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After finding all the parts from Pcpartpicker for 3 months, the beast was born! Made mainly for gaming, this rig can get 60 fps at high settings on most games (or maybe the games I play are not too demanding?)

The parts were bought from Amazon, except for the gpu, which was bought from Newegg. As this was my first build, building it at all was a challenge and took around 5 hours. Also, I realized that I didn't put the usb 3.0 cable behind the mobo but, it was too late to remove it because now its stuck.

Any criticism is welcome! Sorry for the low quality pictures!

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!! What games do you play?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Stuff like kerbal space program and cs:s

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

what made you choose a 750ti over the likes of a 950?

the 950 isn't much more expensive but way more powerful

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

I got it for a deal, but I will eventually upgrade it, though.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Cant pass up deals :)

for the right price a 750ti is still a fantastic card, although that i3 can push the envelope on some of the higher end cards so getting something really grunty is still viable without upgrading your CPU.

Mmmmm that single core performance.

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

I got the i3-6100 and GTX 950 combo and you're right, i can play some games like The Division on 60+ fps (Custom Settings) without any hiccup or such. 50-60 fps on games like BF4, AC 4 and Unity, and Far Cry 3.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a great affordable combo, one that I would recommend to anyone over anything atm.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You should have saved money on the case, and peripherials and gotten a GTX 950 or even 960, but if you only play CSS and Kerbal Space Program I guess GTX 750Ti is perfectly fine. Overall nice budget build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You could've gooten a 460 for $40 more and have 10-30% gains in gaming.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Very nice price tags for the performance. I have a few suggestions I would have given you about the parts list if I were advising you though. First is that I would have strongly recommended going with a 4 core cpu. Most games in the last few years benefit greatly from a quad core processor and some even require it as a minimum spec. A 6500 or 6600k would have given you some decent performance gains. The mobo choice actually confuses me a bit. Not sure why you chose a micro atx as opposed to a standard atx, that really limits expandability. Also if you were still gonna go with the 6100 I would have suggested a higher end Z170 board for compatibility with the 7th gen 1151 socket cpu's (kaby lake) as that would have given you a much more clear and easy upgrade path. The gpu is okay and if you got it on the cheap then cool but you should definitely look at upgrading to either pascal or vega when it releases to really get some horsepower. 8gb of ram is good but it'll be worth your time to upgrade that asap to 16gb. Also I would have recommended a 650w psu for a little more headroom for upgrades.

All in all though, for about $850 as listed here, that's a very sweet build. Hope you enjoy it and welcome to the master race.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be upgrading my cpu and gpu in the near future, but I have a question, will the new 7th generation cpus still be compatible with my mobo?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The best answer I can find right now to that is, maybe. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a solid consensus as to the answer to that question, as I've heard 3 different answers. I've heard all 1151 socket mobos will support kaby lake, I've heard only select higher end Z170 boards will be compatible, and I've also heard rumors that Intel is having difficulty with the backwards compatibility altogether. So really the only way we'll know for sure is when they release and people can test it for themselves. My genuine advice is this; don't bother trying. Wait till kaby lake has been out for 3 or 4 months and save up your money, and just buy a new motherboard and cpu at the same time as all motherboard manufacturers will be releasing Z270 versions that are specifically built for just Kaby Lake, and as such will be able to take advantage of the new features. I would strongly recommend at least upgrading to an I5 model, as a straight shot from I3 6100 to I3 7100 will likely only increase your performance by 5%-10%.

Alternatively if you are really set on staying with that mobo, still wait until 3 or 4 months after kaby lake launches and google the answer for yourself. Do keep in mind that your mobo is not built for overclocking so don't both with the unlocked chips if you go this route.

One last thing, try to replace that stock intel cooler when you get the chance. They are notorious for poor performance and a decent air cooler can go for as cheap as $30- $40. The Hyper 212 EVO is a very beloved choice by many people for it's price to performance ratio, just make sure it'll fit in your case.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a similar setup and i wanna add more fans! how difficult was it to install the fan controller?! im ordering the sentry mix 2 soon, wanna make sure it isnt dangerous or anything like that! good pc build tho! this i3 is a beast, paired mines with a gtx 960!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The fan controller was actually really easy to install with this case! You just pop out the 5.25'' cover from the front panel and slide the controller in. The corsair 200r has tooless 5.25'' slots but you could still screw the sentry mix in anyway. Also, the sentry mix isn't dangerous at all, as long as the fans are within the wattage limit of the fan controller's channels, which is at max 30 watts per channel. Good luck with your cooling endeavors!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

You should have got less snazzy-looking parts, but had a side panel window case, lit up with LEDs. Also, an RX 460 would have been a better option for the GPU. Everything else looks great, though.