Hello! This is my third PC I've built and it should last me for quite a long time (unlike my last two). I'm just going to get straight to the point, no unnecessarily long backstories here.
Benchmarks coming this weekend whenever I have time, and when I actually have storage space.
All in all I'm very pleased with my build, it performs well and looks great, I just need to do some finishing touches like getting an LED strip, sleeved cables, and proper cable management.
Thanks for viewing my build!
It's a pretty good CPU, it's not a huge step up from my 4690k but it's still great, and Skylake is pretty cool. I should probably overclock soon.
Excellent cooler, I wanted to go air cooling because I'm not a huge fan of having water in my system, and was deciding between this and the PH-TC14PE but decided on the Noctua one because it was cheaper at the time compared to the black Phanteks cooler. The fans are dead silent even without the Low Noise adapters, and mounting the cooler was a breeze even though I had to do it 3 times.
Really good motherboard with loads of features, I was considering the lower end Gigabyte Z170 board to save a little money but was convinced to go with this one. Wanted M.2 support, good audio, and clean looks (after turning off the stupid SupremeFX lighting). Hopefully this board paired with the 6600k will let me get a good overclock.
It's memory. Cheapest 2x8GB kit that wasn't green at the time.
Cheapest 128GB M.2 SSD at the time of purchase, and is very fast, Windows 10 boots in 3-5 seconds approx.
Holy balls is this thing great, plays Overwatch at 4K 60FPS maxed out, and Rise of the Tomb Raider maxed out at 1080p with 90-130 FPS. Silent at idle and decently quiet while playing games, but it sounds like a jet engine at anything above 80% fan speed. It was a good 80 bucks cheaper than the OC version of the same card, and the lighting is great. I've seen the clock speed go up to 1931Mhz in OC mode, much higher than advertised
This case is PHANTASTIC, tons of room for GPUs, air cooling, water cooling, PSUs, and cable managment. However, the glossy white is very susceptible to scratches and the power button is way too easy to press in. It arrived with scratches and what looked like popped paint bubbles on the side and top panels (it seems I just have bad luck with cases)
Easily the best PSU I've ever owned. Reliable, silent, fully modular, 80+ Gold, and looks pretty good as well. Cables are a little tough and don't look too great, although I do plan to get some white sleeved cables soon.