Description

PC build with dual monitors intended for researching, writing papers, geomatic applications (GIS, remote sensing, etc.) and of course light to medium gaming (MY GF'S ADDICTED TO ROCKET LEAGUE!!!).

i5 6500: Since I only had barista wages to spend on this PC, I had to budget myself. I wanted to go for an i7-6700k or at least a locked i7 6700 in order to get the increased threads for heavy geomatic applications; however, the locked i5 6500 works very well and the 1060 gtx helps with these kind of loads.

ASRock H110M-ITX/ac: A decent motherboard with clean bios; however, the wifi is extremely difficult to set up so I ended up getting an external adapter (upgraded from the one pictured).

G. Skill Aegis 16 gb: Cheapest 16 gb memory stick. Barely utilizes past 5.0 gb, however, I believe this will change when I start processing more data in heftier applications.

SSD: Wanted only an SDD for noise reduction, so I chose the cheapest 480gb SSD. Will add another 480gb if needed down the road.

MSI GTX 1060: Plenty of UMF for me!! Works beautifully so far on 1080p. Not a huge, huge gamer so its perfect for my needs and helps with rendering, etc. for geomatics.

Thermaltake Core V1: ITS A BEAUT. Love the size and aesthetics

EVGA 500W 80+: Cheap, reliable psu

FANS: I wanted white led fans, however, the blue led fans were much much cheaper. Eventually, I am going to get the white leds or just no leds.

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Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 13 points

People take notes. This is how you budget a PC build! After seeing a litany of builds that buy Overclock ready PCs, but don't overclock is burning money on fire. I'm a huge fan of builds that take priority on budget and aesthetics, while remaining very powerful. It's a hard balance to pull off, but for a build that says, "No," to overclocking this is a great build! Good Job and I look forward to upgrades! Here's a well deserved Up-vote and good luck in Grad School!

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice clean build bro! Thumbs up!

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks man!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, I got the same case wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl and leds!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice looking build mate. How did you connect those fans to your system, did you use any adapter?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious to know too.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Those rear 80 mm fans are facing the wrong way.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

You're right. I figured that out right after I built it. I ended up leaving it since its pulling in cold air through the back and pushing through the front 200mm fan. The case has great ventilation and the PC keeps cool so not an immediate fix. *LAZY RATIONALIZATION

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If you left the front fan installed they way it came, then all 3 of your fans are intakes and no exhaust.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That should be ok, the top has open vents so the air can push thru.

I do agree that having an exhaust fan will help, but at least the case has a ton of vents so it isn't much of an issue.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't worry, I made sure it's on a push-pull design.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally I think it doesn't have enough storage with only an SSD, but I don't know how many and how large the programs you have downloaded are so I can't really judge that. Other then that I think its a very efficient and cost effective budget build.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent budget build, cost, functionality and aesthetics are prioritized here and it works really well. Btw, how is the case? I'm thinking of getting the core V21 and from what I've heard it's quite similar to the core V1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

And how did the Msi Gtx 1060 Armor fit in the case, are there enough place for ventilation and plugging power cables etc.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah im wondering the same thing! i read some reviews and people were saying that the 1060 had problems fitting in this same exact case.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I choose the Zotac 1060 AMP edition for this case and it does an awesome job and has great space for ventilation etc. Since 1060 is a low TDP card, I think there is no need for the giant aftermarket coolers.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, I used that case on a build for my inlaw and loved it! That case you can swap the sides if i'm remembering right? I would put the vented side next to the GPU so it doesn't just push hot air back in. +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

You did it right, brother. Looks good, and performs well. Plus you can upgrade. One day, you'll be building a high power and sexy PC and not have to worry about cost so much. You got yer head screwed on right! Good work.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How was the wiring from the PSU since you did not use a modular PSU? Thinking about the case but seems tight to play with.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

quick question can i add a hardrive to this?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at this build makes me confident that I build my very first pc without going overboard in price. The idea build I had in mind was over $850 and all I wanted was something that would play games at 60fps at 1080p. Thanks for the great ideas!

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