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Gaming/Editing/Streaming Rig 2017

by StagVT



Date Published

Jan. 28, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 27, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

41.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C


I have upgraded/updated this build HERE.

After 2 years with my old i5/970 rig (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/zWd6Mp), I decided it was time for a change.

I wanted a PC that could play games at 1080p, be powerful enough to handle video editing and photoshop work quickly and efficiently, and I wanted to have more "umph" to do more game streaming.

I included all my shipping/sales tax in the price for each component.

CPU: Went with the 6700K for 3 reasons. Overclocking, Hyperthreading and Speed. This is more than enough to handle my games, but the hyperthreading will make streaming much easier on the system and will also make video editing a breeze.

GPU: The 1060 is just what I need. Gaming at 1080p, a 1070 would not be used to its full potential. And with the pricing on the 1070 being what it is, the 1060 seems to fill the gap where the old 970 used to sit. (IMO) Don't worry, Mine has had the thermal pad mod and has had the bios updated to fix the overheating issues. Idles around 40C and hovers around 68 - 70C under load.

MOBO: Had a hard time finding a well priced MicroATX board that is Z170. the Z270 had just come out and at the time I was buying, there were not many available. I went with good old reliable ASUS. This board just barely has what I need. I went with mATX to allow for proper fan installation in the bottom of my case.

CASE: The In Win 303 is such good value. You get the tempered glass panel, lots of space for good airflow, and the steel that is used is thick and strong. I also like the way they handle having the PSU in an "attic" and having it be a part of the systems airflow. My only complaints are that cable management can be a pain, fan istall on the bottom can be troublesome if you have a full ATX board, and the cable routing holes seem to be oddly placed.

STORAGE: Went with an M.2 SSD for my boot drive and then pulled my 480gb SSD and 1tb drives from my old rig (hence why those prices are not accounted for in my build list).

PSU: Love EVGA PSUs. I have used them in all of my builds and have never had one fail on me. 750W may be a little overkill for a single GPU setup, but I wanted to have a bit more head room for overclocking and for the accessory lighting.

LIGHTING: The NZXT Hue+ is so simple to set up and easy to configure. Allows me to make this build pop. The Aer RGB fans are some of the best looking RGB fans and also do a great job pushing air out of the case. They may be a little louder than some of the more pressure optimized fans you can buy, but these do the job pretty well and look great doing it.

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HTGamer 1 Build 2 points 26 months ago

We can only love tempered glass. Your build looks neat and when we compare to your old setup, wow, nice improvement. Everything is clean and your lighting is not too much. Great build.

OMGriffinz 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Do you youtube? I think I saw a video from a StagVT before... Was one on an Inked custom mousepad...

StagVT submitter 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I do indeed! Made that video sometime early last year.

OMGriffinz 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Haha that Setup indeed looked familiar! Keep it up

YungSpirit 2 points 25 months ago

I'm late but wow love the setup your PC looks gorgeous

Drumstrucked 2 points 23 months ago

This build made me buy an Inwin 303. Thanks

yeasin64 1 point 25 months ago

Hey stag I just subscibed to your channel I absolutely love your setup and I decided to take a leap of faith and get your exact setup lol. Could you make a video of you building your pc. It would help a lot. Thanks .

yeasin64 1 point 25 months ago

One more thing you said you chose this motherboard to give you extra fan space for the bottom, I was thinking of taking the Asus strix motherboard would that affect me when installing the fans in the bottom?

TheBlackPython 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

this is just like my build :D

Darktac0 1 point 23 months ago

Hey! I just picked up this case and a bunch of NZXT fans... Looking to do something similar!

Are those AER RGB fans on the bottom as well?

It looks like you have air intake from the bottom... Then air out from the back and the top? I'm running an air cooled system with no radiator, and I have 5 fans to work with... All NZXT RGB 120mm. Just not sure where I should place em...

StagVT submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I have AER fans on the top for exhaust and FN122 fans on the bottom as intake. Your PSU will act as part of the exhaust as well. The bottom of the case is the ideal intake because of the built in dust filter. Using the top as exhaust as well as the one out the back of the case should be enough. I have had no thermal issues so far.