Description

First time building a PC by myself. I wanted to have an efficient PC without having to dig deep in my pockets, so nothing too excessive. Most of the things are brand new except : -SSD, which I bought couple months ago, because I knew it would be a nice upgrade to my older computer having in mind this new set-up. -Peripherals Price indicated are not what I paid. PS: I know aperture is a bit big for this, but whatever ;)

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the noctua cooler. I love Noctua stuff!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

congratulations on ur build :) with alot of questions wandering in my mind... 1) why z170 mother board for locked cpu? 2) why not 1060 over 970? 3)u could've went for an i5 6600k by putting the cpu cooler price into it and upgrading to a decent aftermarket cooler down the road once u get money

other than that the build is very nice and wish u the best for it :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

1) The choice for this motherboard, was because I wanted an Asus motherboard, the configurations of the PCIe slots, the features, the price (not too expensive) and mostly It was available at my local computer store. 2) For the 970 over 1060 (or even RX 480), I was planning to go with the RX 480 but I was waiting for the reference cards to come out. It took forever so I gave up on this. For the 1060 the release date was July 19th, I bought my things a week before that and I build everything on july 18th. I thought it would be the same process for the 1060, only reference cards out and not available anywhere, which I was wrong. 3)I did not want to overclock for my first build so I went with the 6500 which seemed pretty good for the price. The CPU cooler was to keep everything super quiet. Also I knew this would last longer than anything else, so maybe it can last for another build. A friend of mine who is more experienced than me suggested me to go with Noctua's cooler for their efficiency.

Thanks for your questions I appeciate it :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for answering my questions :D wish u best times with ur pc :))

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How has the noctua cooler been treating you? I have a similar build I just finished (except with a Gb H110m mobo), and I'm wanting to replace my stock cooler with either a noctua something or a Cryorig.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not the type of person that tweak with my speed, so my cpu is never heating. It is silent, for my purpose I'm happy with the noctua.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha. I don't overclock or anything, I just play somewhat demanding games. The noise from the stock cooler is just barely over the line of what I'd consider an "annoyance", so if I can get a better cooler that is quieter at the same time: it's a win-win :)

I'd love to get a noctua, but since I have a micro-atx board, it may be too big. So I may have to just go for the cryorig or 212 evo

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the great parts selection!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there, nice build! Could you please tell me how that PSU has been working for you? I've been planning on building a somewhat similar build and got most of the parts already (Only missing on storage, which I'll get next week. And a PSU). Thing is, I live in Mexico and prices of computer parts are tied to the USD, and with our currency losing value the prices go all the way up so I'm now trying to decide for a good PSU that is reasonable in price and offers a good performance. I've got an eye on the EVGA 650GS, EVGA NEX650G and the one you got on your build.

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