Description

After changing components multiple times pretty happy with current setup! Running OS X Sierra flawlessly

CPU - Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core

Very underrated CPU stays very cool, and more than powerful for everyday needs!

CPU COOLER - Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid

Keeps CPU very cool haven't ever seen it go above 28C! one complaint fan could be quieter not to bad though.

MOTHERBOARD - Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini ITX LGA1151

Small very durable, had no issues whatsoever, wireless works well!

MEMORY - G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133

Cheap, looks good enough said!

STORAGE - UPDATED 3/19/16 Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" SSD

Planning to use for something else but 120GB from the Kingston V300 wasn't quite enough haha

Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD

Fast, no issues, have 4TB NAS for all local storage needs, but prob adding more in the near future haha

VIDEO CARD - EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked

Powerful little card, only game i've played so far is NFS Rivals and have had no problems at all at 1080p on ultra settings!

CASE - Inwin 901 Mini ITX Tower

Love this case! very clean looking, build quality is excellent, lot's of complaints about outside radiator mount but doesn't bother me too much.

POWER SUPPLY - UPDATED 3/31/16 EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Good amount of power and all flat black cables look nice!

Corsair 430W ATX12V

No frills here, got for 20$ haha

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points
Great work for your first build! It looks good.
Parts that have my attention is the CXM version is better for the tight budget gaming rigs that are not not demanding with wattage. While the CX builder version is OK but not the best.
Kingston's V300 newer models are have slow reading & writing speeds so their advertisements do not match by their performance. ADATA's SP600/SP900 128GB or a SP550 120GB would perform better over the V300. I would have avoided Corsair's H60 since they OK but something else could have been considered, or I am curious why no air cooler since the i3 is not a hot CPU.
At the end of the day, it is your build so enjoy it and thanks for sharing.
  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

the cx was 19.99 at the time so i figured i couldn't lose to badly haha

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points
Oh I'm certain. I believe you, since they normally have them cheap. Just not something I would get if one intends to game with but no worries. Just better options out there for another 20~30 dollars. Still, enjoy.
  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a nice build! :-)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do U need CPU cooler? Nice build btw

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice little under the radar sneaky killer you put together! +1 Love that case also.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! :D although I don't really see the point of a Water cooler and Z170 board but other than that GGWP

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It's recommended that you use one in that case due to airflow restrictions.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Btw, just noticed the Nvidia Shield Controller! (+1 for that ;))

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

haha yes i have a shield tv in the living room and serves dual purpose, now if i could just get a desk and some monitors i'd be in good shape lol

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Dayum.... That case is sexy af. +1, Cool Build. Do you plan to upgrade the processor in the future?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 nice case, clean and the wallpaper is super. Where did you find it? :/

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks very much for replying :)