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Welp after building my own PC, my brother finally jumped off the Xbone wagon (the console was crashing ever 5-10 minutes of play, no joke). So it was time to build him a rig. He's mainly a racing game person, and so i decided to name the PC in reference to his favorite racing show (Free cookie to whoever knows it).

CPU: This was honestly a tough choice. We were bouncing around CPU's because we constantly made changes to the price range. 1 plan was to get a g3258 and overclock it until an upgrade to a Xeon later. But, he wanted performance now, so we ended up going with an i5. Skylake was finally dropping in price so we decide on a 6500. He's not much into PC tinkering as I am, so no overclocking isn't an issue. Its deinfintly faster than my 8320E in single core stuff.

Motherboard: Cheapest H110 Motherboard we could get, Has all we needed really, though it would have been nice to have more ram slots

RAM: Just single stick DDR4. Cheapest one that was in stock that doesn't look completely terrible

Storage: The original plan was to get the 240GB SSD and a 2TB hard drive, but the 1TB should do. The motherboard still has 2 Sata ports so storage expansion will still be good.

Video Card: Bought used from a friend, so in Canadian Dollars (or Pesos at this point) it was a very good deal! Basically maxes out DiRT 3 and should perform well enough for the other racing games he plans on playing.

Case: Looks awesome, has a window, decently small. Basement area to just hide all the cables in which is helpful. I plan on switching to this case sometime if I can just because of the form factor. It is a little to tall for the desk though, so the roll-out shelf where the shiftier is cant be put away, But its pretty good overall

Power Supply: My brother argued hard to get this PSU over a 430W, He wanted the extra power in case he ever upgrade to an overclockable CPU or an higher end graphics card. It was a good price, 80+ Bronze and Semi-Modular so it was fine to work with

OS: Bought an online key for a deal. He's grown to Windows 10 a lot after moving from an older iMac.

Mouse/KB: Reused from his old iMac. He likely wont play shooters often so a wireless mouse is likely ok.

TV: Reused from his setup for our old Xbox and PS3. Works great for Sim Racing stuff.

Future Plans: There isn't much room in the desk where the front fan is on the case, so more fans for the top and back are likely gonna be the next upgrade. The 960 still isn't overclocked, and even though he says its fast enough, it wouldn't do the card justice!

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Named after the Initial D anime series I would assume. He should watch Wangan Midnight if he hasn't.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Bingo! And yes hes watched that too.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

What kind of cookie are you going to send to him?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I would assume chocolate chip unless he says otherwise

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll take a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie if you have one, please. éX-Driver and yoroshiku mechadoc are like the only other "car oriented" anime I'd recommend to him then...

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Initial D (Kreygasm)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice thing you did for your brother. I like the build, still should do well for you.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Where's a good cheap place to get OS keys?

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The sale of those keys violate Microsoft ToS, and the keys may be unexpectedly disabled. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fans can this motherboard support?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Only the cpu fan and 1 system fan from what I seen. If you need more you'd definitely need some kind of controller

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? I swear ive heard most evga psu's are good. You got a source?

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the thing with PSUs, you have to really keep an eye out for variations within a brand. I really wish I had spent more time looking at this when I first started upgrading my current rig. As it is my PSU has enough amps on the 12V rail to power my GPU, but not enough for me to be comfortable with an overclock.

Good advice Dan.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I assumed that all their power supply were seasonic re-brands or other good brands but i guess not. I think thats kinda sketchy actually but I guess thats just how it works