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My First PC Build

by lightbulb590

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51 Comments

Details

Date Published

June 16, 2018

Date Built

June 15, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

49.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

42.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

Description

6/15/18

Hello!

I've been planning to do this for about a year and I finally decided to buy all the parts and build it. I was going for a black and white themed build and the NZXT H500 was the perfect case. It matches perfectly with the Kraken x52 cooler I used for the Ryzen 2600x (although it took 4 tries to mount it correctly to the radiator bracket XD). I probably would have gotten a founders edition 1070 when Nvidia had it in stock, but I bought the Gigabyte 1060 3 months ago during the crypto-mining craze, thinking I would build it then, but school got in the way, and I didn't have time until now. This will be an amazing upgrade from the Intel HD 620 integrated graphics I was playing on earlier. It should be perfect for 1080p gaming and schoolwork.

Overall I'm really happy with how it turned out, and it will probably last me another 6-7 years. I might upgrade some of the parts later down the road or even try a custom water loop, but we'll see when we get there.

Tell me what you think about it and what I should improve!

Thanks!

Comments Sorted by:

WheatFarmer337 4 points 8 months ago

For a first build, this looks very good. I hope it serves you well. :)

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thank you :)

essa.ea 3 points 6 months ago

very neat ! well done man.

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks!

rayqz 2 points 8 months ago

such a pretty build!

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you!

bmads21 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

what monitor is that?

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Dell s2417: 1440p 165hz TN It looks amazing, but needs to be calibrated when you first get it.

jkammler 2 points 8 months ago

its a great monitor i had it and then it had dead pixels so i returned and got lucky because the 27in was on sale so i upgraded for 30$ and that was the best money ever spent on a monitor. I prefer the 27 but they're both great. I thought it would be too big but it wasn't perfect for 1440p and the size of my desk!!

MasterRaceteer 2 points 8 months ago

Beautiful!

blitzse 2 points 8 months ago

PC suits your theme very nicely. Loved the way you used the H500, very nice!

Ben28282 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Thanks. Last night I was looking for builds with your mobo and cooler combo because i wanted to see if I liked it. I failed to find any. Wake up this morning and, BAM perfect photos of the setup ready for me to enjoy.

MysticEdits 2 points 8 months ago

thats a beautiful build with beautiful parts :) and btw can you tell me how you get that much money for a pc? i currently have around $200 and it took me around 6 months just to get that.

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Kamnur 2 points 8 months ago

How do you like the H500 I just ordered mine and I'm pretty excited to move all my hardware over to it.

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

It's great! The space is a bit tight for cable management, but the channels make it really simple to route all of the cables correctly. At first I was unsure how I would like the partial tempered glass side panel, but the more I look at it, the more I like it!

Kamnur 2 points 8 months ago

Sweet so glad I'm one of the first to build in it

hazyhope 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Nice one ! Love the black/white scheme. Also that's a great layout, I like how you put the case behind the screen with the window facing you :)

RJK360 2 points 8 months ago

Hey lightbulb590 this is a really good build and I was looking forward to build something similar . But I'm having a slight doubt regarding the RAM used. Is it the Right RAM for the system as I didn't find the RAM specified in the motherboards supported RAM list. Is it okay to use a RAM that is not specified in the motherboard's QVL.

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I haven't run into any problems with it yet, and it seems to work fine. I don't know what to tell you, sorry.

yousha 2 points 8 months ago

Couple questions: could I fit a Kraken x62 rad in the front panel of this case? Also, would the build still look good with the trident Z rgb memory from G.Skill?

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

I would think it would support the Kraken x62 as it supports 280mm radiators and are both made by NZXT. As for the Trident Z RGB memory, I think it will look great! I might be wrong, but NZXT used the same memory sticks in the video introducing the h500 series cases.

yousha 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks so much. Great build!

Bballer012 2 points 7 months ago

By any chance have you been able to over clock this baby? If so, up to what were you able to over clock it and what are the temps like.

