Hi guys. I wanted to share my first build with you all. The goal of this build was to be an all around great machine, be capable of gaming at 1080p with high settings and also fit a black and red theme.
So far I'm really really happy with it. I've managed to easily overclock my 1300X to 3.9GHz, my ram to 2933MHz. I've also pushed my 1050Ti FTW a little over the factory overclock.
The 8GBs of RAM have been serving me well so far but I plan to buy another stick to upgrade to 16GBs in the future. If and when GPU prices come down I plan to also upgrade that to either a 1060 or 1070.
I could have easily shaved about 200 dollars from my total cost by leaving out the SSD and the non-essential parts (such as the AIO liquid cooler, extra fan, power extension cables, etc) and still have a perfectly working system. However, had I done that I feel like I wouldn't have been as happy with the system and honestly it wouldn't have looked as good lol.
Reading reviews of my case, I noticed many people were complaining that the case didn't have the best airflow. Luckily, most of my components are low wattage parts so I thought my thermals would be fine. However, I took it upon myself to drill some air exhaust holes on the top of my case for better air exhaust.
Performance has been great. My machine is really fast and snappy. On high settings I'm getting about 80-90FPS minimum on most games. All in all, I'm loving my new gaming PC. Let me know what you guys think!
There are a few parts missing from the parts list. In case anyone is interested I will list them below.
ASUS PCE-AC51 AC750 Dual-Band Wireless Adapter: (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075SWSN32/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_MdqaBb93FPZ6A)
LED Strip powered by SATA w/remote control found on Amazon: (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G7DFGWK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_9wpaBbHWC2G34)
Raidmax PCI Express Power Extension Cable: (https://www.frys.com/product/8068114?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG)
Raidmax Motherboard Power Extension Cable: (https://www.frys.com/product/8068164?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG)
Power Cable Combs found on Amazon: (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078WRJ8J7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_MaqaBb3V0P64T)