My mom's been using a low-end laptop for about 8 years now. She also wants to start doing some video editing and web development at home, making this a great time to upgrade.
I asked her if she had any special requests. She gave me some specs for memory and also wanted it to look cute + cool. I wanted to build a general purpose PC that easily handle anything she throws at it for the next 5+ years.
The mobo doesn't support OC, but it's clocked higher than the i7-6700 and was only ~$16 more at the time.
Looks really cool and is overkill for the build (considering no OC). CPU temp on idle is ~30 C. Will report back after testing under load. However, the case doesn't have the best airflow, so it's not a terrible loss.
The only white LGA1151 MATX board I could find to go with the color scheme. One potential downside is a red LED on the board that I can't seem to turn off. Kind of clashes with the color scheme, but not enough to reduce the rating.
It worked. Overkill for my build, but it's white. Bought the dual pack because it would ship faster.
It works. The design on the top of the drive looks kinda neat. It's not visible in my build, but I wouldn't mind it if it was.
Has plenty of space for a dual (or a potential tri-boot later). Probably could've gone with something half the size, but my mom wanted 1TB.
It worked and fit my color scheme. Doesn't come with a back plate, but I'm not sure if any 1060s come with them.
Probably overkill, but her PC should be able to handle some video editing (not super intensive).
Looks really cute + cool, exactly what my mom wanted :D
Not an easy case to build in. Very little space for PSU cables (kinda just tie them up and stack them on top of the PSU). SSD brackets in the side panel are kind of difficult to use. Had a bit of trouble putting the left side panel back on after connecting everything (because the front panels are also connected from that side panel).
Not the greatest buy for the price (could probably get 80+ Gold for the prices in my region), but it's white and looks very nice.
A bit overkill for her needs, but wasn't much more than the blue ray readers.
Wireless Network Adapter
Works and seems reliable. The antenna has a magnet in the base, so you can stick it to your case. It requires a usb connection for bluetooth, which I happened to have free.
Works as advertised. One annoying thing is that the lights will blink once with a very bright white on initial power up.