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Sorry no I haven't gotten around to overclocking. I don't want to make my room too hot so I'm not too sure if I'm going to. Sorry.

Chaos_corrupted 2 points 7 months ago

Nice build! How do you like the corsair vengence memmory? Do the RGB's look good?

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

They look really nice! They're a bit brighter than the LED's on my NZXT Kraken cooler, but that's not really a big deal.

Chaos_corrupted 2 points 7 months ago

Cool, I've been looking at them and was wondering how they looked.

maccattack 2 points 7 months ago

quick question - I am thinking of doing a build with this motherboard/RAM combo but the ram on your part list doesn't show up in the Asus QVL for the motherboard. Did you have any issues getting the two to work together?

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

So far I haven't run into any problems, they seem to work great. They also look great together :)

Progamer5 2 points 7 months ago

Hoe are temps underload?

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I just added the temps to the details section in the left column.

T2467 2 points 7 months ago

Awesome build! Stumbled upon this while browsing builds with the white h500 case, as I'll be using that in my very first desktop.

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thank you! It's a great case, I love it!

bushman556 2 points 7 months ago

How do you like the kraken? I'm running a 2600x in the same case sans the 'i' part and my cpu temperatures are incredibly high. I'm debating on whether to go with an AIO or air cooler.

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

The Kraken has worked out great for me. I think the temps I've been getting have been pretty decent. I haven't gotten the chance to overclock yet, but I'm sure it will easily handle that. (It also looks great!)

WeeabooBuilds 2 points 7 months ago

Are the orange highlights of the gpu mess up the look?

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

No, the orange accents are on the side of the GPU with the fans so they are hidden from view. I would see them if I used the vertical GPU position with a riser cable, but I don't plan on doing that any time soon.

onestonedhobo 2 points 7 months ago

Lovely build man! One question though, could you use the first ram slot if you wanted without forcing the Kraken's tubing or would you have to rotate it? best regards

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

It looks like you could, but it would be really tight and might be bad on the ram slot. I think the only option would be to rotate the cooler.

evandgls 2 points 6 months ago

Nice looking build but you should definitely get a mousepad lol

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Yeah I got one it just came after everything else XD

Supreme_Duck 2 points 6 months ago

I’m going to get everything You have because A. It’s so freaking beautiful, but I am going to buy the FE 1070 wish you got it too ;)

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you so much! I was going to buy a FE 1070 but they were out of stock when I bought my parts :.(

Supreme_Duck 1 point 6 months ago

It’s ok when the 20 series graphics cards come out you have a chance if they are not stupid expensive !

FlyteMaster 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

It's good, could be better, the 2600x doesn't need a monster AIO like the Kraken, could've gone the Cooler Master Master Liquid 240 which would've saved you 70$ into other parts. If you cut back a tiny bit on the mobo you could've gotten a 1070ti, but otherwise very nice build.

Aqruvius 1 point 6 months ago

I really like this build, but there are a few things I would change, one thing is the speed of the RAM to 2666 MHZ because it's more stable at that speed, as for the storage I would have put in a 250 GB M.2 for OS and a 1TB SSD, for fast storage speeds and reduced loading times in games, also an 80+ Bronze for power supply? nah for this build I would have chosen at least a 750W 80+ Gold. But all of this can be upgraded in the future.

lightbulb590 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll try out the more stable RAM speeds. The higher capacity SSD's and the 80+ Gold PSU are out of my budget right now, but are definitely things I'll consider upgrading in the future. Thanks again!

Aqruvius 2 points 6 months ago

No problem man!

rogdog56 1 point 5 months ago

Amazing build

Bloody_hand 1 point 3 months ago

The PC looks very nice but as a budget enthusiast I would recommend the delta t-force series of RGB Ram

AriaStrike 1 point 1 month ago

Looks nice! Something about NZXT and white just goes together...

The sticker was still on in the 7th pic xd