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This is the updated continuation/final of my earlier built 9 months ago. This is what my imagine parts I imagined since the beginning. Now it is at what I wanted it to be. Within that 9 months, I had replaced the SSDs, upgraded the RAM, and Upgraded from the temporary GPU.

Now I am currently running my i7 6700k at 4.5Ghz where I feel most comfortable with. My original build had a 120GB Patriot Blast SSD for boot drive. Since then it died on me after 6 months. The lesson here for me is that don't cheap out of SSD.... I replaced with a 500GB Samsung 850 EVO.

I also upped my RAM to 16GB Avexir 2800MHZ from 8GB Gskill 2400MHz. The reason is that gaming performance does improve upon increasing the ram speed. Though the gain is much more substantial when you have a slower cpu. Digital Foundry did an Analysis a while back if you want to research more about. My opinion is that at least get a minimum off 2666MHz or faster if you doing a budget build with something like an I5 6400. Another reason is that nowadays 8GB is becoming the norm where 16GB requirement start popping up. Either way I do a lot of simultaneous tasking during gaming.

Finally I upgraded my temporary MSI R9 380 to Zotac Gtx 1070 Amp! Edition. Though it was not posted on PCpartpicker yet, the price is the same as FE. I chose this card because not only the power feature but also the build quality was superb compare to the competitor like MSI and Asus. The shroud is actually all metal (not plastic) with Carbon style trim. I do feel like it was worth the cost. I was actually considering the Rx 480 but the performance fall short of my requirement. Though it was not much of a surprise I was eyeing the Gtx 1070 since beginning. A budget build with the RX 480 would be ideal if you are on a budget. I have not try to OC my Gtx 1070 yet but I will as soon as I have the extra time require for the tinkering.

This build was very practical for me as a college students. I needed the extra room and mobility which was prove to be useful in that 9 months. As of now, this is my truly completed build. You can check out my old version if you like. Maybe upgrade GPU as time go on but I do want to build a completely fresh one in 3 years where DX12 and all the new tech are much more mature to capitalize on the performance. Hope you guys like it. :)

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  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Dat fan, what is it?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

80mm Everglow. Some novelty fan i got from amazon for 7 bucks XD

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It definitely looks like a lot of fun, it gives some spice to the build:D

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

zotac GPU looks sexy!! great build!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice and small.

Thumbs up.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

What are the details on that fan?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It just tell you the case temperature and you can customise what it displace. they have a quick software for it. Mine said little beast.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build! How are you finding the CPU Cooler? I'm currently using a Corsair H100i but finding that the pump is getting quite loud during heavy loads. What's the pump like on this?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The pump is pretty quiet for me but the fan can can loud on full load when OC. Mine is right next to me that why i an hear it XD. Though the fan have 3 adjustable preset. Idle is quiet. Overally idle i get temp at like 20-25 full load is 60-68 4.6 OC. Hope that help.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

How easily did the GPU fit in this case? I want to use the case for a friends build but am concerned with an MSI 1070 not fitting. Your card is (300mm x 148mm) and actually a bit larger than the MSI (279mm x 140mm). While this is a very popular case there is a lack of very definitive info about max GPU "width".

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

It pretty tough but it fit u have to angle it. The size of that gpu is exactly the maximum size that case can hold. Lucky me xD. If u have the same case my advice is going in horizontally before fitting it if u going to get this gpu. For the height u will have to force the top. Itll be a snug fit but no bulge or anything. Other wise the MSI would totally fit.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

So would any 1070 fit in this case?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

any GPU up to 11.8 inch in length and 5.8 inch in height. gonna be a tight fit but it'll fit