Well since i5 6500 has been unlocked I think it's safe to say it's become one of the best budget skylake CPUs for now. With budget/performance rate in mind, I made this build. Several things to clear up though.
First if you are on a budget or want to somehow save some pennies from the list, use less pricey DDR 4 RAMs like G.Skill ones as there's only a easily neglectable performance difference between different MHz.
Second, avoid the Asus and MSI video cards as they are somehow too big for the chassis I used - the Air 240 won't have its side panel closed up if you insert one of those 970s in unless you modify it a bit like I did.
Third - probably the most important for those with over ( i mean over - overclocking) clocking in mind, get a better PSU instead of mine - i got mine for a special offer so I went. Don't get it if you look to hardcore OC.
Last but might the most important for someone out there - the H60 and 970 I used does not have LEDs on them. There is a pointy tiny white LED on the 970 though, just an indication of power on.
Hope you like it! :D
I'll try to figure out how to insert some pics here later
Cool and efficient, has a monstrous onboard graphic chip that kills league of legends easily - I lived with it during the week waiting for the 970. Overclocks smoothly with little extra power and voltage, stable performance after OC.
Solid build cooler, little noise made since day one. Manually adjusted fan speed to higher ratio so it always make sure the CPU stays below 50 C. There's no LED on the logo but it's silently cool looking. Also one of the least costy liquid cooler I could find during the time I buy.
I thought this is one of those MATX mobos that supports SLI until I realized I probably won't ever need to SLI anything. Solid build, as is known, with all ports functionality working well. Has a vide range of extentions you can later use. A bit pricey though.
Not really much to say but they are great in performance and looking.
Runs like dream.
First off, this is a brilliant card in terms of performance and quality control. It is well balanced in performance and heat control, though the real problem for my build is its size. IT'S SO DAMN BIG. The heatpipe strikes out like a mofo straight on my side panel. 8 pin connection faces right on the panel too, and they all together made a mass before I modified my side panel.
ALSO IT'S A HEAVY CARD. I sincerely do not understand why my video card would be leaning downwards in the chassis but for this one , the PCIE slot isn't enough to hold the whole card so it cannot align itself to the PCIE slot.
Modern, solid, extremely customized and designed to be modifiable, this is why I finally put my mind to build a gaming rig. 10/10 would build again.
Without any OC it's currently running great. I don't quite know how it would work out on OC but let's hope skylake structure put it on mind as well.
Don't get it if you are a heavy OCer.
Even better than my old laptop's wifi card, occupies any PCIE slot and easy to install. Problem is it doesn't attach tight on the chassis.