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Finished my first build, but is it ever really finished?

First thing I bought was the CPU and mobo from microcenter. The RAM and GPU were birthday presents from my girlfriend and one of our friends. I didn't want to ask how much they paid, but they work at Newegg (lucky me), so I'm sure they got a discount.

Bought a lot of parts from resell apps like Offerup and Letgo. The HDD and the CPU cooler were used, but a lot of sellers there sell new items. Was able to get the SSD, case, and PSU as new and unused, still in the shrink wrap. Buying off those apps is a slow process, but there's some great deals out there if you're patient.

The Windows license is legit, but don't ask how I got it..

Ran a few benchmarks and im pretty satisfied. This build is VR ready, even though my budget isn't.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

H o w d i d y o u g e t t h e W i n d o w s l i c e n s e ? All jokes aside, nice build.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

IRON MAN! +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you get the i5 at Micro Center. I got my 6600k from there for almost the same price.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup. Microcenter, bundled with the motherboard. Their CPU/mobo bundling is the best!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I got my Asus Z170-AR gor $65. Their return policy is awesome. After my Gigabyte z170x-ud3 failed within the first week it took me 10 minutes to get it swapped for my Asus mobo. I have had a stable 4.5ghz since and with it never breaking 55 C. How much did you pay for the 1060 though?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1060 (and the RAM) was a birthday present and I was very thankful and lucky to have it. That helped HUGELY with my out of pocket cost.

What cooler are you using? If I try to go to 4.5ghz my temps go into the high 80s during prime95 stress. Your OC is pretty impressive.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Same as you. I think i may have won the silicon lottery since i have not increased the voltage to get it an extra 1ghz. The 212 evo is working fine for me.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I would like to correct myself by saying that the i5 does break 55 C. It didn't when i had it at 4.3ghz. But since i put it to 4.5ghz it does not break 62 C. It is a bit of an increase in temps for only 200mhz but still lower than average.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Mine was wonky. I could hit 4.4 stable with 1.27v, but I had to go all the way to 1.38v to hit 4.5. Didn't seem worth it for me, so I stuck with 4.4ghz.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Wy do you want to sell it and how much did you used it?