Description

Build was completed in October of 2016. I just never got around to making this build page.

All parts were brand spanking new.

Notes on How I Bought the Parts

I would stalk www.Jet.com for cheap prices and use the 15% off first 3 orders coupon. I believe it was up to $30.00 maximum discount back in August 2016 through October 2016. Now they changed it to maximum discount of $20.00, tough sh-t huh? I used this promotion for the graphics card, CPU, and also a monitor which is not listed.

I also used the BACK2SCHOOL02, BACK2SCHOOL03, BACK2SCHOOL04 promos (now expired I believe) for $10.00 off $35.00 or more. Used this for the cheaper components like the SSD, HDD, PSU, case, etc. This gives a better discount for components priced between $35.00 and $65.00, yeet.

I will say that I most likely probably without some doubt almost certainly if not definitely had "multiple friends" that ordered parts for me. Therefore, what I did was perfectly legal and abides by Jet.com Terms and Conditions. This is because "they" ordered the parts for "themselves" and then sold them to me afterwards. Jet.com is somewhat smart and realizes when you use the same billing/shipping address or credit card.

Other Comments

I think I did a pretty good job finding these parts for a relatively cheap price. Especially since I bought the MSI GTX 1060 shortly after release (bought it early September).

The prices listed for the respective parts are PRE-TAX meaning they do not include 7% sales tax. Shipping was free on all parts.

I also researched a lot about the respective parts before buying. On notable thing I researched was the efficiency of the PSU. The EVGA 600B was found to be most efficient for my build (there were graphs for many different PSUs indicating there efficiencies for a given power draw).

Didn't want to overclock my CPU or anything, what I have is enough for my needs. Overclocked CPU would require me to spend a good amount more on a MOBO and a K series Intel CPU which I did not find worth mymoney and time learning how to properly over clocking.

Parts that are not listed (PRE-TAX)

$159.06 for Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor (Jet.com 30% off)

$19.99 for Logitech G300s Optical Gaming Mouse

$0.00 for EnTeck LED Backlit Gaming Keyboard for PC (Keyboard was DoA so they refunded my order AND sent a new one)

$0.00 for some sh-tty Dell second monitor

$2.99 for a mouse bungee from eBay

$0.00 for un-activated Windows 8 Education (official download from Microsoft, it was hard to find the page)

$0.00 for some speakers I found in my house

$49.99 for HyperX Cloud Stinger Headphones

I may be forgetting some things, let me know in comments and ill try to get back to everyone.

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

I don't know why but your description was funny. Also useful.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Tried to keep the description nice and light, I'm glad you liked it =)

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

You could upgrade the cooler in the future. if you want. but it looks great none the less

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Mucho gracias. That is definitely an upgrade to consider for the future.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the cooling system work because I'm thinking about buying this build

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU has its own heat sinks and fans built in. Its not water cooled or anything. The "Cooler Master DP6-9EDSA-0L-GP" is the cooler i use for my CPU, it is also just heat sinks and a fan. Although, i could have probably used the cooler that came with my CPU and it would have probably performed the same, ya live and ya learn. There is a fan in the front of the case, towards the bottom which blows air into the case. There is a fan on the side of the case towards the bottom that blows air into the case. And there is a fan on the back of the case towards the top that blows air out of the case. I am pretty sure you can unscrew and flip the fans on the case as you please. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Great cpu I have the same. Gtx 1060 is a great choice. I have a very similar system and the Ssd is always a wise choice. I think you did a great job!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! And you are right, gtx1060 is enough to give me a pretty good 1080p experience.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't be afraid to OC the 1060 either. You can get the memory to 9000 mhz easily. I saw huge gains with my oc on my 1060.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I just let the MSI gaming app overclock my 1060 with their stock settings for OC Mode and Gaming Mode. Are you saying i can go even higher?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

oh yeah.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I had my gpu +125 and memory +1490 on a gigabyte g1 1060 6gb. It's in one of the pics of my build.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh sick, i may try that out, thanks!