Hi All, I built my computer last month with these components:-
Motherboard....Gigabyte GA-Z170X- Gaming 7 CPU....Intel i7 6700K GPU....Gigabyte GTX 980Ti Extreme Gaming-Windforce. PSU....Corsair RM1000i 80+Gold RAM....G Skill RipJaw V Series 3000 mhz 16 x 2 Water Cooler....Corsair H110i GTX 280 mm Case....Corsair Graphite 760T White/Black SSD....Samsung EVO 850 500 gb HSD....Seagate 2TB (from old computer) Extra fans....4 x Corsair AFL Quiet edition.
I use the machine mainly for gaming maxed out. I haven't overclocked...yet. I went from knowing nothing about computer components, 2 months ago, to building my own computer with no help other than forums and YouTube. I must say it was one the most rewarding experiences I have had.
I chose all these components mainly because I have an old computer with a Gigabyte motherboard, Gigabyte GPU and G Skill RAM, and she still works well only she is 8 years old, but has never had a problem. I read so many forums over a month before I built and watched videos on YouTube and in the end I was a bit overwhelmed as to which were the best components to buy.
There were so many pros and cons for all the components I looked at so in the end I was happy with what I chose. Now I am second guessing myself when I read other peoples comments about Gigabyte motherboards and Corsair products. I guess not everyone has the same problems with components.
When I finished the build, I was nervous as anything before powering up. I closed my eyes, pressed the button and Voila! It worked! I didn't update the BIOS as the computer went straight into windows via my old HSD. Once I was in I put a fresh copy of windows 10 on my SSD.
Everything has been working beautifully, it is so quiet. The only issue I have is, I originally had my radiator on the two front fans as a push/pull intake. I read more forums and most of them had people saying they put their radiator above the CPU. So....I moved it to the top of the case as push/pull exhaust. Now when I play games maxed out, the temps are not much different to when the radiator was on the front, but when I shut down the computer after the game, there is a short high pitched beep.
Hi Again, My PC title has been changed from "Shelly's New Baby". This PC has really got attitude, so I think the new title is a fitting one. I have now removed my cables and replaced them with the New Cables from CableMod. I have also taken some new photos.
Now that I have been using this little beast for over a month now, I am getting to know it! The Gigabyte motherboard is excellent. The CPU is super fast and stays very cool. The RAM, everything one would need and then some! The Corsair cooler is surprisingly quiet and very cool. The Gigabyte GPU is AMAZING! The Corsair PSU, so quiet and works brilliantly! Samsung SSD, super fast! The Corsair case is stunning visually and very roomy. With all the fans I have in the case you will see in the photos the temperatures on quiet mode (on idle) are great, and then on balance mode while playing Rise of the Tomb Raider are also pretty impressive. All in all I believe I have chosen a great system and fingers crossed it will keep working perfectly for a long time to come. Any way, feel free to comment on the cable job. I can handle criticism, it is the only way to learn. Thanks to every one who has given me advice and tips along the way. This is an excellent forum. Thanks to PCPartpicker for allowing us to share our builds with other people who appreciate the effort put in, and experience the joy we all get from building. What a fun place the PC world is!