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[Build Log] Xena, Warrior Princess PC! 5820k, Enthoo Luxe, First time builder.

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Welcome to my build log!
About the builder
My name is Dennis, I am 15 years old and this is my first build. I am a freshman in Highschool, very athletic, I love sports and am currently wrestling. I love to workout at do upwards of 200 pushups a day and love to hit the gym and do daily. If anyone was to look at me they would never guess I am into PC's, gaming or am a straight A student. However even though everyone who doesn't know me well doesn't know this side to me its quite important to me. I love to sit there and study tech, new electronics and what our world can offer us today. I spent 5 months planning my build as I wasn't someone who went on Build me a PC on Reddit and told them I want to play computer games and bought the parts they told me to buy. I first researched every single part in a PC, what each part does and then started to research what to get. In my freetime I like to workout, play sports, videogames, love to study new tech and already research upgrades I can make and such. I also love doing photoshop and video editing as a freetime. While I am no pro at either I like to learn how to do both and am pretty decent at both. For programming I know Java and Python, I know both at a very elementary level but could write a program. I also know how to write a html and make sites for money or fun. Currently my next project is probably gonna be to create a Home server or a game/website server out of my old prebuilt.
(Oh I am also quadrilingual, I speak English, Russian, Ukrainian and Spanish.)
Introduction to the PC
I had decided I needed to build my own PC when fallout came out and I was playing it at <20 frames at 720p at lowest settings. At that point I realized that my prebuilt is useless. I wanted to play Fallout and lots of the other new games that have already came out and will come out in 2016 but will my old prebuilt I couldn't have been able to do that. Now I will be. I also wanted my PC to be sufficient for many many future years with minor upgrades and be strong enough to handle my recreational Photoshop, Video Editing and my school work that consists of 3d modeling programs and software like Inventor.

I bought most of my parts from Newegg and Amazon, however I planned on getting the cpu and one ssd from a micro center. For all my parts I got most of my help from you guys here on Overclock.net however I did talk to people around the internet for more feedback.

Initially back in november I was planning a z170 Skylake build and I thought I was done but at the end of December someone was like why go skylake when you can get a 5820k build that is cheaper and performs better and while that put me back a month I decided I needed to go with the better option. Since I already knew all the good manufacturers and it was much easier making a list of parts to get the second time around. I think the builds ended up around the same price.


The Build itself, Xena.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cqYqcf


CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus X99-PRO/USB 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston Savage 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

The pcpartpicker link shows all the Peripherals I got and "Other things"
Edited by SoccerNinja - 2/9/16 at 8:35pm
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The parts are coming in!
To note I have screwed up twice already being a dumb 15 year old.
The first time was when ordering from Newegg I had ordered 2 of one of the expensive parts and had to cancel and reorder
The second happened yesterday when I went to MicroCenter, I had bought my cpu but went wrong and got a m.2 850 evo instead the 950 pro m.2 that I intended to get.
Now I have 2 of the same ssd except one is in m.2 format. I will probably have to go back and exchange it to the right ssd as I wanted the m.2 drive to be my main drive and my boot drive with my os and hold my main programs and favorite game or two. But instead of having a smaller but much faster ssd I have another 850 evo and too much ssd space.

My biggest surprise yet was when the first item came.
This Humongous box with my case came and I realized what a full tower chassis was.
I had thought that a full tower was the biggest case but I had also thought that my old prebuilt was a full tower and expected a case of similar size, oh boy I was wrong. My old case turns out was either the smaller itx case or a mid tower Im still not sure as its so much smaller then this full tower. While I don't mind and think bigger is better everyone in my family walks in and is like "WOAH WHAT IS THAT!" However I love it's very beautiful.

So far about half the parts have came and the rest are coming this week.

The rest of the parts have come in, 2/5/2016, Im gonna go to microcenter Sunday morning and start my build.
Edited by SoccerNinja - 2/9/16 at 8:12pm
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Here are some pics of all the parts before I started Building






The Build!
The build tooking me a total of like 7 hours, Including the hour the next day it took me to make it work.
On Sunday 2/7/2016 I started the build and was able to somehow put everything together.
I ran into multiple problems while building it which had me taking out the motherboard out of the case twice but all in all everything went swell.

The problem I had was using the wrong cables for the psu and cpu but when I found that out I fixed it and did all the cable management the next day in an hour.
When It booted I was so happy I almost cried.
Other than this photo
I don't have any of the pics of while I was building it, I accidently deleted them when transferring them from my camera.

Edited by SoccerNinja - 2/9/16 at 8:34pm
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Thoughts on the Build
While I was building the system I was thinking
"EVERYONE LIED TO ME THIS ISN'T EASY AT ALL!"
But now that I have finished my build and my system is up and running and I can play games and download software I can say "Building your own computer is very easy"
I really think that I should have done some things differently especially with the cpu cooler which took the most amount of time.
Im also pretty sure I messed up the thermal paste but the temperature of the cpu is below 30c in Bios so I think im fine.
I also touched the top of the cpu after installing it and didn't have a way to get my fingerprint off of it so I just moved on but now its kinda worrying me but its probably for no reason.

