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Intel Mid Tier Gaming Build

by KevlarKnight



Date Published

Aug. 15, 2017

Date Built

Oct. 30, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.192 GHz


My first PC build. I use this for gaming mostly, I also record and edit video on it. The RAM was a mistake, I didn't realize that the different speeds would clash, I had to edit some settings in the BIOS to get the RAM sticks to play nice. Graphics card was completely worth it, one of the cheapest 1060 6GB on the market and it hasn't failed me after nearly a year. I took the hybrid drive to save money and boy that worked out great surprisingly, boot times have gotten a little slower after a year (2 minutes) but other than that I have had zero issues using just the hybrid drive. I bought the Corsair case because my uncle told me it was "his favorite" but it is a massive case, if you want a case that requires no cable management then its perfect but the size of it has created issues for where to put the thing. Rosewill is my favorite PSU provider, I have only heard good things from my friends about Rosewill PSU's so it is in my opinion the best bang for buck brand. (Though I hear some people online say its a completely useless brand)

Plan on upgrading again in the future, adding a liquid cooler to the CPU for better temps under load. Also going to buy a new monitor for gaming possibly.

Originally paid around 1700 (+100 to fix RAM) to build this, I have learned a lot from it and I realize I made mistakes.

Update: Fixed the RAM and added a cheap but effective CPU cooler. New Parts list and new pictures soon.

Part Reviews


This processor has performed amazingly. I recommend that you get this or their newer i7-7700 processor. I have had this i7-6700 for nearly a year now and no problems at all, easy to install it.


By far Asus is my favorite brand for computer parts, this MOBO has performed for nearly a year with no issues. I recommend buying their newer Asus Z270 ATX board though.


This is the only hard drive in my computer right now and it has been nearly a year with no problems.

Video Card

PNY by far has the best bang for buck when it comes to graphics cards. Would buy a second one for SLI/Crossfire if I could.


Easy cable management, had some difficulty fitting the Motherboard in properly but other than that it was fine, do not recommend if you are looking to fit your pc in tight spaces it is a huge case.

Comments Sorted by:

robcov33 1 point 20 months ago

I have the same case and love it!! I had no issues with a normal atx mobo the same size as yours so I wonder what problems you had with such a large area.

KevlarKnight submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

The screw holes didn't match up with the MOBO's holes thats all, I eventually got it to fit.

VinnyPlaysGames 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

it pains me to see an i7 with a intel stock cooler. other than that everything looks great. congrats on nearly a year!

BTW you cant sli 1060. if you could 1080 would be worthless.

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