Hi my name is Royd but known as Ruzziel in the gaming community. My friends, family and some of you has been asking me about my computer. So why not explain to all how I did it. I builded a new PC from scratch using a Computer case from NZXT S340 Elite. Now even though I've been in the computer business for a long time now, it's been awhile since I put together a PC from scratch.
I just want to make clear that this is just for educational purpose only, I'm not responsible for any issues or problems you may have using the information on this website. I'm just sharing my experience building my own personal computer.
Now the first thing you want to asked yourself is for what purposes are you going to using this computer and understand how much you are going to be spending on it (What it’s your budget?). Is it for gaming or is it for work (office type of work) or is it for graphics, photos and video editing. Based on the activities you are going to be doing on it is what I suggest you build your computer for.
In my case I use my PC for different type of activities such as work, gaming, music, photos and video editing. I also run virtual machines on my computer with Linux, Apple OS and any other Windows version to run test on them.
Before this build I was using my PC as a Hackintosh with Intel chipsets running dual boot to Windows 8. In the past I was using AMD computers not just because it was cheaper but also I liked AMD processors by that time. I haven't tried the new ones (AMD Ryzen), but if I have the chance and the budget probably I will and if I do I will share it too.
I was using an Intel i5 with 16Gig of ram with a Nvidia Graphic card from EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB single fan. it was not a bad build by that time an I believe it can still do the job. But I decided to sell it and get a new one (do what we called an upgrade). To be honest I didn't know where to start so I found this website called Pcpartpicker. You can start creating your own build and search for different components and do a comparison of models and prices on different websites or online stores. You can register to save your build, see other people builds, read and learn from their build guides and start building your own PC right away.
I was looking to build a fast PC with the latest technology but also to have a nice case with a side clear window, RGB lights and to be really simple and clean inside. My others PCs they were just a black case completely closed so there was no way for you to show what you had inside so it was just a black box. Same with the mouse and the keyboard they were just regular all in black nothing fancy so I was looking to change the whole theme.
Before I start I like to let you know that depending on where you live, you may have to search diffrent website, vendors or local stores. On my personal experience some of them did not shipped to where I'm located at. I had to search different ways to get my parts on some other website like Amazon, NewEgg so I'm going to be sharing those with you guys but just to let you let you know pcpartpicker will show you some options but you have to search depending on your situation.
NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core OEM
NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid
G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200
Corsair - RMx 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX
EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB SC GAMING
1 x Samsung - 960 EVO 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
2 x Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
2 x Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit
NZXT HUE+ & Aer RGB120 Fans Bundle Pack RGB 2x 120mm Aer Fans
NZXT HUE+ Extension Kit (AC-HPL03-10)
Razer Ornata Chroma
Razer Mamba Elite
Razer Kraken 7.1 V2
2 x Dell 24" LED Monitor, VESA Mount, E2416HM
Funko Wacky Wobbler Star Wars
These are all the parts I used to build the computer. When I was buying the parts the video cards because a minning issue for "bitcoins" were too expencive so I'm using the old one but I was trying to get the Nvidia 1080 dual fan in white. So the EVGA 1060 was black with no backplate. So I got in touch with a couple of backplates creators and only one said ok to my crazy idea and that was JMMODS. I got in touch with Jeffrey S Mays and he work hard and fast on my plates and he also made the SSDs backplates with RGB so that super cool.
Other webside I used:
My build was inspired by a video I saw on Youtube from Greg Salazar on his channel - Science Studio but he was using a case complete white. I got mine on black and then I painted the inside white. You can see the process on the gallery. He also has a video regarding the Kraken X62 radiator for the CPU on how to painted all white.
Jeffrey S Mays
Thanks for taking the risk and time to build my backplates specially my video card because I know it was a little of a challenge and you really delivered more of what I was specting.
Thanks for your videos and helpfull information on all your social networks. Keep up the good work!