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First build

by InputUsername

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26 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 12, 2016

Date Built

July 9, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

22.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C

Description

My first build.

I'll be using it for development/virtualization and gaming, so the i7-6700k was a no-brainer. A Scythe FUMA to keep it cool; around 25 °C at stock clocks under light load is very decent. Everything is performing better than I could wish, so I'm very happy with the build!

There's no GPU at the moment, but I'll be picking up an aftermarket RX 480 or GTX 1060 once they're available for a decent price.

Part Reviews

CPU

A fantastic CPU that can handle everything you throw at it, and more. Awesome for my use (multitasking, development, virtualization and gaming). Unfortunately you pay a pretty hefty premium for the performance; the CPU by itself is worth 5 stars easily, the price makes it 4/5.

CPU Cooler

Dead silent, fantastic performance, and a good price (around €40 where I got it). Keeps my i7-6700k at around 22-25 °C under light load, all while remaining really silent. I'm very happy with this cooler.

Only gripe is that it can be a bit of a pain to mount as an inexperienced builder.

The heatsink is also quite big, which means some memory slots may be covered. Luckily, the back fan can be mounted slightly higher to mitigate this issue, though this has some impact on cooling performance.

Motherboard

Basic Skylake Z170 motherboard. Doesn't have too many features, but I didn't need that anyway. Nice and cheap.

Memory

What can I say? DDR4-2400, I got it for a good price. Haven't had the chance to test it extensively, but I don't think this will be a future bottleneck at all. Good value RAM kit. Bonus: low-profile for better compatibility with some coolers.

Storage

Fantastic buy. Enough said. Fast, great value SSD, one of the best on the market.

Storage

For those in need of a big storage disk, WD Blue is the right choice. Not much more to say about it, I'm happy to use this as my data drive.

Case

Sleek, no-frills design. Good airflow. Plenty of space for building and cable management. Handy built-in velcro straps to aid cable management. Also provides great room for water cooling, if that's something you're interested in.

Power Supply

A great gold-rated PSU. One of the better PSUs out there, for a good price. Nearly zero ripple according to tests. Efficient.

My personal favorite feature: the fan stays completely off under light to medium loads, so it's dead silent with normal use.

Comments Sorted by:

soopersrs 1 Build 3 points 33 months ago

Going with no GPU?

InputUsername submitter 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Oops, forgot to mention! I'll probably be picking up either an RX 480 or GTX 1060, depending on price.

Epicness937 -2 points 33 months ago

i would recomend a 1070 with that cpu or get a 6600k and a 1070 if thats what is needed to be able to afford it

InputUsername submitter 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Oh, I have enough money for a 1070 but I don't need it, so I don't feel like dropping €500+ for it. Thanks for the suggestion though!

Epicness937 0 points 33 months ago

60hz 1080p is my guess?

InputUsername submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Correct.

Iron_Knickers 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Great build, wouldn't change anything. I especially like how you didn't overkill the PSU.

InputUsername submitter 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Thanks! Yeah, many people overestimate the required PSU wattage, I think 650 W is perfect!

SyrusV2 1 point 33 months ago

The GTX 1060 is rumored to be USD 249.99, so if you'd like you'd get that but it could bottleneck the CPU :)

sirnicko1 3 points 33 months ago

I don't think that's how it works... It's the CPU that lets down the GPU :)

SyrusV2 4 points 33 months ago

True lol idk what I was talking about :)

sirnicko1 4 points 33 months ago

:D NP, we got the idea. I was just in a nit-picking mood

InputUsername submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

We'll see, I'm definitely interested :)

Titan8881 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Well considering it's supposed to be on par with the 980 it is an excellent choice and while not as powerful as the 1070 it is really all you'll need for 1080p gaming.

InputUsername submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

I'm eagerly awaiting the benchmarks :) It looks very promising.

Titan8881 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Let me know! I'm wanting to get one too!

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 33 months ago
Great build. Very clean.

+1

InputUsername submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Thanks! :)

Dylfin 1 point 33 months ago

Wow, I'm just finished to build PC configuration for my brother and found your build while searching how Scythe Fuma match MSI Z170A motherboard. But mine is build is little different: Intel Core i5-6600K - This PC will be more gaming, so this cpu should be enough MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING Samsung 950 Pro 256GB - I'm prefer to take this SSD because it have great performance and it is a twice faster at least than usual SSD Scythe Fuma - I'm still worrying how it will fit to this motherboard Corsair RM650x - This should be more than enough Fractal Design Define R5 Titanium And for video planning 1060 or 1070

InputUsername submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Hey. I have no idea how the Fuma will fit on that particular mobo. As you can see on the pictures, the cooler blocks off a few of the RAM slots on my mobo. I'm only using two sticks of RAM and pretty low-profile sticks as well, so the back fan of the Fuma only had to be moved up a few millimeters to make it fit. You can also place the fan on the other side of the heatsink if necessary. As for the Fuma itself; I'm really happy with its performance, very good for the price. Hope this helps!

Alu21107 1 point 29 months ago

did the fans clear your RAM ok? i hear they have clearance issues with some RAM when you mount the fan on the right side. im going to run an ASUS z170 pro with corsair vengeance LPX also.

InputUsername submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Hey, sorry for late response. I assume you've built your pc already (if yes, how are you liking it? :)), but if for some reason you haven't, here's what I commented on someone else:

I'm only using two sticks of RAM and pretty low-profile sticks as well, so the back fan of the Fuma only had to be moved up a few millimeters to make it fit. You can also place the fan on the other side of the heatsink if necessary.

Alu21107 1 point 27 months ago

It cleared my vengeance lpx just fine! Thank you!

gherittwhite117 1 point 25 months ago

I see that this case has two 2.5 drive bays. Does that mean you can directly install your 2.5 SSD without buying any adapters / spacers / etc?

hunteross 0 points 33 months ago

There is no video card what am I supposed to do with it