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My Humble PC

by iamangeloeugene

Description

I use this for gaming and studies. I'm planning to upgrade the motherboard because when I purchased all the parts, the motherboard I want was not available (MSI Z170M Mortar).

The picture for the PC is outdated. It has 4 4GB sticks now. The R9 380 is a 2GB version. The LED strips are generic. I custom made the sleeving. The mousepads are SteelSeries QcK+ Na`Vi Splash edition and QcK Mineski Team Edition.

I can't recall when I built this PC. Probably around Feb 2016.

Part Reviews

CPU

Chose the 6600K because it is a newer architecture and supports DDR4. Can't overclock yet because I have a B board.

CPU Cooler

I need a 140mm radiator because I want it to be put at the top. Can't go with x61 because I can't remove the drive bays, I need it for Sentry 3 and an optical drive. It keeps my CPU very cool.

Motherboard

Planned to go with MSI Z170M Mortar but it wasn't available when I purchased the parts. Suits my black and white build though.

Memory

I originally have a two 4GB sticks but for aesthetic purposes, I upgraded to four 4GB sticks.

Storage

Very fast SSD. Fastest consumer SSD. Boots Windows 7 about 8 seconds, shutdowns in less than 5 seconds.

Storage

This is my original storage for games, movies, applications, etc., but I ran out of space.

Video Card

This is actually a 2GB version. Runs every game I want.

Case

I really don't like full or ATX cases. So I go with, for my case, the best MicroATX Tower. It has pretty much space for cable management. But it only supports three fans, I need 6.

Power Supply

I want a gold certified fully modular PSU but it can't go with my budget so I went with a semi-modular.

Optical Drive

This is from my previous build. Still runs.

Operating System

Still the best operating system for me.

Case Fan

For aesthetic purposes I want all the fan spaces to be filled. This goes with the stock fan, which is the same model, at the front for intake, and the other at the bottom for intake also.

Case Fan

For aesthetic purposes I want all the fan spaces to be filled. This goes to the top along with the NZXT Kraken x41 for exhaust.

Fan Controller

The casing doesn't support enough fans so I went for this. Pretty good fan controller, easy interface to control each of the fans.

Monitor

I really don't like big monitors because I have a small desk. I need to multi-task so I went for two.

Keyboard

I have a BlackWidow 2014 Stealth (Razer Orange) before. My hands were used to this type of keyboard and wanted to try the Razer Green switches, so I went for this.

Mouse

Pretty nice gaming mice. You can change the weights that will suit your wrist. It has a nice thumb rest.

Headphones

I like its design and its very comfortable. I use this for playing FPS games, it delivers the surround well so I can hear the enemy footsteps and where they are coming from.

Comments Sorted by:

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 22 months ago

Looks great, +1 :)

iamangeloeugene submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks!

Alexius_ 2 points 22 months ago

Great build! Personally I would have saved some money on peripherals and other non essential parts and purchased a better GPU for optimal performance, but the R9 380 is still a solid card.

iamangeloeugene submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

I bought the PC first before the peripherals. I think the peripherals were bought 5 months after. Anyway, thanks!

MiRIr 2 points 22 months ago

Black and white color schemes always look good to me. +1

iamangeloeugene submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks!

WaterTriber 1 point 20 months ago

Does the case come with any fans?

iamangeloeugene submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Yeah. 2 120mm fan at front and back, and 140mm on top.

WaterTriber 1 point 20 months ago

Cool. Thanks

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