Description

Here a build I made for my girlfriend. She's studying interior design and was using a Dell XPS 13 while watching netflix on the TV the last college year. It's an amazing laptop for when she is at the college, but at home it's not very productive. Now, She's using Sketchup and Thea Render while listening to netflix on the left monitor.

For the dual monitor arm, I bought this. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0052AWGLE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

For the amazing $40CAD mechanical keyboard, she bought this. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01EY9D2JI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I made the build the smallest and most efficient I could have. I wanted to hide the build behind the second monitor so she would not loose any working space. The case successfully fulfill my wish and made everything easier (thank you Silverstone).

I choose the GTX 1060 because thea render is using the Cuda technology, otherwise I would have choose AMD for the extra vram and raw performance.

Yes, I did the cable management after I took the picture.

edit: I forgot, she build the PC all by herself and I helped her for the cable management.

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 6 points

Nice build!

Also, true love breaks the bank. Coming from a married guy who's never built his wife a computer. +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 7 points

thanks :)

a marriage cost more than a PC :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 6 points

you can say THAT again.

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

And again :-)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

And again

  • 36 months ago
  • 5 points

And again

  • 36 months ago
  • 4 points

Might I ask what desk that is?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Ikea Gerton.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. I think there is a misplaced picture in there with hardline and a white case though. How is the 1060 performing for her with that application. My sister uses it and I was going to use two of the same card in SLI for her.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

It was for showing the size of the M.2 SSD versus a regular SATA 3. it's my other build.

You can't SLI the GTX 1060. Nvidia remove the SLI option for the 1060. You'll be able to use EMA for DX12, but you can't use the SLI for DX11.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

What kind of keyboard is that ?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Read the description my kind sir.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't even know what to say. +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice! Did she overclock it?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

We don't plan to.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

No worries. sick build breh

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

How Nice :) +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

More pics please, I'm curious about looking that bend and pipe loop all around in blue, cheers for her building and having the help from you, looks super cool overall thumbsup

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

Here is my other build. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/zsbj4D

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

build me a pc like this and ill be your girlfriend lmao +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

These are the exact monitors I want and no one seems to have them. Are they worth it and how do they stack up in gaming since I am considering plugging one up to an xbox and another for my pc.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The color quality is nice and they come with a sheet of calibration. This stand is a little bit wobbly. The included speaker is bad, so be sure to have speaker or headphone.

for gaming, I'm sorry, I simply don't know :(, but I guess they are great for an IPS monitor.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitors look like they're mounted on an arm in your pictures. Are they VESA compatible?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Really late reply, but yes to both question.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

+1.

:D

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

oh i really like this, sweet build and even sweeter present. now you should get her a decent mousepad for christmas ; )

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey its a mousepad with a picture of my cat haha.

http://imgur.com/a/G8Jx3

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Please do not use link shorteners on our site.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Sees i7 with 1060 3GB Card

Slowly dies inside

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

it isn't a gaming build.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I was your girlfriend +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Did you consider a Ryzen processor? I believe Ryzen is more suited for editing and rendering due to the powerful multiple cores...

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Sketchup is using only 1 core, so Intel is better for this, my other build have a Ryzen in it.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice clean build!! Nice Job!!

  • 36 months ago
  • -1 points

wait 6700k and 3gb 1060? why?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, this is not a gaming PC.

Why the 6700k. great for rendering and sketchup is only using the first core, so I she need the best single thread performance.

Why the 1060? I was planing to buy a 1050ti, but the 1060 was a much better perf/dollars buy. The renderer is only using cuda technology and I didnt have the budget for a higher card.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

ohh okay

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