Was a little lazy in posting this, it's been finished and going strong for a few months now. Only weird issue is when he went out of town and came back, it wouldn't turn on, but clearing the CMOS fixed it. All he did was unplug it when he went out of town he said
My Friend wanted to build a computer for a while, but he finally came up with the money, about 2K he said... I could have gone with a 1080 and 32 Gigs of ram, and a bigger SSD or Hard Drive or whatever, but his use case (only games a FEW hours a week) would have been a waste when he games at 1080P on a 40" screen @60fps, so I focused more on keeping the price down, but having some Bling. (also any savings helped with other things he has going on)
We got the I7 because he didn't want to have to upgrade it down the line from an I5, so he should be good for a long time at the pace Intel is going unless AMD steps it up. (7700K basically a binned 6700K, same speed when clocked the same lol)
There was a White 1060, (By Asus) but I couldn't justify the price difference at the time for the exact same performance and the White wouldn't even be seen anyway.
There isn't much I dislike about this build, other than the cumbersome Fan controls in the Bios, and the USB 3 header wanting to come off the MB when trying to unplug the cable, thought that was weird
It's an I7, it's fast.
If you already have another I7, you don't need this one unless it's really really old.
I tried to undervolt it to around 1.1V @ 4Ghz, but it didn't work. My 4790K sits at 1.05 at 4.0Ghz
Does a good job at cooling a 6700K, haven't overclocked on it yet as my it's a friends computer and he doesn't need to overclock yet.
Has a small bit of fan ticking, but nothing alarming.
Good bord, looks awesome, can't say anything about overclocking as I haven't done it yet, I don't really like the Bios, but that's just me.
USB 3 header wanted to come off when I went to unplug the USB 3 cable.
Works as intended and matches the Motherboard. (Asus SABERTOOTH Z170)
The only SSD I recommend if you can afford it over other similar sized SSD's. (Overpriced at anything over $80 IMO)
It's a 1060, there are many like it... they all perform about the same too... So no need to buy a fancy 1060 when this gets the job done exactly the same.
Great case, everyone including your uncle probably has one.
There are a few things I didn't like-
-Hard drive cage amplifies the noise of the Hard Drives, I squeezed some rubber pads in-between the Drive to help
-If you are installing an aftermarket CPU cooler, you have to take out the motherboard unless you get lucky.
So far so good, quiet fan, wasn't DOA, 80+ Gold, time will tell how long it will last.
My go to fans when building a computer and it needs Moar fans. (unless it's an budget build)
Moves a good amount of air while staying mostly quiet, also quite heavy for a fan, good SP.