I’ve been out of gaming entirely for almost two years! This is my very personal project to build my own Gaming PC Rig and get back into some gaming and other things. I’ve never built a computer before, but I thought it would be a good challenge and fun to do as a project. As well build the computer I want since it will be mostly for gaming overall.
After spending quite a bit of time researching on YouTube (few months) and on different PC forums I think it was time to at least get things started. This build will take some time! So it won’t be fast! Got some parts delivered from Amazon yesterday. Currently have about half the parts, (MSI Motherboard be here next Wednesday) minus all the Radiators and all the Water Cooling Components. Configuring the Water Cooling build will most likely be the most difficult part of the build with components and configuration.
After waiting almost 6 weeks to get the custom case so far I’ve mostly assembled the CaseLabs TH10A (Case Color: GunMetal) case which is HUGE and was a lot of fun to assemble. However In assembling it definitely gave me a huge appreciation of how well crafted in detail and assembled CaseLabs cases really are and can last a lifetime. Today have to head out to Micro Center, a little road trip to pickup the i7 6700K CPU which they have on sale for a good deal for $314 and also pick the EK CPU Water Block.
Hope this turns out to be fun, minus the hole in my pocket for one of my hobby.
Pcpartspicker.com Parts Build List.
Simply deciding to build myself a computer and gaming rig has taken on a whole new life of its own and hobby somewhat.
I decided I wanted a damn good quality PC and not play catch up, which I guess ended up being a high end PC.
That has taken me to looking into custom built pc, pc modding, loop water-cooling, watching so many youtube videos and reading pc modding forums like Overclock. Even deciding on what PC Case I wanted took quite a bit of time researching. It came down to two cases a CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 or a CaseLabs Magnum TH10A. CaseLabs cases are not cheap! Yeah really. But from my research they are some of the very best, very good high quality all aluminum cases for custom built pc and pc modding. These cases are good enough to last a very long time even if you overhaul your pc down the road as well.
After going back and forth between the two cases, looking at Youtube case reviews and lots of pc builds I finally decided. So finally decided and went ahead and placed an order today for the CaseLabs Magnum TH10A case. It will be a custom looped water cooled pc build. Will take a few weeks to get the custom case delivered. The build will likely take a while.
It’s hard to be in PC gaming if you don’t have a gaming PC rig. I don’t current own a PC worthy of gaming in 2016. My MacBook Pro is about 8 years old now and though it works fine for just everyday stuff and surfing the internet, it’s not good for gaming in today’s world of gaming. I’ve been out of gaming for all of 2015. Been thinking about getting a new PC for quite a while now, months it seems but just couldn’t decide. Somehow after binge watching a lot of YouTube vids if I remember, I thought it might be a good idea to maybe build my own. But then I didn’t know much about building a PC let alone a gaming rig. I’ve never messed around with attempting to build a PC before either.
Over the course of the last month I’ve watched quite a bit of YouTube getting caught up on just how to go about building a PC and gaming rig watching all kinds of builds from many the YouTube personalities, some quite popular as well. I enjoyed watching a bunch of videos by Carey Holzman who now also does the DIY Garage for NeweggTV and a pleasure to watch build gaming rig and learn from. I’ve learned quite a bit in the process, but I’m still learning. Learning something new is always interesting. But I think I have the confidence that I can build my own and likely learn more in the process as well. If anything it seems like something fun to do being apart of gaming.
So after watching many builds I set aside part picking the parts for my own future gaming rig. I decided I didn’t exactly want a cheap PC. I wanted a good gaming rig that kicks ass, with good quality parts and can play anything on the market smoothly. I wanted a gaming PC where I’m not playing catchup with todays games and something that will last quite a few years without needing to upgrade much. As well something thats easily expandable into the future if I needed to upgrade. At this point I think this project will cost me more than I thought when I started out, but for my hobby I’ll be happy about it if it works out.
After picking out the parts for my Ultimate Gaming Rig on PCPartPicker this is what it looks like so far below on the link. I’m flexible in making changes if possible. Though the core parts I likely want in my build for my gaming be
Let me know what you guys think in the comments.
I’m currently on vacation in Peru and not likely to do much with getting back into gaming until after the holidays. However I also have the issue of not really having any real current gaming hardware to play current and future games. My MacBook Pro can’t really cut it and I currently don’t have any games I really play on it anymore. The last was EVE and that was quite a while ago.
But for Windows based games I don’t have any good options. So I’ve been considering my options in getting a new PC. I don’t consider myself a PC Novice . But looking into the future I’m liking the option of maybe building me a custom Windows Gaming PC that has some kick can easily play current and future games. I don’t exactly have an exact budget, but I’m thinking something in the range of $1800-2500 I’m willing to go.
Not one the reason I supported the game since Kickstarter but as the game comes together, definitely something I can see enjoying in the persistent universe. I can see betting on racing or taking my Kruger P-72 Archimedes on haul to the racing circuit when time allows.
Definitely one the absolute best racing video’s I’ve seen for SC so far in Alpha.