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My First Build

by liming

Description

The only PC I built before this was based on a Pentium D processor (which was crap) with some other random hardware, so really I consider this as my first proper PC build. I don't think there's anything special about this build though (apart from my messy cable management). It's just an average PC for 1080P gaming.

My actual CPU cooler and graphics card are not available in the US market so in the list I replaced them with parts that have roughly the same price and spec.

Potential upgrades:

  • One more intake fan/AIO water cooler
  • 11th gen NVDIA graphics card (GTX 1180 I guess?)

Things to note:

  • The memory only goes up to 2666 MHz, which is limited by the motherboard, after turning on XMP.
  • Fitting an mATX motherboard into this ATX case does make some of the wiring a bit awkward.
  • If you intend to keep the hard drive cage, the space left for the PSU is very tight. Getting a PSU shorter than 150mm would be ideal.

Thanks!

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Rezna 1 Build 4 points 10 months ago

Nice clean and simple with decent specs. Not bad for a 1st build, not everyone needs super expensive high-end parts. Creations like these are proof our community is growing.

liming submitter 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

Thank you!!

Overkill554 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Even if you get an aio buy another noctua fan, 99% of fans added with aio's are garbage. But for your cpu i woudn't recomend it. Getting second fan would make -10*C on cpu for just 15$

liming submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks for the advice! You are definitely right about the AIO, even if I do get one, I’m doing it for the looks.

Overkill554 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Just get yourself cables from Cablemod and you good. ;)

wurpy 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Very clean build. Looks great!

liming submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks!!

ConfusedSkunk 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Nice and clean! How is it running so far?

liming submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thank you! I haven’t done any pressure test yet. The stat when I was playing PUBG are:

  • CPU: ~60 C

  • GPU: ~70 C

  • medium settings@~100fps

jakeSpot 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

That budget is great for AAA games these days! Cable management looks relatively decent.

liming submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks man!

PrOoZ_MaX 1 point 10 months ago

can this play games such as grand theft auto 5, counter strike global offensive

liming submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

I tested GTA V at 1080p with no problem!

Gheldon 1 point 10 months ago

How do you like the mobo?

liming submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

It's one of the first few B360 motherboards and thus the price is a little bit high right now. I think when the price comes down a little bit it would be a better choice. It has two M.2 slots which I think is worth mentioning.

Gheldon 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks!

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