For the parts.
CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor

Overall I got it $100 cheaper than a 6700k and it has way more cores.
I don't know how to overclock this yet and am kinda scared to mess around with the Bios but will get to that soon enough.

CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler

Omg first of all the fans are really easy to attach and I was scared I wouldn't know how,
second I thought this was one of the hardest things I have ever faced and spent 2 hours trying to find a guide on how to install this. I never did but I did eventually and was pissed I didn't sooner as it was really easy.
Overall looks great, seems to be performing great and can say was a great buy.

Memory: Kingston Savage 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Easy to install, had no problems didn't ever even need to worry one wasn't working or something like that.
I set the xmp profile to the second one as it was 2666 latency but i'm not sure if its running at the correct frequency right now.
The ram also looks pretty nice.


Storage
Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
this thing is amazing, was really easy to install into the motherboard.
Have never had a problem with it.
Its incredibly fast and windows runs like lightning.

Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Have run a few games off of it and safe to say also a very solid drive that performs like expected and didn't let me down.

Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Still formatting the drive but it was really cheap and has lots of space.

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card
So it came with a nice HDMI cable and looks and does just what is says and looks like it says it does. What?
Anyway the only problem I had was my 1080p monitor didn't have an hdmi cable and only a DVI-E output and the Graphics card doesn't have one of those.
So now i'm using my 1680x1050p monitor with Xena and my 1920x1080 monitor with my old computer.
No I have two computers in my setup which I never planned and you can see that in post 5.

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case

Have I said how big this is?
Its very big, yet beautiful. The changing light feature is also very nice.
Edited by SoccerNinja - 2/9/16 at 9:05pm
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Old Setup VS New Setup


Old Setup






New Setup











Hope you guys like it!
Any recommendations?
Im planning on switching the poster and little things hanging on the back wall to match the theme of the rest of my room soon.
Here are some pictures of my whole room so you guys see the the theme and kinda my style and why I choose black and white for all my parts.



Edited by SoccerNinja - 2/9/16 at 9:29pm
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Post 6 Reserved for when I start overclocking.
Edited by SoccerNinja - 2/9/16 at 9:30pm
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First PC build, 5820k, enthoo luxe... I'm definitely subbing this!
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 750 Lynnfield Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 ASUS Strix GTX 960 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial BX100 SSD 500GB EKWB EK-KIT L120 Corsair SP120 Koolance 2x140mm Radiator HX-CU1402V 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair AF140 Bitspower VG-NGTX960 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung Curved 27" S27D590C 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB Apevia Iceburg 680 watts Apevia X-Sniper 2 EVGA Torq X3 Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9750 ASUS M3A78-CM PNY XLR8 GTX 460 Corsair XMS2 (4 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingPower
Hitachi 5K500 Silenx 92mm EFFIZIO Corsair SP 120 Red LED Antec 500watt 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake ASRock A170A-X1/3.1 Gigabye G1 Gaming GTX 970 Windforce CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bykski CPU-XPR-A High Performance Acrylic Nicke... EKWB Acrylic Nickel GPU Block Monsoon MMRS Reservoir Bykski BY-PUMP-XPH-PA Water Cooling Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance 240 30 FPI Radiator Magicool 280 14 FPI Radiator Bitfenix Spectre PWM 120mm Fan Bitfenix Spectre PWM 140mm Fan 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro Corsair RM Series 850 Thermaltake Suppressor F31 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 750 Lynnfield Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 ASUS Strix GTX 960 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial BX100 SSD 500GB EKWB EK-KIT L120 Corsair SP120 Koolance 2x140mm Radiator HX-CU1402V 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair AF140 Bitspower VG-NGTX960 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung Curved 27" S27D590C 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB Apevia Iceburg 680 watts Apevia X-Sniper 2 EVGA Torq X3 Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9750 ASUS M3A78-CM PNY XLR8 GTX 460 Corsair XMS2 (4 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingPower
Hitachi 5K500 Silenx 92mm EFFIZIO Corsair SP 120 Red LED Antec 500watt 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake ASRock A170A-X1/3.1 Gigabye G1 Gaming GTX 970 Windforce CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bykski CPU-XPR-A High Performance Acrylic Nicke... EKWB Acrylic Nickel GPU Block Monsoon MMRS Reservoir Bykski BY-PUMP-XPH-PA Water Cooling Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance 240 30 FPI Radiator Magicool 280 14 FPI Radiator Bitfenix Spectre PWM 120mm Fan Bitfenix Spectre PWM 140mm Fan 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro Corsair RM Series 850 Thermaltake Suppressor F31 
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Subbed! I would definitely take that 850 m.2 back to MicroCenter and get the 950. They should do it no problem as well.

Looking forward to your build!
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First PC build, 5820k, enthoo luxe... I'm definitely subbing this!
Haha thanks that's very encouraging!
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gl!
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Intel Skylake 6700K Asus Z270i Nvidia GeForce 1080 FE Corsair Dominator Platinum 
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Samsung Evo 850 WD Green  Custom Loop Windows 10 
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Asus VG268QE ergotech Red Scarf 68 Corsair HXi 750w 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Evo 850 WD Green  Custom Loop Windows 10 
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Asus VG268QE ergotech Red Scarf 68 Corsair HXi 750w 
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