Description

This is a build I put together for my friend! We haven't tested it just yet but I expect this to be a perfect machine for veryhigh-ultra settings at 1080p (I have a similar build but with a i5-6500) Cable management is a little sloppy, however the case is not windowed and airflow shouldn't be drastically impacted.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Does everything you need a motherboard to do, however I would've preferred two system fan headers. I used a splitter, but I can see how someone might run into a bit of a hassle without any splitters or adapters to connect a second fan.

Keyboard

Solid Combo for the price. Keyboard keys are very solid and pleasant to type on. Mouse is a little basic but definitely solid and RGB lighting on both just makes this an even better bargain.

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You and your friend started off just like me lol. Keep working towards it.

Don't let your dreams be dreams.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

It must be crazy for him. He had a "gaming" laptop with a dual-core i5, 840m and a HDD. Just booting it up for him was a crazy change because the boot time is 9 seconds. He looked away for one second and said "hey dude I don't think you restarted it, it went back to the desktop" "oh no thats really how fast it boots up" big freakout.

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

The power of computers is amazing, welcome him to the master race. Hail Gaben

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Why get the 7600 when you can get the 7600k instead?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

He wasn't interested in overclocking, plus a z270 board would add more to the cost of the build, plus the cost of a third party cpu cooler, and cost of a quality power supply for optimum overclocking. You can't overclock on a B250 board.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I get all the other claims except for the PSU, the PSU is fine for OCing, I've only got 650 watts and I'm still running at 4.4 GHz, plus there is a boost in speed with the 7600k, and if your friend decides he wants to OC he can just switch out the mobo instead of the CPU and the mobo.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get better overclocks with quality PSU's that you would find on PSU tier lists on places like reddit and Tom's Hardware. Its not all about wattage or efficiency but rather the quality of the PSU's internals. Not only are you able to get higher more stable OC's but it doesn't hurt to have tested and reliable PSU's when getting into overclocking.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

what did you use for a fan splitter?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W03Z88747 it splits from the fan header itself to create two 3 pin connections