Description

This is the first computer I have put together in quite some time. My previous computer was a Core 2 Duo that I purchased from a friend quite some time ago. I really enjoyed the experience of putting a new PC together. The PC Part picker web site was very helpful in this endeavor as well. I had pretty good luck with putting the initial parts together. I decided to go with high quality parts that I felt would last a long time. The computer isn't the most high-end gaming PC, but I don't think that will be an issue is that I'll use the PC mostly for home office tasks. The motherboard posted the first time around which surprised me. The one difficulty I had was installing Windows 10. Since it is a UEFI motherboard the bootable CD I had didn't work. However, once I created a bootable USB key (found information about that on the Internet) I was able to get Windows 10 installed right away. I'm really impressed by some of the new parts I was able to get. The M.2 SSD is blazingly fast. This computer boots up in 5 seconds. I was able to get that after turning off some of the settings on the Motherboard. The sound is good too. I purchased the Asus Z170-Pro because it had a better sound chip than the Z170-A. That combined with my decade old Logitech Z-2300 200 W speakers makes great music. I'm also enjoying my new mechanical keyboard. It's a joy to type on - where have mechanical keyboards been all of my life? I am still using my two Acer 23" monitors which are working fine. The case is nothing fancy, but it's quiet and no need to be see through since it is sitting on the floor. The CPU cooler and additional case fans were from Noctua - I really like the quality of the products. I am not going to overclock it just yet. I'll use it for a while to make sure it is stable. I hope you've enjoyed this build. I would appreciate your comments! (Note the higher price reflects parts previously purchased.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Very high quality. It was easy to install to the motherboard.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Great to see! Thanks for sharing!!

Don't forget to install Win10 drivers for that 950 Pro!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you also like to play games? I see that 960...

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't play a lot of games anymore. Just wanted a little power just in case.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The fan on your CPU cooler is drawing air the wrong way. It is pulling air away from the exhaust in your case. Either flip it around or switch it to the other side.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

whats the difference of that mobo with the Asus Atx pro gaming?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure. I don't see any items on the ASUS website for the same chipset called "Pro Gaming".

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You should rotate the cpu cooler so its pushing air towards the rear of the case - right now the rear exhaust fan and CPU fan are fighting each other for air

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

You should of used the extra money required to get a 950 pro instead of a traditional SSD to get a GTX970.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It wasn't a money issue. Just don't play a lot of games at this time.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure how to compare it. It was easy enough for me install, though.