Description

About 8 months ago, I built my first PC for ~$400, I recently sold that without my hard drives for a $115 profit, with the $415 I got from that and some additional $300 I had, I built this beast which has some great parts for a relatively low cost. I am mostly using this for games like CS:GO, Battlefield, Far Cry, GTA, and for future AAA titles that will be coming out soon like Mafia III. I plan to be able to max them out on my 1080p monitor while having 60 fps, and maybe getting a 1440p monitor in the future. I built this with everything except for the graphics card and I planned on waiting for a 480 or 1060.

Processor: I knew I would need a quad core for most games, I didn't go with the 6600k since I didn't want to pay more for a better motherboard to overclock with, so far very satisfied for gaming and some small video editing. Always nice to have the newest Skylake architecture.

Motherboard: One of the cheapest Skylake motherboards out there, I didn't need any crazy features since I am only having one gpu and no need to overclock. It has a decent bios and it gets the job done.

Memory: Thought it was a great deal to get 16gb ddr4 for under $50, not a well known brand but it is just ram so I should be fine.

Graphics Card: I was on integrated graphics for nearly 2 months, GTX 1060 AIB cards came out and I got a good deal on mine with a $25 off code. This is a great graphics card and has got some great features. I easily max out all games on 1080p. It has rgb lighting, a included backplate, great cooling, and great performance. I don't think I should have any trouble with games for a while and I have been very pleased with this purchase.

Case: I really love this minimalist look on this case and the white goes along with my setup, this case is made out of solid materials and many things make this case feel very high end. Good cable management and the power supply both made the build very easy, very good case from a great brand.

Power Supply: I saw this on sale at Best Buy and decided to pick it up, I didn't have the budget for a modular PSU and I thought this was a good deal. The fan is very silent and I have had no problems with it.

Case fans: I had the stock fans in but I really like all be quiet! products and having pwm fans, I saw they were on sale for $10 a piece and had to get them. They have been basically silent and I have been very pleased with them.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great choice of components and a beast rig for the budget. This thing will slaughter 1080p and even hold it's own at 1440p. +1

  • 42 months ago
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Yeah, I was just running through some 1080p benchmarks and I have been very impressed, I might upgrade to 1440p in the future

  • 42 months ago
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Even if you do the upgrade your monitor, you can still play at 1440p via supersampling (I think that's the Nvidia answer to Virtual super resolution)

  • 42 months ago
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Yeah but super sampling is like converting a 128kbps song into a 320kbps, it isn't true format. That's how it feels to me anyways... lol

  • 42 months ago
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It does look better though, even on a 1080p monitor. Its a nice little boost until you can get a 1440p monitor.

  • 42 months ago
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I've been playing on that in some games, it can make things a little distorted but besides that it looks nice

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build mine gives off radiation after a few minutes of use

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha your computer does?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol a Xeon heats up like no tomorrow especially one that is an engineering sample

  • 42 months ago
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What's the name of your keyboard? I've been looking all over for it and can't find it lmao

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

EagleTec Kg011 Mechanical Keyboard. Here is the link to it on Amazon

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job and a terrific total price.

Thumbs up!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a sexy GPU

  • 42 months ago
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Yes it is, idk if it's the backplate, cooling, or lighting but it sure is

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow this is my inspiration for my new build.. Thank you for sharing!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem! Glad I could help, what are you thinking for your build?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Building something similar to this, but my budget is a little smaller. Will an i3 6100 work fine? You said you needed a quad core for many games but an i3 had 4 threads and benchmarks seem very similar. Love this build +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, cores are pretty important. They will be even more in the future but for now the i3 6100 is a good processor

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

In a budget build could I get an i3 6100/rx 480 and upgrade to 6500/6600k in a year or 2? I want to play csgo, Cities skylines, Rust, Arma 3, and CoD for the most part. I'm wondering if The cpu would be too big of a bottleneck or if I should get the i5 now and just run csgo on integrated graphics and get a gpu a few months later.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the i5, ONLY if you can get a GPU that you want a couple months or so down the line, no point in getting an i5 and no gpu to only get gpu like a year later, but it also could be done the opposite way around, if an 1060 is around $250 you could get the i3 and 1060 now and get an i7 later.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I think I've decided on getting the i3 now and an rx 480 when it's in stock, then upgrading to an i5 (cannon lake or whatever if its compatible) and whatever the next mid range gpu is later. I'm playing pretty easy to run games now, so i3 and rx 480 should be fine for awhile. ty for the input :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a great graphics card, and I'm sure you will love it, I'm trying to get an i5/470 build for £500 right now but I'm hoping the rx 470 gets down to £150 which was its promised price before getting it...

  • 41 months ago
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Great build man! Especially for the price! Are you planning on putting in a aftermarket cooler? Because that would look awesome and would definitely make this one of the best budget gaming pc's I've seen in a whole while!

  • 41 months ago
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Yes, I plan on getting one soon. I am looking for a white one right now but I could always just get one and put in a white fan. I also plan on getting white cables

  • 37 months ago
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Looks like a fantastic build! One I will definitely have to try building for myself! :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Do the 2 GPU fans spin together at 60c? or only 1

and did u had any issue with it?

  • 31 months ago
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Will it make any difference if I get the 6600k instead of the 6500? Like as a partner with the 1060