"There was only one ship."
"One? Are you sure?"
"Yes. They called it... The Pillar of Autumn..."
This build is my first one ever. I got into pcs about two years ago when i saw an ltt video about a budget gaming pc. After watching a lot of youtube videos i figured out how to actually build one. That was two years ago. Since then i have been saving and learning as much as i could about computer hardware. So when i saw that Micro Center had the 6600k for $180 i knew i had to get it. So that brings me here about a month after i first built it.
6600k. It is great. I think I won the silicon lottery since i have it at 4.5ghz and I never increased the voltage and the hottest it has ever gotten is 62C. I have 762 cb score. It rarely breaks 50C wile gaming and the 212 evo makes sure of that. It is a great cpu for this price.
Gigabyte Z170x-ud3. This motherboard is utter bull crap. After 1 week a voltage regulator died and It almost killed my cpu. I took it back to Micro Center and got my new motherboard in about ten minutes.
Asus Z170-AR. This is a great motherboard. It has great overclocking, The bios is a lot better to navigate than the Gigabyte one. And the best part is that i have had it for a month and it still works properly. When i put it in i did not need to reinstall windows. The only things i had to reinstall was Cinebench and Minecraft. It supports SLI and Crossfire so if i ever got a second 470 for some reason i would be good.
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT. It is fine. I had no trouble with it at all. I do plan on getting another 8gb stick at some point but until than it is fine.
Sandisk SSd Plus 240gb. Windows boots in 15 seconds. Nuff said.
PowerColor Radeon RX 470 4gb Red Dragon. As you can expect there is nothing ground breaking about this card. The card did come with a backplate which surprised me. If it breaks the company will send you another before the you send your current one back I think. I don't know for sure but that is what the guy at Micro Center told me.
Corsair Spec 01. I know it says Spec 02 in the parts list but i could not find the 01 on pcpp. It is a good case for $40. Cable management is rough but with some work and more force than you should need the sidepannel wil, go back on. If you get this case be warned that you will probably spend 30 minutes on cable management. Other than that is a good case. I do wish it had an extra fan space in the front instead of the 5.25 inch bays but that is something i can live with.
Corsair CXM 650W. Great psu since i got it on sale for $65. They did screw me on the rebate but that is fine since i got it for $30 off anyway. I like semi modular psus since the only cables that are attached are the ones you will always need. No problems at all beside them saying my rebate was invalid even though the reason they gave me bull.
The build is great. I can finally enjoy 1080p 60fps ultra. All hail the PCMR.