Timing is everything. Notable advancements have been introduced in the gaming world (4K resolution, VR, and GTX 1080) so the time has come for me to get a new gaming PC. Besides, my old unit was so unstable that I couldn't even finish a game of Overwatch!
All things considered, I decided to move on and build my first custom PC. My build is inspired by the Duscati Streetfighter...think of a Transformer fighter jet. Vroom! Vrooom!!
At that price, it seemed like a unicorn deal that I could not pass up. This will be used primarily as a gaming machine, so I was looking for something that offered a high stock clock speed. The i7-6700K delivers in spades and should offer more than enough juice to run dual GPUs, 4K resolution, and VR games in the future. Bought this on Father's day, so remember to call me daddy.
Goes well with the Cooler Master MasterCase Pro. Natural fit on top of the case to keep your rig running smoothly at cool temperatures. My research revealed that the 120mm fans are more ideal for radiators. Replaced fans with red LED Corsair SP120s, cuz that's how I roll (twin pack for value).
After a combo deal with the processor and rebates, I was able to snag this beauty for just $220. This mobo was built with overclocking and gaming in mind. It offers SLI, M2 Slots, USB 3.1, and everything else under the sun. After this core purchase, the foundation for the source of my inspiration was discovered. Now I'm only looking forward because I don't care who is behind me.
I decided to go with G. Skill TridentZ because it was on the qualified vendor list and matched the color scheme of my mobo so seamlessly. This also leaves enough room for me to upgrade to 64GB in the future. You know what they say about systems with large memory? Big sockets.
Recently purchased component to try and salvage my last rig, so might as well incorporate it into the new gaming build. Will be used to browse internet, stream, and store other games.
Went with the M.2 850 EVO over the 950 EVO primarily due to price. This is my main storage device which will be used for my OS and my favorite games. That speed is sexy delicious.
Another HD recently purchased. For storage and media files (i.e. pictures, music, movies, and etc). Looking forward to replacing this with something for the U.2 slots.
That GPU tho...still good enough to run the latest games @ Ultra settings with Full HD. Waiting for Asus OC GTX 1080 to become more widely available...
I was looking for a case that offered great airflow, modularity, and good cable management. Although it comes up a little short in design, you'll be hard press to find another case with this much flexibility at this price tier. Transformed front panel to exclude the optical disk drive and replaced it with another intake fan.
Only holdover from my prior rig. May need more power if I decide to run dual GPUs. Don't worry babe, I've always had just one GPU. Should be sufficient for now, as long as I'm not juggling.
Made this purchase because I wanted to make sure I got a product key. Found out that even the full-version is not transferable.
3 JetfFlo fans for front intake. Offered great performance for both static pressure and airflow. The different LED display from the other fans was also appealing. The awesomeness bucket is overflowing with all these red LED fans (6 @ $100).
Will be used as the rear exhaust. The 140mm fan offers better airflow with less noise. Who doesn't like an LED party? my Life Every Day
2 radiator fans for the top exhaust. And did I mention that I like twins?!
1920 x 1080 resolution. Been abusing this screen pretty bad but it's still working with no issues after 3-4 years. Waiting for a 27" monitor in the future with G-Sync and 4K resolution. I'll probably end up getting a 2K, G-Sync, 144Hz screen if I can find a slick deal.