Description

I finished this build about two months ago. Monitor, headphones, and keyboard were purchased separately. Prices are from when I bought the stuff, mostly during Black Friday sales. (which were great, $191 for 6600k) PSU and Case prices are not the actual price, I just took the price from Jet and divided it by two cause I was lazy. (fixing formatting soon)

I'll get around to posting performance and stuff soon.

Part Reviews

CPU

This processor is fine for gaming and work. I have noticed that when I am in an intensive game, and tab out to check something in another program, it can stutter a bit, but is otherwise OK. I plan on overclocking it but haven't gotten around to it yet.

CPU Cooler

Good cooler for the price, not the best IMO. Had it and the system fans on auto, turned them up to 75% on Command Center. Keeps my processor at a toasty 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Thermal Compound

It's thermal compound and it may or may not work, I can't really tell. Considering my CPU is 70+ F, I'm not sure how I feel about it.

Motherboard

Good Motherboard. Has some LEDs, color accents look good, it works, has overclocking, good BIOS.

Memory

It's RAM, it's DDR4, it's pretty fast, and it's red. Nothing more I could ask.

Storage

This SSD is fast, stores all my games. Only complaint is when I was setting up Windows it wasn't formatted completely but I fixed that later.

Video Card

1060 is more then enough for me right now. Runs all my games at some 60FPS, except GTAV. That runs at like 50-60FPS depending on location, weather, and settings.

Case

Looks nice, only compliant is lack of SD card reader but that's no biggie.

Operating System

it's windows.

Monitor

Got it for free. Lots of frame stuttering in games, heavy, looks OK.

Custom

Returned the first time cause it came with a broken cord. Great keyboard especially on sale. Keys are great, clicky, tactile. RGB lighting and TONS OF MODES. Full size and comes with braided keyboard and gold plated USB. No USB passthroughs, cord isn't removable, and it is a bit heavy, otherwise it's great. If you get a key printed with 'SPEED MATER' contact Zalman and they'll send you the correct one.

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Comments

  • 41 months ago
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Colour coordination is really well done. +1

  • 41 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
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Very impressive first build.

A well earned +1 for you.

  • 41 months ago
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Yeah, I'm surprised it turned out this well. Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
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Nice build! I only wish that you would post some pictures of the inside of the machine and of the finished machine, because it seems like a pretty sweet computer.

  • 41 months ago
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I have some more pictures somewhere, but I need to clean up my desk a bit :P Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
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Only thing I would recommend is get a liquid cooler for your cpu, 70 Celsuis, definitely not healthy for your cpu, I have the feeling that if it is running at that temperature under load, it will definitely decrease the life span on that cpu. Other than that, great build!

  • 41 months ago
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I meant fahrenheit, whoops. Still considering looking into an AIO though. Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
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I'm about to do a near identical build with a 6500. I'm using the h7 because the I was inspired to have white accents from Paul's Hardware $1200 vr build. Any chance you got the color scheme from that video?

  • 41 months ago
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Nice! I actually didn't, I chose the scheme to go with MSI components, my motherboard and card both having white accents. I think it turned out well, and I'm happy I decided not to switch the fan with a red or black one.

  • 41 months ago
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can you overclock the cpu with that cooler?

  • 41 months ago
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I have not tried much overclocking yet, but I assume it is OK. (my friend has the H5 and has gotten a stable 4.6GHz)