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Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. It has been good for gaming for the last 3 and a half years now, on low settings. I do agree that a better cpu would be a good idea after all this time has passed though :)

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for such a delayed reply. From memory, I believe it cost approximately £650

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The CPU cooler is holding up very well after over 18 months of everyday use so I would have no problems recommending it.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comments. Your build sounds nice and you should post some pictures of it if you get the chance as I'd love to see it.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Only the CPU but I didn't have the funds at the time of building this rig.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Your list looks good. I think it will look great and will perform much better with those parts.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir. That's very kind!

Comment reply on Eltech's Completed Build: Tanjunna

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

What a lovely, neat and tidy system, pictured beautifully. Grandma will be a very happy lady! Well done.

Comment reply on Konsi's Completed Build: HueHueHue - Black & White first time gaming rig (Oculus incoming)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build looks fantastic. Love the carefully selected parts that all blend together so well for a that classy look +1.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: Krait 440

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate, I fully agree with you. The Captain pump design seems to evoke either a love it or hate it response. I personally love the look of it although I do wish they had updated the hoses to the braided look like they have already done with the red units.

I just checked out your part list. Very nice selections and its going to look fantastic when you get it done. I'll look forward to seeing it when it's all finished.

Comment reply on om1kron's Completed Build: MSi X99 Godlike Gaming / aka Swan Song

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build mate.

I've been following your PCIe lane issues closely on the Overclock forum and I'm glad to see you are managing to troubleshoot your way through them.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: Krait 440

  • 50 months ago
  • 3 points

I never thought of that to be honest. It was unimaginatively named after the motherboard!

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: Krait 440

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

I'll have to see just how reliable the 240 is for me. Admittedly, it doesn't have the best reputation but although its early days I have to say its been an effective and quiet unit up till now.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

Make sure you post pics as I'd love to see it when you're finished.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

I'm really happy so far with the cpu cooler. The pump and fan are very quiet and you can only hear them if you are right up next to the case.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

I got the board from Amazon UK. I had to wait a few weeks for it to come into stock and even then it took around 3 weeks from ordering to arrival as it came into the UK from mainland Europe. I've noticed they seem to be out of stock more often than not these days so you may have quite a wait unless you can find something similar that you like the look of.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I purchased 3 blue extension cables. They were the only extras that did not come included with any of the standard parts.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Hope you post the build here so I can see it when you get done. Good luck.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

We Have that top fan set as an intake but we've found that it brings a little bit of dust into the case so we may either change it round to be an exhaust or leave it as an intake and put a 140mm dust filter on there.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, it would have fitted in that top fan opening but would have covered the memory sticks even though they are quite low profile. If you decide to this yourself make sure to watch out for the height of your chosen ram.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: Cad Workstation

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I cannot answer that as we do not use Adobe CC. Sorry!

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The blue colour was the main reason we chose it. Probably could have got something with a better spec had we have chosen a different scheme.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that feeling!

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot.

I like the idea of doing some SLI but unfortunately this motherboard can only manage Crossfire as the second PCIE slot can only supply 4 lanes :(

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't give him ideas lol!

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I found the side panels to be pretty decent. They were not as thick and strong as the Fractal R5 ones that I had used recently but I would say they are not flimsy at all.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem at all.

Those blue cables are just extenders. We still used the cables that came with the power supply and just added the blue ones onto the ends of those to make it look a little nicer.

For the LED's we used a white "NZXT LED Cable". You can get them in either 1 or 2 meter lengths so have a measure inside whichever case you choose to see which length will suit your build best.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. We were really impressed with it for the price.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice. I think we'll probably be adding a couple of Corsair LED fans at the front just to finish it off.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice one. Make sure you put it up on here so I can see how it turns out for you.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate. Appreciate the comment.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Glad you like it.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The front is a intake at the moment.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the intention.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the welcome!

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Bitfenix Alchemy extension cables.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I was really impressed with it for the price. You just have to be very careful not to let anything slip as you are building in it as the matt paint scratches really easily.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't be sad, I'm still using an 11 year old Dell laptop!

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the only part you find hard to locate is a higher end motherboard with blue accents as most of the blue ones seem to be at the lower end of the scale apart from some Asrock ones I've seen. Other than that I think you'll be good to go.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. We originally only had the 120GB SSD but added the 240GB at the last minute for some game storage.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the advice. I'll have to make sure to keep an eye on that as I had no idea they might overheat.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats it mate, hopefully a unlocked i5 or i7 with some extra pocket money!

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't worry mate, you should have seen my first try at a build!

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I appreciate the compliment.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate. No overclocking yet but we hope to later on if we can save up for an unlocked cpu!

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The pc mate was one that I was considering but I think the U3 PLUS looks just a little nicer.

Comment reply on EsxPaul's Completed Build: My nephew's first PC build (Black & Blue Themed Z97)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliment.

Believe it or not, we do have a NZXT LED strip in there but I couldn't get a good picture of it working during the daytime. It does light up the case pretty well once the daylight disappears and I'll have to try and grab a better picture that shows it off better.

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