Some of you may find it hard to believe, but being able to build my own PC rig from scratch based on the parts and components that I chose happened to be in my bucket list. I suppose building a PC is like art. It requires patience, and lots of research, slowly building your knowledge base. The greatest satisfaction comes when you actually apply what you have learnt. And when it’s done, you stand back and admire your work.
It wasn’t easy at first. I had to do a lot of reading just to catch up on the latest tech out there, but I finally did it. This rig, is the result of months of research, hours upon hours of watching YouTube videos on all things computer. I am really proud of my rig that has been built with my own two hands, but it couldn’t have been possible without the help from all those contributors from various forums such as HardwareZone.com, Overclockers.net, Reddit, and professional written reviews from TomsHardware, Anandtech, Tweaktown and many more.
I also want to thank LinusTechTips, NCIX TechTips, TechQuickie, Awesomesauce Network, Paul’s Hardware, ScienceStudio, HardwareCanucks, Hardware Unboxed, Randomfrankp, Techquickie, DigitalFoundry, TechSource, JayzTwoCents, Gamers Nexus, Greg MX and many many more for pumping out amazing videos on YouTube. It was one hell of an educational ride, learning all the stuff about PC building, watching all the hardware reviews, hardware unboxing, numerous benchmark tests, beautiful room tours, awesome gaming set-ups, and all those inspiring PC builds. Without them, building a PC would have been a truly difficult endeavour.
The NZXT Manta “Dark Rage” Build
Intel Core i5 6600@ 3.2Ghz (Skylake Processor)
Asus B150i Pro Gaming Aura Mini ITX Motherboard w/wifi
G.Skill RipJaws V DDR4 2400Mhz 16GB RAM (2x8Gb)
Sandisk Ultra II SSD 480GB x 2
Cryorig H7 CPU Cooler
EVGA GTX 1070 FTW ACX 3.0 Graphics Card
Corsair RM650X (Fully Modular) PSU
NZXT Manta Mini ITX CPU Case
Roccat Sova Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Microsoft Windows 10 64bit Home Edition
Corsair 140mm AF Quiet Edition case fans x 2
CableMods Custom PSU Cables
1 x 24-pin motherboard connector
2 x 8-pin PCI-e cable
3 x SATA data cable
1 x 4+4-pin EPS12V