Description

This is my PC that I built for the first time. Had an awesome time building it and want to build a few more actually. My plans for this PC is mainly some gaming and streaming. It is more than what I need, but happy with how it has turned out.

CPU - I was originally going to go for a Xeon E3 1241 until the i7 6700K came up as a bundle with the motherboard and ram. It worked out the same price so it was a no brainer. It is currently overclocked at 4.7Ghz with 1.32v.

CPU COOLER - The Corsair H115i is a nice all in one cooler and keeps the CPU plenty cool especially that it is overclocked. I also have it in a push/pull configuration with the Thermaltake fans.

MOTHERBOARD - As mentioned above it come as a bundle but it was perfect for my needs. I want something that could overclock, run crossfire while fitting in the Elgato and a WiFi card.

MEMORY - Also part of the bundle, they run at 2400Mhz and the LED on the sticks "breathe" as it is used.

STORAGE - Straight forward. SSD for operating system and the HDD for media.

GPU - The Sapphire R9 380X will sort me out for now at 1080p and when more power is needed I will add another for crossfire.

CASE - When looking for a case I saw this and knew I had to have it. The rest of the system was built around this. It looks amazing but the only thing I would pick on is that there could be a little more room for cable on the back side.

PSU - I needed something big enough to prepare for crossfire later. It is a reliable unit and it is quiet.

OS - Win10, simple enough.

WIFI CARD - I needed something slim and small that would fit in the case and would still have enough room to crossfire later on.

FANS - These were mainly gotten for aesthetics but they are pretty quiet. It helps that the CPU cooler does most of the work so I don't need to run them at a high speed.

KEYBOARD - It is fairly basic for a mechanical RGB unit but it does the job for me as it is my first mechanical type. Colours look excellent, not as bright as others but any brighter would be too much.

MOUSE - I don't like wires and being a Logitech you know it is a good unit. Has more than enough buttons than I would need. I really like this mouse.

HEADSET - Everyone knows these, I use them with my XBox One and my PC so they are perfect for that.

SPEAKERS - These were cheap and they are so so. I wouldn't recommend them. I have a headset so they are more for just music etc.

MONITORS - These are great for me, I run it in a dual monitor setup. The left one is PC only but the right one I switch it with my XBox One as it has HDMI and Display Port inputs.

That's about it, I hope you enjoyed this build. I did.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good build you get my +1. And if you do decide to xfire the gpu I'm using two R9 380's 4gb version and I batter 1440p games in most modern AAA titles. 60-70 fps possibly more if my monitor went higher than 70hz even witcher 3 45+ fps almost maxed out.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, that is good to know! I can also bump up the monitors a bit but coming from a console it is good for now anyway.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have the SSD just for the OS? How are the Thermaltake Riing Fans? I'm curious how it's working as the exhaust. I'm afraid of its "not as impressive" specs as to other case fans. And not that great cfm and dbA levels. I'm getting the Phanteks PH-F120SP fan as the exhaust, but wish I had the LED effect of the Thermaltake, but if your response changes my mind, I'll get the Thermaltake ones :).

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The SSD is mainly for the OS but it has a couple of games on it also.

Probably not the best as an air flow fan, but the look is more what I was chasing especially with the glass case. In saying that, it works completely fine as an air flow fan even in a low air flow case like this as you can see from the temperatures. The push/pull 140mm setup on the radiator does also help a lot also. I guess it really depends what the rest of your setup looks like. As for the quiet side of things, I find it is rather quiet. I'm not sure if the glass case attributes to that though.

Hope this helps.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the response. I'm working on my build as well. i7 6700k, InWin 805 case, 32GB of G.Skill Trident Z RAM (Not sure if I'm getting [4x8GB] or 2x[2x8GB]), still deciding whether to get an air or aio water cooler, EVGA gtx 1070 ftw, 750W EVGA PSU Platinum, ASUS Maximus hero VIII.

I was highly considering the Thermaltake fans as well, but the specs didn't make me happy. I'm having trouble deciding whether to go air or aio water cooling like the NZXT x61. I want something reliable and lasts me forever so I don't have to replace/upgrade anything. Air cooling fits that, but AIO water coolers look better in the case, but has points of failure, $$$, and water+electronics=no bueno.

Reason why I asked about your SSD is because I was debating whether to get 2x500GB SSD or 1TB SSD. If I get 2, 1 will be for OS and my applications, other will be for games. Or if its better to just get 1 SSD and have everything on there. I will have a 1/2 TB HDD to offput finished projects, larger games, and backups.

With my RAM idk whether to get 2x(2x8GB) aka buying 2 kits, or get 1 kit (4x8GB). People say to get 2 because its a dual channel kit, fitted for my dual channel motherboard. But people say to get 4x8GB because its "cheaper" and it doesn't matter quad/dual channel and that all the RAM sticks will be built the same if I get em in 4, instead of them being "different" in 2 kits of (2x8GB).

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

A lot to dissect here haha. But, I'll do my best. Take it with a grain of salt if you must as I am a novice builder myself but I like to research a lot.

Cooling - The all-in-one coolers are good quality nowadays. You aren't likely to have any dramas I reckon. Some people say they are noisy from the pumps, but I don't notice mine at all. AIO's don't leak either, full custom setups can leak though. It seems you want to do a bit of overclocking, if that's the case I'd lean towards the AIO cooler if it were me, obviously if money allows.

SSD - This really is entirely up to you. Doing backups with a HDD is a good idea so I'd probably lean towards the 1TB. If you feel the need for more, then you can always add another SSD and still have another spot spare for the future.

RAM - This is easy. Go with whatever is cheapest. Both setups will work with zero issues. All depending on the build, some people like to have 2 of one colour and 2 of another colour. It is purely aesthetic so go with whatever is easiest on the wallet and how you want it to look.

Sounds like a good build man. I look forward to it.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate!

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