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Hi guys.

This is my other build.

I've built it for my friend. He required Skylake build with i5, at least 8 - 16GB RAM and SSD + HDD is MUST be :)

Only one part which is missing is GPU. We're still waiting for new 1070 to be released. If this will be indicating any bottleneck with CPU, then will go for older GTX 970 or GTX 980.

Anyway, this PC will be used for some gaming like CS GO, Fallout etc

Any opinions welcomed :)

I know that I could picked EVO SSD instead of Sandisk or could use other motherboard etc. But this is a budget build of max. £650 without GPU so I couldn't go for such more expensive parts etc.

Thanks for viewing guys

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any pictures of it built? I have the same motherboard, it is a decent board and it's cheap. I also have the i5-6600, but the K version. Both pair up nicely. I would have looked in to getting a m.2 drive instead of the SanDisk ssd.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, but I did not know there's m.2 connector until I opened motherboard from box :(

I did not use K-version because my friend says that he is not going to overclock it anyway, so doesn't need it.

I posted some new pics as well :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Newbie question. If you have the SSD which is faster right? Why the HDD? Is it for file storage? Which one do you boot from? I was thinking for pure gaming I'd want an SSD because it's a faster bottle neck.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

You would boot from the SSD, and yes 99% of the time people that combine SSD + HDD use the HDD for storage of larger files like games, music, movies etc... For a pure Gaming PC a smaller size SSD for boot would be fine but as for storing your games on it, you won't see any improvement or difference, except for the fact you paid so much more for the SSD

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

huh. thanks. I just don't understand why the game wouldn't load or run faster from the ssd. I'm going to read more about ssd.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It actually would load games faster.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, it will load the game faster, defo.

But the speeds are not so significant as speeds in writing and reading stuff on/from SSDs

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That's good question pal, no probs.

SSD is used for OS install + 2 - 3 most played games.

HDD of 2TB will be used for movies, music, photos etc ... any other files etc

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Buys a locked SKU gets Z170 platform

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Wooow! That case is a fatty one!

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I like that case.

Zalman is good brand. And this Z11 plus has got plenty of room for 3.5 and 5.25" stuff ...

honestly, there's very very nice space for 2.5" SSD just behind the motherboard ... so it doesnt take any space in hdd bays

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I like spacey cases!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, that makes sense ...

This PC has been built on demand.

My own case is CiT Evo Gaming but it's not so roomy ... am thinking about some NZXT or some other case :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

ew cx600

/s

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

My attempt at poking fun at the people who get all uptight about CX-series PSUs. Guess that's not a thing anymore since nobody has said anything about it.

Granted, I was one of those people too until tiny_voices educated me.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, maybe a shot inside of the finished build? Lets see that cable management!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, but the build is not finished yet. Am still waiting for new GPU. Will post some pics later on.

Anyway, cable management is always a pain in the bottom :)

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I know that shouldn't but am still open to new reviews and opinions :)