Description

What a treat! This time around I got to skip the founders edition and move straight into testing the new Asus STRIX/ROG GTX 1060 graphics card :)

I'm tried to keep the build reasonably inexpensive while maintaining performance and making sure it still looks pretty nice on a desk. Originally I intended for the chassis to be a spec 01 but switched to the slightly smaller Spec-m2 as everything fit really well and I'm not really using the 5 1/4 slots at the moment (no DVD drive again!).

To give the build an Asus theme I've used a little H110m-A motherboard which is pretty great for the price, it's black and gold which looks pretty cool BUT... now that I've seen the lights on the graphics card I feel the Asus B150 Gamer with a red/black theme could be the perfect match. I switched out my black HyperX for G.Skill V-Series to make things look a bit cooler and the PSU I used is the ZM600GV but I couldn't find it on PC Partpicker so I've put in a nice Antec one, I also tested the build out with a little wireless card fitted and had no space issues getting everything in.

oh that GPU! It looks super aggressive and the card is absolutely massive, triple slot cooling and I can hardly hear it when i'm gaming. The LED lighting is top notch, performance is solid.

I've started a new gameplay FPS test playlist for the 1060 with a quick Overwatch test and will be adding more here if you want to check performance in game = https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtxHocGsjK_NQ05jGetI5LO8FH_LoE3SR

Hope you like it, it's a tough call which one I like better between this this and the RX 480, I can't wait to try out the RX 470 as well - so many great new cards!

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

first 1060 build nice

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really surprised you got your hands on a 1060. How do these bad boys perform? I'm thinking about picking one up.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The 6GB of memory looks to be overkill :) even the aftermarket one I got my hand on has no SLi bridge. I've played a bunch of games with it now and it's a nice card but if you've got a 970 performance between the two is almost identical.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

all 1060s will not have SLI at all

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I just made a similar list my self a few days ago as I am looking forward to finally build my first PC. Same CPU, RAM, and MOBO. Since I am in an area where I don't get cable internet, I was hoping to look for a wireless adapter to go on the MOBO. But this looks amazing. Thanks for the amazing pics. I was looking for a 1060, but could not find one. I was gonna wait anyways.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I've started using a gigabyte wireless a lot in my builds, it's really good = https://pcpartpicker.com/b/qdpbt6

If AC + BT is a bit much the little TP-Link kit is pretty solid for basic wifi = https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Rp6XsY

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah thats what i already picked...only 750 for my build if the 1060 is 249...again great build

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, how many fan headers the mobo has?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin) 1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great, thats a sick looking card!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

what multimedia build you would recommmend within 500-600$?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, awesome build. I'm currently picking out the parts for a mid-range AMD based build. (Ryzen 5 1600, Sapphire Radeon RX 480, 16GB 2400MHz GEIL Super Luce DDR4 RAM, Kingston UV400 250GB SSD, Corsair Carbide Air 240, 2TB SeaGate Barracuda HDD) Just wondering what you think of this PSU. Is it working well for you? It would really help if I could save a few bucks on the PSU and go for this one if possible. Thanks :) +1

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi :) Sorry for the late reply, been traveling hunting for new chassis :) PSU wise we had no issues with the Zalman GV series. but now I also use a special Segotep PSU called the GP-700G (it's available in 500w, 600w but the models are a number higher that the wattage) - what makes it so cool is they've done it with all black cables for us :) Not sure if this a global model yet, but it looks/works perfectly and should be. This is it = https://www.instagram.com/p/BTaN2K_AmZL/

[comment deleted]
[comment deleted by staff]
  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks \o/ our GGPC teams are competing this weekend at PingZero so I'll be sure to post all the awesome rigs at the eSports event :)

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That 10 core was pretty crazy fun thing to build and it has been given away as part of an intel competition to a lucky chap in NZ \o/

Thanks for reminding me on the G1 1070 Warlock build! I never posted the PCPartPicker for it so I will now :) I've just finished the new eSports version for that one as well so it could be a double build post day \o/