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So this has been almost a year since i built my very first PC, see here, and since then ive done some major upgrades to this.

RAM:

It may have not been mentioned in the previeous build but i bought and added another 1x16GB RAM stick when it came out on amazon being probbaly one of the cheapest in months if not a year so it was just dumb not to buy it.

Hard Drives:

So i bought 2 more hard drives and so far they are doing great since both came used and work perfect unlike when i first built my PC and both the RAM and HHD were dead. :DD oh and that Hard Drive was NEW from PC world.. so yeah my luck has been bad and good for the past year.. but oh well :D

GPU:

So this has also been a bad story but so far the 1060 6GB is serving me well. I can play almost anything at its highest settings at 1080p and switching over to my current 3 monitor setup hansn't changed much if at all for performance. Only problem is the person i bought it from USED didnt dust it or clean it so its still somewhat dusty and i intend to clean in very soon.

Monitor:

Found someone on ebay selling these as individual bids. So i contacted them and asked if they could do £120 (£15 shipping was added after) and he happily agreed. End of that story

Keyboard and mouse:

So i thought my older used mouse, the Razer one, was dying so i just bought this as it was cheap and i wanted a more silent keyboard that wasnt mechanical and didnt cost too much. Very happy with it so far and love the wrist rest since it dosnet put any strain on typing or gaming as much now. Also funny enought the price seems to be going back up so im glad i got it when i did

Mouse pad:

Just wanted something bigger

Headphone stand:

Buying something on Fathers Day and got this as something extra for myself since i was paying for next day postage

Sata Cables:

Just cables. Had to re-wire my hard drives because i thought they were the reason i wasnt able to boot straight into the OS for a few weeks. Had to go into the BIOS and restart my PC since it didnt show my drives. But after the re-wire i just made sure things were plugged in properly and not bent. So far that has seemingly fixed it.

Mousepad:

Currently in my draw since the cable cant reach my PC and it was kinda overkill to put one mouse pad ontop of another...

Monitor stand:

Made in china so the manufacturing was as you might expect. But overall it works and thats really what i want. Yes its cheap and i should have spent more if i wanted something decent but this was a budget PC build after all :DD

Acer 27" monitor:

Looking to sell or perhaps use again if i get 2-3 27" monitors or make another build. So its sat on my floor until i find a place to put it or just sell it.

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

That is an absolutely beautiful setup. My one suggestion would be to hide the cables better. Maybe mounting the power strip against the back of your desk with double sided tape.

I absolutely love the wall mural of Nobel Team.

+1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I showed this to my friends in discord and they saw noble team too.. now a argument about who is better has erupted... haha

As for cable management.. i intend to get some stuff to hide the cables and i can take a look at mounting the extention lead or getting one of those cages to put it in that hangs under the desk.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build and nice setup.+1

I just had to chime in and say... Don't change anything. Haha.. I wouldn't swap out a motherboard just to upgrade to an 8th gen cpu. You can always trade up the cpu to a faster i7 6th/7th gen w/o swapping motherboards. Just my 2 cents. Happy gaming and happy building!!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

What processor would you reccoemend? My mate who helped with the build tells me to go for the i7-7700k and ive heard the brother of that, the i7-6700k is just good enough anyway for any gaming and more creative tasks, but then the i5-6600k and i5-7600K also seem pretty good.

Im thinking of at least chaning the case to an NZXT S340 and buying some fans, or the H440 when ive got a bit more money, and unless i do stick with my current case i will probbaly need to get a dual 120mm radiator fan mounted when i change CPUs.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can get a 6700k or a 7700k you'll be good either way. which one is pending on price, but I'd look used on ebay or local.

