Hi everyone, this was my first build amd i was pretty nervous. For a couple weeks i did some research and checked out reviews of multiple parts. I searched many resources for sales but once i got a few parts i caved and just bought it all within a month. Sure i could have spent a little more to get better parts or waited till black friday to save more money, but i got so excited i couldn't wait. CPU-The i5 6600k works great and even when gaming i have yet to get over 25% usage so far because this thing is such a powerhouse. My GPU does most of tue heavy lifting.
CPU Cooler- the Cryorig H7 cools pretty well and keeps my cpu nice and cool. Its a pretty decent size and the fan is beautiful.
MOBO- The Asus Z170-E went on sale so i pulled the trigger. First impression i got was that the board is pretty decent quality and nice design. However the i/o sheild is pure garbage. Its extremely flimsy and really bland. The board did some nice overclocking however and has build in 5 way optimization features. When i powered it on i was surprised to see a pulsing white LED on the bottom left and it was a nice touch. There are also random red and green indication lights,
Memory- i have mixed feelings on the RAM because i kinda wish i went with Gskill instead but it serves it purpose. I dont notice too much difference between my 6gb asus laptop even though im using an SSD in this pc so im kimda womdering how efficient my drivers are and what not.
Storage- i love how fast the boot up speed is but i dont notice too much differemce over a hdd on day to day tasks so im wondering ifni got used to its speed or if im picky. Maybe i got a slow drive but it works so thats good enough for me.
GPU- The transition from integrated graphics to dedicated video ram has been the most exciting part of my build. On my laptop i would use ultra low setting on low resolution and get 17-21 fps on 'The Forest!` now with this 6gb bad boy im at full 1080 with maxed out settings getting 75-80 fps. When i purchased the card, i knew there wasn't gonna be a backplate but i was disappointed that there was no GTX 1060 LED on the side facing my case window butnyou get what you pay for. All in all i consider this to be my favorite part of my rig.