This was supposed a budget/mid range build. Obviously that didn't stick. What started as a 6700k, GTX1060, 16GB ram, air cooled intro build underwent many changes until it became what it is now. A few of the parts were birthday or Christmas gifts, which is why I didn't include them in the price total. Sure, there are many more flashy, overpowered and overpriced builds on here, but I wanted to build this computer beyond the capabilities of what I plan on using it for, while keeping it understated. I don't really get the whole RGB craze...
I knew I wanted to use a 6700k and DDR4 RAM. After many many hours on PC Part Picker, reading reviews on Amazon, Newegg, and Tom's Hardware, I ended up with the parts list you see here. At one point I had a Zotac GTX1060, but I sold it before I installed it. Bought a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD for a boot drive and replaced it with the 1TB Sandisk before installing. I had one of the 5TB HDD's as a storage drive before, and bought a second to run in a RAID1 setup. At times I regret not buying the RM1000x, but I'm very happy with the 750. I'm also in 2 minds about the case. Because the build was meant to be a mid range/budget build, I bought the 200R as one of the first parts. Once I saw it in person, I knew I wanted to keep using it. It seems like it has a reputation as a 'cheap' case, which I'm not sure if I agree with. All in all, I'm very happy with my build, and I'm glad that I've had no real problems to speak of.
No complaints here, coming from an HP Envy with the 2.6 GHZ core. The Motherboard Overclocked it with the auto-tune to 4.5GHZ, but I feel it could hold 4.6GHZ if i did it myself. Brought it back to stock clock for longevity's sake.
Had to pull the HDD cage out of my Corsair Carbide 200R to fit this cooler where I wanted it, but it keeps temperatures low. Replaced the factory fans with a Corsair SP120 performance edition pusher and an AF120 quiet edition puller. 6700K @ 4.5GHZ peaks at 67C. Swapped over from a Cooler Master 212 EVO, and I kinda miss the simplicity, but I do like the look and quality of the Corsair.
Color scheme was good, and no real complaints regarding the Mobo itself. UEFI was easy to navigate. Auto update software did the bios uppate for me with no worries.
Good ram, great price, but more or less purchased because of the color scheme as opposed to any sort of brand loyalty.
Bought brand new for a very reasonable price. Slightly slower speeds than othe SSD's on the market, but honestly not noticeable. Boots to log in page from cold in less than 10 seconds.
Louder than I like after using metal mounts in my 5.25" drive bays, but large, reliable and high quality. Running 2 of these in a RAID1 setup for storage.
Wonderful card. Haven't had any issues with the card at all, and I am completely in love with the performance.