Description

I built this to be my ideal computer. It's not the best money can buy or the most budget option. I could not be happier with the outcome. In my humble opinion, it is stylish and sleek with a splash of RBG lighting yet not gaudy and filled with the new rainbow colored tech. I got most of the parts on good sales so as to not be wasteful. Ill go into each part in detail:

CPU- I feel this is the best value CPU on the market. I was toying with the Ryzen but ultimately decided to stick with intel. Now that the new i5 is a hex core I think they are a great value and fantastic performer. Why pay 2x as much for the i7 when I would never need it? the new processors are so powerful you don't need the best to hardcore game or render. The i5 was the way to go.

CPU Cooler- For $20 its better than the stock cooler and personally, I think looks better than the bigger format ones. Like I said for $20 it exceeds all expectations.

Motherboard- It has all the ports I want and looks sleek. Im a big fan of MSI boards and I have no complaints. I didn't need a more expensive one with fancy lights. It was a decent price and had everything I needed.

Memory- Pretty good price for the speed of the RAM. The RBG is kinda fun I can't lie. Im a big fan of the Corsair RAM so I just waited for a sale, due to high RAM prices, then pounced.

Storage- Decent price SSD storage. M.2 just too expensive still. This SSD drive works just fine. Fast boot, no problems.

Video Card- The 1060 3gb was just a killer deal at $180. I just couldn't turn it down. I don't need much more at 1080P. Solid card all around. Fantastic for the price.

Case- It's not just me who think this case looks sleek and classy as **** right? I love it and the Micro ATX size is perfect. It has amazing cable management and well built. Plus for $60 it's a heck of a case.

Power Supply- 750w is overkill for the build but it was on sale and seemed to be a good quiet PSU so I just went with it.

Monitor- Oh boy I love it. I was debating between a 27' 4k and this 34' ultra wide. I always multitask so the big screen is beautiful. With a 144hz refresh rate it is great for gaming too. I got it on a good deal and Im glad I picked it over the 4k. The screen looks amazing as it is, don't need the 4k just yet.

The keyboard, mouse, headphones, and sound bar were all things I had and just carried them over. No complaints.

Thanks for checking out my build! This is probably my favorite one to date. Have any questions or comments feel free to ask!

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I was concerned when I saw you spent almost $2000 on a system with gtx 1060 3gb but then I saw that your monitor and soundbar were a large part of that cost. Looks good but you can take the plastic off the case after its builts haha.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't bare to let any fingerprints on it. Yeah it's a bit misleading I got the whole package here.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Good looking build. I've used those Aigo fans before. for 30.00 for the kit with controller and remote they can't be beat. I definitely would have spent a little more and gotten a 6gb 1060 though.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah the fans are really great for the price i love them, the look sweet. As for the 1060 I got the 3gb version purely because of the sale. It was $180 vs the $300 for the 6gb version. I was actuality planning on a 1080 but when the sale came up I thought "why spend more than I need to?" and honestly no regrets

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

For a CPU cooler on a locked i5 I would say you hit the mark right on. Of course the stock cooler looks trashy but personally I would never spend over $30 for a cooler for such a CPU because performance wise it just doesn't need it. Great deal on the case for only $60 and nothing wrong with getting a higher end case for a build because if you want to upgrade later on that case should last you.

Great looking build +1

Edit: I can't see which way the CPU fan is blowing but hope it is in the direction of the back exhaust fan. With its wire clips it is easy to have the fan any way you like on that cooler.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! yeah why bother spending the money on the cpu cooler if its just not needed. It's not going to be overclocked so there's no point. Yeah the fan is blowing to the back but I'm trying to test out if its better to have the fan blow through the heat sink, or draw from it as it is now.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Well there is an argument for aesthetics on the CPU cooler and the Cryorig M9i does look good and is super cheap. At that price it is well worth not having the ugly stock cooler in the case but that will be purely for looks. Kinda like adding a RGB LED kit to your PC.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree entirely!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

what's it like using such a big wide monitor? I'm digging it

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

It' really cool for gaming. It's even better for having multiple things going on at once. I'm not a fan of using more than one monitor, the blank spot between them annoys me, So this is perfect. Would take this over 4k any day.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

nice :) I really like the screen, thinking about getting one myself. it's ips, 144hz, freesync,ultra-wide. pretty much the best one i've seen

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello. Im going for same CPU. Just wanna ask if you did overclock it and whats your current GHZ on it. Thanks for answer!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't overclock it as its not the "k" model. So it runs at the advertised 2.8GHz. Thanks!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

There is way to overclock it. People are running it at 4.0ghz.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

There is no way to overclock it. It has a turbo speed of 4 GHz. If you want to overclock you need a "k" series processor.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Ye i was confused about turbo speed, my bad.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering what the fans used in this build are.