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I built this PC for a friend of mine who is currently an architecture student, and will be using it primarily for AutoCAD, and occasionally gaming. All parts were purchased from the following retailers: - Amazon - Newegg - Microcenter

In the included parts list, I have included the prices I paid for the parts purchased including tax/discounts where appropriate. No mail-in rebates were included in the pricing deductions.

My friend who financed and will own the build actually aided in the build process, which was his first time ever building a PC, so definitely got a kick out of the build process. I think it always makes owning your own PC that much more special when you assemble it from scratch, as opposed to just buying a pre-built unit.

He had a strict $1,700 budget, so I had to adhere to that in the decision making process behind which parts were chosen. If looking for a gaming rig, I would suggest forgoing the 32 GB of RAM, and simply go for 16 GB. He needed the extra RAM for his AutoCAD work, which could be spent on a bigger/better SSD otherwise.

I'm currently in the process of overclocking everything, but still don't have any solid numbers. I'm expecting a ~5 GHz overclock given that the "one click" overclock feature on the motherboard immediately put it at 4.8 GHz, and has been running without issue. We'll see how it goes with a bit of fiddling around.

I took all pictures with an iPhone 6, so the quality isn't amazing, and it's really hard to capture how the tempered glass actually looks in person. The lighting gives off a subtle glow that fills the case. Definitely very please at the final product, and the final price as well.

Enjoy!

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I want to give him something stable, where he won't have to deal with the issues that come with buying a new architecture. Additionally, single core performance is more important that a higher core count in his situation.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If he's doing gaming second and AutoCAD first, then why didn't you get a Ryzen 7?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

you have more exahust than intakes

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing wrong with that :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Aka negative air pressure which is an issue there only way to fix it besides taking a fan out is to run intakes at a higher rpm then the exhausts

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You won't exactly have higher temps but I'm pretty sure with neutral air flow or positive airflow will not only give you possibly a little better temps but it will attract less dust

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

TheNoseKnows_ : Could you please explain to me how did you connect the cooler to the motherboard ? it is not working on my pc. I have like your build.

I need your help pls.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The two fans on the cooler should plug into the fan connector attached to the pump, which you can then plug into the CPU Dan connector on your motherboard. I’ve attached a link that gives detailed instructions.

http://www.corsair.com/en-eu/blog/2015/march/h100i_gtx_how_to

Hope this helps!