Why not use the g4560 and a B250 or H270 board? With the extra money, you could have gotten an SSD for a boot drive or a 470? Good build but could have been improved a little.
EDIT: Just read your comment about the i3 over the g4560 and while that could have been warranted on the previous generation the new Pentiums feature hyperthreading, basically making them really cheap i3s.
Holy crap what were your temps??? Do you have a custom loop?
Do you know where this case is available in the US?
It worked fine and managed to get it working at 1.34v
That voltage was the result of a quick overclock. I had some more time yesterday and managed to get it down to 1.34v at the same speed.
Yeah I mainly just game on it so it never gets over 70 normally. Prime95 is apparently very stressful haha.
Currently have it stable at 1.34v
I'm pretty happy with my voltage. 4.64 at 1.34v
I'm glad you enjoyed this build! And yes I know a lot of people that bought gaming computers and were somewhat upset with the performance to cost ratio. I personally find desktops more enjoyable to build and play on. For any locked CPU, as long as you have decent case cooling, the stock cooler will be fine. It is a common misconception that it will get too hot under gaming loads and while it won't be as cool as it can be, it also won't be in the 80s or 90s. This case was honestly really fun to build in. It allows you to use a mini atx motherboard and not make it looked dwarfed with still plenty of room for 5 fans, unique SSD mounting points, and decent cable management. One thing about the build list that you asked about is I would add an SSD for sure. Even if you have to deal with less storage to start off with and add a HDD later, SSD's are amazing and really make your whole experience so much better. Otherwise I think it is a good start especially for a 600$ budget.
Thank you! The blue lights are coming from the fans and the RAM. We have replaced all of the fans with the corsair quiet edition fans now that have blue LED's and are much quieter and imo have a better blue color.
I have a corsair h100i v2 and it don't have the best cooking solution as my exhaust both hit walls keeping the heat close to the system. I also have my fans at a lower rpm but could bump them up. In gaming it never gets close to that.
Do you think 93 on the highest core during prime95 is high? Obviously in real world scenarios it will never be so heavily utilized
Yeah I'm tinkering a bit more to see if I can get it a little lower, temps were a little high.
I am currently doing a little more tinkering and am stress testing 4.635 at 1.36v and still seems to be working good. If this works out I'll try to go a bit lower
oops yes left that out
Is there any tips that you could give me for the mod with the resevoir/pump? It brings the build together so well!
This is honestly one of the best builds I've seen on this site. I am in love with this.
Can I have a source?
Haha actually have a dedicated microphone and need it so I don't have electronic interference. (The motherboard audio is kinda crap). And for the profile pic, I should probably get that changed but I am aware that Razer has ****** audio quality which is why I no longer use them. This is for my step brothers build who used some handy-down parts from me and my other step brother. Please refer to this link for the build. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Jnm8TW
What do you have the reservoir mounted to? Maybe wanting to do a custom loop in my s340 in the future once the 1080 ti comes out.
I'm only going to give you +.5 because you only have a 6900k and windows 10 home and not pro. Disgraceful. /s
They're kind of annoying. Mainly with not being detected by my motherboards fan headers but I can live with it.
This particular model does not but does have a back plate.
Couldn't really think of anything else and wanted it posted. If you can think of something better hmu.
I admittedly went a little crazy with it but i'm in love it so it's okay :P
Yeah I was very happy when I found it!
Yeah haha. I'm honestly surprised I haven't seen more on the PCPP. I personally got the 6700k as a placeholder to get the 7700k but it is an awesome deal for sure!
He got it through Intel Retail Edge for the Holiday Deal. 6850k at that price and 6700k for $120
No a lot of the parts are zeroed out on the part list.
Just look on this website and filter 4k, 60hz, and under 5ms response. You will find many monitors that meet the bill for much under 1000$. Maybe not the size but who needs that big of a screen when you are literally within a couple feet of the screen.
Lets hope you don't get your feet wet :P
How is the OS working? Do you think I'd be safe to buy one off of there? I've never heard of the site before haha.
HiFiman HE400s and using Logitech g933
The Kraken is one of the more frequently used CPU coolers on this website. Very trusted, and the problem with going all SSD is that it is very expensive. To have the two TB he has in hard drive would cost upwards of $400 versus $100 for the same size but slower.
I'd probably start with a new motherboard so that you can actually overlook the processor. Or a new case... haha!
Okay I will :P
So you are using the CAM software to change the LED's on the V2? I bought one for my new build and am curious.
Thanks! It was a lot of fun to introduce her to PC!
Haha not planing on it but thank you :)
To be fair the 850 EVO and 1080 were zeroed out since they were from his previous build. Still a great build for the price however.
Yes I did and am very happy with it!
Can you turn them off? What are some of the options?
Is there particular reasoning between the different parts that you listed?
Haha that's great! Seems how it normally works out :P I do recommend this case though. It is pretty easy to work in although my only complaint is that the CPU power cable has no place to go behind the motherboard so you have to route it around the motherboard for it to look good. This can especially a pain if your PSU has shorter cables.
It's getting the job done until we get his old one out of storage :P
Haha that's the funny thing! Until my parts come in his is actually better XD
Why are you selling it and how did you get it?
Haha it's all good I figured :P
The only reason i'd really go with the 6700k would be for the reduced cost but I like to live by "It's better to have it and not need it then need it and not have it" but i'm still not 100% sold.
That's my problem! XD