Description

I built this rig for my uh ..rig (owner operator). I am replacing my old HP laptop and using this rig for gaming entertainment record keeping. If time permits will learn 3d modeling and photoshop. I had planned to use an I5 6600k but I order my parts while I'm on the road. When I got home everything was here except the cpu. Looked at my Amazon order they said they needed to verify something. What I have no idea so I just cancelled the order ( got an email from Amazon today on the 10th the I5 will be delivered on the 12th). Anyway I drove up to Micro Center and bought an I7. It was only $60 more than what Amazon was charging for the I5.

Part Reviews

CPU

If you have the money for one you will not be disappointed

CPU Cooler

This is the first aftermarket cooler I have ever installed. Took me 3 times to get it right. Just barley clears the ram dimm.It does keep the cpu nicte and cool under load. 9-919 UPDATE; Did not notice fan was upside down. Temps are now 28c idle 62c under load

Motherboard

Well built and sturdy motherboard. I just don't like where they put the 3.0 header on the board. Because of the aftermarket cooler could not plugin. The manuel wasn't that clear. Went online just barely made it out.

Memory

I am not sure how ram is rated but these work just fine in my rig

Storage

Great low budget ssd. Have used it on my AMD build.

Storage

Used it also in my AMD build. very quick works great

Video Card

This is the only GPU I could get. As I stated I order parts on the road. Every 1070 and 1060 on Amazon was sold out or would not be available for my hometime. I ordered this GPU from Micro Center. was $40 cheaper that at Amazon. Plays my games at Ultra settings at 1920x1080p

Case

The case was allot bigger than I thought which is a good thing. I did not like how the psu is mounted on account the on/off switch faces the wall and cannot be reached. Doing some kind of cable management is very difficult if not impossible.

Power Supply

These cables are still as a board. For this type of money they could have gave you better stock cables.

Operating System

Yeah still giving B Gates my money

Keyboard

I got a Corsair gor my AMD and now using this one for this rig. I like it okay the keys light up blue.

Mouse

Good mouse. I just changed the color from red to blue

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How does this work In your truck just Curious?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Its fantastic. I f I can find an UPS that will work with an inverter in my truck it would be perfect

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to get My Current Dual Xeon Setup in the truck but Im looking at Trading it for a high end gaming laptop as I heard its difficult to get it working in the truck.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see how. I have a platform for my laptop they run $300. If you want to add a hdtv or monitor that isn't difficult either unless you are in a daycab

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

sleeper :) lol I'll have to look into it some more great build though!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too. I am planning a x99 build with a 6859k

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this is a late question. Do you have any pictures of the build completed and closed up?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I thought I did one of the I600K build there should be one

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello jaynj, how is the cooler noise under load/idle? thanks

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

There is no noise. Its pretty silent.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Its quiet, My 6600K is the loudest pc so far

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome upgrade, Jay!

Thumbs up.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanx appreciate it

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