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This was my first gaming rig that I built and it has really made me interested in building custom PCs and PC gaming.

I used the DIYPC Cuboid-R in this build because I noticed that it was very different and it looks awesome. The case was also very sturdy besides the front intake fan, more on that later. Another thing that I enjoyed about the case was that I could see through both side panels. The case also supports up to a 240mm radiator for water cooling. But the coolest thing that I saw when I looked at that case was that the motherboard was mounted to a platform and not to side of the case. There are also two SSD holders underneath this platform along with two slide out HDD trays. For a first time builder I felt like there was a lot of space for building and parts to fit.

One of the few problems that I had were that the front 200mm case fan died on me. So I had to replace it and the new fan works much better and feels much more sturdy than the other fan. Also, the SSD mounts are on a swinging hinge and that is held to the frame of the case by a screw. I had some difficulty opening the hinge to access the SSD brackets. The other thing with this case is that if you are wanting to use the 5.25" bay be careful. The drive bay holder will not fit easily if you have a large GPU. You may be able to get past this if you go with the R9 300 XFX series GPUs since they are slightly smaller.

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Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 5 points

A priceless build. Oh my! Regardless, it looks great. I like the parts and good work with your PC. +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 4 points

It's like those old MasterCard commercials
New screwdriver: $5
Replacement 200mm fan: $12.99
New PC:
Priceless

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I like this build; it looks nice, and the FX-6300 is pretty underrated IMO. +1

I am also going to be that guy who complains about the V300 SSD. :P

  • 52 months ago
  • 3 points
That sneaky V300~

* munches on kettle corn *

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Since I'm a noob when it comes to this sort of thing... Whats wrong with the SSD? It didn't look bad in the reviews and it performs great imo.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Kingston plays a bait-and-switch game with the V300's controllers. The newer version of the V300 is a crapshoot as far as that goes, and many of them don't reach their advertised performance. For the same money, you can get a different model SSD of the same capacity (e.g. SanDisk SSD Plus), and can be assured that the performance will be what it claims to be.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I see. Thanks for the info!

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Not a problem. :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks nice. Some nice parts also.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I have some suggestions for a name, choose any you wish... RED Devil , Boxxy or Leonard

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Building a PC: An Unexpected Journey?

But also...

Leonard is pretty great

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Good looking build but rotate the CPU cooler to exhaust out the back and your temps should see a drop

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Good Idea. Thanks for the feedback!

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, I have a 6300 and it oc'ed like a champ easily get 4.4 out of it, good to see an AMD build nice one! +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the red and black build. why did you get only a 500GB hard drive instead of a 1TB one?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it's also a few spare parts that I had laying around from older computers. It's not totally done yet. I guess this would be version 1.3. Still working out the bugs. ;)

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah old hard drives get really slow. Good thing u have an SSD. Also, do you play borderlands? i see the psycho. :P

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I am all about the Borderlands. I got hooked on it for the console version and then I heard that the experience was even better on PC so I had to try it out once I got the rig built.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

which out of the 3 is ur fav?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If I had to pick a favorite I would say 2. It feels like it's the most complete version of the games. And the DLC is awesome!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Shew that case is nice.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

With a 1000 dollar price point get a gtx 1060 or something

  • 52 months ago
  • -2 points

"My First PC" sounds like a children's book. Probably because that is the name a child would give it. I wish people would come up with more creative names, because that is what the people of PCPP appreciate.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

My apologies? I didn't think that this would unnerve some people. I just said what needed to be said about my first experience building a computer. Giving it a title like "Building a PC: An Unexpected Journey" would be my new title.

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