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"The Catharsis" my first gaming build

by themoosemessiah



Date Published

Feb. 17, 2017

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I know, I know, over powered CPU, underpowered GPU... It's easier to upgrade the graphics card though than it would be to upgrade the processor though. Now, if only the GPU would actually reliably display via hdmi, life would be pretty dang great.

Update 1: display issue has been resolved. Turns out I'm still suffering slightly from consolitis. There was a small clip behind the GPU that wasn't all the way clipped in. Easy, but embarrassing mistake.

Update 2: Cable management acquired. Nothing a handful of zip ties and some construction grade cable straps to pretty things up a bit.

Update 3: To clarify, there is actually some significance behind the name. Catharsis: the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions. In this case the "emotion" being released is my stubborn illogical attraction to the console. I thought it was fitting and a little clever, I dont know.

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maggotshero 9 Builds 3 points 7 months ago

I think your CPU/GPU pairing is pretty okay, it gives you headroom for upgrades without having to upgrade your cpu.

themoosemessiah submitter 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Exactly! GPU upgrades are more or less just plug and play, whereas the CPU is basically a full reassembly.

rossay99@gmail.com 2 points 7 months ago

I does depend on what you are doing. I have a 960, and it runs most games very well. also, I have the same CPU, and it runs great, and is very helpful when video editing. Keep up the great work!

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

I think this build is great. The CPU will last for a long time, and you got the motherboard at a good price.

I personally have had a bad time with ASROCK MOBO's, so I always go with ASUS ones (much better imo)

One thing I'd say is get audio straight from the pc and use a DVI cable if the HDMI isnt working. The other issue may be that you havent got the right drivers installed.

Also get a cheap SSD to boot off of. That 6600k will fly then

themoosemessiah submitter 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I am finding the ASRock to be a bit sub par, but it was on sale when I got it, so I really can't complain. I've gotten the video worked out, turns out there was a tiny little clip behind the video card that wasn't all the way clipped in... And yeah, an ssd is the next part I'm gonna get once I can save up enough for one.

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Seeet man

PCpeace84 2 points 7 months ago

The 1050 ti is great with the 6600k; great choice of components! I suggest running the boot off of an M.2 SSD and I would have the heat sink vertical with the fan facing towards the front and pushing air through the cooler.

themoosemessiah submitter 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

An ssd is absolutely on my upgrade list. Probably the next part I buy.

waltanthony 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

solid build. the " performance per dollar" ratio of that 1050ti is through the roof.

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themoosemessiah submitter 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Amen brother. Don't you worry yourself, those were just the snaps I took in NY initial excitement, she's way prettier now.