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Hello Everyone!

This is an revamp of the setup of my first build back in 2015. My old computer was rocking a i5 3570 MSI 660ti Power Edition z77 Asrock OC formula Motherboard 8gb Corsair Vengeance Ram Corsair 750W PSU Corsair h100 AIO Cooler Master CM storm Cherry MX Brown Razer Deathadder Steel Series Siberia V2 Corsair Vengeance C70 Case

Back in 2015, this PC held it's own. However, compared to today's standard it was lacking. So i decided to upgrade! With this current setup, it allows me to record and stream seamlessly without any issues using OBS while my i5 was struggling to game while running OBS.

The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Case was not as hard to work with as some would think. Yes, it has tempered glass on the back panel, and the whole world will see your ugly mess. But, if you put some planning and thinking along with using Custom Sleeved PSU cables, you will be fine. Setting up the NZXT Hue+ along with the AER fans was a challenge as the software would not properly sync and the lighting would not work. After hours of picking my brain apart, i managed to get it to work.

The Laptop is for light gaming, and mobile editing of videos and pictures and what not. Overall, the laptop is not a bad choice. The specs you receive for the price you pay is decent and would recommend it to anyone looking for a gaming laptop.

Next i'm planning to get Phillips HUE ecosystem and totally deck out my room with addressable RGB Led's and even change my keyboard to possibly the Corsair K70.

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

PC was built in 2012 not 2015, sorry for the typo. Furthermore, to clear up the confusion... some of these prices are in CAD as i reside in Canada. But some of the other parts are in USD. Due to the fact that i am in Canada, just ignore the price points of some of these parts

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

Thought I was looking at my own build with that first shot ;)

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

What can i say, you inspired me <3 ;)

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, nice build man.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

why the weak af gpu compared to your other parts?

Also zowie mice/nixeus revel/g403 completely outclass the rival 300 and are cheaper

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

While kind of true re. mice, no mouse is objectively better for a user than another. On paper, sure, but it comes down to what is best for them, not what is best on paper.

Regardless, great build/setup Ninjaxmist.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The better sensor and build quality, the better experience period. It does come down to what is best for them, that is why there are a lot of mice that are very very good on paper (Logitech G403 Prodigy Wired, Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless, Zowie FK1, Zowie FK2, Zowie FK1+, Zowie EC2-A, Zowie EC1-A, Zowie ZA13, Zowie ZA12 and Zowie ZA11) but have different build styles.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

G403 is godly, it wouldn't outclass the rival 300 completely, but I have to say the sensors, build quality and lifespan is better than the Rival 300. Rival 300 isn't a terrible choice though, there are much worse. =)

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

2 problems I personally see here. You have windows 10 pro / Windows 10 version 2... I would have said if you found a windows 7 ultimate somewhere, that would be better. Also, the wireless adapter, if this is for gaming, please tell me you have a hotspot near you for wifi, if not, and it's possible, stick with hard wired. That WD Blue is a solid choice with going for the 7200 RPM version, and not the WD Black. Don't think I'm trying to bash you in your build, I'm just putting in my personal two cents.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I like windows 7 ultimate better as well, however some games such as forza forces me to use windows 10. As for the wireless adapter, i'll always choose wired over wireless, however when i live at school its not quite possible for my to get a wired connection :(

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't see why you're being judged by so many people for how you spent your money and which parts you chose, I think your build looks ******* great dude, +1

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Hell yeah. I'm already a huge fan of M.2 boot drives, SSDs, and Phanteks cases. The RGB looks very balanced in the case and not overdone. Very cool, well done.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't buy a 4 core 8 thread for streaming; get a ryzen for better streaming performance. Memory makes absolutely no impact with that clock speed. Your mobo can't even run the clock speed of your memory. Video card compared to CPU is not very good, normally people go for a 2x rule, GPU is 2x the price of the CPU, so if the CPU is $340, the GPU should be $680. If you use OBS you would want a bigger HDD due to OBS videos taking a lot of room. Overall this build is pretty good, but I would've liked to see some changes. Rated 8.5/10

Third edit: I had to completely redo my post because the prices were in CAD, which puts a massive strain on the available components. Sorry OP! I still kept what I would have personally changed, but hey man you do you boo boo, your rating went from 6/10 to a 7.5/10 so gj

Fourth edit: They keep on coming! Got rid of windows 10 remark due to windows 10 costing nothing due to... uhh... unknown causes ;)

Fifth edit: I think I'm finally done. DDR3 isn't supported on Z270 so he couldn't have bought another 8GB of RAM. =)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Why was there a need to upgrade after 2 years? And after spending $4000, you should have gone with at least a 1070. I think if I had the money to do a $4000 build I'd go with a 1080 at least. I bet I could fit a 1080 Ti into a budget like that. Don't get me wrong, the 1060 is great if you don't want to spend above $1500. But if you are doing a near ultimate gaming build, you could do a 1080 Ti and a custom loop. Even many of the featured builds with custom loops don't cost as much as your high performance high cost PC build. I like the specs of this, but You could have spent a lot less money with equal to higher performance. All though I have to say, I really do like the NZXT Kraken X62.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

My mistake, i was a upgrade after 5 years. I meant to type 2012 not 2015.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Why add the laptop into the PCPARTPICKER build though? You couldve had the price at 2k+ , Laptop is kinda seprate from build. But other than that great build!

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

If you'd like to comment on alternate part choices, the part list opinions wanted forum is the proper venue. Let people spend their money how they see fit - they don't need your (or my) approval. Additionally, if people don't agree with you, don't engage in personal attacks. Keep it polite. People are allowed to disagree.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried to keep it as polite as possible. What exactly did I say that was incorrect in terms of conversational respect? I don't mean that in a rude way either. I guess that it is easily possible to incorrectly interpret message conversation, but I was just doing a bit of standard debate. And I actually didn't understand why he started the debate with me? I was commenting on the build and did sort of find it odd to include two different PC's in his single build and wanted an explanation. I know I can't control how anybody thinks or what they do, but I do have to admit, the build was good, but I just don't understand why spend that much money for pretty much no reason.

I'd really like to know what I said so please tell me.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome to disagree, but don't beat the horse to death - you can express your point and let it go. The other commenter was basically saying, hey, it fits his needs. You notice that you're still pushing your opinion in reply to me? Seriously, let it go. People are allowed to disagree.

It is comments like this:

So please just stop messaging back unless you have something that is actually justifiable and valid to say. You obviously think I'm just some idiot with not as much money as you and can't understand a thing you say.

Those type of comments are not acceptable here. Additionally, making assumptions about someone's monetary standing, where they live or gross characterizations of the political nature of said residence... just don't. It's not going to lead anywhere productive. This isn't the place for that sort of dialogue.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay.

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