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Hey guys

Please Check out the latest build using the Gigabyte GTX 1060 - Monster Slicer. This is also my first time assembling a PC from scratch so there are some points in the video that might help you. It is a time lapse video to reduce the length and is also sped up during the assembly process.

This is a stock build and does not use any CPU overclocking. The B150 motherboard has also been chosen with same purpose. I really did want to add an XFX 550W or an EVGA 600B but they were physically unavailable in the store (I assembled this in mexico) Currently it has 8GB RAM which will be increased to 16GB this week. Kingston UV400 SSD is in the build (which I could not find on PCPartPicker)

I really like the Corsair case which had enough room for all these parts and complements the Black/Red build. As for the name of this build - Monster Slicer - it plays Witcher 3 at Ultra settings and constant 60fps (Locked through in-game settings). With ambient temp of around 35 celsius, my build is idling at 38C - CPU and 42C - GPU , Max gaming temps are 68C - CPU and 78C - GPU.

The build is relatively quiet and I will be adding one more case fan this week (which was again unavailable in the store). Please let me know if you have any specific questions for this build or other parts/game setting/benchmarks.

Cheers and happy gaming.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points
Cool PC. Looks powerful. :D

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks zion_89

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like a solid build would love to see more pictures of the actual parts if at all possible. by the way how is that i5 6500 doing under load...any jitters at all mainly wanting to know due to me setting up a similar build just with a 6600K going through the purchase waiting for sales.

Other than that +1 for the build just wish there was more pics.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, those were initial pics available with me at the time of posting. I will get more pictures and post them here. Do you want to see individual parts? - they are all in the youtube video.

i5 6500 is doing great. I have played Witcher 3 with Ultra settings (No Hairworks) and the game was smooth as silk - 60 fps (capped) throughout. Max temp reached was 68C. For me 6600K was about $60 more, hence I did not put it in but 6500 does seem more than sufficient with a GTX 1060. Thanks.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Dont necisarilly need individual parts but would be pretty cool to see more pics then are there lol. Mainly pics of the parts in the case w/out the window on it and the LED's blairing blood red at you lol (wicked LED color btw).

thats awesome that the i5 6500 is running that smooth and at a decent temp thank you for the temp on that its always nice to know but alot has to do with the temp of the room the comp is in to that being said my i7 6700k runs at 49C when my room is at 66F so yeah it does make a difference but im also running every part i can watercooled in my PC with a custom built case that is 3ft tall and 3ft long as well as 16in deep running with 6 140mm fans so big diff to. Running 4 GTX680's in SLI currently wanting to run 2 1070's or 1080's lol FPS is a huge factor for me when I play a game called Arma 3. Awesome FPS should check it out.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure, will get some pictures with and without LEDs. Thanks for the valuable feedback.

That build of yours sounds monstrous , you can name it Monster Smasher :P. I am relatively new (to building) so did not mess with water cooling, probably in a future build. My ambient temp is 35C which is about 95F (so yeah HOT), easily the reason for a bit higher temp of the system.

You build must be costing a bit :) looking at all those parts. Good luck bro and get it done.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i call my build "Hulk-a-Geddon" lol so if you play Eve Online you will get the reference. My total build cost was cheaper then you would expect (Black Friday buys) totaling $1600 after tax. And the pics are great might want to upgrade the cooler though to something like a Deepcool FROSTWIN V2.0 even though its a little tall it will keep your temps down by about 3-6C more then your current temps.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this a good PC? I dont know which is better. It's for my sister. She will mostly be playing Minecraft/Garry's Mod as well as Graphics/3D Modeling. Also a few titles such as Rust/Overwatch etc. I don't know which is better, mine or yours :D

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/QdhXvV

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yours isnt better but they will be extremely similar the rx 480 is a tiny bit less performance than 1060.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

So I should buy yours? Since this is turning out to be more then yours

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I think there may be some incompatibilties but you should get this verified -

1) The GPU is 242mm whereas the Motherboard is micro-ATX with dimenions of 24.4cm x 21.5cm http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5585#sp

2) The motherboard also does not seem to have enough fan headers to connect more fans. You may want to look at that to keep the system cool.

Other than that (motherboard), the build looks decent. (I am not a huge fan of AMD due to personal experiences related to heat and driver support)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Which is better, my build or your build

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say that my build is a bit better and has all compatible parts. You may just want to add a pcie wireless card such asTPlink 300Mbps to my build. Thanks.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Most likely going to get these parts tomorrow: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Dmi3/saved/mH6cCJ

Liquid Cooling overkill ?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah , you don't need liquid cooling. That build cannot be overclocked so liquid cooling would probably never be used.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Is your I5-6500 ok with GTX 1060, without any bottleneck?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think there is a bottleneck. There has been no performance issues, been playing Witcher 3 on Ultra at 60 fps. CPU has been performing great and even reaching turbo clock of 3.5Ghz with max temp of 68C

Even 8 GB of ram is not a bottleneck but I will add 8gb more this weekend. IMO, i5-6500 is a great budget gaming cpu if you don't intend to overclock. The difference between 6500 and 6600k was about $60 here so I went with the cheaper one.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Not only $60 for the 6600k, but also 50$ extra for the Z170 motherboard.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

if i have the same board and ram (1 ram 8GB) should i install it in this ram slot?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Install the RAM in Slot A2, second slot from the left of the motherboard (closer to the CPU)