Description

My last computer was an i7-3770K build about a good 8 years ago.

Even then, I got a computer store to get it built in a nice little Bitfenix Prodigy Case. I ended up selling it about 2 years ago and have been using an ultrabook as my main rig since.

Decided I would now build one myself with these components to get ready for CyberPunk 2077, as well as editing videos, music production and media consumption.

It was a very fun and easy build for my first time thanks to videos from YT guys such as Linus Tech Tips, Bitwit, Pauls Hardware, Science Studio, Jayztwocents, Hardware Canucks and Gear Seekers. Everything went incredibly smoothly - from getting the parts, starting the build and cable management.

It booted up and posted on first powerup, and have had no issues at all.

Idle CPU temp range from 28-33 degrees (haven't stressed this to max yet), and idle GPU temps idle in the 33-38 degrees, reaching a nice plateau of about 72 degrees in the Heaven GPU stress test.

Getting pretty good benchmark scores from Time Spy with 11456.

Huge thanks to PLE Computers in Bentley for the great prices of all the components.

Comments

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey, congratulations on the build! I am thinking of building my first PC soon following tutorials on YouTube like yourself. However, I cannot decipher between useful information and the not so good. Do you have a playlist or anything with videos from those channels that you listed which helped you with your build? If not then no worries. Thanks, Harry

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

Hi Harry

For sure! Here are some links I've used

Science Studio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLJNNUd79ko (However no AIO install here, just a fan cooler)

Hardware Canucks - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWIS9ILc3jY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM6kIWJAW-I

Jayztwocents - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK51upU5bkU

Bitwit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7r31nnp4Vc

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, that’s awesome!

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

You should look at Joey Delgado, he builds PC's and does a walkthrough with the do's and don'ts

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Great, I’ll take a look!

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

I love that desk, where did you get it?

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey it was from Freedom Furniture (bought it about 9 years ago though so not sure if they still have it) - https://www.freedom.com.au/

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