Description

So i use this computer for primarily playing Beamng.Drive, Space Engineers and other games too (mostly racing games. I'm a bit of a car guy). So far it has served me well, taking everything i can throw at it, whether it be playing games, writing a school paper or recording guitar/bass tracks.

It stays really cool, being that i have it in my basement. I'm hoping to get a VR headset for it sometime, just because i have a decent amount of space for one, and we have one in my electronics class and it's super fun.

When i had built this computer, i had a budget of around $600 which my father helped with by buying me some of the components for Christmas or my birthday, such as the 2tb hard drive and the 1060. I obviously went over budget. The Corsair HD120 was donated to me by him because he ordered it for his Corsair 570X, and it was the wrong fan.

The Razer Diamondback was a Christmas gift from my sister, and the K70 Lux was a Christmas gift from my father. Everything else on the list was paid for by me.

Part Reviews

CPU

base line skylake i5. Shouldn't expect too much. Performs quite well.

CPU Cooler

Cools my processor waaaayyyy better than the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

Motherboard

It was a referb board, came warped. It went in perfectly fine, and it's one of the Z170 boards that Der8aur made a non K sku overclocking BIOS for, so i have the i5 6400 overclocked to 4.3GHz stable.

Memory

It's pretty, and it's fast. gets the job done while looking good.

Storage

Cheap and fast. just wish the label looked a bit nicer.

Storage

Holy crap is this thing overkill. Got it for Christmas, and it exceeds my needs.

Video Card

At the time i got it, it was $210, and it performs exactly the same as my dad's 970 SSC. looks cool too. Only downside is the plastic backplate, but i can live with it.

Case

Not the easiest case to build in, but i've dealt with worse. Side panel window gets scratched too easily. The fact that you can remove the optical drive cage is a big plus.

Power Supply

High wattage, great deal for the money, and it's from a decent manufacturer. I got it after a Raidmax PSU killed my nice AM2+ AMD motherboard 3 years ago.

Monitor

It's cheap, but it looks really nice. Super thin bezels, and the stand is quite nice. Just wish it was height adjustable.

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey. Get stands for your instruments. Trust me, I learned that the hard way.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

i have stands upstairs, i was just using the guitar and bass for some riff writing stuff, and didn't feel like bringing them up there at that moment.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Just be safe lol

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

clean and fresh nice +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Why thank you. I was going for a decently clean look. I didn't want anything too flashy.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

nice.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

how is that 2tb hard drive overkill for your needs?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

because i don't own enough games in total to fill it lol. It'll be a while until i ever fill it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I've always wondered how builds like this hold up over time. What's it like now? (If you're even still active)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

It holds up well. Just don't expect it to do VR or some newer titles like FH4 or Dirt Rally 2.0 at the highest settings. And going up to 16gb of ram would be advisable.