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I built this computer out of needs and wants. A need because of file rendering, the Intel Core i7 6700 is bar none the most beastly CPU I've used for such a task. A want because the Nvidia GTX 970 is a game crusher in 1080p and frankly my consoles just can't compare...sorry. The build was actually very easy thanks to Cooler Master's HAF 912 case. Even for a mid-tower this case is HUGE, so the Micro ATX board was dwarfed in this build. I chose the i7 6700 simply because I don't overclock and the processor actually performs better at stock than the K version at stock. The board was cheap and provided the necessary ports I need for my hardware, so far no issues with it other than the fan control which IMO is lacking so use fan controlling software. The RAM is Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 sticks, I had to put the RAM in before installing my cooler. The cooler is a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, pretty standard cooler these days but it keeps my PC quiet even under load. The cooler is facing upward to blow the hot air out of the case. The storage drives actually came out of my old computer, they work great so why replace them? Now my original power supply I purchased was too noisy with it's fan, so I got a EVGA 550W modular PSU with the ECO mode switch. It really has quiet things down ALOT and even when the fan kicks on it's still whisper quiet. The GPU is a EVGA GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+, its completely silent it idle and light loads and barely makes any noise while gaming, OH and did I mention it destroyed games in 1080p? The optical drive is a simple ASUS DVD/CD writer drive and by far the noisiest component in my system but I don't use it much so that's okay. I dont have a LAN cable currently in my room so I had to opt for a wireless WIFI card. The TP-Link Archer T9E is much better than I hoped and it has never disconnected even once so far. The case fans I chose are Cooler Master's massive 200mm LED lit Megaflow fans. The case provides a front and top spot for these fans and they are super quiet with my Kingwin fan controller. This system wasn't cheap to build but I believe it was worth it.

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  • 43 months ago
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does the i7 works well on the h110 chipset ?

  • 40 months ago
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Yes it works great. Not one single issue at all.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Clock speed =\= performance

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Not always, IPC is more important than clock speed. This processor performs better at stock speeds than the K version. The K performs better only when overclocked, which produces more heat and noise, and wastes more energy.