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This is my gaming PC and hopefully I'm at end-game because my New Year's resolution is to stop all credit card spending. I started a couple years ago because I wanted to build a PC; got totally burnt out on XBox gaming on the tv. I told my mom I could build her a computer so she could play Sims and I could do it cheap. I think I lost money on the deal from what I paid and what I charged her but I wanted the experience and that was my first attempt. It went great and, in testing, found out how much my 8 year old daughter enjoyed playing The Sims. Cool - now, I need to build a PC for me, I know I can do it now. I built a decent PC for myself with my tax refund in spring of 2016 around the time American Truck Simulator came out - that's all I wanted to play (heck, I still play it almost every day). I think that PC had an Athlon FX processor and an R9 380. After wanting more power and slowly upgrading I decided I wanted to go Intel and really go all out, also Newegg increased my store card limit by a lot lol. I sold my second PC to someone at work and started on this build here - a lot has changed - it started with an i5 6600k and an EVGA 1070 FTW on a Z170 board. I just recently upgraded the mobo and cpu to Coffee Lake and I'm so happy now - the i5 was a definite bottleneck for me with the 1080ti at 1440p 144hz. gaming - there's absolutely no stuttering now. Anyways, that's my story. tl;dr - I've been building towards this thing for a couple years now incrementally.

EDIT Jan 2019 Disastrous accident. I think what happened was that the NZXT X61 AIO failed which caused the CPU temp to get super high and it shut itself down...hard. I believe this killed the Z370 mobo or at least some of it. I replaced both of those items and got a new case just because I've wanted the Meshify since it was released. Now, I've got white speakers that look out of place but oh well, at least I'm back to gaming after a couple weeks being down and out.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Awsome Build +1 what keyboard is that?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a Anne Pro or a Vortex Pok3r RGB

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

yup, Anne Pro - it's too small, I want to get a Ducky, MK or CoolerMaster TKL.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

It's an MSI VIGOR gk70

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

This is an awesome build and not to mention your pictures show an absolutely amazing game with the setup to go with it +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

the Trident Z/Lightning combo looks really good. solid build +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice setup :) How's the sound on those Audioengine?

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it, all I've ever had before was $50 Logitech and Cyber Acoustics 2.1 setups that you can buy at Walmart/Target. I'm no audiophile by any means but I really love them.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the motherboard performing so far?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely no problems.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

did you face any issue with G.skill RAM? because based in Motherboard MSI website this type of RAM is not supported.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had any problems. I enabled XMP and it's running at full speed; same as on the Z170 MSI board I had before this one.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the rgb ram to each be different colors? I have the same motherboard and it only lets me keep everything the same color.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

That's only recently that I could get that to work. I found some beta software on the GSkill forum and there's a post there about how to get it working. Now, I have no problem - I don't change it through MysticLight, I change it with the GSkill RGB Control software. The setting doesn't save itself at startup though - I have to turn off the ram lighting and turn it back on again everytime; can't figure out how to make it save the lighting state.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

where do you bought it?? i don't find it to buy

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, you're build is amazing! I loved the psu shroud, what is that part with the MSI logo on it?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you're looking at a plastic 3D-printed SSD cover. I bought it on Etsy.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I know the mouse pad is the Razer Firefly, no clue what keyboard that is though.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Mousepad is actually Corsair MM800. Keyboard is an AnnePro - I had trouble with a Corsair Strafe - it messed up other USB peripherals and would crash Steam all the time. Like I say above in another comment - I really want to get a TKL keyboard - I miss the F keys and arrow keys for some games with this little thing. I have Philips Hue lightstrip on the back of the desk.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Comments like this are not appropriate for this site.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Did I say something offensive to the build/builder? Using some swearing words isn't much when I was appreciating this awesome build.

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