Description

Hi guys,

First of all, I definitely would never complete this build if not for the countless help from LemonComputers, PlasmusAng and StarBlazer457.

Now for the baby itself, my main purpose is to be able to play games at Full HD and to do my finance work. I aim to get the most value out of every part. After continuously bugging those experts above and some research of my own, I am very happy with this build. As this is my 1st time building a PC by myself, it took me 2 days to put the parts together and another 2 to set it up. I would love to share with you all some experience I pick up along the way.

[Please read the part reviews]

That's it guys, I hope you are satisfied and happy with building your own case. One last advice for newbies like me is just ask for help, the good people on here are so selfless and happy to help you.

If you wanna ask me anything about this build, just comment below!

Part Reviews

CPU

If you don't have special needs, i5 is the way to go. I got this one because it was actually cheaper than the i5-6500, if that is not the case for you then you should go with i5-6500.

Motherboard

It was $50 for me and it does the job brilliantly. The MSI version was around the same price but the Internet says Asus' quality is better so. One thing though is that it does not support Win 7 installation USB. I think it is a problem for Asus boards.

Memory

Cheapest for me, even cheaper than the 2600mhz and co.

Storage

Cheaper than Crucial MX300 for me so I went with it.

Storage

I know they are not of great quality but they've done their jobs for about 5 years now and I always back up important stuff to the cloud.

Storage

This is physically flawed after about 6 months or so (I cant remember) but after doing extensive check disks and the likes (basically isolated the bad sectors), it is still alive and kicking for 6 years now. Of course I don't store important stuff here.

Video Card

GTX 1060 is all you need to play games at Full HD. All GTX 1060 GPUs are pretty much the same, go with the cheapest and highest review. My room temperature is 32"C and its idle temp is 37"C and running Witcher 3 or MGSV at high and 1080p it goes up to 43"C. I think it achieves quite good temps under load.

Case

Now this was a very hard decision mainly because there are so many out there and not that much info. This case is huge and heavy and of brilliant quality. It got great praises throughout the web so you cannot do wrong going with it. It comes with a fanhub and this confuses a lot of people. Although the instruction is to put the fanhub into CPU_FAN slot on the board, just put it into CHA_FAN slot and you're fine.

Power Supply

This is a decent one for its price, not the highest quality out there. One thing I want to note is its 24-pin connector is so hard to push all the way into the board, like impossibly hard. I read around and this happens with Cosair PSUs.

Case Fan

The case is naturally creating a negative "pressure" environment which pulls dust into the case so I add another fan on top of the case for exhaust. This fan is cheap and highly reviewed.

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, I made a similar build :) It's too bad you missed the Newegg sale, they sold the i5-6600 for $204 for a while.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I actually got it for about the same price too, that's why it was actually cheaper than the i5-6500.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, you should probably set the price to what you paid then :p

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah...I really don't know how to do that haha.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Surprised the MX300 was more expensive, I picked up a 500gb for $99 off the 'zon. Also, curious as to why you didnt go with a 6600k/Z170a setup?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it is a much more expensive for one (you have to buy an aftermarket cooler too) and I don't think that extra CPU speed matters much for gaming Full HD.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

The K is more expensive because you need a OC motherboard and a CPU cooler, so it adds up quite easily.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome man, you did it! Good cable management too! Congrats on building it! +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha glad you like it. The case makes cable management very easy too.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

get some sleeved cables from cablemod or a cheaper brand...trust me. you will love how it completes the system.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you paint it white? If not, that's not the correct case(or wrong color).

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah sorry about that, it was last minute. I wanted to go with the black non-windowed case but it was out of stock so I had to get the white windowed one for $20 more. I'm glad I did though, the white one looks much cooler.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, it's no problem. And yes it does.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Your Welcome Man!!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Same

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice profile pic!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

thx

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

NP :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Where'd you find that board?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Anyone willing to improve my build that's for light vid editing light photo editing some streaming and gaming budget $2k https://pcpartpicker.com/user/PlasmusAng/saved/3BjPxr

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

You should be fine with an i7 7700k, but that build looks AMAZING!!! You'd be very pleased with that build.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

IKR but I think since I have noticed my I7 860 lagging on multi cores and if i stay 7700k i just have to wait for coffeelake so I think I should stay with 7800x for now

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

It's your decision.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

The mobo and case choice were not good ones if you want a enthoo pro you need a ATX board if you want the MATX mobo you need a smaller case

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

do the 2 GPU fans spin together at 60c? or only 1

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