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So, this is actually my first build! I'm pretty excited about it, and so far it's been great. This computer will mainly be for video editing and rendering with various Adobe products such as Premiere Pro, and it will be used for gaming at times as well. Not only that, but it had to be future-proof and easily customizable, as it has to last for 4 years, and if a part ever dies on me I have to be able to easily take it out and exchange it with another. The last computer I had was an i5 Mac mini I bought in 2012, so it wasn't exactly the best at doing the things I needed it to do.
The actual end price was just under $2,300 USD, and I bought everything at Fry's.
(I won't talk about every part, as most of them are products you probably already know about or own.)
Intel Core i7 6800K Extreme
A great CPU with 2 more cores than I needed. I got it at a great price, which made this processor seem like a no brainer to me. So far it's exceeded my expectations, and is able to stay relatively cool under heavy load.
Asus X99-A II
Not much to say about this motherboard, as it does what it's supposed to do, and it does so well. The one thing that I have to say about it though is that it has a lot of ports, which is great for me as I'm constantly charging tons of things using those ports, and no matter what I always have open spots for other devices.
Gigabyte GTX 1070 Gaming G1
This is simply a great GPU, and it does everything I need it to do and more. Playing video games in 1440p and 4K using this is absolutely amazing, and on games such as Doom I get great FPS.
Doom - 1440p - Nightmare - average is around 95 FPS
Doom - 4K - Nightmare - average is around 45-50 FPS
Unigine Valley benchmarks in images
Asus PCE-AC56 Wi-Fi Network Adapter
This is the final product I'm going to talk about. Now, many people use Ethernet to connect to the internet using their PC. And, yes, using that compared to Wi-Fi is better. Only problem is that my computer has to be located in a different room of my house, far away from my router. Using Wi-Fi on my Mac mini was painful in that room, as speeds were awful and sometimes short YouTube videos would take ages to load. I got this Wi-Fi adapter and didn't expect much, and I thought that loading speeds would be better but only to a certain extent. Now after using it, I have been blown away. This thing is blazing fast, and it feels like my computer is located directly next to my router rather than being thirty or more feet away and being separated by two walls. Compared to my old Mac, this thing is three cheetahs on drugs. If you plan on using Wi-Fi with your PC, get this. It's a no brainer.
There is only one problem I've come across with this computer, and it's that one case fan runs way too fast and is incredibly loud. I tried to fix it in BIOS, but it didn't work. To fix the problem I got SpeedFan, turned down the RPM, and now my computer is relatively quiet and stays cool. The one annoyance about it is that every time I restart or turn off my PC then turn it back on the fan speed reverts back to its speedy ways, but all I have to do once again is use SpeedFan.
Great and inexpensive Intel Extreme processor. If you're looking at the 6700K and have $20 bucks left in your budget, go with this.
Does what it's supposed to do, can't complain.
Tons of ports and room for upgrading, would highly recommend.
Just a regular kit of DDR4 RAM. It does what it should be doing and it does so well.
Takes only 7 seconds to boot Windows 10. Mindblowingly fast.
Decent HDD at a pretty good price. Can't complain.
The fastest Wi-Fi connection I've ever gotten was from this. You have to get it. Wish I could give it 6 stars, kek
A great 4K monitor, not much else to say. I would recommend it.