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!