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So this is the first PC I've ever built. Up until now I've mostly gamed on consoles. I know. Filthy peasant. Any PC gaming I've done has been on laptops and has mostly been restricted to older games at medium quality it still felt like it was on fire most of the time. So this may not be the most powerful build on here but its a huge step up for me.

CPU: I went with the i5-6500 because I couldn't budget/didn't need the i7 and don't plan on OCing

Mobo: It was recommended to me and was pretty cheap for an H170. Also it comes with a free Gigabyte "I'm fapping" door hanger!

RAM: Its ram. Its red. It does the job.

SSD: It had pretty good reviews and was fairly cheap. The red and black also matches the build, which is a plus.

HDD: It seems to be the most recomended for a budget 1TB hardrive

GPU: After waiting for a long time for aftermarket rx480s, I got another paycheck, saw the price had stabilized on the 1070s, and said screw it.

Case: Love the case. It looks fantastic. Cable management was easy even for a beginner like me.

PSU: It was highly rated. I went with 550W since I bought it when was originally going with a rx480 or 1060 (stupid, I know), but I was told 550 will still be fine for the 1070 especially since I'm not OCing the CPU at all.

OS: thank god for free windows though my school!

Fan: probably didn't need it, but the case came with 2 exhaust fans (top back and back top), so I though I'd add at least 1 intake fan on the front.

Monitor: I got it pretty cheap from Best Buy. Its 1080p 60Hz with an IPS display. Looks nice but not exactly going to show off the potential of my fancy new 1070. I will probably try to get a 1440p and/or 144Hz for Christmas or Black Friday and move this to being the secondary display.

Speakers: Didn't even think about speakers throughout the whole process of buying parts. Monitor doesn't have built in speakers. They are pretty good for how much they cost. Not studio quality by any means, but they get the job done.

Keyboard: I went with the 1stplayer firedancing keyboard and mouse combo. It was only 20$ on amazon and it followed the white and red look of the rest of the build. The keyboard is a fake mechanical keyboard and is okay for the price. The mouse is fine as well, but the color of the LEDS is an indicator of its sensitivity settings with red being the unbearably slow settings. But who cares about that it the long run. The combo isn't professional gaming by any means but they are fine with me.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm pretty sure I know what happened. +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. "So this may not be the most powerful build on here but its a huge step up for me." Don't talk yourself down. Lol. The 6500 is an amazing cpu for gaming purposes and you have one of the baddest GPUs on the market right now. You definitely made a great choice not getting the RX 480. I've tested them and they've come up wanting against even a 1060 in my tests. Excellent first build. You made a great choice in parts too. +1. Feel free to check out mine. I love feed back since I'm constantly taking it apart and rebuilding.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

It was more about the cost than anything on the gpu purchase. My original planned budget was 800$ when I started and it kinda got out of hand from there. In the end, I said screw it. If i'm already paying this much, I might as well go all in.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hop over to my build. I feel your pain..... Regardless. You have a great gpu in there so you should be good for quiet a while.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL I starte out with $600 ended up going all in with $2.7k

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the RX 480 that bad? I am planning on buying the MSI one, although I might choose the 1060. I've seen some benchmarks, and the 480 usually stacks up pretty well against it

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Its good for price/performance. The 1060 is doing better right now as far as overall performance. The 1070 is in a separate price bracket altogether so its not really fair to compare, but it will perform much better than both.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

but the 1060 costs 25% to 50% more than the rx 480, in terms of dollars per frame the rx 480 wins (im not an amd fanboy i just state facts)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the choose between 1060 and 480 comes to budget, cause the 1060 is better but more expensive (around the same %)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw some benchmarks, and they were toe to toe most of the time. Plus, the 1060 doesn't support SLI.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

good point, and amd had Async hardware better future proof

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll most likely go with the RX 480 nitro as soon as it arrives on the market

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

In every bench I've ran (including ROTTR DX12) the gtx 1060 has been better then the RX 480. The RX 480 is not a bad card tho. Not at all. I just put one into a build for a friend but the gtx 1060 has delivered better performance (at least for me it has).

I don't know about the price difference thing tho because I can get the 8gb RX 480 for 250 or the 6gb GTX 1060 for 260. I'd rather go with the card that has proven better from what I've seen.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Wanted to ask how is the 6500 holding up with higher end titles? I've seen 6600k vs 6500 tests, and the latter doesn't hold up all too well with higher end titles. Damn, GTX 1070! Pretty expensive, at least in my eyes. If I didn't have to include peripherals and a monitor in my build, I would probably take it. You could have gotten 2 1X8GB Crucial RAM for around 60USD which also provide a better warranty and 2666 MHz, doesn't matter though. I will take the same case, I have heard it has great cable management and design. All in all, I like it!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the nice and clean build. +1 cause we have the same case. And +1 for that door hanger. Lol.

Very nice setup OP. :D

Btw, what temps are you getting on your GPU? Just wondering...

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn that keyboard looks nice

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 For a hawt build what keyboard is that?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

would you recommend connect multiple monitors to the 1060 ?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

great build bro,i'm on my way building the same one,should i go for an 1080p 144hz ips monitor or 1440p 60hz ips ?