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I started this build around christmas to get into a intel 6th gen build. It is my current every day pc and I am thrilled with the performance of the i3 6100!! Nothing special to this pc at the moment but that will change. I built this to get into my first intel build, and i have not been let down. For the money i spent at the time, it was well worth it. I can take my time and upgrade as i see fit.

(not in the picture) I just ordered a corsair h60, an NZXT Hue+ and i am searching for a new case. Either a H440 or an s340. I will also be swapping out the motherboard for a z170 board. Then later a 6600k. . then another gpu.. The Corsair will be for aesthetics at the moment and the motherboard will be changed, but this build opens me up to a great upgrade path.

More PICTURES to come soon..

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  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

I think that when you'll have enough saved up for a new cpu there will be something new, like probably cannonlake. For gpus also, there should be some juicy news around this summer. Good build! +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah as long as its an 1151 cpu that'll work. Ill probably get a 350 to 400 gpu around black friday this year. Thanks

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Then another gpu..

I would not get another 960. Instead I would go ahead and buy a 970 or 390 if you just save up a little more. Otherwise sweet build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yeah that's the plan. I typically go with a bigger cpu budget but since I changed over (to intel) I built a whole new system and my budget was smaller. I get surprisingly awesome frame rates in all games. See my new CPU cooler? Literally just installed it minutes ago and posted pics.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. Why AIO watercooling with an i3 6100 and h110 mobo?
  2. Why 2 GB version GTX 960? 4 GB one has a lot more better performance for the price (I'm very sad I didn't wait just one month to get that one :_)
Anyways, +1
  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Mostly for aesthetic reasons. And i will have it because i will probably upgrade to an unlocked cpu within the next 6 months. This started as a budget build to get into the 1151 socket. (completely built a new system) Honestly i SURPRISINGLY get High to ultra performance on Every game. 60fps. Very pleased with this little i3, ddr4 and this 960

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh great, it's your PC

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

i got the same cpu, with gtx 980 ti for the same rason, for upgrade cpu for i5 or i7.

but this cpu is a great, i play every game at 60 fps on ultra.

grat buil.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

true. yeah a 6600k and 980ti is ideal

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. I'll get mobo first. Then a 6600k

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I just bought a Sapphire R9 390 4Gb for the exact same price he bought the GTX 960 :/

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I've had a few 7950's and 7990's, Ive always been an AMD fanboy and wanted to go a different route because of the poor amd cpu architecture. Their gpus have always done well but i bought a 7990 when it first came out. a power house, but the drivers were poor. Nvidia cards have always been easy, stable and seem to be optimized very well even if they are less powerful than the amd equivalent. Whichever i go with in a few months, it'll be in the 350 to 400 dollar range

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Yey

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm building something very similar without the extra case fans (my case comes with 3) and the liquid cooler. Including monitor and with a slightly used 970 total price is $677. Mine will be used for gaming; mostly racing games like iRacing and RFactor. Glad to hear yours works well!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build. Did you have to enable any xmp profile for the ram since it's speed is 2400?