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Building a High-End Gaming PC – All Done

Ahh, there it is… I am gonna make a few pics and videos over the next days and post them here. 0


Building a High-End Gaming PC – The Benchmarks

3DMark Time Spy The 3DMark Time Spy Demo is available on Steam. Cinebench R20 Cinebench is a popular and free benchmark tool. You can get it here. Unigine Valley The Unigine Valley becnhmarker is also available for free here. For some reason it did not recognize Windows 10 right. UserBenchmark UserBenchmark is free as well…


Building a High-End Gaming PC – The OS

Installing Windows I had purchased a very affordable Windows Pro license key Lizens,io. I downloaded Windows Pro from Microsoft and and made a bootable USB stick from it. As expected, it was no problem installing Windows on the machine, enetering the key I received, from that stick while Angelo and I had a drink on…


Building a High-End Gaming PC – The BIOS

BIOS Update What I already knew from previous builds was that the first thing you should do is to install the newest BIOS from your motherboard. It is very probable that a new version of it came out after your motherboard was shipped to you. My approach was to go to the website of the…


Building a High-End Gaming PC – The Launch

The First Launch Launching the beast for the first time is nothing you do when you are done. It is part of the built. You better do it when you’re not done. The case is still open, the cables are not managed yet and it is not sure whether it will start up at all….


Building a High-End Gaming PC – The Peripherals

The Monitor Alienware 3418DW The 34 inch full HD curved monitor 3418DW by Alienware is brilliant. With its 144 Hz refresh rate and 4 ms response time it is fast and fluent. It is super sharp with brilliant colors and also supports Nvidia G-Sync. It was a real Wow-effect when I started using it. In…


Building a High-End Gaming PC – The Assembly

Finally, all parts arrived. All parts…? After to weeks I finally had all parts together – well, all parts needed to get started. It turned out that due to the Corona crisis, one part, the Corsair Commander Pro RGB and Fan controller is nowhere to get in Germany. Production in Asia has come to halt…


Building a High-End Gaming PC – The Parts

The Case Corsair Crystal Series 680X It didn’t take long to find my favorite case when watching case reviews on YouTube. The Corsair 680X is elegant, extraordinary and very thoughtfully designed. It is a little wider than regular tower cases but for a good reason. Looking at it from the front, Corsair added a closed…


Building a High-End Gaming PC – Introduction

Motivation My primary motivation to look into getting a gaming PC was performance. My primary workstation was an Alienware 17 R4 laptop from 2016. It was ahead of its time then and still was handling my regular work more than well but when it comes to modern games and their increased hardware requirements, it could…


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