My very first build. I had bought a late 2014 27' IMac 5K Retina computer. After countless hours in front of it playing World of Warcraft, I realized I had a great display but, was lagging in large groups playing pvp. During WOD it was fine but, as soon a Legion launched I knew my IMac wasn't going to cut it. So, I started looking around on PCPartpicker dreaming of having a better rig to get me through those tuff PVP battles. I stared and stared for hours looking at all the completed builds on the website studying the different parts you guys were using and the similarities with the builds. About a month ago I sat down and , said the hell with it. I ordered the MOBO, ram, and a HDD. When it arrived at my door I was thinking I must be crazy. I know nothing about computers much less how to build one. I seriously thought of sending it all back. So. that said on Sept 29 I ordered the rest of the components. Except for the GPU. I was on a tight budget. Everything arrived on time on Oct. 5th and , I had enough to run to Best Buy and was going to buy a AMD card for $139.00. When I got to the store I listened to the salesman and bought the brand new EVGA Geforce GTX 1060 SSC 6gb GDDR5 for $299.00. I don't regret it. I went straight home and, started putting it all together and, h aven't looked back. I have to say I was as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs when I opened that MOBO box. I had to walk away from it a few times. But, it all came together. The worst mistake I made was ordering the CPU cooler before checking the compatibility. I didn't order the kraken x31. I ordered the kraken x41 because I wanted the pump that had lighting on it. Other than that lil' hiccup everything else went buttery smooth. It posted on the first boot and, I installed the OS and drivers using a flash drive. I must say I'm impressed. I finally found out what all the hype is about. I love my lil' rig and I hope to get a lot of use out of it. I used the Asus 5-way optimization tool and lightly overclocked the CPU to 4.6 ghtz. That was fine for me I stopped right there and saved the settings.
Great Chip! All the reviews out there are 100% accurate. It's preformed just like I've heard and, seen. I was able to use the Asus 5-way optimization and, It overclocked stable at 4.6 ghtz. Because I'm a noob I backed it down to 4.2 for now. Idle temp is 22'c and the gpu temp is 31'c
Awesome CPU cooler! Keeps the CPU cool and the new pump looks great. Idle CPU temp 22'c - 25'c Load temps 44'c - 50'c Stable 4.6 ghtz overclock.
All the reviews I've read are true. Great entry level board for the price. No problems installing it into the NZXT s340 case. And, the bios is easy to use. Posted on the 1st try.
Trusted brand, great color, and, it works just like it says.
Great entry level card for $299.00. Temps at idle 33'c between 60'c and 70'c when gaming on ultra settings..Nothing really to compare it to except my late 2014 27' iMac 5k retina with 3.5 GHz i5 and, 2GB AMD Radeon R9 M290X. The GTX 1060 performs much better. Graphics are crisp on 1920 x 1080 but, I'll be able to tell more when I get a monitor that preforms like the 5k retina display.