Description

Hello,

This is a customer build I did this year with the intention of Twitch streaming, gaming and video editing. It is a very balanced system and will provide plenty of options to expand should the customers needs evolve.

Component Choices:

Case: This one came down to the customers preference and it was a great choice. The NZXT cases are high quality. Its not a perfect case but it sure is a excellent option.

CPU: When it was built the 6800k was not out yet, but even today I still recommend the 5820k with overclocking unless you dont want to overclock; then the 6800k would be a great way to go. This CPU is technically overkill for just gaming, but anytime you plan on streaming and gaming the x99 platform becomes appealing but not always necessary.

Motherboard: Well customer wanted a red theme and we needed to go with ATX not eatx. The MSI x99a gaming 7 was a perfect choice for this build.

RAM: 16GB is the minimum I would recommend for really any kind of build now a days but for streaming and gaming it really becomes a hard minimum. Some games may need more than that but again thanks to x99, this customer can get another 16GB to fill the unused 4 slots that still sit there. Generally I also dont use more than 2400mhz unless its a high dollar build. Rather than going 3000mhz I rather go 2400mhz and apply the savings to something else.

Storage: The 850evo is the best all around SSD out in my opinion and 500GB is plenty for a few games and your programs with breathing room. I really only go for the PRO model if its workstation workloads and a high budget build. I can also say that the OCZ Trion 150 can be an excellent alternative to the 850evo to save money. The WD 1TB Black serves as a data drive.

GPU: The gtx 970 with current prices is a really good deal, especially since the GTX 1070 is going for so much right now. The AMD RX480 is appealing but for less than $300 this EVGA 970 is a great buy.

Power Supply: This is where many people go overboard. I always like to get a good quality gold power supply and this EVGA g2 750watt hits all my marks. This system consumed less than 420watts at full stress test load and likely will only be around 360-400 watts when streaming and gaming. Technically the 650 watt would have been great but the 750watt was not much more money.

Cooler: The Corsair h110i GTX performed excellent on this setup, keeping the 5820k @ 1.260v very cool. I normally like the 280mm liquid coolers since they are a bit more quiet but this one was a good deal at time of purchase.

LED lighting: The Logisys RGB kit is honestly the best bang for the buck out there. its wireless, has many colors to choose from, some effects and can be dimmed or shut off all for less than $20 at frys. Some builds may need extra extensions to run more than the included single LED strip but check out the home LED kits as you can get a good deal on a harness from that section at frys.

OS: Windows 10 Home, covers all the bases plus DX12 support.....whenever we see true DX12 games....No one knows haha.

Hope you guys like it! I thought I had more images of this build but I will be posting a few more builds soon with more shots. If your looking for a custom PC shoot me a message and I will be glad to help!

Thanks!

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Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

More Pictures and a Better Desc. and you got a Featured Build ;) +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and I will work on that!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

updated....thought I had more pics though but oh well. My next one I will have more uploaded.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of camera are you using?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I use the Sony A6000 and in this shot I used the sel30m35 macro lens. I also like shooting with the sel50f18 50mm.

My lighting isnt always ideal though so it takes some time setting up.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You! I just sold my D7300 and am looking for a better Video/Photography Camera :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries, the A6000 was my first "real" camera outside of point and shoot cameras and I have to say its a great camera. If your looking at full frame though, check out the Sony line. Jason Lanier and Gary Fong have some great videos on youtube about them.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm loving this build for several reasons. Chief among them is the RAM kit, although I spent nearly double when I got mine 14 months ago. +1, Great build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. this build turned out really nice. I mean its such a well rounded system. I really love x99 and this shows you can do it under $2000

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