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For the brain I decided to go with the new skylake i3 6100. It's quite impressive with it's hyperthreading ability. No issues multi-tasking and gaming.

For the nervous system I chose an ASrock -Z- Board in case I decide to over-clock in the future or decide to opt for a different chip.

The heart of this build is the GTX 970 Fallout 4 edition. :D For 2 months it sat by my desk staring at me saying, "build me, build me poppa." Haha Man, am I glad I did!

This is my first pc build guys. I've always gamed on a laptop.

I'm very proud of being able to build it on my own and thankful that everything went smoothly.

I appreciate all input from you guys!

Hope you enjoy it and like it just as much as I do!

Special thanks to Darwin!

Best, Steve

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 5 points

Best backplate, 10/10.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

You Sir know the secrets of life!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. Just out of curiosity, where did you buy that edition of the GTX 970?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The card itself was a bestbuy exclusive,

But I purchased mine from a gent off of Ebay Sealed

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

You would think Bethesda would have done a promotion to have a copy of the game come with the gpu :/

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I know right! I agree w you 100%

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool.

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

6100 is a great choice and a great chip. Nice build and nice looking card!!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build, I don't really see why you chose the i3 since this looks more like you're stretching for the upper end of gaming. I'm in no means saying an i3 is bad because I myself gamed on one for two years(not by choice) but just because of the other specs i would have guessed you might have gone for an i5. but great first build mine was not nearly as smooth +1 from me.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You are right I would've opted for an i5 skylake but I was on a budget. Maybe in the future :(

What hiccup did you come across on your first build? I'm curious.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

For my first build, I was worried that I had a dead chip when the computer didn't post, only to realize I forgot to put in the CPU power connector :P (I was 12 at the time, and was worried that my computer I had saved for wouldn't work!)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I bet your heart was racing , good thing it was just that and nothing serious

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Building it was just a pain trying to route cables awkwardly because I, unfortunately, did not research the motherboard enough. Interestingly enough even though I was scrapping about half of my parts from a dell nothing was dead or broken. But yeah for the longest time I had terrible cable management it was just ugly but I made some very needed improvements in my latest build you can check it out on my profile.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, at least he has headroom for possible upgrades to look forward to. Having a Z170 Mobo also leaves the option for a K-chip as well.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmm, maybe switch the gpu to the lower slot so you can actually see the backplate. No performance loss here. Or water cool the cpu, what ever floats ur boat

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Typically the slot closest to the CPU socket is the fastest and runs at gen3 16x so moving it down for aesthetics probably wouldn't be worth it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You wont notice a thing between x8 / x16 in speeds

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow that backplate is awesome. Great build. Watch out for that keyboard they don't last a long time.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man I will, I keep drinks far from it. That's usually how I mess mines up lol

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick GPU. Really stands out and makes your build look unique.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

where did u get the gpu that came with that backplate

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a best buy exclusive...some should still be lingering on ebay

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I did the same thing, made my build around the same Fallout 4 edition GTX 970 ;) Sweet build!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh dude no way, I would love to see it. Please upload pics and when you do please msg me!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I did take a few pics but they mostly didn't come out great, but I will try to upload it if I can figure out how to use this website ;') But yours looks RAD!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

im a simple man i see fallout 4 i click like!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

We are on the same canoe

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Did the case come with an optical drive? Because in the picture, there is one installed. Also love the GPU!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh no dude, the optical drive was purchased refurbished for like 8 bucks.

The plus of the case though is it comes with 3 led fans, that actually work quite well!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

k thx :D

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I really want dat card. I will give you 100,000 caps for it

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha +1 for the reference

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you getting any bottlenecking issues? Also the PSU is not great, I suggest getting something of better quality.

Besides that, looks great!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

No bottlenecking issues whatsoever, thankfully! I'm actually getting consistent high frames on everything I play.

I agree this PSU wasn't my first choice, within my budget I wanted to get a 600w but the location I went to was sold out...and a 750w at the time wasn't feasible for me.

(I'm currently at 287w fully on the system , no OC)

What would you suggest for a psu , for future upgrade?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

He means the physical PSU itself is not that great, not the amount of Watts is has. (Which I'm assuming is what you said in reply.)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I forgot to mention the one I was going for was the evga 600w but was sold out, (they had a good dealon evga products)

but at that time I didn't even know non - semi and modular and what not were a thing

I wonder why this psu gets such a bad rap although I prob wouldn't want to know at the moment since it's sitting in the sytem lol

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Since the GTX 970 is not that power hungry. All you would need is an EVGA G2 550W PSU. It runs in the mid $70 range.

That's great your not getting bottlenecking issues. It's amazing that a core i3 is capable of doing that!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay i'll deff keep that one in mind

Me too in regards, to the cpu I was skeptical but after seeing the tests ran and published online I saw that it was going to be the best bang for buck currently.

Thanks man!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I could see your not really fully grasping the concept of PSUs, TechinAZ is saying that the physical unit is not of great quality, not trying to scare you but its essentially a ticking time bomb. I would really recommend a G2 from EVGA. There 80+ gold certified, tier 1, fully modeler, built by a excellent company called Superflower(Who are essentially the flagship makers of consumer grade PSUs) and have a 10 year warranty. I really cant stress enough how important a quality PSU is as its the heart of the system. Please Please Please consider a upgrade, especially if you have any thoughts of overclocking the 970

Sorry for my terrible grammer, I am native to Egypt.

Good luck and enjoy your build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the insight!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmm, maybe switch the gpu to the lower slot so it wouldnt be blocked by the cpu cooler. No performance loss here.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How much was the ram, cause dual channel ram would be better, like this one.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I paid ~35 , will get a second 8gb stick in the future that's why I opted for one 8gb now as opposed to 2x4gb

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, never mind

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Also I can OC the ram with this motherboard

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Cool, Don't like the GPU backplate

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Me either. But fallout 4 fans will like it.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

But it's sick as f :D Who could not love the vault boy

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

shrugs shoulders, I can understand some not liking the art it's understandable. Thanks man!

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks alot , every time I glance into the case and see the backplate I think to myself life is good lol

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Liquid cooling can fix the backplate visibility issue :P Then again that can wait until you decide to upgrade the cpu. That is a nice build you've got there. I'm still in the planning phase, few months now, looking forward to my first build someday.
Cheers :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

You'll love it. Make sure you do tons of research and do it on your own. The feeling and satisfaction is like none other.

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