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My brother is really into PC gaming but he couldn't afford to buy a PC before. When he got his paper round he started instantly saving up for his PC. The PC has been built for a month now apart from the GPU which was added in later. He really likes the computer is really happy with it.

Here are the parts:

CPU: With the his budget I was looking at an i5 but with the new generation of skylake to be used. We settled on the i5-6600. This is because due to the case being a node 202 there would be no need to overclock a cpu and the k version didn't come with a cooler which extended his budget. So we decided on the non k version to save money but still performs as good.

Motherboard: With the motherboard we went with just what other people were using in their build. Got nothing to say about it that its good but the wireless could be a bit better.

RAM: With the RAM we was going to get only 8Gb but when he was saving up we the 16Gb kit was only £40 which was a no brainier to buy so we went and ordered it straight away.

Storage: With the storage he only had 2 2.5" slots to use which one would of been for an SSD for the OS. Instead of doing a SSD and a HDD we went full in and brought a 1TB SSD for £150 which was a good deal imo. The SSD runs great and works like a SSD should, fast.

GPU: With the GPU he we were waiting on the RX 480 vs GTX 1060 to add to his PC which was at the time running on Intel Graphics . When the RX 480 came out we went and looked into it but there was no custom coolers for the card so we decided to wait to see what the 1060 had coming. When the 1060 came out the reviews were good and he really wanted to me to order the 1060 so I did.

Case: The case is small and compact but building in it is a pain. First due to the small size it was hard to place wire all the wires and squeeze them through the whole to the front panel IO. The one problem I had with the case was that the screws, some were different sizes and they were all together. With the screws which entered the motherboard stands off. Some were different shapes which were really hard to see which ones were for the other parts. I wish Fractal Design could work on making sure you know what screws to use. Other than that the case wont be quiet but it sure is small.

With the peripheral the monitor doesn't use HDMI but DVI. The Headset is good and the mic is clear for the price. The Mouse is good works a charm and the keyboard is really cool and looks really good. He loves the brown keys though.

Thanks for reading

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build how olds your brother I'm 13 and it would be nice to have a PC gamer as a friend

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

14 he is into Robocraft and Forza atm

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm obsessed with robocraft sadly my PC broke :p but tell him to add me on steam KalebCanadian, and I'll accept him on mobile

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice and compact build, just curious about why he wanted / need such a small case for his pc.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

He doesn't have a lot of space for under the desk and due to his chair has a wide base it made sense to go with a smaller case

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I'm doing the same thing as him which is using Intel intergrated graphics for a while, is the intergrated graphics bad? I'm just waiting for the 1060 to be in stock!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

He was able to play most games at around 40 fps on lowest graphics but he wasn't complaining

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Did two standard 25mm x 120mm fans fit under the GTX 1060 G1? I was concerned there was not enough space and would need 12mm fans, like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CYPWTG

If they are standard 25mm fans, do you know what manufacturer/model? Thanks!

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