Description

My mom's been using a low-end laptop for about 8 years now. She also wants to start doing some video editing and web development at home, making this a great time to upgrade.

I asked her if she had any special requests. She gave me some specs for memory and also wanted it to look cute + cool. I wanted to build a general purpose PC that easily handle anything she throws at it for the next 5+ years.

Part Reviews

CPU

The mobo doesn't support OC, but it's clocked higher than the i7-6700 and was only ~$16 more at the time.

CPU Cooler

Looks really cool and is overkill for the build (considering no OC). CPU temp on idle is ~30 C. Will report back after testing under load. However, the case doesn't have the best airflow, so it's not a terrible loss.

Motherboard

The only white LGA1151 MATX board I could find to go with the color scheme. One potential downside is a red LED on the board that I can't seem to turn off. Kind of clashes with the color scheme, but not enough to reduce the rating.

Memory

It worked. Overkill for my build, but it's white. Bought the dual pack because it would ship faster.

Storage

It works. The design on the top of the drive looks kinda neat. It's not visible in my build, but I wouldn't mind it if it was.

Has plenty of space for a dual (or a potential tri-boot later). Probably could've gone with something half the size, but my mom wanted 1TB.

Video Card

It worked and fit my color scheme. Doesn't come with a back plate, but I'm not sure if any 1060s come with them.

Probably overkill, but her PC should be able to handle some video editing (not super intensive).

Case

Looks really cute + cool, exactly what my mom wanted :D

Not an easy case to build in. Very little space for PSU cables (kinda just tie them up and stack them on top of the PSU). SSD brackets in the side panel are kind of difficult to use. Had a bit of trouble putting the left side panel back on after connecting everything (because the front panels are also connected from that side panel).

Power Supply

Not the greatest buy for the price (could probably get 80+ Gold for the prices in my region), but it's white and looks very nice.

Optical Drive

A bit overkill for her needs, but wasn't much more than the blue ray readers.

Wireless Network Adapter

Works and seems reliable. The antenna has a magnet in the base, so you can stick it to your case. It requires a usb connection for bluetooth, which I happened to have free.

Custom

Works as advertised. One annoying thing is that the lights will blink once with a very bright white on initial power up.

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

The mobo doesn't support OC, but it's clocked higher than the i7-6700 and was only ~$16 more at the time.

Technically, the non-K i7-6700 will Turbo Boost to 4.0GHz but of course that's the key word. Turbo Boosts @ 4.0GHz when it needs the additional speed. If you meant to say you have the i7-6700K Turbo Boost to 4.2GHz than oh. I think you also meant the MOBO is the main reason of limitation to overclock the i7-6700K.

Regardless, this computer should serve your mother for quite some time. I'm certain she is grateful for your effort and help. Good job and may you both enjoy it.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

If you like to suffocate your components just get this case, it's probably the worst MATX case out there. I just can't stand seeing these parts suffer in silence. +1 for the white and black theme

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you say that? One of my wife's builds is in a White Prodigy. Been housing an A10-7850k and 4x3tb WD Nas Reds quit well since 2014. CPU cooled by a an old Cooler master neptune 240 and no other fans. Runs 24/7 and we've had 0 issues with it. System stays cooler than my Node 202 build.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

"Probably overkill"

If your mom uses it for basic things a 750 ti would be an overkill for the next 5+ years tbh.

No GPU doesn't become obsolete in the next 5+ years.

Overall nice build, didn't like the GPU you chose and the statement you made, other than that it looks very smooth.

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Oh well, still a nice card and fits in with his colour scheme. Not so much hate,

  • 31 months ago
  • -1 points

I agree, a 750Ti would've worked fine in the build. The PC is a bit overkill but it will get the job done.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, if I'd have the money I'd do the same tbh. XD

your avatar fcked me up so bad I checked 2 times to see what was wrong with it. Shaggy never gets old, does he? :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

i understand, and the avatar is beast af

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

you could have gotten a 1050, 16gb of RAM instead of 32, a z170 mobo to overclock that cpu, but its only your choice, if you want to save money, but editing does take a good cpu, so keep that 6700k.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it, it is an excellent machine, that i am sure is very fast and you did great with the white parts.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Update the bios and the red LED changes to white. I assume it's something they realized was a stupid idea after production lol.

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