Hey everyone, this is my first rig to post on PCPartpicker. I made a previous build, but never uploaded pictures.
This rig is meant to be a replacement for my old system, which had an i3-6100 and a GTX 960, but the power supply blew out. Once that occurred, I decided to get a new system with the R7 2700 and a GTX 1060 6gb.
I currently don't have any temperatures or Benchmarks, but will upload by next weekend.
I am absolutely loving the performance this 8 core/16 thread cpu is offering. It deals every game with Very High settings, 1080P at 80 fps+. The rgb cooler is also pretty cool to look at if you have a windowed build. Too bad I had a non-window pc.
This cooler was a pain in the *** to use for my system. I realized that the C7 didn't offer a back plate for the AM4 series, which is understandable since they provided a separate AM4 back plate online.
The major problem with this situation is once I put on the AM4 backplate, the holes (followed by the instructions at least 20 times) wouldn't fit the cpu cooler threads since they were too tiny. In this case, I had to use a drill press to make the holes slightly bigger to fit the cooler. Not to mention, the back plate is also made of plastic, and was afraid every single second not to break it as fitting it through the holes.
Once turned on, everything runs fine, but the fan can be loud, even when I control it on Afterburner.
This took a lot of hassle, and if I were to recommend a cooler, it would be the Noctua AM4 cooler since they already provide a mounting kit.
The motherboard is really nice and useful for most of needs. It provides OC settings and lots of tools to use for your rig, including the Polychrome Software. The only thing I wished it came was a Fan Controller in the BIOS. Otherwise, I am happy with this Motherboard.
This R.A.M is really fast and holds all of my tabs and games nicely. It almost feels like 16gb is too much R.A.M for me.
My PC boots up and takes me to the Windows 10 desktop in under 10 seconds. I definitely recommend any person to get any Samsung SSD.
The Seagate Barracuda drive is holding all of my files and other games nicely. I recommend this 3TB hard drive if anyone needs a lot of storage.
As of now, the GTX 1060 6gb is running all of my games beautifully. The only game that had trouble running at Very High settings was GTA 5, but it only dropped to 50 fps during explosions. Although I plan to play only at 1080p, this graphics card is perfect for 1440p gaming as well. AND IT IS SUPERCLOCKED!