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This was my first build. It was actually really fun and I enjoyed building it. I ordered most of my parts on Cyber Monday, so by the time I got to ordering, most of the things I originally planned to buy were sold out. Not complaining though because due to that, I was able to get the 970 Strix, and have it delivered just in time before Christmas, when I was planning on building it. Cables were kind of a pain, but I think it turned out pretty well. Thanks for checking out my build!

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  • 62 months ago
  • 7 points

Clean! Love it.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build! You have done a really god job on the cable management!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks chris

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Should move the pc to the right of the monitor so you can hide the cables behind the monitor IMO

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

But what about the wonderful window?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

you'd still see it, just have the back of the case be in line with the bezel of the monitor, essentially the exact same position, just on the right side

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

nice

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

that CPU cooler is sooo tight! Great job on parts and cable mangt!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice cable management and good pics. good ****!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the clean cable management and your selection of parts.

One main thing I'm concern about is your PSU. You may want to flip it over so you aren't expelling heat too much on your beautiful GPU since your GPU is going to be busy expelling heat out as well. Having a GPU Fan and a PSU Fan angled at each are expelling heat at each other at the moment, so flip over your PSU to help lessen heat at your GPU. From your photos, #10 & #12.

Again, great job on your build and cable management. It's clean and done well! +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey thanks for the kind words. My CX600M (and I'm pretty sure other PSUs are this way too) uses its top fan as an intake and expels heat through the back of the unit. So its actually taking in the air that the GPU pushes, and sending it out through the back.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem and oh! I'm sorry about that! I think I get paranoid sometimes when I see lovely builds and go oh noes keep that pretty thing safe! Thank you for your response and passing down knowledge. I learn something new every day so thanks!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

That is why you should have the power supply with the fan on the bottom. It intakes "fresh cooler" air from external intake and exhausts out back of Power supply.
Your exhaust fan above the video card will exhaust any heat generated from internal components like your cpu and video card.

Great looking build! Thunb's up dude!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That cooler looks dope af!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Why a $40 cooler for locked CPU? Savings could have gone to SSD.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How does that cooler perform for ya? What made you grab that one instead?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent, it does exactly what its supposed to do perfectly. I chose the D92 after getting advice from a friend who told me I'll run a lot cooler during CPU intensive things, like gaming. I was planning on getting the Hyper 212, but that wouldn't fit comfortably in my case. The D92 looks a lot nicer than a 212 would in my opinion and performs a whole lot better than Intel's stock, so I'm happy with it.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh good. Im thinkin of picking this over the 212 as well but only because it looks more badass

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! how is that monitor?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! This monitor is probably one of the best ive ever used. It gives such a smooth, good looking picture and is well worth the money.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

great I will defiantly look for it when I finally decide to build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing!! Im building the same computer(except for the case,ram and peripherics) How does that pcu perform for you? Do you have any problem in general?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a 13 hundred $ computer with an i5? Cmon bro put an i7

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

If this rig will be used predominately for gaming (which I am assuming so, since all of the parts are geared towards that), than an i7 is pointless. Almost no games use hyperthreading or more than one core. Single core performance is the main thing you are looking for when it comes to gaming. The i5 is more than enough power for what OP needs.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning my first build too and i'm wondering if you can see the orange/gold accents on the motherboard?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Just checked and where my case is positioned combined with my the size of my graphics card and cpu cooler, I'm not able to see any of the motherboards orange color

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

have you had any clearance issues with this cooler?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, none that I can note

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It took a while and I had to remove the motherboard a few times but it was worth it. And I love the Strix. Some people complain about coil whine on the new 970s, but this card is silent. I only notice some noise in loading screens where FRAPS shows 1000+ frames, but it doesn't really bother me. Definitely recommend, great performance and looks awesome too!

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