Description

Hi guys, I would like to thank everyone who helped me when I posted rookie questions on forums, who guided me on picking parts and helping me with my build. Please ignore the current part list, as I could not find the parts I used on the search bar.

Parts Used:

CPU: Intel core I5 - 6600K CPU Cooler: Antec h1200 Motherboard: Asus z170 pro Memory: Kingston Hyper x fury 2x8 gb 2666mhz Storage: Samsung ssd 250gb + 3tb Seagate hard drive Video card: Palit GTX 1060 Power supply: EVGA gold 750 w Case: NZXT S340 Extras: Fans: Corsair SP120 wifi card: TP LINK N900 Keyboard: Rantopad MXX red cherry switches Mouse: James donkey (running on windows 10)

Overall I use the computer for 1080p and some 4k gaming, films, work and casual use. I am happy in terms of performance and gameplay, it works smooth with all the games I have played so far. Everything runs fine on the pc, not much in terms of noise levels. The pc pretty much stays cool, Windows 10 runs fine. Very easy set up as most parts had been plug and play. This is my first build and I learnt allot along the way of the build, the cable management was easy with the case and fitted fine with a few cable ties. I had a friend who helped me put this all to gather. I have chosen to connect the pc to a 40inch 4k tv (clocking off at 60hz r.r, when I get a bigger room I will have a desk setup with a monitor. One last thing I will do when I get time is add two strips of purple led lighting.

Sorry I could not go into intense details on every part used.

Thanks

(ps I am not the best photo taker)

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build Bro! Nice card too! Perfect for 1080P Gaming!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! I need to get a 1060 for MY build soon...

  • 42 months ago
  • -2 points

Should've gone RX 480, but a nice build. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

He's already built the PC. Your comment does not help at all.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

He's still within the refund and return range, he could swap and save money if he felt like it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Mmm well, you are right there. Sorry.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

Now, and barely.

Nvidia doesn't support anything in the long term, it'll be outpaced eventually. The RX 480 is the better purchase. Both in price/performance, and long term usage.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you hear that!?

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

I looked at performance benchmarks of old cards at their release vs now.

The HD 7970 is now about as fast a GTX 780, even though upon release the GTX 780 was a significant amount faster.

The R9 290 is now faster than the GTX 780 by a good margin.

The HD 6970 is faster than a GTX 580, even though the 580 was the faster card in generation.

After Nvidia puts out a new generation, they do not bother to optimize their old GPUs for new titles. They've done this for a long time. AMD however, does. They squeeze out more performance of their older cards because users are still on them and they don't want to screw them over. Software makes a huge difference.

Next time an AAA game comes out on a new engine, look at the performance difference between the R9 390 and the GTX 970. Two cards similar in raw power. Unless it's one of Nvidias backed titles like Rise of the Tomb Raider, the AMD card will be a noticeable amount faster.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Meh. When it comes to power consumption, availability, software support, raw performance and future proofing, the 1060 takes the win on this one. The only thing I see the RX 480 having over the 1060 is Crossfire capabilities, a bit cheaper, and having 2 more GB of Vram.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Go look @ Kyle from awesome sauce network's video, the 480 is barely future proof. Only by a bout 0.4%, so the 1060 is the better card. @Zveir