I have 2 pcs and I have a 6700k with a 1060 gtx and a 7700k with a 1080 ti. Both are overclocked and I have no issues.... I did delid both. They can run hot. The 7700k will oc higher but both should perform similar. Especially if you stick with the 1060

Some people here always feel you need the newest cpu but not true. No reason to swap out a motherboard when you have a perfectly good z170 that can overclock either of those processors ;)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure you have to bios updated if you go 7700k... it needs bios updated

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

And if your scared or uncomfortable overclocking... those processors will still perform well at stock. Overclocking isn't for everyone. Not hard tho. But even at stock it'll run better than the i5 your running. But this really isn't needed too much truth be told... If your games and pc are performing well and your happy you actually don't need the upgrade... You can keep it in mind for future... Happy gaming and happy building!!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Congratulations on your first build! (of June 2018)

But on a more serious tone, is there a specific reason you went with two HDD's instead of one?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

3* and only because when buying each one it was down to the needs of needing more storage space. Bought my 1st WD TTB when i made the PC. Storage was important over performance. That filled up so i bought another used one as it was cheap. Filled up. Bought the 4TB as it was used cheap and needed somewhere for my videos and i do a lot of recording for an amature YT Channel i have,

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I see. Yeah storage does fill up really quickly.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build, dude!

Some Suggestions: Buy a newer generation CPU for a very similar price (e.g. i5-8400)

Pick a locked motherboard (not overclockable) if you buy a locked CPU such as the i5-6500

Use the cooler that comes with the CPU if you do not plan on overclocking.

Unless you really need multiple HDD's, it's a lot easier to just have one HDD with a lot of storage

Invest in an SSD; it will significantly reduce boot times for your OS and whatever you download onto it

It is much more efficient to buy a 2x8GB set of RAM sticks instead of a 1x16GB and a 1x4GB

There's definitely room for improvement, but this definitely will get the job done!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. This started as a budget build with room for upgrade so my mate suggested getting this mobo so i could stick an i7-6700k or better inside it. I yet to upgrade the CPU however as ive not faced any issue with it and since i bought it used, it was a lot cheaper than getting it new in the first place. As for that CPU cooler, since the CPU was used i needed an afrermarket one. And that was the only thing that really could fit and made the most sense since the legend 212 Evo cant fit my case. wa wa waaaaaa...:D

As for the RAM, i bought 1 new and 1 used and only realised i could use both when i found out the 4GB stick could be clocked down to the same frequency as the new 16GB stick i bought. So at the time i didnt bother thinking about getting the same RAM. But when i do a revamp on my PC i will make sure to sell that and just get 32 or 16GB of the same RAM and in Dual channel at most.

SSD's were just too expensive when i bought this and even though i remember wanting one when putting it all together as my mate drove around helping me buy stuff i handn't got online, i thought that a 1TB Hard drive would make more sense and space was needed over performance. Other hard drives were bought as my needs demanded more space.

BUT-Thank you for your comment i read it all and i will make sure to keep it in mind next time i build or upgrade my system. Im thinking of switching sides to AMD perhaps because single core performance isnt needed as much anymore on new titles and old titles really dont need that much either.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool stuff! Glad it all works out for you. Best of luck in upgrading!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not go with 1 HDD and an SSD instead of 3 drives? It will benefit you more. And try going with a better value CPU for the same price, as well as a cheap non overclockable motherboard if you don't want to overclock your CPU. So maybe the i5 8400 would be a slightly better option and may save you some money.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i understnad that but i bought those drives since the needs demaded more space. Now ive managed to store my videos on my large 4TB drive and most of my games fir one of my 1TB i might get an m.2 500GB and stick my OS and all that stuff from my first drive there while getting a replacement gaming drive thats 2-3TB big and will be a WD black or Toshiba.. But i heard Toshiba runs loud and Seagate ive avoided because of their mystical faliure rate which i want to avoid.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

ahhh kay, makes sense now. Good first build!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I do like the monitor mount. I am looking for something similar though an adjustable one for 2 monitors.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

There are loads out there on amazon which i looked at. Id suggest if you have the money to go for something premium but this works ok for now. It didnt have the greatest build quality like shown in some of the pictures and it was a real pain to put together, but all in all its not bad for the price.

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yeah the only problem ive got now is that my far right monitor has got a button stuck when i was getting the lighting sorted out. So i need to take off the bezel and get it un-stuck. Other than that and missing a larger screen since i have to sit lower down (which can get uncomftable at times and annoying sitting normally) its alright since i got them cheap

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