Description

Well now all my upgrades i had planned to do over the last build are completed. This build start as a low end budget build that has turned into this over a years time. As some have seen i used to have an i3-4170 paired with a GTX 1070. Well that is no longer the case as i put my big boy pants on and bought an i5-6600k(yes i have OCed it but only to 4.2). As a plus i also choose a new case that offers better cable management. So far i am liking the case and its nice not to open my front door and see something black and red staring at me. Yes i knew the black and red theme was overused and i wanted to move more to a black and white theme with some red accents on the motherboard. Now time for memory lane.

This was the first iteration of the computer: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/h3r7YJ

As you can tell for that first iteration what it has turned out to be is a big step up minus an AIO and maybe some rgb fans. The first iteration though was not my last as i went on to upgrade my power supply, add more ram, and buy a gtx 1070. This iteration turned out pretty cool for me to use as it didn't bottleneck like i thought it would.

This is the second iteration of the computer: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/pLVYcf

As you can see the computer kept the 4th gen i3 as i didnt have the money to upgrade it then. now though i had the money to spend on a new motherboard and cpu. I wanted to wait for ryzen, but after remembering that what i wanted out of it i wouldn't have been able to afford all the upgrades and i was being impatient.

So i decided to just stay on the intel platform i was already using, though sadly after looking through kaby series of cpus I found that performance wise i was better off staying on the 6th gen cores as i didnt really see much point to a 1% performance boost at best when 6th gen cores still work perfectly fine and the most i was doing gaming wise was Ashes of the Singularity.

Anyway there are still a few things i want to add to this computer but for now its done being messed with until i get the AIO and can then truly overclock. Anyway enjoy the pictures leave comments, I will be glad to reply or have discussions. Also as i have just finished the build i have not run temp tests or stress tests to see how it stacks up in terms of performance.

Part Reviews

CPU

I wanted to to be able to overclock and i decided on the 6600k. so far this thing runs perfectly and is standing up to anything any everything i have thrown at it.

Motherboard

i was originally going to go with the msi krait motherboard but then i saw this and decided the red accents would be a nice offset to the black and white of the case and board. Now it doesn't have the most features but it has exactly what i want.

Memory

its ram and it rams things? just kidding. it was a decent price and i still have room to add more if i ever want to, which i don't...ever lol

Storage

origianlly i bought this for the wifes new desktop(which no hers is not done as i ran into a nice error with windows 7 freaking out over new hardware and shutting down, but soon as its done there will be another completed build from me). I orginally did not want an SSD in my computer but I then decided to try it until i decide if I am getting an m.2 SSD

Storage

I pulled this out of my laptop from 2010 and wiped it to give me that extra HDD for storage

Storage

Original HDD in this system and it gives me mass storage

Video Card

This card is a beast even when i had it paired with my i3. I was able to play just about every game i had on ultra settings. The only downside was there was no backplate on the card, so I ordered a custom backplate for it with a custom image on it

Case

I originally went with a Corsair SPEC-02 case which gave me the original black and red build that gets overused. Also the previous case did not give me a whole lot of cable management ability nor a psu shroud. So far i am highly impressed with the case and am happy i bought it

Power Supply

It powers the house...and my computer

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

now that thick paste makes my cooler rise

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

lol

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Man that motherboard is sexy. ASRock is definitely killing it with the Fatality series.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

yea i thought it would be a nice contrast to just a pure black and white build

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

also sorry for the blurry pictures my iphone was not co-operating with me at all

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you actually use thermal paste or something else, something more se... ;) +rep

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

That thermal paste tho

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Is backplate that important, whats does it do? Why that monitor? I reckon you will get a better one in the future. Good build!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

no the backplate isnt important but i felt it was better then staring at a green board in the computer. as for the monitor it was cheap and i havnt had any issues with it.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, clean! =)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

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  • 34 months ago
  • 5 points

Don't kid yourself... these things are never done ;-)

Oh my goodness... this is so true.

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

lol this things never gonna be done. I'll keep adding to it for the rest of my life XD

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  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

yea i noticed afterwards little to much thermal paste

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  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

lol now that you mention it, it really does opps XD