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After Two months of research and a lot of waffling I finally Built my very first pc. First I went nuts trying to decide between an AMD or an Intel build but in the end Intel won me over due to less power consumption and less heat. For GPU I went with Nvidia for the same reasons. I was going to build a red and black z97 pc then an all black x99 pc but after seeing this Black and White MSI z97s Krait edition mobo I new I would be painting some parts before I was done with this machine. I ordered most of my parts from Amazon due to my free 2 day shipping and the rest I found at best buy.

I am not an over clocker so I see no need to liquid cool my CPU and I have been happy with the stock cooler performance and size. The aftermarket ones are just so big and bulky. I got 32gb of RAM because i wanted to fill out the slots and decided I may as well go for it now so if the need for it ever arises I will be ready. I did Kind of steal my case painting scheme from This Post by Meithen. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/zDkTwP but I thought a white case would be too much for my taste and I felt his painting is perfect for my components. Please let me know how you think I did.

EDIT: Still not over clocking but I did install a Corsair H100i and I found some nice white cables at a good opened box price.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Pick this CPU Cooler up to match your build? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/phanteks-cpu-cooler-phtc14pe

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

the antec all in ones would look pretty nice too

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

You are right. With a window like that, it deserves a cleaner look than the Phanteks.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Phanteks coolers look very nice considering they are air, also if you go for a antec all in on make sure you get the one where you can change the colour of the logo or it will look stupid if it was red in a white and black build

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i just realised the cpu block lights up blue

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe the higher end ones are rgb, meaning you can change the colour to your liking.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

wow amazing build man +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you Im very happy with it

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Incredible. Looks great. I've seen much worse builds for more money. Nice job.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks its much more satisfying just knowing I did it myself.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Sic build. Love what you did to the GPU.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! if you are planning to mod & are comfortable to disassemble your gpu, u can actually sand off the green coating on the Geforce logo and make it white led !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCclKJQGPKs and start watching from 3mins

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Already done it. The last two pics are after the mod. I also found that a Dremel with a rotary sander is much faster and easier if you feel comfortable with it. I'll add a clearer pic.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How is this build holding up? I am going to be doing a similar build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Yb8xJx

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

He probably didn't. The monitor goes for around $200. One of the companies that have it on their site probably has some user integration sell system. So some guy probably set it to 12k.