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Zotac GTX 1060 AMP! Edition GPU - Slays 1080p games.

i5-6500 CPU - Skylake: wasn't looking to overclock.

Cryorig C7 CPU Cooler - For vanity, Intel's stock cooler is ugly.

MSI Mortar Motherboard - Covered the red LEDs with electrical tape, had to use a few fan splitters. Bios is easy.

Kingston HyperX Fury RAM - Picked it up for a great price, decided to go 16 for lolz.

Western Digital Black HDD - Fast, provides all my storage needs

Western Digital Blue SSD - Boot drive; startup is at warp speed.

Corsair Air 240 - Great case to build in, twin bays allowed for easy cable management, especially given I bought a non-modular PSU.

Corsair CX750 PSU - Made the mistake of waiting to order the PSU, had to settle for what the local PC store had because I was impatient to start building. Extensions solved the ugly ketchup/mustard problem.

NZXT Hue+ - Best light strips out there, went through a few before I finally decided just to go with the Hue+. The CAM software is a little buggy, but I love the options.

GPU Backplate - The guys at V1Tech sure know how to make a PC unique. Great customer service, and I could not be happier.

Full setup includes: Razer Ornata Chroma keyboard, Logitech Hyperion Fury gaming mouse, Wacom Intuos drawing tablet, Insignia speakers and subwoofer, Sades gaming headphones, 27" HP IPS 1080p monitor, and a 22" HP 780 monitor that I use for Netflix while gaming.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

You can turn the red LED's off in BIOS FYI. You can look at my build and see what I mean.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent, I will look in to that! Thank you :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the Air 240! You did a stellar job with aesthetics and the pairing on the components is on point, +1 from me!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

This is pretty much the exact same build I made, but better in every way.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You've got great taste then. ;)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the Corsair Air 240 :D +rep

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

nice! where did you get the monitor riser.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the Alex drawer unit from Ikea. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20260718/

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the white and black backplate. Badass looking you definitely gotta check my set up I went with a white on white claw!

Cool build!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/68TBD3 that's the link to my build

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I was wondering if the window for the case was tinted? I keep seeing pictures of it with a light blue hue for some reason.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The window is lightly tinted what I'd call a smoke grey. I actually have the RGB strip set to a light blue in my pic, but with any RGB lighting, a white is never a true white. Paul's Hardware did a really excellent video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyPO2MIKURE

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking into going from console to PC... what should you put on the SSD and what on the HDD? I've heard all you need on the SSD is the OS, in that case would 120GB be sufficient? Cool looking build btw!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I only have my OS and 2 games on my SSD, very few files, and I'm already almost to 200GB of space. It's totally worth it to upgrade to the 250GB, and as prices start to fall, you can easily snag one for >$80.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

we have similar builds in terms of cpu and gpu, what sort of fps do you get in games like gta/battlefield at high/ultra. i also noticed your build is somewhat cheaper than mine lol

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't actually play either of those. My main games are Witcher 3, Overwatch and World of Warcraft. They're all pretty cpu intensive titles, and I get about an average of 120 fps. I haven't played a single game that I haven't been able to conquer on Ultra settings.

What did you put more money in to, if you don't mind me asking?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Both my gpu and cpu are basically £200 each, i have a gtx 1060 currently and are waiting on the i5 6600.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Easy to install, it had screw ports to mount to my HDD bay. I've had it installed for 3 weeks, using the magnetic strips and haven't had any trouble with them slipping. They fit the perimeter of the case perfectly.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I had a Logysis strip for a while, that was terrible, tried some other weird brand. I finally gave up and went with one I knew would be worth the trouble.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Response time is different from input latancy. Its only grey to grey color changes>

if you want to see a tremendous reduction in latancy, get a panel with high refresh rates

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Ghosting isn't so much of a problem nowadays with current IPS panels, I'd actually very much rather get an gorgeous panel then one thats seems faster

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't play many FPS games, I prefer the colors. I also use my PC for work, which includes design (which is why I have the tablet.) ;)