This is a machine I recently built to replace my ever so old HP pavilion that has been causing me problems recently. I lightly game, but I would like to try some heavier titles. With this all happening I decided that it was time to finally upgrade.
I use this PC for schoolwork in addition gaming. On another note I will also be using this system in programs such as CAD though I have yet to purchase a license.
This thing is a beast. There is not much more to say. The Graphics card rarely has to use its fans and is very power efficient. Overall the build runs quietly and reliably. I would have wanted a window in the case but for the price I paid the build really shows its value.
It worked out really well that during the time I was doing research the 1060 had been announced that week. I knew that the 1060 brought an opportunity to base my build off of. It also happened to be a great time to buy parts on sale. The list may change in price but I only paid $890 US dollars during different events including mail and rebates.
If anyone wants benchmarks for reference of how it works just let me know.
It was unfortunate that the build colors made it a bit odd. Some colors like red stand out from the blue and black. (I would have wanted only red and black for example)
When I was actually building the PC I ran in to trouble for example putting the CPU aftermarket cooler adapter upside down. This was an easy fix so I continued. The cable management was simple enough on the manual was simple enough but some cables were a bit short. All in all the problems were few.