Description

This build is an "updated" version of my last build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/YyvV3C . By upgrade I mean I got a new case and cooler and decided to give overclocking a try. Also this revision will include part reviews so stay tuned for more xD

Part Reviews

CPU

This CPU is absolutely amazing for games, especially for the price. As long as its paired with a nice GPU, even CPU intensive games will run smoothly.

CPU Cooler

This cooler is probably one of the best air coolers out there. It can keep my i5 6600k at around 50 degrees celcius at full load at 4.5 GHz and gives me about 25-30 degrees idle at stock or 30-35 at 4.0 GHz which is what I currently have my CPU at. I would highly recommend this cooler to anyone looking for a nice cooler for a great price.

Motherboard

The motherboard is just a motherboard... Nothing special here. The reason I give it four stars instead of five is because of a very hard to read fan header that is practically under one of the heatsinks. Nothing major though. I liked it because it matches my color scheme.

Memory

Just RAM... nothing to see here... move along now.

Storage

As a person who has never used an SSD before, I think it is very fast and treat it like some kind of tech lord but when in reality it is fast enough to boot quickly, but it could be a little faster especially for the price. Luckily I got it for around $40 as a combo with windows.

Storage

Its a nice hard drive... not much to say. 7200 RPM is nice, its not too slow for holding my steam library.

Video Card

This is a very great card, and will be able to run most games at max at 1080p. A little overpriced at the moment but I got it for just over $250 so I'd say I got a pretty good deal.

Case

I have fallen in love with this case. The building experience was just amazing. Cable management was super easy, and I have almost no cable management skills. HDD and SSD installation was easy and motherboard installation was a breeze unlike with my last case, the rosewill stealth, which was a nightmare to build in and I almost scratched my motherboard. I would highly recommend this case to anyone looking.

Power Supply

5 stars because it hasn't blown up yet. Cheers m8.

Operating System

Its just windows...

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You could have built the pc with a GTX 1060 which would have been quiet a bit better. Otherwise plus one because of the color scheme and case. I also like the cable management. I guess you took that advice seriously last build.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

The original build was built when the 1060 was next to impossible to get and OP probably ordered it before the 1060 was announced. The difference in performance is small enough that it isn't worth the money for an upgrade.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

True just saying.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the original build was done before the 1060 came out so I went with the 970.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. Just wanted to let you know that there are better GPU's. Also if you want to do an update sell the 970 and get 1070 k.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't exactly sell a 970 for $400...

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I got my 970 for $250...

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You could've done two things. 1: Spend the same amount of money but instead of getting a 970, get a 1070 for the SAME price 2: Get a 1060 and save a bit of money for other thing like the upcoming steam winter sale

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I built the original PC before the 1060 came out, and I got my 970 for $250, so a 1070 would be $150 more.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

i like it but you need i7 for this beast

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking about getting the i7 7700k when it comes out.

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