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Definitely not overpowered (hint: it is)

by XeloPilot

Description

Around October I wanted to build a pc. Here it is. There were problems, not every part arrived in perfect condition, but I am happy with the results of the build.

Games I play with this build (mainly) BF1 BF4 BF3 B03-for the mods BF BC2 and more

Part Reviews

CPU

This is a bit overkill for gaming, but if you want a fast pc then this is it.

CPU Cooler

im only giving it four stars because the pump was broken when it first arrived, after getting a new one this cooler is extremely effective.

Motherboard

up to 64gb of ram, z170 chipset, L 1151 slot, cool lights= great

Storage

My pc now boots in 10 seconds

Video Card

If you have 220-230 bucks on you, this card is an absolute monster when you consider how cheap it is. Destroys pretty much everything at 1080p and maybe in some cases 1440p.

Mouse

10000 dpi. not overkill at all

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XeloPilot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Yes, I am aware that an i7 is overkill for a 1060.

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jchill1993 1 point 27 months ago

why $0.00 on everything?

XeloPilot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

That's my bad, sorry, I set everything to 0 when I was editing the list and I forgot to change it back

CRS10114 7 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

If this is strictly for gaming, then an i7-6700K is practically pointless. An i5-6600K would have done perfectly, and you would have had more money to spend on a GPU.

In no way am I saying this is a bad build, but you could have spent your money differently and had better results.

Cheers, CRS10114

XeloPilot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

At the moment this is for gaming. In the future I will be doing music, at some point. That's why I went for the 6700k

CRS10114 7 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Unless you're doing stuff like video encoding/editing or heavy rendering, there is no good reason for an i7. You have more PCIe lanes available to you, sure, but at the point that you'd be using more than one GPU nowadays you better be playing at 4K.

In the end, I can't force you to spend your money the way I would.

Cheers

altecbandit 1 point 27 months ago

What happened to the MSI tomahawk mobo? Im curious as I was looking at using that mobo in my build.

XeloPilot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Yeah that motherboard was tempting, but we ordered the board twice and both times the wifi card was broken in the exact same way. It may have just been bad luck, but To avoid any other issues we got the z170a pro carbon instead

altecbandit 1 point 27 months ago

oh okay thanks for the heads up. Did you order it online? I'm just wondering how much hassle it would be to try and return or exchange it if i buy it online or if i should just avoid the whole situation and get a different mobo.

XeloPilot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

My parents actually dealt with most by of the build, so I'm not sure how the return policy works. However, if you want an alternative to the tomahawk ac the pro carbon on my list is a great alternative. Also yes we did order it online

P.S give me a link to your build when it's finished, I would like to see it

MARCOzid 1 point 26 months ago

Do the 2 GPU fans spin together at 60c? or only 1

and did u had any issue with it?

XeloPilot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Yes they both spin at 60c, also no I have had no issues with the gpu

MARCOzid 1 point 26 months ago

What is ur idle gpu temp while fans dont spin? and is ur country hor or cold?

XeloPilot submitter 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

I have not checked my idle temp so I do not know, also where I live the temp is very whimsical, there is no constant temp here

GameNight523 1 point 17 months ago

I like the idea but somethings were overpriced.... I made something similar, I plan to build it sometime this upcoming year and I pretty much price matched yours but more worth the money for performance, but to give you credit this was the end of 2016 before any of this stuff came out. Here is the list incase you want to see my work. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ckVnbj +1