Description

Hi, just want to say this is my first PC build. I built this PC because I'm done with the console wars, (PS VS XBOX) so I decided to switch to PC gaming. I built this PC to replace an old PC running Intel HD 4000 Series graphics.

The building of this PC was pretty straight forward. Everything was as I expected. The only times that scared me were putting in the CPU, and Mobo in the case. Other than that the build was easy and took me about 3 hours. Getting windows on it wasn't too difficult, though I ran into a few errors.

Once the whole build was finished I started downloading benchmarks and games, then my PC crashed. It crashed about 5 times before i figured out something was broken. I then found out it was the RAM, so I went to the store and bought new RAM.

As of now everything is working. The PC gaming community is way better than consoles. The graphics are great too.

Building a PC is a great idea. I would highly recommend building a PC even if its your first time. If a 14 year old can do it, so can you!

Part Reviews

CPU

Great cpu for a skylake build. Temperatures are below 60 on load with the stock cooler.

Motherboard

I got it for $90. One of the cheapest 1151 socketed mobo so i went with it. It turned out to be a great choice. I love the red lighting on the board. The drivers were easy to install. This made everything easy for a new builder like me.

Storage

Its an HDD. It works and does what it's supposed to do.

Video Card

Great cooling with 3 fans. Overclocking is ok, but crashes in some games.

Case

Great case for the price. Everything is great and better than i expected. The only bad things about the case are weak 5 1/2 in drice covers, and a loose HDD tray. Other than that everything is great and i would recomend this case to everyone.

Power Supply

Great. I love that its fully modular and that the cables are sleaved black

Operating System

I cant run my pc without it :)

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

How is Win10? And will you add an SSD in the the future?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 10 is great. I'm thinking about and ssd in the future. But for now the 1 TB HDD works great.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

is there anything wrong with the mobo and are the bios easy to access and use

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Its pretty easy to use. I can controll the cpu and case fans easily from it. If your thinking about geting this mobo i would if i were you.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

i was going to get it because it could us DDR4 Ram and it looked really cool and matched my color scheme but it can only use Intel CPUs and there a little bit pricey for a first build and for a 14 year old

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your GPU temperatures under load? Did you try to use custom fan profiles?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

When im gaming i put all the fans (GPU, CASE, and CPU) on 100% because i wear headphones. Under load the gpu never gets above 70 C. I mainly play COD (dont hate) and the gpu gets around 60 C.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

thx for the info!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the CPU work fine for gaming being that it doesent overclock, and would it be worth it to get the K? I'm looking at a build and the 6600 would save me $40 being that it has a stock cooler and it's cheaper, so would you recommend this CPU?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in this exact situation, I want to create my first build as well because XB1 and PS4 are just getting on my nerves. I'm just not sure if I want to overclock or not...

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Sorry for the delayed response, I would get the non k. i didnt get the K because its $40 more and it doesnt come with a cpu cooler. At minimum thats $60 just for overclocking. To me thats not worth it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great cooling with 3 fans. Overclocking is ok, the only problem is temperatures

Maybe I'm not understanding but how can it have great cooling when there is a problem with the temperature?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no clue what i was writing XD. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I would of got a rad to go with that cpu, but other than that love the color scheme, I love black and red, also would of got extra fans (If havnt already)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The rad would be nice but i dont need it because i cant OC and i have never had my CPU go above 60C

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

What frames do you get? Does the MOBO support WiFi?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

the mobo has Ethernet but no wifi. Also what games do u mean with the frames?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

smart not getting the K-version. Saved you some dollars, didn't it?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

yep

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

If you still check these comments, GET THERMAL COMPOUND. It will get your CPU temperature WAY down.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Ive never had my cpu above 55 degrees

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang, are you kidding? If you aren't what types of games are you playing?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Black ops 3 on max settings. I also run benchmarks and other games

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to building a build like this, coming from an intel hd 5000 user.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Let me know how it goes. Good luck

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Im afraid computers cant run without thermal compound xd