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This was a blast to build and thanks for the help from several folks here at PCPP in helping me put this together! I've purchased >20 prebuilt home systems (desktop and laptop) since the 80's, but this was my first build....and I can't wait to do it again.

Everything came together without a problem and a couple of build videos on YouTube were very valuable in making sure it was done right the first time. Prices have already started to drop a bit on these components in the last month and no doubt will continue to do so. I plan on using the system mainly for Office, XPlane, streaming and online 2D games. At present, I don't have anything overclocked and will see whether it becomes a necessity. I'm recently retired and try to be in front of a computer as little as possible, so while I thoroughly enjoy looking at others colorful builds here, it wasn't something I wanted to incorporate on this build.

I was in such a hurry to put everything together that I gave little attention to cable management (as you can see). I used 300mm Antec cable extensions and given the size of the case, 500mm would have been better suited. In the next month, I'll likely take everything apart, improve the cable management, install an AIO (which I wish I'd done from the start), and get some cable extensions on the Noctua fans. Otherwise, when the next iteration of GPU's come out, I'll upgrade the 1070 Ti and install the 1070 Ti in the desktop I just passed along to a family member.

Thanks to PCPP for making the build process so easy and fun!

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Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice looking build! +1

But you have to get some RGB in there, it is PROVEN to increase FPS +15% at minimum.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! RGB affords that much of an uptick in performance? Hmmm, so it IS true! Maybe let me get my training wheels off and I'll be ready for that much power. Cheers

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Some Phanteks Halos Lux frames would light it up without taking away the premium acoustics of those Noctua fans. Nice job on the build.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! For now, I'm good on the RGB free build, perhaps when I take everything apart I'll add a splash in. The 4 Noctua fans are the NF F12/A14 Industrial models, and since I'm old and my hearing isn't what it once was, to me, they are completely silent. They push much more air than the stock NZXT fans.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Only 15%? What kind of cheapass RGB are you using? I get at least 50000000% boost

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

I fail to see the reasoning behind the lack of RGB insert sunglasses emoji

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

No RGB because I've been a rebel since the 60's.

I checked out your recent build. When it comes time to add some RGB and improve cable management, it appears I should just ship my computer to you. Well done!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Just pick up some additional cable combs off Amazon, you already have the braided extensions. Alternatively, if you're considering new extensions, you should check out custom cables from cable mod. You can choose your own colors, which may be a nice way to add color without RGB. Shoot, maybe even add a splash of brown! Make sure you purchase the new GPU first, the power cord count may change. We have the same case, so I know for a fact cable management is fairly simple. Good luck, and be sure to update photos!

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Great build! Did you have any problems with Dark Rock 4 cooler and memory slots? I was thinking it could only be possible to use low-profile design up to 30cm in height. And the Corsair - Vengeance is 31 cm. Thanks!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! With all 4 slots being used I had to bring the cooler fan out as far as the clips would allow to clear the first memory stick. If needed I could have modified the clips a little to bring the fan out a bit more, but it wasn't needed. If you are installing just 2 memory sticks and the slot closest to the CPU is empty you'll be fine. Of course, that's with the fan, memory and mother board combo I used. Cheers

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

+1, day-walker.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! day-walker...that's good!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

this is a dope first build, hope you enjoy it

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, it's a lot of fun!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

minus the cable management you said you need, i think this build and overall setup looks super clean. Well done man!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I appreciate it! I learned that cable management really needs to be done throughout the build and not saving it all for the end. Next time it'll be done right.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

the over all set up of tha battle station is clean AF though! :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Taste. This man has it! +1!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Gotta get some good ol' BROWN in ur build to show you have taste!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I only bought the Noctua fans so the build would match my desk :) Thanks!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! My build is really similar to yours, except I decided to go with the custom loop watercooling. I am curious to see what other people did with the H700.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to see it come together! The system looks very nice.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Why didnt u go for liquid cooling???

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