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2017/11/23 Update: Cleaned up cable management with cable extensions and reversed front case fans to make them intake fans.

Lately i have been reminiscing about my child hood and the days of Warcraft, Diablo, Ultima Online, Half-Life, Team Fortress Classic, Counter-Strike and the games I grew up playing all night with my friends. Now I am getting back into computer gaming after over 10 years away from it. I'm a casual console gamer, with the recent itch to get back on a PC I decided to try something that has always intrigued me and build my first PC. I had a lot of inspiration that came from many of the builds on this website, which did cause me to change my builds many times over. I must say that this site was a big help along with many Youtube videos.

Yes I know I will work on cable management! I am going to order some cable extensions for my power cables and then tidy things up a bit. I just had to get this thing up on here.

Thanks

I am looking forward to playing Overwatch, Mirrors Edge and Prey when it comes out!

Part Reviews

CPU

Its a good processor. I wish I had of price compared the i5-6700K. After I had already ordered I realized I could have had the i5-6700k for the same price.

CPU Cooler

Affordable liquid cooling that looks appealing in the case. Much easier on the eyes than a fan cooler. What more can you ask for?

I would have loved the NZXT Kraken but just couldn't justify the price on this build.

Motherboard

A low cost motherboard with over-clocking capabilities that fit my budget and my color scheme.

Memory

Affordable RAM that fit my color scheme. I can't over-clock it but for the small gains of higher frequency RAM, I thought it was somewhere I could save money and still have the aesthetics I was going for.

Storage

Affordable SSD for my boot drive. Also looks good. Same brand as the RAM for some consistency.

Storage

WDC Blue for Storage. From what I have read, you can't go wrong here.

Video Card

I like this card because I wanted nVidia and this is in my price range. Another thing I love about this card is that it is the only 1060 I could find with LED lighting on the side. I was going to go with the 3GB after numerous video reviews said that it is not worth the extra money for most people for the 6GB card.

But then I found the 6GB card on eBay asking $100 less than in stores!! SCORE!

Case

I am a BIG fan of NZXT. Their products are so aesthetically pleasing as well as practical. I specifically went for this one because of price range and color scheme.

Power Supply

Issa power supply. A decent one. Gotta have good clean power.

Case Fan

Went with these because the blue rings again match the color scheme. Now I find out that I have to flip them to pull cold air in and therefore keep the blue rings hidden. Oh well, you win some, you lose some, ya learn some...

Custom

This lights up the rig with a very tasteful style. I like it!

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Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

build looks good and solid with the exception of the gpu. why that gpu?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Its the only one in that price range with LED lighting on the side and I got the 6GB version for the price of the 3GB on eBay, It should do everything I need it to do based off of reviews I have read.

What is the issue with the GPU?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

nothing wrong was just curious.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice first build, good choice of parts. +1 :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, put a lot of thought into it!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

nice looking build.. only thing you can improve is cable management really :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, and yes I found out as I was building it that I should have ordered some cable extensions. I plan on getting them and then tidying up!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

That cable management is a little cringy but other than that nice build

+1

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you unable to route the 24 pin witht he other cables off to the side?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a good point. I will have a look when I get home on Wednesday. Thank you.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Those front fans are setup for exhaust.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the heads up. I didn't catch that. I guess the blue rings won't be visible once I flip em! %@$%@

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Flip your front fans around to intake.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the heads up. I didn't catch that. I guess the blue rings won't be visible once I flip em! %@$%@

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem. you could also have them as the exhaust fans, one up top and the other on the radiator pushing air through it. That way rings are still as visible. plus the static pressure fan will work better on the rad.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks, I'll take a look at that!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Planning to get the same processor and motherboard, have you managed to overclock on it yet? If so, what speed/volts did you use?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not overclocked yet but I plan on it. There are numerous videos on Youtube explaining it in detail, safely getting 4.6 GHz.

You should price out the i5-6700k it was around the same price as the 6600k when I last checked. I wish I had of checked before I pulled the trigger on the 6600k. More PSU for your Money!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

wheres the power supply?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

The S340 has a shroud that hides the PSU

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, its hidden at the bottom left. You can see the power cable going up to it.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

why did you get the 1060 3gb? the vram won't be enough for long

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

its the 6gb model

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

ah i didn't look at the pics close enough xd it's the 3gb model in the parts list

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It does lol! Though I dont think the 6gb model is worth it either. I personally would have gone with an rx 480, but this is a great build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

i wanted to say that too but i respect his decision to go with a 1060

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

For most games at the setting you'd be playing at using a 1060 require and will continue to for some time no more than 3gb, ofc if you were purchasing a lower memory variant of either card 1060 or 480 the 480 is a better option as you will not use over 4gb in vram

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops I forgot to change the GPU to the 6GB version. I planned on using the 3GB because I thought it would do what I needed it to. I lucked out and ended up finding the 6GB card on eBay for the same price as the 3GM card!

Also I wanted to go with nVidia !

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

oh nice and i totally respect your decision to go nvidia it's fine

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Like that cable management! 1+

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Np!

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