Description

This was my first ground up PC build. Before I only had experience upgrading parts so this was an exciting and terrifying prospect.

I work professionally as a video editor and had been running an old MacBook Pro laptop from 2009 for my personal use. I got away with this these last few years because I always had a work computer to use for video editing. Now I find myself wanting to do more and more personal projects, so it was time for an upgrade. In addition I found myself in San Francisco trying out the HTC Vive and fell in love with the tech. .

I went with the i7-6700k because it's Hyperthreading is fantastic for rendering out high end motion graphics.

I debated for a long time between 3 GPUs: GTX 1070, GTX 1060, and the RX 480.

The GTX 1060 won out for me in the end because of it's price point, temperature, and ability to Overclock. I chose the Asus Dual Geforce GTX 1060 OC edition based on 3 criteria, price point, power and aesthetic. Going with a white and black theme the Card went perfectly with my ASUS Z170-A. Side note, the IO shield on the Z170-A is a nightmare with it's over abundance of prongs.

The case is just awesome. They thought of everything from the cable management to wiring for the fans. Made the build so much easier.

Topped that off with 16gb GSkills RipJaw DDR4 at 3200 and a 750 watt power supply and I was set.

I am super excited about getting some really high quality projects done on this beast and getting some amazing 1080p/1440p gaming in on the side.

LOTR decal coming soon.

"Run Shadowfax, show us the meaning of haste!"

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build :D +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Gj bro. Loved it +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Man!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

lol nice :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! But why did you have to ruin the build with the Hyper 212 Evo, the Cryorig H7 looks so much better, only costs a few bucks more and performs better

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Eh the cpu fan cooler is not a big deal to me. The hyper had so many positive reviews I went with it.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Any issues with Ram/Mobo combo? That particular RAM model isn't on that mobo's QVL list. Just wondering cause I just purchased the (8gb x 2) version of that RAM myself and have the Asus-Z170-A too, in prep for a new build.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

not a single issue

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, I am having issues with high temps in the similar build fractal design r5 + asus z170a + gtx 1070 + i7-6700k + evo 212 cooler

What temps are you getting in this case with the pre-installed case fans?

Thank you very much in advance.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry for such a late reply. I get really low temps with this case. there is enough circulation and fans to really keep the components cool and quiet