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Birth of my PC 12/29/16

This build is so amazing, I just built it today with my friend and I couldn't have done it without him. The hardest part was the cooler, never buy the hyper 212 unless you are skilled and not a first time builder or you just love stress because this cooler was a pain in the **** to install. but its got a 1060 in a sexy case with an overclockable i5 what more could you ask for? And I got Windows 10 pro for free. I haven't overclocked the processor or gpu yet but I will when I have at least 100 more watts of power. But this is the best 1300$ I've spent so far :)

4 Months later... 3/15/17

I've been doin very well with this and I grew the balls to overclock it to 4.2 ghz on a coolermaster hyper 212 using aida 64, But when I get a better psu, and cooler (Kraken x62 or h115i) I will overclock this bad boy to 4.7 ghz. Keep in check for more logs.

5 Months Later...4/29/17

My pc is doing fine, I have added 2 140mm fans in the front pulling in more air therefore better cooling, I have OC my cpu to 4.3ghz at 1.3V and it has reached a max of 68c. I tried 4.4ghz at 1.325V but reached a max of 69c. I lowered the Vcore and frequency because I don't want my room to be like Florida weather, when I get a water cooler Ill OC my cpu to 4.6ghz-4.7ghz

11 Moths and 25 days Later... 12/23/17

Well it has been almost a full year with this beauty, I have replaced , my coolermaster hyper 212 evo with an h100iv2 watercooler and it performs great, I get rock solid temps with the OC I got on it. Rockin 4.7ghz on 1.312 Volts and getting no more than 62c on Silent setting, by the end of the year or 2018 I will have upgraded to an i7 7700k I will keep you all updated.

22 months later... 11/25/18

Its been almost 2 years, I upgraded to a 5820k and installed an EVGA G3 750watt but for some reason Rust ran like **** so I returned it and put in my old i5 back in. I plan on getting a i7 8700k with the Asus z390-E board. Or an i7 6700k with another 16gb of ram. Id like to stream but its either my i5 6600k that isn't keeping up or it may be my internet. Either way my pc is due for an upgrade because Rust pretty much steal most of my cpu usage as well as my ram. Hopefully I can get i7 8700k, another 16gb of ram and a 970 evo m.2 drive.

32 months later... 12/11/19

Holy **** its been 3 years and haven't updated in 13 months but better late than never. Got a new keyboard (Blackwidow V2) and a new m.2 for 70$ (samsung 970 evo 250gb) So in January I had to sell the i7 5820k because it gave "ME" specifically issues and had to deal with the POS 4 core i5. In may I got a RYZEN 7 2700X for 270$ on a sale, an Asus x470-f mobo, as well as another kit of 16gb corsair lpx ram clocked at 3200mhz. So far ryzen has been treating me very very well however I have 3 things to say somewhat negative about ryzen. I have 32gb of 3200mhz memory and when I select D.C.O.P I can only get it to 3000mhz stable and no more even when I up the voltage on memory 1.365v and VDTTR 0.68v. my ryzen can only go up to 4.25ghz max at no less than 1.415v, any more on the overclock and it crashes. the last thing I have to rip on it about is that its single core performance is lacking slightly. Moving on im deciding to try and sell my Gtx 1060 6gb strix for around 170 USD and then get a Gtx 2080 MSI TRIO x when I sell the old gpu. I am also gonna pick up a 1440p 165hz gsync monitor for 250 or a 4k 60z ips monitor for 230. anyways that's it and I will continue to update this dispite only reading it myself

Part Reviews

CPU

Very Nice cpu for Gaming, I always get above 80fps on BF4 paired up with my gtx 1060. Best bang for your buck cpu so far.

CPU Cooler

I oc my i5 6600k to 4.3ghz and maximum was 68c on silent setting in my Bios.

Pros: Cost effective Best bang for buck cooler Decent Overclocking cooler

Cons: Fan is loud when paired on medium fan speed

That's about it

Motherboard

Cost me 150$ for this MOBO but I say its worth it for the RGB lighting

Memory

performs amazingly on xmp settings, fast timings and is perfect for my gaming and editing needs. would buy another 16gb kit

Video Card

Very nice Gpu, I get at least 70fps on max settings on all my games, such as Rust, BF4, BF3, and Tomb Raider. While being at under 64c and on silent fan settting.

Case

Very sexy case with a zexy side panel window and a 280mm radiator support at the front. I had trouble taking the front bezel off without feeling like I'm going to break it

Keyboard

very sexy keyboard but my W key gets greasy the first 4 days of using it. And yes I washed and dried my hands BEFORE using it xD

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Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get Windows 10 for free. +1 for the aura stuff, It looks bad *** especially in that case

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the windows media helper tool

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

mate,how does the STRIX fit into S340

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

it fits into it pretty nicely

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers, I'm gonna get a STRIX for the same case.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

it looks sexy asf btw

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeh, im going for it, same case, same GPU,but heading for the Ryzen.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

good as my guy, yo did you hear intel is discontinuing the i3? theyre also saying that the i7 is midgrade now :( means I have toi upgrade soon to an i7 6700k or ryzen 7

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes because a pair of helping hands can and will be handy

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Just helped my buddy put his pc into the dark base 900 pro. ''Twas very fun indeed and I learned a lot about cable management. He appreciated the help too which is always nice.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Also +1 on the build

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