Description

I was looking for an upgrade that would be quiet, have the new features of Z170 for future upgrades, and fast single core performance. The noctua cooling setup is great (cooling is very important to me, as I don't have AC). This is for work, surfing the web, watching HD video and occasional light gaming at very low settings. The Noctua CPU cooler fits perfectly even with the additional fan. The NF-S12B Redux fan is for the side fan mount (I wanted the 950 Pro to stay cool). Already had the power supply and DVD-ROM so I re-used them. The NF-F12 Industrial fan replaced the weak stock fan that comes with the case.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great single-core performance for work. Got it for the price of the i3-6100 so I can't complain!

Memory

I was going to get a black Kingston kit, but this was on sale so I picked it up. Works as expected.

Storage

I want things done immediately without delay so this was a no-brainer. It really helps when I scan for viruses and do updates while continuing to work.

Case

Getting the 9.6'' by 9.6'' motherboard in was scary but I like the simple design of this case. I like the direct airflow to the motherboard without the drives getting in the way. Perfect for office work, no fancy distractions. No reset button though.

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Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point
Best WS build I've ever seen. Sober looking, powerful, beautiful. Got no words.

+1

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build, great part choice.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Today that ram costs 3 times as much -

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

This is old, but I've never heard of that CPU. Lol, guess I don't know alot about computers. +1 for great photography.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never heard of that CPU

The i3-6300 was not a popular choice in 2016, it was overshadowed by the i3-6100 which was typically ~$40 less. The i3-6320 was even less popular, and virtually nobody bought it because it costed just as much as the i5's at that time. Kind of like what Intel is doing with the i3-9350KF right now.

+1 for great photography.

Thank you, I use a point and shoot camera.