This build originated from multiple discussions across various sites about the reliability of using used parts in a system. I have always been a strong supporter of using used over new whenever possible, specially in the modern computer age. This build is a direct answer to many who are skeptical (or downright against) about this topic.
I originally started this build within a forum post in GENERAL. It's a bit old now, but explains most of the parts list that were originally in the wanted build list and what I ended up with. The thread can be found here: A re-sellers point of view.
Overall I am quit happy with this system, and it has performed beyond my expectations. By far and wide the i3-6100 has been the top crown in this build. I've always wanted to build a system with this chip, and finally got my chance with this build. It has not disappointed. I also have the BIOS to allow overclocking of non K processors, but won't do anything until i replace the really really really crappy Intel stock cooler.
I'm not going to go into to many details as I have already laid most of that out in the post. But I will leave you all with a few points of interest:
Boot time from power button to windows login - 7s
243w Average will gaming / I used a Kill-a-Watt EZ to read power draw at the wall.
Firestrike 1.1 - 11720
Time Spy - 5377
DOOM Ultra/nightmare settings - 120+ fps
There are quit a few games I'd like to throw at this machine, but those numbers are quit nice, well rounded, and will have to do for now. And on a final interesting note, my old build with an i7-6700k with a single Fury X obtained a Firestrike score of 13979. This little used build isn't to far behind these numbers.
If there are any other benchmarks anyone might be interested in comment or PM me and I will see what I can do.
Thank you once again for looking at yet another build of mine!