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When my friend asked me to help him build a pc, I never thought it would have ended up in like this build. After struggling to stream and game with an A8-5600k and HD 7850 build that I actually gave him 3 years ago. Finally after 3 years he wanted to upgrade to a powerhouse of a pc that will allow him to livestream, video edit, 4k gaming, watch blu rays etc. Basically an all out entertainment pc.

Now the main problem was that 24in 4K monitor since my friend already bought the monitor before consulting me about it. But all he wanted to have was a 24in monitor that matched his previous two 24 in monitors.

Second, the case selection was spur of the moment because originally I was going to use a Coolermaster N200 Case from the previous build but my friend told me that his mom wanted the old pc to be used for internet and business/document work. So after building in the case I realized my case mistake as the Corsair case had a 160mm psu max length while the EVGA Nex is 180mm so that was completely my fault for not checking and it in to pcpartpicker before my friend bought the case. That is also why the PSU fan is up since the 24pin motherboard power cable would not fit at all when the PSU fan was down. I hope to rectify the cable management next weekend when my friend is available again.

I am chatting with my friend on what he wants to do. So far I am considering taking the HDD cage out and mount that hard drive with velcro to the bottom of the case. Or we do a case swap.

I would have love to put a GTX 1080 in this build but being out of stock and my friends choice in a 4k monitor had left with him with no more budget to add any GTX 1080 in the build. For the money, the GTX 1070 will do him well and able to do what he wants.

For those going to give me flak about the cpu, cooler and motherboard choice.

CPU when bought was $80-100 cheaper than 6700k and since my friend is not as tech savy as me (Like going into the bios and overclock savy) he probably will never will so I rather not deal with issues when the locked processor will do him just as well.

CPU cooler I know is not the best as people saying the Cryorig H7 and others have surpassed the EVO but none of them was in stock. So the EVO won in being cheaper and in stock plus will help keep the PC quiet with lower temperatures than stock

Motherboard I literally had no choice in the micro atx category since my friend wanted a Gears of War inspired color scheme so mostly red/black. Also he needed an optical cable port since he uses his astro headsets with mixamp alot for gaming and assorted other things. It had nothing to do with the features except maybe the m.2 slot but I know it was in the cheaper chipsets but the optical cable port was not.

Most parts were bought from Amazon and Newegg!

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I would do something about the gpu someday if he wants to play 4K in the full experience at good frame rates

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah no doubt. But 4k with medium settings should be fine for mostly what he is planning to do.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok that is just fine then

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management could use some work!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I know. I ran out of time yesterday since I had major problems with PSU length. I was over 20mm and the 24pin only could have been plugged in with the psu fan up.

That should be fixed next weekend when my friend is free again.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

What sort of temps are you getting under load, especially the GPU? I have this case I my GPU gets very hot (80 C) with the side panel on but only up to 55 C with the panel off. I obviously have poor airflow in my case, was wondering if it was a problem for other people or just me.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

After removing the HDD cage, mounting the HDD with velcro, and flipping the PSU back down.

When playing Forza 6 Apex Beta and Gears UE, I was monitoring the temps on the side monitor with HWmonitor.

CPU reached 58 C only on one core. All other cores were around 55-56 C thanks to the 212 EVO. On idle hes around 28-32 C.

GPU reached 76-78C which is well in spec of the card.

I can barely hear his rig it nearly damn quiet on load. On idle, I feel like nothing was turned on even though it is.

Check your fans and make sure you have intake in the front and exhaust out the back. And yeah route your cables back behind the case.

If you noticed in the pictures, there is a total of 4 fans. 3 intake, 1 exhaust.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info, I'll get some more fans and make sure they are blowing in the right direction, good to know its not a fault with the case just my lack of experience

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

How close is the fit on the Hyper 212?

Im planning a build very similar to this one, but i just want to check on it before i buy.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

At least 2-4mm away I think. I worried it wouldn't fit as well but went on fine. It not touching anything or the side panel so its fine.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the i7 6700 im building a pc but i don't really care about overclocking. The i7 6700k stock is 4.0ghz out the box and the i7 6700 stock is 3.4ghz? Is it a huge difference?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats what my mindset was when building this system. The turbo boost in the 6700 is plenty of headroom for what he wants to do with the rig.

Out of the box there really isnt much of a difference but that will all depend on the programs you plan to use.

Depending on the price gap of the 6700 and 6700k, you also have to take into account motherboards. Like I said in the motherboard description. That was the only motherboard in MicroAtx size that had an optical cable port. Hence the Z170 chipset.

If you are on a budget go for the 6700 and a cheaper motherboard like the B100 series boards.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I take it you think he is a bandwagon fan? (Hes Not)

Still has his Baron Davis jersey and probably some older ones as well.