Pictures on Imgur: The Blue Build (album)
Reddit Post: Link
All taken with an HTC One M8 no extra effects were added. Phone doesn't do well in low-light :(
Hey! My name is DJ and this is my long waited build.Before this build, I had an R9 270X with an FX-6120(back in 2014 which is now this build). Some parts were bought in 2014
The system was designed to:
- Game at very high settings on a variety of games. Open World Games will be played a lot.
- Light Video Editing/Rendering and and Light Photoshop
- Record games at 1080p60FPS
CPU: Bought in April 2016. The i5 6500 is a really popular choice now among gamers. I was deciding whether I should have gotten an i5 4460 and a decent motherboard for a bit lower price, but I decided to go Skylake because it was recommended by everyone.
COOLER: Bought In February 2016. It's one of the only really good air coolers that isn’t overly expensive, but still has great cooling ability. I used Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste. Temps are very nice with this cooler and it looks great when looking through the window.
MOBO: Bought in April 2016. The Gigabyte H110M-A is something I bought because of the price. The reviews were OK, had a flat black PCB(looks brown in some light) so I pulled the trigger, pretty happy with it. I wouldn't do any other builds with it though.
RAM: Bought in April 2016. This is my first time using Kingston RAM. The kit seemed great, reviews were nice. 8Gb was plenty for gaming. Black on Black on the motherboard looked nice
STORAGE: Bought in March 2016. This was my first SSD that replaced my slow 5400RPM WD HDD that I now use for extra storage. Paired with fast boot, this thing takes less than 12 seconds from power button to Windows.
GPU: Bought in February 2016. This thing is a beast. Handles whatever I throw at it, graphical wise. 8GB of GDDR5 so I can't go wrong with that, expecially with Skyrim and Fallout4 mods. I use it to record using AMD VCE but now since I have the 6500 that has changed, but I haven't tried it yet.
CASE: Bought in March 2014. Honestly, this case disappointed me because of build quality an functionality but I wont go into that. I was extremely hyped to by it so I could make it just like this video(not mine ofc) which is also why I got the NZXT Sentry 3 fan controller that I'm not proud of either. Overall, nice case but I wouldn't recommend it.
PSU: Bought in March 2014. Back then this was a decent buy, now it's hated by most pc builders because of quality. I got it for a bad price at the time as well, but I had it powering only my 270x and FX-6120 and didn't think about upgrading at the time so I thought it was great. No extensions because budget. I have tried overclocking my 390 with it, and HUGE regrets. DO NOT TRY IT WITH THIS PSU. After overclocking my Core Clock to 1170MHz it shut off on me. Luckily I was still able to boot up and get rid of it.
The build is great. I couldn't be any happier. I'm sure some of you guys must be in Awe of the prices which I can say I'm proud of as well. It'd be great to hear what you guys think of it. Feel free to ask questions here or PM me!