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Picked up parts over about a couple months. It was very easy to build and love my 1060 (picture of tower does not include 1060)! Gaming on it is a whole new experience. Really just wondering if I went wrong anywhere and if there is any upgrades I should make in the future. Also wondering if there is anything I should be doing to get the best experience.(I am a Noob after all)

Thanks,

Tim

P.S. Kudos to PC Part Picker. Could have not done it without you and this awesome community.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build +1! I just got a 1060 too and have the same case, feel free to check out my build!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a very similar build, your build looks nice

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job with building a complete 1080p monster with a great budget and beautiful components such as the fully modular PSU and sexy Corsair 400C. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man much appreciated.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you going to overclock or did you just get the i5 for the higher clocks?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Either way this is good

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know. I haven't decided yet. But thank you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done.

Id love to see a picture with the gpu installed.

Thumbs up.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It's coming I just got to fix those wires.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh shoot I misunderstood. I thought you had the gpu already. Sorry about that. Well I'm looking forward to seeing your build one you get your card.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

No I do have the card just don't wanna take pictures until it looks neat and nice. Lol.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh alright then.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that is what i would call a nice value first build. I don't like those quad GPU, extreme edition, custom watercooled "first buils". ; )

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree! I never believe them when they say "first".

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build..

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/jYKZxr

That is one of my systems.. It shows how you can route the cables to the back side right next to the Power Supply for a bit of a an over all cleaner look..

Thanks for Sharing !!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Helps a lot. I do have 2 ssd cards back there so still a tight fit but its a good reference to go off of.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is the PSU shroud off? It looks so much better that way.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea when I fix the wires Ill put the cover on. But good point.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've gotten an Asus RX 480 Strix over a GTX 1060, but a nice build this is.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean you know it came down to the two. It was the day 1060 came out and I just pulled the trigger on it.

  • 42 months ago
  • -1 points

I would've researched more. Nvidia basically drops driver support for their old GPUs once they release a new series. The 1060 will probably be the faster GPU by a little bit over this generation, but by next generation it'll be weaker than the RX 480 in basically all new titles.

Also, the RX 480 is a good bit cheaper for near identical performance. It's just the better buy right now.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I have experience with both Radeon and Nvidia cards, and hardware aside I believe Nvidia is a hell of a lot better just do to their improved customer experience. From the ease of Nvidia surround, to the simplicity of GeForce experience and shield Nvidia cards are the better buy...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

As do I.

The only nod I'll give Nvidia is Shadowplay and their driver UI BEFORE AMD rolled out these new beautiful graphically updated drivers, other than that the customer experience is pretty damn identical.

Geforce Experience is cool, but honestly, do you ever use it? I don't. I don't know anyone who does. Shield is cool but barely anybody has one.

Enabling Eyefinity is literally just as easy as turning on Surround, that's not really a valid argument imo.

Nvidia doesn't really have anything in the consumer experience spectrum to win me over, really. AMD somewhat does with overclocking done through the driver level, and the fact that they optimize even their old cards for new titles, as much as they can. You know the HD 7970 actually wrecks the GTX 780 in a lot of modern day games? It's really sad for Nvidia, since that card back in the day was a significant margin faster than a HD 7970.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm working on it. It's just such a hassle lol. I would love to see your 400c man.

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