Description

CPU: Intel i5 6600K @ 3.5Ghz Quad Core ($229.00 I paid $206)

CPU Cooler: CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99) Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.00)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($40.89)

GPU:Sapphire Radeon RX 480 4GB NITRO+ 4G Video Card ($229.00 I paid $197.02)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89)

Optical Drive: Dell dimension E521 RW/DVDx2 Salvage ($0.00)

Case: DIYPC S280-W ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.96)

PSU: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($56.99)

OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.88)

Wireless Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.89).

Total cost to me was : $ 865.51

Temperature Ranges:

20-28 degrees Celsius idle

Heavy gaming 56-60 degrees Celsius

Cpu 20-28 on all cores idle

Cpu 48-58 on differing cores heavy gaming

Case idle is 29-30 Celsius

Case Heavy gaming is 48-55 Celsius

Gpu 20-26 Celsius idle

Gpu 40-55 Celsius heavy gaming

Max Temp I have seen with multiple games open on heavy use 65

Gaming Statistics League of Legends - Very High settings 260-300fps

Ark Survival Evolved - High 20-40 fps / Medium 40-59 fps (take in to consideration game is not fully optimized yet)

Skyrim with high quality boosting mods -60 fps

I need to test it on other games, will do in future.

Thoughts on build Pros: I absolutely love it, I am both proud of myself and impressed by myself that I built a working computer! I love the LED lights on the case for a white build they make it look like ice at night. The motherboard is great lots of usb's and connectors. I love the single stripe of gold LEDS on the side of the motherboard it adds a nice touch when looking in from my case's window. The case also has a multicolored LED on the front title plate which cycles through which goes well with the keyboard I bought. The ram was easy to install and very fast. The cup slot was also easy to use as well as installing the fan plate on the back of the mobo. I love the fan comes with it's own thermal paste and though it may not be a high quality artic silver paste it still does it's job. The optical drive and ram were both very easy to install and required not screws (that was awesome!)

The Cons: Some issues I had building were with my case I had to pull the cpu power cord through the top portion of the case (cable management) before I installed the mobo, due to it blocking the hole. I thought they could have made a bit more space to pull cables through the top portion. I also did not like, and maybe this is just an issue with my mobo brand, but it had an extra stint hole which served no purpose as my case did not have a place holder for that hole. Another issue with my mother board was the IO shield. I don't know if it was my case or the shield, but it took me a hell of a lot longer to install that shield than it needed to. It also makes me question if my usb ports on the back of my mobo are working or if the shield is just blocking better access to those ports (this could be user fault though). I also had some issues with my power cord, I wish that i had found a modular power supply, because of how easily tangled the wires get as well as not being able to detach unused ones leading to having to bunch up my cables in the front. A bigger issue I had with the case (and could potentially be user error as well) was when I went to install my cpu the case said it had dimensions for that GPU, but unfortunately I was not able to fit it in correctly to the slots. I had to rip out a good chunk of the back of my case (which was easy enough), but not as aesthetically pleasing as I would have liked and my gpu is also not very secure.

Overall, I am satisfied with my build and enjoyed every minute of building it (even the moments I threw my tools across the floor).

Part Reviews

Operating System

It's windows 10.

Wireless Network Adapter

This was easy to install and worked well. It has a great signal and downloads pretty fast for wifi. This worked well with my mobo.

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build! I'm looking forward to getting the same graphics card. Would be better with more pics.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I added some more my tablet wouldn't let me add any more at work haha.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like a solid build, but we need more pics, man!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Pics you shall get! bwhahah and thanks!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Super clean build. I like the white theme you've got going, looks pretty sleek and classy. That 480 is sexy, too.

+1 from me!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

kinda a weird build, if i were you i would have opted for a 1070 at this price point, or at least at 1060 6gb

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Which 1070 will still enable you to keep the price <$900? He only paid $865.51 for the whole thing.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a parts list saved that will show it

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are custom prices and still brings the price to over $900.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I wanted to keep it at 800, but ended up going slightly over budget. The sapphire gpu was sexy and $197 and enough to handle what I needed at this point. I'd rather not spend $300+ on a gpu for the first build. I also wanted potential to upgrade and overclock, so that's why my power supply and cpu are both a bit more than needed. Thank you for your feedback though! I was thinking about 1070 for an upgrade when I am slightly less broke haha!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

what made you choose the DIYPC case ? you could have gotten a spec 02 or something

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I looked at the spec 02 when i was building and liked the red LED, but some of the cases looked overly clunky to me and they didn't have a white case when I was looking. Mostly I was looking for a white (I set up to have a white build), sleek, LED case, preferably blue tinted within a lower $50.00 range for my budget. I saw this DIYPC case got some decent reviews on new egg and honestly the air flow is pretty good. I liked corsair and heard mostly by looking at Carry Holtzman's youtube videos they are really good cases. Again though, this one was in the $60.00 range when i was looking and it was black. My primary questions I focused on when looking for cases were: 1)do they fit my mobo/fan/gpu? 2) Is it white? 3)do they look cool? 4) do they have good ratings? 5) good air flow?. That's really my process for choosing that case. I like the casee , but wish the gpu would have fit better in the back, but that could be more on my error than thcase's even though I looked at the measurement limit on the case and my gpu's fell below the limit. Thank you for your feedback though, I should have mentioned more in depth my reasoning for the case.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point