My very first PC build.
Thanks to this website (and its users, of course!) and youtube I was able to build my own gaming pc a couple of days ago. It was a very nice experience to me as I have always been afraid of manipulating components from my old computers. From now on I can recommend everybody to build it by themselves. It is not so difficult!
I spent almost a month thinking about the components, and finnally I decided to choose:
- a sixth generation i5 6500 + 4GB x 2 DDR4
- powercolor radeon r9 390
- msi h170 gaming m3
- evga 650w
- 1TB 7200 rpm + 250 GB SSD
- Phanteks Enthoo Pro M
- 27" BenQ IPS monitor
- Cooler Master Quick Fire TK + Corsair Vengance M65
After more or less two weeks waiting to have all the components at home (of course the motherboard arrived the last!) I started to build it. I had really not so many problems during the build, just paying attention carefully to the manuals to find the correct pin to connect everything. I spent something like 3 hours to the moment I firts turned it on. And after that few hours more just installing OS and drivers. I am running W7 at the moment and thinking about go ahead with W10.
Peripherics and monitor seem to be excellent quality :D
I have just few issues while assambling, if you could help me to solve that it would be great:
The led light from the reset button in the case is not fixed light and I think it is reacting to the processor's activity as it is unregular flashing all the time. I think everything is connected correctly.
I had to order an additional SATA 2 cable for my Barracuda as there was only 1 SATA3 and 1SATA2 included in with the MSI motherboard, so at the moment I am just running my SSD and the optical drive.
I had a big pain in the *** with the realtek hd audio codecs but after 4 hour fight I installed service pack 1 for W7 and finally worked fine.
I tried my best with the cable management but I am not really sure about the results everythink looks fina and case looks quite empty under my point of view.
Please feel free to comment everything you want to, specially these issues with the reset button if possible.
Thank you all for taking part in this website. I am sure there is a lot of people in the same situation and it's been a big help to us.