Description

I use the machine for business, games and watching netflix and what not. Using a VIZIO 42" 1080p TV as a monitor and plan to upgrade to a 50-65" 4K later. This was my first personal build and my first since 1998(only took about 2-2.5 hours to complete, will work on cable management when I add GPU and upgrade storage). Transferred my Micron 120 GB SSD from my old ASUS M50vm(was having cooling problems) and a Western Digital 2.5" 500 GB drive for now. I will upgrade the storage and add a GPU later(so not much gaming right now sadly). Everything worked how I thought it would but hoped it wouldn't(going to do a fresh install of 8.1 and upgrade to 10), with the only exception being HDMI audio needing a newer driver. Just a few photo's, too excited and didn't take many. Going to do some OCing when I get a GPU. Right now 30C on hottest core watching Youtube and browsing with multiple tabs.

Part Selection i7-6700K The best available at the consumer level. And I can OC it for fun. CRYORIG R1 Ultimate Elegant air cooler with the performance near CLC's and fewer points of failure(just a little bit scared of putting liquid near my machine when I would be unable to replace -IF- it leaked). ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming-ITX/ac A Z170 board the USB 3.1, M.2, 4 SATA if using a SATA M.2, and low profile heat sinks to allow a large dual tower CPU cooler like the CRORIG R1. Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB More than enough ram for the foreseeable future, low profile, and crazy fast with a respectable CAS Latency of 15. Might play around with the timings and speed when I OC. Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX An traditional tower design(not a icky cube) that is beautiful. EVGA 750W P2 Overkill I know but it was only $10-$15 more than a 650 G2.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Elegant air cooler with the performance near CLC's and fewer points of failure(just a little bit scared of putting liquid near my machine when I would be unable to replace -IF- it leaked).

Motherboard

A Z170 board the USB 3.1, M.2, 4 SATA if using a SATA M.2, and low profile heat sinks to allow a large dual tower CPU cooler like the CRORIG R1. The only downer for me is the location of the SATA ports when using a massive air cooler they are not accessible.

Case

An traditional tower design(not a icky cube) that is beautiful.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Man I haven't heard that name in a while

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The iGPU in the i7 6700K is actually pretty good when you pair it up with some speedy ram like you have, i saw some benchmarks that put its integrated graphics in competition with a $70 GPU when it had ddr4-2400 RAM so you could easily do some stuff like csgo

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had a rough time with the Intel 530 igpu. Only game I can even get to load so far is WoW. New doom crashes to desktop. Dark souls 3 locks on load, fallout 4 crashes to desktop on load, division won't load, alien isolation @ 720 runs about 5fps, risenod the tomb raider crashes upon loading. There are a few other titles I'm forgetting that don't play well with the 530. I've even had problems in small stuff like Day of the tentacle, takes from the border lands, FTL EVEN...

I'm starting to think it's a driver issue, and still looking into it. Everything played fine when I had a GPU in the machine.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It would have to be a driver i would imagine, my friendo was playing a bunch of games on his with rather low setting

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Noice pc and build name! :D

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning on building in the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv with a R1 Ultimate as well. Did you have to lift one of the cooler fans up for RAM clearance? If so, does the R1 still fit in the case with the side panel on?

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, and yes it is. I had a hard time coming up with a name, didn't think Star Carrier fit with an ITX build.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

didn't think of it and isn't Heavy Arm more epic.

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