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Build from 2016 (That I haven't uploaded until now)

by devincat

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10 Comments

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Date Published

March 21, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6 GHz

Description

So hey PCPartpicker community, I did this build back in 2016 for 3D modeling, Vegas rendering, and gaming. It has served me pretty well but I do have a few regrets.

First of all, the rear cable management space in the Define Nano S is horrendous, and there is no way that back panel is going on. I also had a few hiccups during installation. The I/O cover that came with the mobo did not fit in the case, and there was a chip on the rear of the Z170 Stinger preventing one corner of the C7's bracket from going in. Also, I shouldn't have let my sister step on my plexiglass side panel. (oh well)

K65 RGB is great, I do have a few dead pixels on it though and it is a pain to clean. MX Master is the best mouse I have ever used, and feels like heaven compared to a portable mini mouse I used to use on my iMac. (I hate Apple now lol) The two 23 inch Dells were a steal for $100 a piece, and I have had no issues on any Dell monitor I have used. ADATA SSD is fine, although it and the Barracuda filled up very quickly. XFX PSU is very reliable and works great. As for the GPU, R9 390 was the way to go compared to a GTX 970 because of the 8GB of VRAM which is great for my use scenario. Cable extensions work fine and also look great. Overall I was and still am pretty satisfied with this build, but the time to have a second PC is coming I think.

Part Reviews

Keyboard

K65 RGB is great, I do have a few dead pixels on it though and it is a pain to clean.

Mouse

MX Master is the best mouse I have ever used, and feels like heaven compared to a portable mini mouse I used to use. Highly recommended for 3D modeling, editing, and even gaming.

Comments Sorted by:

SekouSan 2 points 12 months ago

You must have to play on like, 4000 DPI.

devincat submitter 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

The MX Master has no settings changed and works great for gaming and everything

SekouSan 0 points 12 months ago

No, I meant that your mouse is so close to your keyboard and PC. Your arms must be having a bad time being cramped like that.

devincat submitter 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

That's from when it was newly built. 1st pic shows it now.

SekouSan 0 points 12 months ago

That still looks very much cramped...

HazelRelic 0 points 12 months ago

you have no leg room

Adrew24 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

There's actually a crack in the case window, blocked by the chair in the first photo. You can guess why that happened. I know this guy IRL.

devincat submitter 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

+1

Adrew24 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

that's not how it works lol

devincat submitter 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

+1