Description

I built this computer to use as my HTPC and play games like CS:GO, League of Legends and GTA V.

A little breakdown of the parts I used and reasons for selecting them.

This i5 6600k was the last thing I purchased. The CPU for me was the hardest thing to decide what to buy for my build. I saw really good benchmarks from the i3 6100 on youtube and I have an I7 3770 'non k' in my main gaming PC.

This EVGA z170 has a few negative reviews on the internet claiming it lacks features such as no usb 3.1, wireless/bluetooth etc. etc. I don't care much about the features, I just bought it for the brand name EVGA.

I really like the cryorig C1 cooler a lot! There is only 2mm clearance between the fan on the C1 and the SFX power supply.

The case wouldn't be complete without a custom sticker of Eu Hellscythe :3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuxnYDUeLs4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBfWKmRFTjM

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn. Americapow4r ripping it up. Ok I don't understand the explanation for the parts, but it's your pc so love it and use it. Does it's performance meet your expectations? Do you like the look? Are you proud of it? I think you answered all three with a "yes" because of the post and description. Enjoy your computer and congrats on building it yourself.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! & yes I do love it!!! :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Isn't that the girl from the anime "is this zombie?"

Forgot what ya call it in Japanese but I only watched the first season

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

YES!!! the necromancer

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this _^ otaku for life

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

:D:D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. +1

Was it difficult to work in that case? I've heard some of those Mini-ITX cases can be a bit of a pain.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

TY!! This was my first itx build and it was fairly simple!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

SFX PSU's have short cables, it should be relatively easy, but not for say the CM elite 130

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

you can build a computer but are you a zombie?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

sick build man! hope you enjoy it

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty build. Great selection though with the blower-style GPU for your case. For its size, you'd want as much warmer air blown straight out of the case.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

I'm curious though; why are the cpu cooler and GPU listed in Canadian dollars?
Also, how are your temps with the C1?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

SO KAWAII DESU! +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your GPU temperature like and fan noise?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your desktop background in the 9th picture?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

arcade riven

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, it's cool you opted for some components because you liked the looks (mobo, for example). But aren't these 2 decisions dangerous for your build?

  1. installing a psu that's way below in Watts of what nvidia recommends for a 780 ti: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-780-ti/specifications

  2. installing a cooler that's way taller than what Silverstone recommends for the SG13: http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=536

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job on the build! Quick question. Do you have a vertical m.2 WIFI card installed on the EVGA motherboard with the Cryorig C1? I was curious to see how if the cooler cleared the top of the vertical card.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. That pc look amazing. Is nice that you pick that motherboard because you liked, I pick mine (asus z170i) over the others only because I love the Bios menus.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you remove the IO cover to make the cooler fit over the motherboard?

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

Necromancer <3 :D

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

waifu :3

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm not a fan of anime by all means xD. But nice build. +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

haha ty!!

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  • 49 months ago
  • 6 points

Dang pretty rude tbh.

For starters these are in Canadian prices,

The SP900 is a pretty good SSD, nice read and write speeds.

780ti for 400$ is good compared to 970 for around 500$ w/ tax.

DigitalFoundry has proven that faster RAM does provide better performance

  • 49 months ago
  • -3 points

not rude, about everything he said is straight facts

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

Except for the Corsair H100i GTX, that can't fit in that case.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

...and is way to noisy for a htpc...

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

No, not really, he was just being flat out rude with out even bothering to do some research,

Like for example the Adata SSD The 450 read vs 520 Read from Samsung isn't terrible, considering how ADATA is more of a value company then anything

Not checking to see if they were USA prices Or CAD, cause that makes a huge difference, even I would've told him to get a 970 if it weren't that he bought them using Canadian prices, which as I said, costs $500 w/ tax

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

its the comment really

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

you sit here and you talk about somebody elses build like you know everything but yet you fail to realize the poster had a reason for picking all the parts that you obviously are too dumb to realize. If they are happy with the build then let them be with it

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty much sums it up.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really agreed with you, because you get in all the facts that i were thinking about, BUT if he is happy with his build, thats all that really matters!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you considered the price difference when you say he should of got 6700K? What benefits would he get from the given uses from the additional cache and threads?

Personally I would take the OP's air cooler over any Corsair AIO, especially in a HTPC build, less noise, more reliable and less chance of failure.

I'm not sure where you got your information regarding the latency of 2133 DDR4, agreed faster ram has little impact on system performance but I believe your statement to be incorrect...

That is a solid PSU and 450W is more than enough for this build, it will run closer to its peak efficiency curve than an over powered unit.

I see from your upvotes there are many more uniformed people on this site.. Where is your personal build for us to critique in this way?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

We also need to remember that the case is no bigger than a shoebox...

How is EVGA a "crap" motherboard? May not have some features such as other z170 but it still ain't "crap"

As for SSD I sort of agree but at the same time look at the prices of those Samsung and Intel SSD's...We also talking about canadian prices which make the price higher. AData=Good, Crucial=Good,Samsung=Best,Intel=Best. Don't see whats wrong with getting the good especially when prices are higher and not in budget.Also most SSD manufacter use Samsung MLC Chips or Storage chips

H100i?This ain't a full tower case and the 6600K does not come with a stock color so his only other option was the Noctua L9i which is more around $120 CAD

For ram....

Ok I agree $156 is bad.

In Canada a 970 is around $520+Tax. The 970 has the same performance as the 780Ti.

Powersupply I guess a 600w would make more sense because 780Ti is a higher power consuming card.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

This guy understands, THIS IS THE COMMON SENSE WE NEED IN OIR WORLD.

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

There are no 600 watt sfx power supplies made for that case.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry, I was not paying attention to the listings of the SFX power supplies.

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks for the critical review!

Haha yes I agree the EVGA mobo is a bit overpriced for the features.. BUT the black color and fancy looking heatsinks make up for it! I definitely wouldn't call it 'crappy'

I really like the humming bird on the ssd and it was the number one thing that made me buy it! I wonder why ADATA only recently started putting it on their products.... maybe because of people like me... lol

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't worry, I'm sure some people can respect your decisions, not all of us need overkill products, and I'm sure this build pleases you

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  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

ty =]