Description

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.

-Cheers, TruVueTech

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.

Part Reviews

Video Card

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.

Case

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.

Keyboard

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.

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Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome work on the cable management! Very clean and sleek build.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you, i have even made the cable management even better i my latest revision of this build.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/c2bXsY

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean for the cost. you did well managing those cables and extensions, especially with the non-modular PSU you have. You got a great overclocker for the GPU, aside form the coil whine, for a steal. easy +1.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you, sir.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

not a problem. Also, if you were to remove the over clock and return the card to factory out of the box settings does that remove the whine or not?

I have the same card in my current build as well. I don necessarily have the same issue that your card has, but I also haven't changed anything from the standard factory settings on it either, and having a loud system also doesn't really bother me as long as it does what I want it to do.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately no. the card sounds even louder when i remove the overclock. because the fans don't spin up as early under load the card has an even louder presence in my system. Forza 7 doesn't load my system up enough to get the fans spinning on my card and that is the game that i play most and that i where i have noticed the coil whine the most. i really wish that i knew how to get rid of the coil whine but i do not.

thank you for the thought though.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

alright, that does suck though that you have coil whine that bad on your card. still a good looking build though. best of luck on the channel bro.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are trying to imply that I am a Homosexual woman, then, you my friend are correct. Think before you try to insult one person before, I have mentioned this before in my completed build.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you try putting your LED strip on the "ceiling " of the case. It provides better lighting that way. Just try it :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't mean to sound rude but, i bough cheap parts (my power deliver heat sinks are yellow and my RAM is green) and those i want to hide so i don't want to illuminate them. not to mention the fact that i get better ambient lighting in my room at night with this position that the lighting is in right now. I apologize if i come across as rude, but that is why i decided on where i put it. trust me i did experiment with different positioning and lighting before i locked the cable for the strip between my two front case fans.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, no problem. I dont think you are being rude at all. Thats good to hear that you tested other options.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

alright, i did feel like i was being a bit harsh with my first two sentences in that first response though. that was why i said that i did not want to come across as rude.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Its ok to stand up to your decision

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

alright.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

"homework"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah actually, i have a graphic design class. so my MacBook could not handle running photoshop properly. this class also gives me free access to the adobe creative cloud, thankfully. this is how i do "homework" on my PC.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice I'm planning on majoring in graphic arts my self! Nice build man

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. best of luck to you on that major bro.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

First time building a PC here with the same case (came from console), and I have to say you showed me how to place wiring and stuff and I wish you best for your channel fam.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Will soon be uploading my PC when it's done.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, and I'm really glad that i was able to help you with something in your build. best of luck on it. look forward to seeing it when you publish it man.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm being 100% percent honest when I inquire this. Simply put, are you purposely trying to be an internet troll, or are you just some younger kid who has not quite learned how specific computer components function in their own rights? that is all i have to ask from you at this moment.