Description

This was my very first attempt at building a PC. The main reason for this build was to get into PC gaming as well as general use. I knew I wanted to game at a 1440p resolution while keeping a good frame rate with a single GPU. The process of putting this together wasn't too bad, but I did have some what of an issue mounting the Kraken X61 fan and radiator to the chassis. The screws were a little to short to easily line up with the holes on the radiator, which in turn made it impossible to visually see if the screw was in the hole or feel if the screw had set into place. I pretty much had to line up the fan and the radiator by sight where I thought the hole would be and kept turning the screw hoping that it would catch. but after messing around with it for almost 30 mins... I found a method that made it work.

I had no issues with any parts and everything worked well right out the box.

Update: I recently just installed the NZXT 1 meter Sleeved Kit to my completed build. I know that there are other options out there when it came to LED lighting, but I decided since I have a NZXT case and liquid cooler, that I would just go with their lighting.

Part Reviews

Case

I love this tower. It is a good choice if you want a case that conceals the wiring connecting to components, plus a nice display to view your pc parts. One of my biggest complaint though is that the tower are prone to scratches on both the tower and the display window.... so be careful when handling

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 6 points

+1 Very aesthetically pleasing build and I'm glad you included the part about having a difficult time with the cooler. I feel like more of these builds should include stories about which parts of the build gave people the most trouble.

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Very, very clean build. Great job! +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

looks great, nice choice on a case (love this case for clean cable management)

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

clean

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I love how the build looks. But why did you get h97 motherboard with a k processor?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It was initially a suggestion as an inexpensive motherboard, so I bought it without comparing it with other motherboards that would have been a better buy and future proof for just a few dollars more. Had I known what I know now, I would have gotten a board that supports overclocking as well as SLI. I am literally a noob at this, so building a PC was totally uncharted territory for me :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I see. That's a shame, but I actually heard that some h97 motherboards support overclocking. So maybe not everything's lost :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

You can OC Devils Canyon on H97. Maybe not with the same features, but H97 will take advantage of unlocked multipliers. (Only Devil's Canyon)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you install software without the optical drive in this case?

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

I actually saved my copy of Windows 8.1 on a USB flash drive and had it set up to an ISO so that I could run the installation. It was actually painless and extremely simple. I found a tutorial on how to do this on NCIX.com's Youtube page.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 itz sexy

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Good Build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you and sorry for the late response

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