Description

Well, I've had this case for 3 years now. This build was first put together in November 2016. It's seen 3 CPUs, an i3-6100, an i5-6600k (Feb/2017) and currently an i7-8700k (Nov/2018). Originally it had a 960 4GB, but has been upgraded with a 1060 6GB (Feb/2017). Originally just had a single 1TB WD Blue, so I ordered a 2nd one and a 120GB SSD for OS. Wasn't long before they were filled up so I upgraded to a 4TB WD Black and a 512GB SSD (April/2017). Ram, PSU and the 24 inch monitor have been running strong since 2016.

Started a 2nd build with all the leftover parts I have but it's been cursed with a black screen even though it's been taken apart and put back together 4 or 5 times now. Once I figure it out I'll post some pictures with it.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/SirSenecal/saved/VscJVn

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Very big and annoying to install but keeps my 8700k chilly.

Memory

Got 3 years out of them so far!

Storage

Tons of space and very quick speeds for an HDD.

Video Card

Bought it on sale for $330CDN in 2017 and it feels like I haven't seen it go low as that ever since. Great performance for 1080p gaming.

Case

Perfect case for a first time build, great cable management and easy to use drive bays. Good dust filtration, every intake has a filter. Four fans are included, three blue LED 200mm fans and one 120 mm rear fan. Unique front design and looks good, especially with the blue LED lights.

Power Supply

Running strong since 2016. Has survived 10+ power outages.

Monitor

Great monitor. The only con I can think of is that the stand is not adjustable in any way. No issues since I've bought it back in 2016.

Monitor

Cheap 60Hz monitor I grabbed on sale for $100. Use it as a 2nd monitor for Discord, YouTube, etc. HD looks good on Netflix.

Mouse

Downgraded from the G502 to this. G502 was too small for my hands, the G402 has a bigger, flatter layout which I find is a lot more comfortable.

Headphones

Figured I'd give the wireless world a go since my Hyper X Alpha's were starting to die. Only had for a couple weeks but the directional sound quality is what I noticed right away. The distance I can hear things now is pretty helpful.

Speakers

Great quality sound system for the price. Sub kicks for a 6.5". Couldn't be more content with it really.

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Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

nice build. one question tho. why buy a 960 in November when u can buy a 1060 or 1050 for nearly the same price?

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

You put the gpu in the wrong PCI express slot , if you want to take advantage of its full power you might want to change the orientation then move the wifi adapter into the one you have the gpu in now(it should work just the same from what i have read)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Tell me, how are those Sennheiser G4ME ZERO? Any complains?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually added the wrong headset. I have the G4ME ONE. It's the most comfortable headset I've had so far.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have nay trouble with rip jaws being a tad bit higher than the cpu cooller

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, they have tons of room beside the cooler.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you able to run a i3-6100 on that motherboard?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated from an i3-6100 & a 960 4GB to an i5-6600k & a 1060 6GB in February of 2017

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious, how good is the SSD you have? I’m thinking of getting that same SSD

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Great so far! No issues and very fast OS load time.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok