a 2080 Ti with i9 but it was really bad. So I recommend getting a Radeon 580. That's what I did and I honestly don't regret it. Don't make the same mistake I made, but the choice is yours xD

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job on your first build! Looks very clean and I hope that 1050ti serves you well. Always room for improvements and I hope you enjoyed building it.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) It always feels so good that I can say "I built that" I can't help not to smile when I look at my PC :) The 1050ti has served me well so far but it'll probably go in a few months.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

You could have got an rx 580 for the price of that 1050 ti or an rx 570 which is cheaper and faster than a 1050 ti

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed RX Series would have been a much better investment and cheaper.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't too worried about the performance of my graphics card as i just wanted something cheap so I could get something much more expensive in the near future :) Plus I just prefer Nvidia and it was on sale at the time.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

and i5-8600 or 8400 would have been better with a 1060 for bottlenecking issues and better graphical performance

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

They wanted a better future upgrade path.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That's correct :) I plan to get something like a 2070 or 2060 when they come out.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

"(I opted for a cheaper graphics card as I want to get a much more expensive one relatively soon :) )" I plan to get a 2070 or 2060 when they come out depending on when I can afford it. I know it's not what people usually do but it's the path I wanted to go down :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build. I person prefer Ryzen over Intel but that is just me. Not a fan of the CPU coolers like the one you got but they are cheaper.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I built a Ryzen build before my Intel build and I'd say I prefer Intel (not most people are like this but I don't mind paying more for a particular brand). When you say your not a fan of the CPU cooler I'm guessing you prefer liquid cooling solutions? As a new builder I didn't want to risk anything like a leak happening even though it's probably very unlikely but I just wanted to be on the safe side :) I probably will get an AIO cooler for my CPU at the end of 2019.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

For the cooler I dont like full liquid cooling like with all of the pipes and dyed water but I like something like this. Kinda half and half. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16835146059 It is some liquid but it also has the fans I think it looks a lot better as well.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I mean by AIO (all in one, just for the CPU). I wouldn't to a full loop with my current amount of experience but if I were to get an AIO it probably would be an NZXT Kraken.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah I really love the NZXT ones most of all. Hey do you know if you can replace the fans that come with it with their RGB ones?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty you can replace the fans as long as you get ones that are the same size (280mm radiators need x2 140mm fans, 240mm radiators need x2 120mm fans, ect.)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The case came with a core box correct? The box plugs into the rgb header on your motherboard? Basically asking because I really want this case with 6 fans and want to make sure I have what I need for it to work?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The case did come with a core box but I got the three pack of HPB fans which also came with a core box which was connected to a remote so I decided to use that. And the FCB fans have an extra connector which the HPB fans don’t. I’ll have a look at changing my core boxes and see if I can sync the fans with the rest of my pc. If you want to dm and have a chat I’ll be glad to help you out :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats awesome thank you

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried plugging the fans into the core box that came with the case and then plugging it into an addressesable rgb header but I couldn’t make it work as I had an rgb strip plugged into the one header I had. So inconclusion, if ur gonna have six fans I’d say just by the FCB ones (the only difference I can notice between FCD and HPB is the brightness) and is ur gonna buy an rgb strip buy one from cougar as you need a special adapter to plug it into the core box (unless u have two or more addressesable headers).

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool thank you

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi , how much more clearance is there between your cooler dark rock and the glass side panel? Does it fit comfortably? Very nice build btw. Thanks

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi, the case I have says that the maximum cpu cooler height is 160mm. The Dark Rock 4 is 159.4mm in height and it fits comfortably in my case with about a little less than a finger space between the notches on top of the cooler and the glass side panel (I'd say about 5mm). Thanks, should get a new gpu soon :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

You should get more storage storage because games now and days take up a lot more storage. An evga supernova g3 850w is overkill for this type of setup you could have saved money on a cheaper power supply. Also since your buying a new gpu after just got the gtx 1050ti when you could have just used the intel's intergreated graphics for a little bit and get an even better gpu.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

They probably wanted to game for the time being and the 850W is perfect of they're to upgrade to an RTX or higher end GTX card.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

850W is too much for even a build with a 1080Ti

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing wrong with an overkill power supply. Look at a lot of the older pre-2010 era builds. Some have massive PSUs.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That's correct :) and I do plan to get some sort of RTX card in the future.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I only got a 500g ssd just because I wanted to see what sort of games I will be playing and then determine the amount of storage I want (1tb, 2tb or even more, I most likely wont use my PC for anything but gaming). The power supply I got was like AU$110 on sale, I don't care too much about having the best efficiency but at least I'm pretty much future proofed power supply wise. I'd rather have something a bit better than Intel's integrated graphics. And Maple_Syrup is correct :)