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First of all i would like to thank pcpartpicker for this amazing website. Please don't complain too much about my english, i'm Italian. This pc was built primary for gaming, but with an eye for the future, so i didn't spend all my budget on a great graphics card, i bought a used 960 for 130 euros instead. It took me a lot of time to assemble the pc, because i forgot to buy ssd brackets and my psu had a damaged 24 pin connector so i had to return it. I bought the pc only originally but i started putting accessories fast. First i bought the monitor, then keyboard and a crappymouse that failed within a month, so i bought the sabre, then the fan and the ups.

Part explanation: Core i5 6600-a recent i5, the price difference with the 6400 and 6500 was small so i got it -Satisfaction 5/5 Msi h170 gaming 3: my fault, i started being sure i wouldn't overclock so i got it but then i realised than i had no future possibility to sli so now i regret-Satisfaction 3/5 Hyperx 8gb ddr4-2 normal ddr4 sticks, bought in offer for 40 euros-Satisfaction 5/5 850 evo 250gb-amazingly fast drive, never had such a responsive system before-Satisfaction 5/5 wd caviar blue 1tb-nice and standard 1tb drive, a bit slow but i won't complain because of its price-Satisfaction 4/5 gtx 960 4gb-not happy with it, will upgrade to pascal as soon as possible-Satisfaction 2/5 chaser a21-really disappointed by this case, horrible cable managment, no ssd room, bad noisy stock fans-Satisfaction 0/5 CM v650-first came defected but the second one is doing great-Satisfaction 4/5 Windows 10-slower than 8.1 but better graphics, a little buggy sometimes but ok-Satisfaction 4/5 Corsair af120-really bad fan, noisy and low quality, but red lds.Wouldn't buy it again-Satisfaction 0/5 Benq rl2455hm-really bad monitor, bad colors and definition,will upgrade to 2560*1080 soon-Satisfaction 1/5 Perixx px 1100-nice membrane keyboard but i should have gone with a mechanical one-Satisfaction 3/5 Corsair sabre rgb-very well built and nice rgb lightning, but bad ergonomics, horrible software and a bit pricey-Satisfaction 3/5 Logitech z200-i'm not an audiophile, they're doing good for me-Satisfaction-5/5 Apc backups 1100-doing great but very pricey-Satisfaction 4/5

Upgrade plan: -air cooler(aftermarket)(by the way suggest me something, i was thinking of the cryorig h7) -gtx 1070 or however it's going to be called -nzxt s340 white or red -bequiet fans -2560*1080 ultrawide monitor -mechanical keyboard -led strips -16gb ram

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  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Wallpaper brothers (: http://imgur.com/y5arXQ0

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good! Next time I would format the explanation a bit better since I lost interest from the first sentence.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, when i will upgrade i'll try my best

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This is really nice! I wish my first PC was this good! Well done with the build, I know how annoying having to return parts while building can be. Overall a very well balanced first build. I congratulate you and welcome to PCPartPicker!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, i really like pcpp

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

First, don't upgrade the case to an S340. It's better, but I'd grab an Enthoo Pro M, or a Define S. The fan/rad support in the S340 is terrible, and there are better cases now. Even take a look at the Phanteks Eclipse line up. As for cooler, H7 is a good 'un. Cryorig M9i, and Raijintek Aidos or also decent coolers. For monitor, I'd look at 2560x1440, instead of 2560x1080, but either will be an upgrade. Also, make sure to get an IPS panel, instead of TN. Definitely grab some Be Quiet fans, those Corsair fans are poop, I use Be Quiet Pure Wings 2 fans, they're amazing. If you're adamant on upgrading to 16GB RAM, just get another 2x4GB HyperX and add them to your rig for 16GB total.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, i know watercooling in the s340 is a bit of a problem but it wouldn't be a problem for me because i'm going air-cooled. If the s340 lacks in airflow too i won't buy it but from what i read it doesn't. So i'll get the h7. For the monitor i was intrigued from ultra-wide so i wanted to try, of course ips...not going to make that mistake again. So bequiet fans, perfect. For the 16 gb i don't think i'll need them soon.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Only just seen this, I barely use PCPP to comment on builds, apologies. Even if you'll be using an air cooler, the S340 still has terrible fan mounting, it's also built with less premium parts than something like an Enthoo Pro M, or Define S. The Enthoo Pro M is the same price as the S340, and is honestly heaps better. I've built in both the S340 and Enthoo Pro M, and trust me, the Pro M is the far better choice. The S340 is technically fine for airflow, though it is the worst out of all the cases I named. The H7 is great, but an M9i or Aidos would do, plus they're cheaper and smaller. Since you're not overclocking, any nice cheap cooler will do, so you can just spend $20 or so for an M9i/Aidos instead of $40 or so for the H7. Though, the H7 is great and I personally think it's nicer. Basically, you can't really go wrong here. Ultrawide is cool, but 2560x1080 is peasant ultrawide, if you want to go ultrawide, go 3440x1440(but that's uber expensive rn). I almost bought a 2560x1080 monitor, but then I used one and hated it, especially compared to 1440p. However, 2560x1080 will be better than a TN 1080P panel, I'd just advise at least looking in to 1440p first and considering it. 8GB RAM is fine, more RAM is helping more these days, even in games, and it's uber cheap so there's no reason not to add another 8GB tbh. As long as 8GB is fine for you now though, it doesn't really matter, just add another 8GB kit when you have a spare $40 or whatever. Just make sure not to buy a 16GB kit to replace your 8GB kit, it's extra money that doesn't need to be spent. The amount of times I've seen people replace 2x4GB with 2x8GB instead of adding another 2x4 is ridiculous, honestly.

Other than that though, nice rig. Love that PSU. The GPU is meh, but can't argue with the decision if you got it for a good price. One thing I'd recommend however, is looking at AMD's next gen GPUs since your motherboard has XFire support, but not SLI. Looking at upgrading to something like an R9 480/490 or whatever it may be, might be a better option for you(then again, we'll need to wait and see). I have the same SSD, the thing is an absolute god send.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the great message +1. I understood that the s340 only looks nice but is nothing great, i'll get the pro m or something else. For the cooler i love the aesthetics of the h7 so i think i might spend that money. I think i'll go for 2560*1440, everyone's suggesting it. For the gpu it alla depends on AMD and nVidia new entries, we'll see. P.s. is the h440 slightly better than the pro m?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

pc mustard race

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

If you were worried about mounting an SSD in a drive bay, don't. SSDs don't have moving parts like a HDD, so you could stick them down with some good tape if you wanted (Linus). If you move it around it shouldn't come off, but if you're going to be selling it or shipping it, then you should mount it. For personal use it doesn't really matter about mounting an SSD in a drive bay.

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

ever think of going with AMD?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Why AMD? AMD currently offers no CPU that is good as the i5 6600 when it comes to games.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm waiting for Zen (Rumored March release) and I meant AMD for graphics not a 960........ lol

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it used ad i wrote for 130 and tgought it was a good deal but i'll wait for pascal or polaeis

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahahahah i had already bought everything so i marked it ad purchased