Description

I've been itching to build another gaming PC since 2012 when I built my first one. When I picked up this tailgate from a Pick-N-Pull about a year ago, I knew what I had to do. I got right down to business busting a hole through the wall and picking up hardware. I think it turned out great, and I really like the contrast between the old patina'd gate and the black, monolithic hardware. The computer is fast, probably faster than any other I've used. Still have to pick up my Blackwidow at some point, but for now, this crappy Amazon keyboard I'm typing this with right now will work.

CPU: Love the multitasking ability of the 1600. 4.0 GHz is fast enough to wring out the 780 Ti Classy of all the performance it can give. Runs cool.

Cooler: I originally thought this would be temporary until I could find a big fat dual tower air cooler in stock, and I continued to think this even when looking at the temps with the mediocre stock fan. However, after installing two Arctic F-12's, this thing rocks. No pump noise, a little burble on startup.

MoBo: I've just about had it with crappy motherboards pooping out after a month or two of use, so I decided to go all out. I'm also willing to bet AMD will release another series of CPU's on the AM4 Platform that will be able to take advantage of the C6H's impressive VRM.

RAM: I love this stuff. Super fast timings, B-die, and pretty cool looking. I just set the DOCP and it works perfectly. Might try overclocking.

Storage: I don't need a ton of space, so I opted to trade it for speed. I love the ridiculously fast boot times and game loads are amazingly short.

GPU: I bought this on eBay during the Cryptocurrency boom. Outperforms a mid-range 1060/480/580 at a lower price. Fine by me.

Case: I had one prerequisite for a case: Tempered glass. This case delivers that and more. Aside from the meh included fans, everything included with this case is high quality, and the RGB that I adapted to my MoBo was icing on the cake.

PSU: Best PSU on the market. End of story. If you need more power, look elsewhere, but this is right in the sweet spot for watts/features/price.

Fans: Kinda loud, but it's a low thrum, so it's really easy to tune out. Rubber screws were a massive pain to install.

Monitor: It's probably awful, but I can't notice anything wrong with it, especially at the price I found it. Picked it up at the U of U surplus store.

Mouse and Mouse Pad: Probably not worth the money, but it's super accurate and has high DPI, so ¯_(ツ)_/¯.

LED Strip: Colors don't match perfectly with the case LED's or the MoBo LED's. Good magnets, though.

Part Reviews

CPU

Love the multitasking ability of the 1600. 4.0 GHz is fast enough to wring out the 780 Ti Classy of all the performance it can give. Runs cool.

CPU Cooler

I originally thought this would be temporary until I could find a big fat dual tower air cooler in stock, and I continued to think this even when looking at the temps with the mediocre stock fan. However, after installing two Arctic F-12's, this thing rocks. No pump noise, a little burble on startup.

Thermal Compound

I can't really do any side-by-side comparisons of thermal paste myself, but this stuff is at the top of a lot of shootouts. At this price, can't complain.

Motherboard

I've just about had it with crappy motherboards pooping out after a month or two of use, so I decided to go all out. I'm also willing to bet AMD will release another series of CPU's on the AM4 Platform that will be able to take advantage of the C6H's impressive VRM.

Memory

I love this stuff. Super fast timings, B-die, and pretty cool looking. I just set the DOCP and it works perfectly. Might try overclocking.

Storage

I don't need a ton of space, so I opted to trade it for speed. I love the ridiculously fast boot times and game loads are amazingly short.

Video Card

I bought this on eBay during the Cryptocurrency boom. Outperforms a mid-range 1060/480/580 at a lower price. Fine by me.

Case

I had one prerequisite for a case: Tempered glass. This case delivers that and more. Aside from the meh included fans, everything included with this case is high quality, and the RGB that I adapted to my MoBo was icing on the cake.

Power Supply

Best PSU on the market. End of story. If you need more power, look elsewhere, but this is right in the sweet spot for watts/features/price.

Monitor

It's probably awful, but I can't notice anything wrong with it, especially at the price I found it. Picked it up at the U of U surplus store.

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Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 4 points

+1 for taking proper measure with the seatbelt.

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Very cool desk and good choics of parts, I miss my evga 770 gtx ;) wish I went for the TI!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Super creative desk!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I've always wanted to do something like this.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Wait, is that rust? How di....how did you...

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of temps are you seeing with that 120mm liquid cooler? i was thinking of grabbing one for my ryzen build, nvm i see it in the details now lol nice build

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Ram set st its initial timing?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

That's pretty awesome

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you get good temps with the cooler? I plan on getting it with the same CPU.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

With new fans, yeah. Not too bad when it isn't 95 degrees out, I can keep it at 4 GHz.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

When your motherboard costs more than your CPU XD

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't do DX12, but only newer Radeon GPU's get benefits from it anyway, and only in very specific, very new games. I'm a patient gamer, I buy everything two years late, like Ross Scott and XKCD guy.

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