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Just trying to stay away from console so I decided to build this pc. It is my first pc build but I used to take computer repair classes for career but decided to go different route.

Since its my first build I went ahead and decided to go with the latest intel platform for future proofing.

CPU: I decided to go with the 6700k even though I've read that most of the time CPUs don't really affect gaming performance that's why most budget build with Skylake goes with 6600k but I want to future proof this build :D

CPU Cooler: Went with Corsair h100i gtx. This is the first time I have install a liquid cooler because when i was doing computer repair back in early 2000s it is not something that regular people use therefore I had a hard time installing this thing :D but it turned out great. My CPUs is not OC yet so I can't really comment but so far it keeps my CPU temps between low 20s C to high 30s C.

MOBO: I've always been a fan of Asus even back in the days they are very reliable so I decided to go with this board and I got it on sale along with CPU for $500 for both :)

RAM: not sure about the RAM but its pretty fast :)

Storage: I got an old Toshiba SSD but I also purchase this M.2 from Samsung just to try but when i heard about over heating issue with M.2 I'm not sure that's something I want to put on my MOBO. So I haven't really install it yet. I'm trying to decide if I should return it or not. What do you guys think? :D

GPU: I went ahead with another Asus product and based on my research its one of the decent GPU around. Hopefully its good enough to run latest game at 3440x1440p using my U3415W monitor. I haven't try gaming with it yet but soon :D any suggestions on what to play?

Case: I want a case that is big enough but not super big like some mid tower so I went with this one and based on some of the user's review here its a decent case. It looks good in person too :D

PSU: it was on sale for $90 after rebate and its platinum. :) I should be good for awhile even if I go with SLI set-up.

Any suggestions or comments is always welcome. I'm still trying to improve this build somehow. Thanks :D

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely brilliant! I love how everything matches perfectly and it's uber powerful! It's just amazing +1111112 p.s. Definitely keep that m.2 it won't overheat and it's really really fast you will be glad you kept it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

P.p.s. I reccomend fallout 4, skyrim, from the depths (it's really really good and I reccomend before the newest patch), the witches 3, and finally for that vg248qe csgo!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for your suggestions and comment. yeah i've been eyeing those games and yes to csgo :D it brings back memories of cs. :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the 248qe too. And I must ask, how do you set it at 120hz? My connection can display that but everything is locked at 60hz?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

you need displayport or dvi cable. hdmi is not compatible with it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That's why I said "my connection can display that" specifically so that no one would say that :P

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Just make sure there is adequate airflow over the m.2 drive. You can also get adapters for the m.2 into a x4 pci-e slot that will expose it to more airflow. But yeah plug that sucker in

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

My PC is actually very similar to yours. This is it http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TbWLMp . I might buy a second GPU and monitor soon.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

i saw your build its very nice. sli for me is down the road when 1 card can't handle newer games anymore :D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol in 5 years

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty build. Nice parts. +1.

I always cringe when I see an all in one radiator wother the inlet and outlet tubed on the top of a vertically placed unit. Makes me think the air left for expansion with no extra reservior can get to the pump and cavitation will destroy it. But then I neverror hear anyone talking about their pump failing with this setup. Still the mechanic in me shudders and crosses his fingers.

Super nice machine. This thing is powerful. Thanks for posting it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Gooberdad, I looked at all your builds and i like all of them! very creative! i wish i have that creativity :D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I go a little redneck mode and get out the 4.5" hole saw if I can't figure out how to make something work. I appreciate it. My kids love the pcs. I wish I could afford to put top notch parts in all of them, but money runs out and we do what we can.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I really really like your pc parts. I'm drooling.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah and +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Samsung M.2 SSD with thermal (kind of) issues only for 950 series, and that's an M.2 PCI-E. Meanwhile 850 EVO M.2 only take speed of sata (as far as I know), but still, it fast! (Maybe, never use SSD in my life...) Still, are you sure you dont wanna throw and HDD for mass storage? Oh, and consireding i7 Skylake prices are still in the sky, getting it at that price is really lucky I guess? How is windows 10 for u?

Absolute +1 from me btw

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

yah i really got lucky with the purchase at microcenter and they have 1 i7 left when i ordered them. so i had to drive 1hr through traffic to get to microcenter. i have a mass storage 3 WD Green for all my anime series :D. i am actually surprise when i first started using windows 10 because its nothing compare to windows 8. for me its like an updated version of windows 7. its pretty stable the only thing i probably hate is how hard to install software not license by microsoft. example would be tp-link driver for usb wifi. its just annoying.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You should probably get 16GB of RAM. Other than that +1!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You may want to consider setting up the fans of the radiator as intake fans and the top as exhaust (warm air naturally rises). Most of the cooler air from the top could potentially be sucked out by the rear exhaust fan.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the comment. i thought i had my radiator fan as intake. now i know why my front case is blowing wind :D. the same thing goes for my top fan i thought it was exhaust too. thanks very much sir

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Always a pleasure, cheers

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That gpu is hella sexy, you should upgrade your mouse/keyboard/mousepad though! I know alot on that area if you need suggestions?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

yah. any suggestion for the mouse and keyboard. im looking but too confuse on what to get. thanks in advance.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your budget? I would recommend Filco Majestouch 2, steelseries sensei (or razer deathadder) as well as the perixx xxl full length mousepad from amazon

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

temps are ok so far. like i said above when just sitting or normal workload cpu is at low 20s when gaming high 30s but then again i've only tried Dota 2 and its not a very demanding game.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

i got it from ncix during december sale for $140+50 rebate. they only have it for pick up i think. and they only have 4 left when i ordered. it was pretty quick sale for them.

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