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My First Build

by beavermanLol

Description

I finished my master oral defense last December, and I decided to get something celebrate it.

Part Reviews

CPU

I wanna build a new 6 gen Skylake PC, but i7 6700k is too expensive atm, so i5 6600k becomes the only option. The good news is the performance of i5 6600k is enough for me.

CPU Cooler

It has red LED light.

Motherboard

I prefer a red/black style itx system. After deep consideration and comparison , I chose this one.

Memory

DDR4 3000HZ and red LED light.

Storage

comes from my old laptop and it works well in the past one year.

Storage

My motherboard has a M.2 socket, i don't wanna waste it.

Video Card

actually it's a compromise between money and performance.

Case

it can take 240mm liquid CPU cooling, and it's red inside.

Case Fan

Just for red led light

Case Fan

Just for red led light

Comments Sorted by:

PCIntake 1 point 39 months ago

All the flashy red LEDS make this look awesome! Nice work +1

Nazulle 1 point 39 months ago

What do you think about that liquid CPU cooler? Is it silent? I might get one.

beavermanLol submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

It's very silent but cool performance is worse than corsair H100i.

maddog62 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

Very nice. I like the color pics too. Add some Raid storage and you have a good HD video editing machine.

beavermanLol submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

yes, i am thinking about add more storage and build a raid system.

KoolPuff444 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

+1 for 6600k and red theme. Cool build

StopTheSpins 1 point 38 months ago

Do you have more pictures of your completed build? Looks beautiful!

Thawingturtle85 1 point 38 months ago

Can I ask why you choose 6600k over 6700k?

beavermanLol submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

cheaper

MacUser 1 point 37 months ago

Late comment, but do you boot from the M.2 drive or the SSD? I ask as I have the same MoBo and M.2 drive, but it doesn't recognize the M.2 in the bios.

beavermanLol submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

I boot from M.2 drive. You have to use windows 8 or windows 10, and install it with UEFI mode.

MacUser 1 point 37 months ago

Can you give some more explanation about UEFI? Is that after I configure the bios? I'm installing Windows 10.

I think it's just my MoBo or SSD, a broken part, so I ordered a new M.2 drive (same one). Hopefully this one will work.

beavermanLol submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Before you installing your win 10, you have to set Bios to UEFI model (normally it is 'quick boot' model), then install the system.

Hodgie1231 1 point 33 months ago

How did you connect all of your fans. Sorry if this is a dumb question this is my first build.