Description

This one is my first custom build. It sticks to a ~$1500 budget with all included (Monitor, Keyboard, etc).

It goes with the great Intel i5 6600K which is awesome for gaming with 4 cores, 6MB of cache memory. It is also overclocked to 4.5Ghz without any issue at all and temps keep around 50-60 celcius under a lot of stress by benchmarks like Prime95. This CPU is the brain of the Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard, a great motherboard that supports both SLI and Crossfire, and has a lot of overclocking potencial. Besides that, it's powered up with a G.Skill Ripjaws V Series combo of two cards of 8GB to make 16GB in total working on dual-channel at 3200Mhz overclocked, to deliver nice performance as DDR4 memories at this speed would. The storage is the default mid-high performance config with a Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB SSD only for the SO use, and a Seagate Barracuda 2TB at 7200rpm to use as a bigger storage media for anything else needed (Games, Videos, etc). The graphics side is on charge of a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming 4GB video card. It has a factory overclock that makes it really nice out of the box, but still, it has some more room for overclocking, getting core timings of 1500Mhz and 2000Mhz memory speeds, which puts it head to head to a stock GTX 980, performing awesome on latest titles and with a terrific design that makes it excelent for this build. For the PSU, an EVGA Supernova G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified wich is more than enough for the current build. A Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter is added for network connection, wich works great and it has both bluetooth and wifi. A NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller takes over to manage all of the fans (4-200mm, 1-140mm led fans) in this case. Finally all attached into a beautiful and flexible Thermaltake Chaser MK-I ATX Full Tower Case with DEEPCOOL RGB360 Color LED Strips on it. This case looks awesome and it even has room more than enough for this build and future expansions. Last but not least, a Lenovo - ThinkVision X24 23.8" IPS Monitor to enjoy great quality in all games, a budget Thermaltake Gaming Keyboard and a TeckNet Raptor Gaming Mouse

And this is it, my first custom build OPTIMUS PRIME

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build. Did you screw in the mainboard first before attaching the CPU cooler?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I first Installed the radiator on top of the case, then the MB and last the cpu cooler on the cpu socket. That was the easiest way for me to do it, but I guess it all depends on each particular case. Thanks

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah of course I forgot the radiator is hard to fit under if the board is already in.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I am curious about this one too since I will have my first build tomorrow.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

i attached the cooler first because to fasten it to the mainboard once it`s already inside and to use the heatpaste doesn't seem to be easy

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is it not easy? Doesn't it come with a pre-applied one?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

you can use a boxed version with cooler. I have no idea what yours look like. Miune was without a cooler and I had to buy one. Other intel chips have a cooler. But I think you have to attach it yourself. If you know which chip you got go to youtube and watch the building.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude ;)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice blue themed build. Good pictures too. +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry, Optimus Prime is already taken. :P

Nice build man.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha...didn't know the name was taken...actually I didn't bother on searching neither :P I chose that one cause when my sis first saw the case she told me it seemed like a Transformer...so XD Thanks tho

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, mine uses the Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 as well. Two questions: How did you change the color of the power light? And how do you like the fan controller?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude. I didn't change that color, it has the default color. The fan controller is pretty good, it does what it's supposed to do an it looks great as well

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You can free up a lot of space if you remove those unused drive cages.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks...and yep, it's all about personal preferences haha...but I liked to have enough space, the shape of it, the airflow, the leds, etc....so I went for this one...not the most minimalist or sleek, but pretty solid though ;)