Description

After using laptops for years, I decided it was finally time to setup and build a decent desktop environment. I'm an avid programmer and occasional gamer, and as such, wanted this PC to be compatible with both. The build itself was flawless. Everything went together very smoothly (I will say, the instructions for my CPU fan cooler were rather difficult to understand, but eventually found my way around that.) with no issues. I learned the hard way that you should always have a small windows computer handy to create boot media. Coming from a family that uses MacOS/linux operating systems, I was pretty screwed as far as an OS went for a few days until I got my friend to create me a boot USB.

This was my first build, and for the most part went off without a hitch. If there was one thing I would take away from this personally, is that I probably should have paid more attention to graphics card clearance with the MOBO and case. Luckily for me, I had no issues, close, but manageable.

The PC runs my dual monitor setup incredibly well, and the RGB functionality is quite intriguing. I've had no issues whatsoever.

Pictures to come soon.

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Great build. +1 :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build, would love to see more pictures though! :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I just threw some new photos up! Check them out!

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

You can use linux to create windows boot media.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I know you can use Rufus within Windows to create pretty much any boot media, whats the go-to utility in Linux?

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

WinUSB.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Gracias! Been saying for years I need to learn how to use Linux as well as I do windows (because, why not??) and Ive finally started to delve into it a little bit.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

You can also use unetbootin, just make sure the filesystem is ntfs

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I wasn't sure which application would have best fit my needs to make media!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! Never have really seen a Scythe CPU cooler; that's very unique. +1.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It was recommended by a friend!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

+1

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Added more photos!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice setup man im jealous !

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

My neck hurts.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

My apologies! Edited the photo and added more photos.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

That's better. Nicely done!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

does the scythe mugen 5 keep the i7 7700k cool, i am thinking about purchasing i7 7700k, but idk what cooler to get

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. By far a superior fan cooler. Probably overkill. I was going to go with liquid cooling but I didn't have the $. If you are going to get the Scythe, make sure to keep an eye on your tower clearances. Mine just barely fits inside my case.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

you could use the Cooler Master Hyper 120 EVO CPU Cooler, its cheaper and in my opinion better. Unless you're overclocking, then I see why you went with that

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry im new what is a boot media?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated with Photos!

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points
  • 1 for sideways build photo (please fix that.)
  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Fixed! My apologies!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol ur totally fine, great build man!

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