About the Build
So I have been wanting to do a build for myself for quite some time, especially after building quite a few rigs for some organizations that I was apart of in college and also at previous employers.
I have been planning on what I wanted rig to be able to handle for probably around Year or so. I probably made 10 to 12 different part lists on PCPP in that time, before settling on doing a themed build. I decided I wanted something that was aesthetically pleasing and clean, So I went all white as much as possible. I know that with the majority of parts I have in my build most people go with a 1070, but I wanted to adhere to my budget and this 1060 was at the right price for me when I was purchasing my i7 and SSD from Amazon.
As far as performance goes, I'm pretty happy with it and I haven't even overclocked it yet. I think this was the fastest windows install I've ever seen and will be even happier once I get the time to do some tweaking.
But it booted perfectly on the first attempt and have had zero issues since!
Monitor wise is nothing Fancy it's an Acer 23.8" R240Y that I was using for my MBP when it was on its dock.
And my speaker is my girlfriends Beats Pill XL, it suits my needs just fine.
In the near Future I plan on adding an additional Corsair AF140 Fan, and the additional fan that attaches to the Enermax cooler. Also I'll be adding a secondary 500gb EVO, as well as a WD 1 or 2 TB drive for back ups and whatever else I decide. probably will do a raid array at some point too
I also am going to replace the mobo connector with an all white sleeved cable, and look at getting some of those fancy looking cable combs.
Personally I like the amount of light that the LED's in my case give off at the moment but I might end up adding an NZXT Hue or LED strips to it.
And I like to think I did a decent job at cable management, but there's probably a few things I could have been more meticulous with.
Also I will update this with better quality pictures and probably more information as needed.
Update: I purchased all of my parts from Amazon with the exception of my case, which I bought on Newegg. I named my Rig "The Beast of Hoth" because it sounds better than a Wampa
This processor is fantastic! I wanted something that would last for awhile and that would handle anything that I threw at it. Also the hyper threading was a requirement for me, since it's pretty important for virtualization. I purchased it right at $300.00 from Amazon, which I thought was a great deal. I haven't overclocked it just yet, but I plan on doing so soon.
I primarily purchased this cooler to go with my all white themed build, and also because I didn't want to deal with liquid cooling. I was impressed with how cool it actually keeps my CPU, under load it's never gone above 64C, and idles around 22C or lower. Only Reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, is because of the fans that attach to it. There aren't any grooves for the screws to attach to the mounting bracket and mine also didn't come with a manual. But other than that it does a great job!
These sticks do exactly what you would expect them to do, work. They look great in my all white build too!
This SSD is ridiculously fast. I had windows 10 installed and running from boot to looking at my desktop in under 10 minutes. I'll definitely be purchasing another one of these!
I absolutely love this case, Cable Management was a bit of a pain in the *** around the back panel. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to build a clean looking PC with good cable management, room to work, built in fan controllers and LED's, and keeps everything quiet then buy this case or any of the other color variants.
Solid power supply, its nice and quiet, and comes with everything you need.