Description

Previous PC was 8 years old, time for an upgrade. Did I mention the case and PSU are 8 years old?

AMD Phenom 965 Black Ed. -> Intel i5 6600k, 4GB DDR3 -> 8GB DDR4 2800MHz, BFG GTX 260 -> Asus 750 Ti, WD Black 640GB -> Samsung Evo 850 250GB

From the comments:

"It's a multi-purpose station. Originally I bought it for gaming, but now I intend to use it for video editing, coding, in additional to gaming.

I've been out of the loop for a while. My intentions were to pick a CPU and mobo that would last for a long time. Being on a budget I just grabbed the cheapest usable graphics card. Switching it out later will be fairly easy, I just need to keep my eye open for deals.

I'm hoping to tinker with overclocking the CPU soon, at the moment I've just used the XMP built into the board.

Also, this is the first PC I've built with my own hands."

System upgrade cost: $927CAD/706USD

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Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Assuming this is a gaming build it is a little unbalanced and a 6500 would have maybe allowed a 960?

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

It's a multi-purpose station. Originally I bought it for gaming, but now I intend to use it for video editing, coding, in additional to gaming.

I've been out of the loop for a while. My intentions were to pick a CPU and mobo that would last for a long time. Being on a budget I just grabbed the cheapest usable graphics card. Switching it out later will be fairly easy, I just need to keep my eye open for deals.

I'm hoping to tinker with overclocking the CPU soon, at the moment I've just used the XMP built into the board.

Also, this is the first PC I've built with my own hands.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe he is waiting for Pascal. If he is not, it's a odd combo.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

That CPU is a beast!!!

+1

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I am glad i see lots of people using this motherboard, as it i the one I intend to buy! How are you liking it?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I too, have that motherboard. The bios is really, really functional with presets for new builders and more options for advanced overclockers. It looks great as well as not heating up too much. It support 2-way sli and crossfire, but not 3 way, despite appearing so. I have not had any issues with it besides the I/O shield being a pain in the arse while installation. As always, with ASUS, you get great quality and a good warranty. Just don't forget drivers.

One more thing: it comes with a free sticker to put on your case.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Installing Windows 7 was a pain as we forgot that it would have no idea what to do with all the new components on the board. DVD-ROM is a must if you intend to install Windows 7 on it.

Otherwise I love the new BIOS, it's a radical departure from what I had 8 years ago.

Haven't tested the 5-way optimization yet, hopefully that'll pan out or I'll do it manually.

The only thing I've struggled with is setting up a RAID, switching it to RAID mode causes it to lose sight of all my bootable storage.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Such a amazing build, but what concerns me is that PSU, Im not sure if it will explode on you but you aren't close or even near the maximum wattage so you would be fine.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I was reading somewhere that PSUs are the least likely part to go. I'm hoping that's true for this build.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

WHY SO MANY STORAGE DRIVES

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Waiting for prices to go down, will migrate all hard drives to a Raid 1 set up in future.

In the meantime I'm stuck with all these 5-8 year old hard drives.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

aahh I totally forgot about raid when posting this, to me I find raid configs useless, I would've just gone with a 2.5TB hybrid drive and saved more money than getting the raid drives. also if your just using the ssd for a boot drive get a hybrid drive you will get the fast boot up times for cheap

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

why a 750 ti ? why not a 980,980ti,390,390x, or a Fury.

  • 47 months ago
  • -2 points

Bottleneck much???

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

If you read their description you'd see that he uses this currently for video editing and is intending on swapping out the graphics card later on.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Bottleneck applies to GPU only. Thats why you if pair a 5820k with the same gpu you'd get the same frames. Bottle neck would be a 1080 with a g3258 or an i3.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, do your research m8

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I want a new one, but this one works well enough. Can't justify the cost on my budget right now.

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