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***DUE TO HIGH REQUEST...I decided to move my GPU up to the first slot as everyone has been asking. There are 2 new pictures to show the new placement. I also redid my cable management :)
This little machine right here was my very first custom PC build. I've always had an interest in computers, but never thought about building my own. I thought I would finally move on from using an old Dell Inspiron laptop and take on the challenge of building my own. I got inspired by my friend who also built his first computer, and spent days researching both PCPartPicker and YouTube to figure out my perfect PC.
This is a very nice productivity and gaming rig that I built off inspiration from TechSource's May 2016 Gaming PC, with some modifications of course. I absolutely fell in love with the Corsair Carbide 400C case and the Asus Z170-Deluxe motherboard.
The i7-6700K and RX 480 make a great pair, and I have had no complaints regarding their performance. The H100i v2 keeps my CPU nice and cool, averaging around 30°C idle and around 50-60°C under load. The Z170-Deluxe is wonderful--it may be a tad overboard for what I have, but I changed my mind from a Z170-A to this as it had an integrated wireless card (I don't have an ethernet port accessible in my room and didn't want to have a clunky wireless card). The RX 480 Nitro+ easily gets a steady 60FPS in GTA V, and is more than enough for me. I overclocked the CPU to 4.6GHz.
Overall, this is a great computer, I am very happy with how everything turned out.