New Setup:

After the repeat of breaking laptops for multiple different reasons, I waited for the funds to build me a state of the art Gaming PC!

Plans for down the road

  • Another Monitor + Monitor arm
  • Another SSD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Gaming pc

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $253.99 @ Amazon Canada
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $26.75 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI - B250M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $115.99 @ Canada Computers
Video Card NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $525 @ Nvidia Shop
Case Inwin - 301 Black MicroATX Mini Tower Case $89.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Canada Computers
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - Archer T4U USB 3.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $39.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Thermaltake - Riing Plus Premium12 RGB 48.8 CFM 120mm Fans $139.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include rebates, and discounts
Shipping cost for Gtx 1070 not included in total $53.07
Total $1516.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-25 08:49 EDT-0400


Type Item Price
Monitor [Dell - S2316H 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor] $156.24 @ Dell Canada
Keyboard Razer - Ornata Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $90 @ Best Buy Canada
Mouse Razer - DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $15 @ Used Kijiji
Headphones [Monster DNA ] $79.99 @ Best Buy Canada
Other AKRacing Nitro Gaming Chair | Black and Green | (QT1501) $239.20 @ Canada Computers
Prices include shipping, rebates, and discounts
Total $580.43

Thanks for reading guys, If any suggestions or question please ask them and I will get back to you :). PC used for High >60 fps gaming 1080p, and School work.

Part Reviews


Pros - Good for gaming/my needs

Cons - Coffee lake is coming with 6 core 6 threads, but I don't care much as I needed a PC, and the 9th gen Processor will be a 10nm form. Bit expensive compared to Ryzen 5.

CPU Cooler

Pros - Small Form factor, black plastic front piece, black fan, quite, and cools my Cpu very well.

Cons - none so far


Pros - Many features, Great looking black/grey board, red ambient lighting isnt too bright.

Cons- none so far


Pros - Cheap for what I payed, good looking, does the job.

Cons - Timings could be better, top down view isn't as nice compared to Corsair Vengence LPX.


Pros - Super fast.

Cons - Will have to buy more down the road haha.

Video Card

Pros - Packaging is amazing, looks is amazing, quite, doesn't get to hot. Perfect for poor airflow case such as mine.

Cons - Price is a bit steep for Canadians, Had to pay $53 shipping/fees to Nvidia on top of 525$ price tag and don't forget the 13% tax also. WOW.


Pros - Best micro atx case in my opinion for price. Air flow is pretty decent as I have a fan blower GPU. I only have 3 fans in it and it handles temps just fine! 2 intake 1 exhaust.

Cons - CABLE MANAGEMENT WOW, it was a disaster but I did my best to make the inside of the case have minimal wires showing. Had no choice to clump the rest in the back. The thermaltake fans/hub contributes the most to this problem.

Power Supply

Pros - Cheap for what I paid, many wires, semi psu.

Cons - Small buzzing sound. To lazy to send it for repair, rather have a working computer than none. Heard similar complains. The GPU wire was a pain to fit, came with two 8 pin adapters, which made it hard to hide the other 8pin from showing in the case. 24 pin cable was a pain to bend and hide behind the inwin case sheild

Case Fan

I have the Plus version of this fan!

Pros - Effects, colours, sound, preformance.

Cons - sometimes software gets glitchy but not to bad, a 140$ CAD price tag was kinda steep.


  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice color coordination.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Your set-up and your PC is simply perfection. Good job. :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, changed some decor around and will be getting a new monitor soon, so ill probably update or re post

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the carbon fibre on the case?

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I did a small diy mod

Step 1. Order carbon fibre sticker roll from amazon Step 2. Cut out a piece of carbon fiber for the psu cover box and place it on. Step 3. For the cable shield in the case I unscrewed a few screws to take it out. Then I cut a piece of carbon fiber and placed it on and trimmed off the excess amounts. When it was finished I placed it back into the case and screwed it back.

And for the fans I just cut circles of the carbon fiber and placed it on the fans

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks man! awesome work

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

may i know your CPU temps?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

39-42 avg idle 50-55 load avg but can get to 60 for a slpit second this is on high-ultra gaming 1080p

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you so much! i was having second thoughts on getting this case because of its poor airflow. it isnt that bad after all thanks again :D

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah not it isn't, especially due to a fan blower style gpu like mine. And I only got 3 fans , and it holds up.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, Im also a canadian but I thought the tax was 15%, is it just in quebec

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah in Ontario, the tax is 13%.

I updated the setup here:

And just finished building in the New INWIN A1 case that'll i'll upload soon, so keep an eye on that!.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

what was the final price for u tho

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

PC build = $1516.87 (or $1714 with tax)

  • 22 months ago
  • 0 points

WEAKKKKK! I would of got at least a 500GB SSD and what is your GPU stationary temp?

That carbon fiber tho

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeassss. Gpu idle temp is 32-33

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

hahah Thanks! Well I got sick for a week and had to go to hospital, couldn't bend my left arm due to a iv needle in it. So that was me saying screw you cable management!

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