Description

G'day ladies and gents!

Apologies for the late description, I know some of you have been waiting for it!

First and foremost, Thank you for stopping by and checking out my build! :D

This build has been going for over a year long. It all began after I finished uni, got my first full-time job, finally had funds to build a PC that I have been dreading to do for quite a while. So, I saved up money for a couple of months, did some researching and set out a budget and finally around July last year I finally pulled the trigger and slowly bought the parts.

I started out with a whole different list than what I listed and shown in the picture except for a few that stayed. I started out getting the i7-7700 (non-K) CPU, with a strix H270-F gaming motherboard. Yeah, I know some of you might question why would I go for a locked CPU? my reason, well it was because I did not know anything about overclocking and that being my first build I knew I would not be doing any of that.

Around July last year, the GPU was absurd, thanks to crypto mining getting a high-end GPU was out of my budget! even for a 1070 Strix OC model, even though with a "limited budget" back then, I managed to get a decent deal on it, so I ended up getting it.

Once I got all my parts together, I felt like a little kid again. Felt like Christmas! Took me a good 3 hours to get all the parts installed and working on my first go! was so relieved everything was working together and well. Although the first issue I faced sometime later was the PSU, at that time I bought the Corsair CX650M. I faced loud fan noise when the PC was running after a while under normal usage (browsing). Got it replaced with a corsair RM750x.

I enjoyed the PC for a good while, then all the coffee lake products launched along with the new z-370 chipsets. And soon I got the buyers remorse where I wanted the best of the best. I spent some sleepless nights thinking about whether I should upgrade or not. It was then and there I just decided to get what my heart desired. I upgraded to the 8700-K and the strix Z370-E and get a better case, the fractal design R6 in Gunmetal Grey. Boy, do I love this case so much, its such beauty and simple yet so elegant.

Slowly over time I replaced/upgraded the memory, from corsair vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000Mhz to Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x8 GB 3200Mhz, replaced stock case fans with Thermaltake Riing 12 Plus Fans RGB (5 pack, but used only 4 atm). I had a 140 AIO, the Kraken x42, used it for a bit with the i7-7700, I knew it wouldn't be able to cool the 8700k, but I left it in stock clock speeds and thought it would be good enough, until one day. I pump failed on me. Instead of replacing it, my beautiful and wonderful GF bought me the EKWB A240 Fluid Gaming kit, for a first time custom water cooling kit, id say its worth the price, albeit it is an all Aluminium kit, WARNING anyone of you getting this kit beware, you cant mix copper with this kit if you wish to upgrade, they got stickers all over the kit warning you about it. Installing it was a breeze, it comes with everything you need for getting into the whole watercooling shenanigans. And I'm glad, it keeps the temps low, you may also be wondering why did I not get the kit with the GPU block, well it was a gift from my misses and she did not know anything about it so I do not blame her haha. Someday I do plan on going on a full hardline copper based water-cooling loop but for now I'm happy as is.

I ended up my build by getting some sweet sweet custom sleeved cables to finish up the aesthetic and look pretty while I glaze at the insides on my PC. So i went with the CableMod PRO Modmesh full corsair RMx series kit in Carbon to get along with the whole grey/silverish theme.

My setup is on top of Ikea linmon table top with 2 grey alex drawers to keep all my spare cables and other shizz.

I am most happy with how my build has turned out to be. It was one of my dream and glad I was able to do it. And I hope you too can do it too!

Thank you for taking your time to read this long (possibly boring) description lol. I added a lot of pictures because I wanted to share my build with you all, hopefully, it gives you some ideas as to your own desk setups one day.

If you have any questions feel free to ask below and i will happily answer them!

p.s. All criticism are welcome! :)

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Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

I like how clean it is

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks for the 70 photos! I cant believe you actually took that many, not to mention actually uploading that many photos! lol.

Just kidding! Good job Bro!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! haha i got carried away, and decided to take about every possible angle to capture the beauty of the glorious RGB haha, glad you liked it!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Check out this link. I think it would be a great inexpensive addition to your build.

https://www.v1tech.com/product-category/backplates/

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build +1

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

why isn't it featured?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

haha lets hope so? X)

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Jeez, I guess I have to +1 you just for taking the 70 photos and uploading them all...

Also +1 for one of the cleanest looking desk setups I've seen on here. Very elegant and love the desk lighting. Something like that is my dream when I get out of college and get my own place xD

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much mate! I hope you too get yours one day! be patient and I'm looking forward to it one day!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice quality build. Not to my tastes, but hey it looks professionally constructed. Well done.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you mate :)

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Is the wifi good with the ROG Strix Z370-E? (choosing between ROG Strix Z370-E and ASUS Prime-A)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

So far with my experience, the wifi is good. Also asus prime has no wifi, you would have to buy a wifi card.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Btw one of the Best Builds I have seen! This pc is pretty similar to the one I'm Planning to build, so can you help me with it? Great Build +1

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate! Yeah sure, i would be happy to help out :)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! Here is my current part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JBdWP3

Getting funds! :)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build! I see nothing wrong there :)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

cool :)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s gorgeous congrats!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

  • 16 months ago
  • -1 points

also, get custom cables and add a description pls

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