Figured I'd just throw this up as I've seen quite a bit of interest about builds using the 860k. Some of this stuff was used with parts of my previous build until I decided to try out the 860k before recommending it to my younger brother who was interested in building a htpc/gaming setup for cheap.
So far it has been great, it was kind of a pita to overclock, even just the little bit that I did. I think it was worth it though. My plan is to use this until it won't play the games I am interested in. Hoping it will last a good year or two.
Currently I play the games listed below.
BF4: 60+ fps high setting Project cars: 45 to 60+ fps depending on track/weather etc. Dirt Rally: V-sync 60fps ultra setting Dis-honored: Maxed out V-sync 60fps Borderlands: V-sync 60fps BFBC2: V-sync 60fps high or whatever, looks great
I got the case for free from a friend, it is a heavy S.O.B. empty, really sturdy case. I don't think I'll have to worry about airflow in this thing. My only gripe was with the piece of garbage wireless adapter, it took a dump after owning it for just over a month. Terrible photos, I know... I recently switched to V.M. for cell service and my phone has a terrible camera. Oh yea, I didn't update any of prices paid for any of the stuff, so before I start getting flamed for paying to much, sorry I'm not updating it.
Great CPU, no complaints for a budget build.
Does what I need it to do. Probably should have went with the asus axx pro, but hind sight is 20/20.
Stuck it in, enabled xmp profile and it works fine.
Nice SSD, works great... so far.
Salvaged from previous build, works great.
Nice gpu, not real loud and plays all the games I'm interested in very well.
Read a lot of bad reviews and stuff on these, but I've had this for a while. Picked it up on sale, if it takes a dump I'll report back.
It's plays discs.
Wireless Network Adapter
P.O.S., died after a month.
Monitor looks good, a little on the bright side and you definitely need to sit directly in front of it to not get that "shadow" effect.
Update, I picked up a h236hl and it is a million times better. It makes this monitor look like rubbish color wise. Everything pops on the h236. I didn't realize how washed out the colors were on the g236 until I got this today. Another plus is the h236 is an ips monitor.
Sweet keyboard, I had some BB gift certificates that I wasn't using, otherwise I would've bought a cheap keyboard.
Nice mouse, works great. Used some old BB gift certificates I had laying around.