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*Edit update, I just realized I had the wrong memory listed (2133), maybe why I was getting some criticism, 2400 is still kind of slow but I purchased this back during the peak price gouging event. Maybe Santa will bring me something better since prices are down a bit :)

I use this machine for 2D CAD, 3D modeling (Sketchup) and VRay Rendering. This was my first PC build, and it was very enjoyable, I can't wait to do another when I can. The i7 is proving to be a great choice for the two main applications I use. Sketchup uses only a single core and performs best on higher clock speeds, whereas VRay performs best on multi-cores. Also, I scored 4th out of 50 in the VRay CPU Render Benchmark (OC). I actually started out with the popular Cooler Master CPU air cooler and it performed surprisingly well, however, the JOb Shack gets a little warm in the summer so I upgraded to the Kraken X62 and gained a nearly 10c drop in my CPU temps. RAM is RAM but no issues with my choice and I like the minimalist look they have. 960 EVO M.2 Ummmm... OMG! where have you been all my life! GTX 1060 performs very well, I placed 1st in my class in VRay Benchmark with it (OC). NZXT S340, Again, this is my first build so I don't have anything to compare the build process to, but it was enjoyable, no issues! The EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W? That damn eco button... once I discovered it and turned it off, the machine became completely stable. this will probably be my next upgrade, word from the wise, make sure you choose enough power for possible future upgrades and whatnot, power, get lots of power.

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  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build! The cable management was great, and minimal too! Nice work!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! :)

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Really clean build. Make sure you have some time to game on that beauty, too.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

what's the screen showing afterburner?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

what lighting system did you use?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Screw the performance and specs, these pictures are awesome!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build mate. Question re: the small screen. Is the power being hooked up with internal USB headers? The HDMI is connected to the video card and acts as a separate monitor in Windows?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I ran out of USB headers so I used an NZXT USB Internal Hub Controller, and yes, I used a pass-through HDMI to use the little guy as my 4th monitor. Thanks for the kind words...mate ;)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

One more question, how did you mount the screen? Double sided tape?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. I designed a case for it but I don't have the equipment to make it yet. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuNh0O7GLya-gb1HZrxHZG8XZRJYBQ

  • 15 months ago
  • -1 points

Why would you go with a high end CPU and liquid cooler to go with a lower end Z370 motherboard, very slow ram, and a GTX 1060?

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

You don’t need a high end motherboard for a high end cpu. Maybe he just doesn’t need the additional features and just wants to overclock, which is why he got the liquid cooler.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, but I just dont personally see the point in cutting corners on any part of a system. He may want or need the extra features down the line in a year or so

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

Most of your comments are you asking people "why did you go with X instead of Y?". Do you ever have anything positive to say?

To OP: Awesome build! I'm also curious about the display on the power supply shroud!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

free market mate. pretty nice

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

this was my first build, decided to do this at the last minute, low on cash and needed this system asap for my work. those items made the most sense to skimp on considering the type of work I am doing. The CPU was the highest priority for the Applications I am using. I will allow myself more time to gather cash for the next system ;)