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This is my first build. I use it mainly for gaming but also for some school work. As I come from Finland where the taxes are pretty high, I ordered most of my parts from Germany (excluding case and power supply). I already had peripherals for the build. I am very satisfied of my results and I had no problems in building this beast (except installing Windows 7 from USB, that was infernal). So here is a breakdown of my part list:

CPU: Intel i5-6600K

Because I use this machine mainly for gaming, I thought I don't need i7 as it cost almost 200 € more than i5. Went with Skylake because I wanted to future proof my pc. I was able to overclock it easily to 4.6 GHz.

CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Cheap cooler which keeps CPU under 72 c under load. Also more quiet than my gpu. Doesn't look that special but it doesn't matter. Might change for liquid cooling at some point.

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING

Was thinking of Z170-A at first but this MOBO has slightly better audio codec (I think) and it only cost 5 € more than Z170-A. And it looks better inside my red/black build.

RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4-2400 (2x8GB)

16 GB didn't cost that much more than 8 GB so I decided to go with it.

Storage(s): Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB SSD and Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD

I installed Windows to the SSD and it boots very fast. I keep almost everything else in the HDD except programs.

Video Card: Asus Strix GTX 980 ti 6GB

This card is a beast. It performs really well on my 1440p display. The card itself is huge, a lot bigger than I expected even though I knew it was going to be big. But it fits well inside my case and looks very good. Due to its size the card sags a little bit but that doesn't concern me that much.

PSU: EVGA G2 750 W 80+ Gold

I don't know much about power supplies but I guess this was a good choice with its gold efficiency. And it leaves room for overclocking or maybe another video card.

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX full tower (windowed)

A great case with lots of room inside and looks also very nice. There is also a lot of room and different options for cable management which makes this case very easy for first time builders.

Monitor: Dell S2716DG 27" 1440p 144Hz G-SYNC

With G-Sync, 1440p, 144HZ and 1ms response time this monitor is easily the best display I have ever had. Only con is that it's a TN panel but I think the colors still look good enough.

Conclusion: I've used this PC a little over a week and I am really happy how it performs. I saved over 200 € by ordering most of the stuff from Germany. Thanks for reading! Oh and sorry for the picture quality.

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Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, acutally i have the same build in mind but with a different monitor. +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gotten the Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Gaming G1..it's only worse at stock speed but better in every other regard. Also the sag. I thought the backplates on cards are to prevent sagging. That is a giant bummer imo and if it ever starts to bother you can use a expansion slot cover (if it fits) to hold the card up. I'm so jealous over your monitor. :P

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I actually attached some cable ties from my gpu to the case today and now it's not sagging anymore.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there i have a question for u does i5 chip bend under cooler master i've reading many bad reviews about this plz answer,THANKS.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late answer. It doesn't bend at all. You can safely use cooler master with skylake :)