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Hi everyone! Since 2014, I have been owning a MacBook Pro, which was one great laptop, although the thermal throttling, 6000rpm fans, overheating, lack of good value, are all effective on a 1600$ laptop.

macOS is minimal and very easy to navigate for me, but it’s very annoying at times and especially old models tends to freeze on me... Very limited programming software and game functionality (obv). so

Building took 6-8 hours all together, and honestly pretty easy! (if you have patience). Problems I went into were a stripped screw on my cpu cooler bracket that you’re supposed to remove, so took hours to get out eventually giving up and going to the PC store nearest to me and getting a bigger head screwdriver! The hardest part was putting the motherboard inside the case, because IO shield had cushion and it was stopping the mobo from aligning into the standoffs. I booted first time with no errors, and I felt so relived.

I will be using my build for video editing, mostly gaming, mostly coding/emulator testing, and similar purposes!

**future upgrades - replace cooler with Cryorig M9A - replace GPU with RTX 2060/2070

benchmarks - fortnite (80 FPS all epic settings) - rocket league (200 fps all settings max) - CSGO (200+ fps all max) **

overall a really good PC imo, it's just the GPU I might want to upgrade later, and the CPU cooler for better thermals for OCing to 3.7+.

And again, thank you so much PCPartPicker community.

If you have any suggestions or comments, please comment below.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

build- good

panda- great

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

ty <3

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for completing your first build.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I just came from a 2012 macbook pro.. I'm sure you feel relieved just as much as I did when you booted that thing up and got the results at a snap of a finger. Good build.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

when it booted in a split second, and everything was running so smoothly (even multitasking games/Microsoft word/chrome at the same time) ran smoothly, I knew this was a great choice.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I almost got the same case and motherboard. It looks great! I did end up getting the 2600 cpu tho. Nice job.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

the only thing i hate are the walls

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

It really pisses me off how much more you guys pay for computer parts.

Anyway, I would suggest investing in a better cooler when you upgrade than the M9A. It's not bad, but if your sole purpose to upgrade the stock cooler is to overclock, don't go with a budget cooler like that.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you using USD or CAD? This guy is using CAD so everything seems more expensive.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

CAD...

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Arctic 33 esport maybe

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed. The H7 is a fantastic cooler, I use one daily myself. I can't speak for the 4Ghz, though. (My 2400G could only hit 3.9, which is the boost clock anyway.)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

H7 is way easier to mount so I would suggest that one. xD

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks everyone! I will be looking into the H7.