I built this system for the purposes of doing homework, editing video for my channel (TruVueTech YT), and of course gaming.
To hit the first point that is going to be hammered in by a few people, I did not go with Ryzen because for me it seems too much of a headache to deal with on top of school work and YouTube. trust me my next build will probably be a Ryzen 7 based system, i am already looking at a 1700 based system to build in the next year because i know that i will need something more powerful as i move from editing video from my phone to editing video from a dedicated Camera.
Despite what the part list to the left might say the total cost of this system for me was only 875 dollars.(updated the list to reflect). The 1060 that is in this system was a steal because the previous owner of the card kept complaining of coil whine when the fans weren't spinning, and i cannot say that i blame him, its loud when you put a load on the card and the fans don't spin up on the card. it has a very audible buzz sound to it.
in the near future i plan on purchasing a 34 inch ultrawide monitor from LG to replace my current 23 inch dell monitor. and i also plan on learning more on how to game on PC as well becasue this is new to me. i have really only ever owned a Mac before i bought all this and assembled it.
i do have some numbers for you for how this thing games.
Mass effect Andromeda: Average 165, Max 261, Min 94
Forza Horizon 3: Average 126, Max 377, Min 91
Forza 6 Apex: average 232, Max 311, Min 134
F1 2017: Average 113, Max 209, Min 67
BeamNG.Drive: Average 120, Max 211, Min 56
Forza motorsport 7: Average: 135, Max 217, Min 77
Unigine heaven: score 2519, FPS 92.3
Cinebench r15: 607 Mt, 162 St
Unigine Superposition: 6057
3DMark FireStrike: 19673
3DMark TimeSpy: 6996
All tests and games were run at 1080p high settings and MSAA set to 4x and FXAA turned off. The GPU is overclocked to 1925MHz on the core and 4250 on the memory clock. these are not out of he box settings for the card just to put that out there for you.
P.S.: i under stand Staff member that has to approve this that this is a re-upload of an already published build that i accidentally took down. i apologize for any inconvenience that this provides you.
This card is amazing for what it packs. I absolutely love the Zero fan idle on the card because it allows my system to be completely silent when i am doing things like web browsing and light gaming. Though probably only on my unit i have a severe case of coil whine to the point that no matter what my card always has an audible buzz to it, it is very loud and very irritating until the fans spin up to 1000 rpm.
i would absolutely buy this case again, though i probably wont ever need to with how solid this things i built. the steel chassis is rigid offering minimal flex, if any. the tempered glass side panel is thick and sturdy (don't see this thing breaking even if you did drop it off of your counter on to tile, totally did not do that though). And the areas for cable management are stellar, 1.3 Centimeters of space to route cables in, included velcro tie down point for cables, and a large area to place excess cables (depending on the length of your PSU). this thing is the dream of cases and the price makes it accessible to a wide range of PC builders. Excellent Phanteks Mid-tower chassis.
Despite what many argue with this keyboard, it is brilliant. The keys do not feel cheaply made, none of the caps wobble on the switches, and though the RGB is not True RGB you still have the ability to customize your lighting zones by pressing Function and 7 then pressing function and F1, F2, and F3 till you get the colors that you want from the lights on the keyboard.