Description

Technically isn't my first build (about my 5th or something) but it is my first personal build. After about 7 months of research, saving and generally hyping myself up for the build I finally got around to doing it. I wanted something that could handle 1080p nicely so that's the mentality that I went into this PC.

CPU Wanted something that would beast at 1080p and this fitted that necessity so it was a perfect fit (In hindsight I should of waited for Kabylake after buying the 6600k a couple of weeks before it was released, but its like only 5% worse so who cares!)

CPU COOLER Wanted a reliable and cheap CPU Cooler and this one had admirable reviews so I pulled the trigger and bought it. Keeps temps nice and cool, is a tad loud under load but I'm wearing headphones most of the time so that doesn't really bother me. Is a complete pain in the *** to install tho. Took me a couple of tries and nearly ran out of thermal paste after forgetting to change the mounting brackets to my socket type. Eventually I got the bugger installed but whatever.

MOBO Originally planned to get the Asus Pro Gaming Z170 board but they went out of stock at Centrecom so I went for a Z270 board instead. Hasn't caused me any Troubles yet so I guess that's good.

RAM 16 Gb is all I really need. Works fine.

SSD I originally planned to create an ITX build, and to save space I was going to pick up an M.2 to cut down on cable management. So I picked this part up first and plans changed completely to a Full ATX. Works great tho and I can't fault it. Yay less cable management

HDD Heard nothing but good comments for this drive. Was a tad expensive and could of used the money elsewhere, but who cares. A bit noisy under load, but again, I'm wearing headphones most of the time anyways.

GPU Quite, cool and powerful. *AND RGB's!

CASE Wanted a cool looking case that wasn't all sharp edges and new-like. Had good reviews and an awesome carrying handle!

MONITOR It's a monitor

KEYBOARD/MOUSE Its a cheap mouse and keyboard set.

PSU Idk, it makes the RGB's turn on. 10/10

Some final thoughts and stuff: Except for the CPU Cooler installation, the build went smoothly. All up it took about 3 hours to put together after gaining experience from the previous builds for other people. It took another eternity to update windows and install drivers (thanks Aussie ADSL!). All in all, I am completely satisfied with my build!

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Its Cool and great

Storage

Noisy Reliable storageeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Video Card

Speedy Gonzales

Operating System

Can't really do anything without it

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 4 points

5/7 part reviews... Love how you go into detail especially with the monitor :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

I enjoyed reading your post +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

cheers!

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Really nice build. Well done with this.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thankyou!

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice build. Where did you manage to find the full-side-window version of this case?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

pccasegear in Aus

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I couldn't find any in that site. I really need those full window

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

That is a really nice looking build! :-)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Too bad I have it under my desk! Thanks! :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I like this build, quality parts, +1.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build! Good job.

One thing though: please don't keep your computer on the floor... I'm always cringing when I see it happening. :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers! True tho, i probs need a bigger desk :D

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 6600k and an rx 480 also

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

yea its pretty awesome ey

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

oh yeah, really good combo

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

If you'd like to provide alternate part selections, please do so in our Part List Opinions Wanted forum. Doing so on completed builds doesn't really benefit.

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