Description

Well hello there, ladies and gentlemen!

This is my machine, teh almighty Overkill. It features:

Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core $360

Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid Cooler $65

Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $175

G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $70

OCZ Trion 100 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $73

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $395

NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $90

EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $105

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full (32/64-bit) $125

Fractal Design SSR3-140-WT 56.1 CFM 140mm Fan $10

HP 27xw 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $240

LG DVD DRIVE $10

all these products were either bought on Black Friday sales or on boxing day sales.

The Dell monitor The Keyboard and Mouse The Amplifier The Bose Sound speaker 160 GB HDD from my computer 8 years ago LOOL I had these parts lying around the house and decided to use them.

I had been planning to build a pc from long time ago however, money didn't meet what parts I wanted, etc. So as an excuse for my laptop breaking I finally made my own first Build! It may not seem like an overkill however, it is an overkill for me. I do not game a lot, mostly schoolwork, etc. So the gtx 970 seems like an overkill to me in my opinion.

My case does not have a dvd drive however, I did buy one and that's because I didnt want to go the extra mile to download software and drivers and etc. Hence the DVD drive for $10. I just connect the DVD drive any time I would like to use and take it back out again. Note, I havent used it after building my pc and installing my drivers.

For gameplay, I get 60-90 FPS on ultra/ high setttings on watchdogs, metro last light, bioshock, rainbow six, etc.

Part Reviews

CPU

Amazing piece of Hardware. Never need to overclock in my opinion. Even though I have a H60 Cooler.

CPU Cooler

keeps everything and running smooth. Bought it on boxing day. Worth every penny!

Motherboard

Great Bios, never had any problems, easy installation!

Storage

fast, easy to use, stores my OS! got it for cheap on black friday!

Video Card

Amazing, Terrific, Graphics Card. Could not want anything more tbh! Keeps cool when running any games and runs it smoothly on ultra/high 1080p!

Case

A1 Case. Originally wanted the NZXT H440 but eh. Great cable management and fits snuggly on my desk.

Power Supply

Great PSU, gold certified, Fully Modular, and it was on sale, so I figured why not!

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

pull off the wrap on the window pls

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yep gotta take the film off that lol

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Not sure I'd call it overkill...if you had dual 980s for minecraft I'd call it overkill ;) i5 and 970 is an excellent way to go, but more in the 'medium-kill' range

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude I have a great idea, scrap the left Dell monitor and get a new mouse and keyboard, done :D

But that is a cool build even though I wouldn't particularly call it overkill :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice buid, Evga makes some great power supplies but the NEX series isn't one of those it should do you fine though. Also some pictures of all the componets in the case would be cool!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

overkill for what though? For most 2015 AAA titles, this is an average gaming pc..

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks guys! I've been planing this build since ages ago! finally got the chance to really build and experience it! The thing is tho I do game, but not a lot, hence it seems like an overkill for me! I got the Amplifier, Bose Speaker and The dell monitor for free, they were just laying around the house. The keyboard and mouse got when i was 7 and had been using since.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

So after about a year's use how is it holding up? Have you gotten more chances to game on it? I'm considering this case as well and am curious about how well it breathes.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

tbh, after I graduated and got busy with life, this poor thing just sat in my room for daily use. I dont game on it much but its still very very fast. It still kills every game I throw at it once in a while but other than that, it is still Teh Almighty Overkill!

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Get your head out of your arse, its his first build