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.
I am looking forward to playing Overwatch, Mirrors Edge and Prey when it comes out!
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.
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.
A low cost motherboard with over-clocking capabilities that fit my budget and my color scheme.
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.
Affordable SSD for my boot drive. Also looks good. Same brand as the RAM for some consistency.
WDC Blue for Storage. From what I have read, you can't go wrong here.
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!
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.
Issa power supply. A decent one. Gotta have good clean power.
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...
This lights up the rig with a very tasteful style. I like it!