Wow! Just wow! Never in my wildest dream that I'd ever imagine being featured here. I'm just an ordinary Joe. What an honor guys thank you so much for adding my build as a featured build. As with all the other beautiful and monstrous rigs that are also posted here, again you have all inspired me. =D
So hello my fellow PCPARTPICKER! Purpose for this build is to be used for gaming, streaming and photo editing from time to time. First and foremost this build was nothing but a vision ever since my laptop gave up on me. Since then I've been browsing and have admired many of your builds.
I have finally accomplished a build of my own, which was solely inspired by everyone here who posted their own build. You may also wonder why it was titled ( Vision of a Lion ). Well It was built in August ( Star sign LEO ) and the vision is PCpartpicker was where most of the ideas came from.
The real highlight for me was the joy of building this Rig. It was an amazing high when I had all the parts completed. I just couldn't stop thinking about it and after having many cups of coffee BAM! she was done. All those countless hours of research just to look for parts while trying to get the best deals was definitely worth It. Boy was it fun! I've learned a lot through the building process and had some ups and downs during the assembly. I wanna thank some friends who came to pick up their phones and answered questions regarding the build, even at late night.
Overall going through this experience, I guess now I can be much more prepared for my next future build. So Game on!
P.s will appreciate any feedback that you guys provide. Thanks again. :)
I will be posting more information as per the OC and clock rate. I haven't had the time yet to fully test out the system. Parts review will be added as followed once I go through the system and take it for a a good spin.
Update: Overclocked CPU to 4.5ghz with 1.3v she was great. I have also pushed it to 4.6ghz with 1.32v which was also stable. However when I ran the stress test 6 hours straightit was for the 4.5ghz with 1.3v which gave me excellent solid results. No drops and it was very stable, so for now I'll just stick to 4.5ghz.
I'm slowly getting techniques on how to overclock the GPU. One of the first tries that I did was using the standard OC setting in Asus Tweak 2 just to try it out. I then ran a benchmark on Time Spy with a score of 5744. Seems alright. Although I won't be pushing any further overclock until I need. Games I'm playing atm are hardly needing any juice and which can be played even in stock format.
Solid and does not compromise with the performance. i5-6600K definitely was enough for my build. Glad I managed to buy this combo with the motherboard which saved me heaps.
Big and Quiet! Amazing aesthetics. Matter of preference for me was that I'm more into air cooling. Overall I was not disappointed with the performance. It keeps my CPU cool at all times.
5 Way optimization. As JJ from Asus would quote it. Great value for money and definitely does what it intends. Be sure to keep everything updated in the bios to further have your system nice and healthy.
I was originally going to purchase GEIL superluce with the white LED. But I instead changed to this as it was newer and found that this was much more solid in terms of overclock and stability. Never had an issue with this and I'm glad I made the jump the purchase it so it suits my build.
Very useful! Got it on sale which helped a lot. I use it just to boot windows and it's amazing.
Got this on sale too. This thing is fast. I Currently use it to stock games files. Does what it says and performs great. :)
This thing is amazing and the power is unreal. I have the OC Edition, however I was going to shoot for the 1080 but this thing caught my eye, after reviews and benchmark test that I've watched from other users. It comes handy with a free license for 1 year of Xsplit if you're a streamer. (Might be good) also this is one of the few gpu's that can actually handle it self when it comes to independent cooling. I'm happy with the performance for sure.
I love the case no doubt! This by far was the first thing that I looked into and chose for my build before anything else.
Pros: Silent with a very clean look. You are also given a lot of options and headroom when it comes to building and changing things within the build. The cable management was very easy to deal with even for first time builders. You are able to hook up and place different placements as to when you want to run your cables.
Cons: First thing the top vent when you are able to add a 140mm fan then you are given a few mill gap on the side. That overall didn't side well with me. I initially wanted at least for that to be covered so dust wouldn't have been an issue. Luckily Demcifilter made actual filters for this case.
Another thing is the side panel window. Jesus! The case looks amazing but I never understood why they cheaped out on the window panel. You can hardly see the back end of your gpu if you didn't look close enough. Overall aesthetically this is one of the downers to the r5 as it won't really show of the merchandise inside the case. But I still love it no doubt! :)
I love this PSU. It was right for my RIG! However I did come across a few issues with my build which delayed it for almost a week. I had to RMA my first PSU which I sent back as it was DOA. I got worried to the point that it could have affected some of the components that I've already placed in. Luckily though just after a few days I managed to get a new one and she was all up and running. This PSU was the major delay in my build and I had to pay a return shipment just to RMA.
Solid. Does what it says. Don't ever get put off because someone said it's a TN Panel, This thing will blow your mind if you get it set up correctly in conjunction with your system. Only thing to add is the factory setting which blows as deep sleep is enabled. (Should be disabled as it's causing delays for users to setup their monitor for the first time.) Overall No dead pixel and it has by far a really nice stand as it's not gloss and easy to set up!