Description

This is a rig I built earlier this year, I chose the parts carefully and specifically in a way that I could upgrade them later, however it runs like a beast as it is currently. I felt the name was appropriate as "TheDapperLlama" is kind of my name on any form of social media. Any questions, comments, or need some advice, feel free.

UPDATE: Got me a 1070 so the 960 is now in my brother's i5 4690k system. I also got me a proper monitor. Will be rebuilding soon in a new case!

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

This had the potential to be a pretty sweetspot build but I feel you missed some crucial opportunities. Personally, I would have done this for almost the same price (and the same parts). http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xNckkL

Leaving that apart, I bet the performance is lovelly, maybe it is just me being picky and OCD. Haha

+1.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I'll check out that link thank you very much I'm always open to criticism.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, very funny you should suggest that build, my plan was to upgrade to very similar parts in the future haha.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, Nice build. How have you set your fans up? How many intake and exhaust? I have been reading forums about positive and negative air in the case. Some people say to put all the fans as intake and some say push/pull. I am a little confused now thinking I have the wrong set up. It is very hot where I live (at the moment) so I want to keep the case as cool as possible. Can you give me some insight. Much appreciated if you can.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, so my fans are set up as such: 3 120mm fans in front pulling air into the case, and 1 140mm exhaust fan, along with a 120mm pulling air through my radiator out of the case up top. If you'd like I can go more in depth on the wiring and why I chose the way I did it etc.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

If you wouln't mind spending the time explaining to a noob like me. So you have 2 exhaust and 3 intake. Do you think mine are correct, I want to have the correct balance. In depth, please.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I have 3 in the front pulling into the case (intake), and one in back as the main exhaust. Then the fan for the radiator is pulling air out of the case through the rad on top and so technically, yes its two exhaust. I do not know your fan configuration so I cannot tell if it has good balance or not.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

But, I can give you tips on fan placement as well if you need, would you like to PM me?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I have 2 x 140 mm pulling air into the front, 1 x 120 mm pulling air in at the bottom next to PSU ( I did this because the drive bay is partially blocking one of the front fans). 1 x 140 mm top front above optical drive as intake, 1 x 140 mm top back exhaust, 2 x stock fans above the rad and 2 x 140 mm led fans below the rad, all as exhaust. I have filters all round. Overkill right? It gets so hot in this room in the summer ( no air con). I am a little paranoid about the temps in the case, now that I built this myself. I never worried about the old computer getting too hot because it was built by pros. Funny how the thought of it blowing up is more on my mind now than before, I should have a little more faith!!! Let me know what you think.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright so my suggestion is to have the top fans all as exhaust, and the one in the back as exhaust as well, you want constant air flow and not just swirling air inside, so make sure the top and rear fans are exhaust, especially because heat rises.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, may I add that your rig is a beast. Very very nice.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Very tidy build...colour scheme 'on point' ....+1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch!

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

First let me start by saying that your build is in fact very nice and very neatly built, but i feel as though you didn't quite prioritize. why go for an i7 and a GTX 960. Personally i would have gone i5 and GTX 970. thats just me personally though and you have a nice build. also i don't know if this is specifically just for gaming.

good stuff :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at my other responses XD you'll see why I did what I did. But yes I understand where you're coming from.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Just a couple of questions for you...

Won't you need to upgrade your PSU if you ever do upgrade your GPU?

I imagine you're not doing heavy overclocking with this setup, so why the AiO cooler instead of an air cooler that could also handle mild overclocking?

I really like the look of this build though. I've always been a fan of the silver Air 540 looks. +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, the computer doesnt need nearly as much power as the PSU can provide, its only taking a max of 370(?)W. So theres quite a bit of wiggle room there. I personally picked the AiO for two reasons, wiggle room for overclocking, and asthetics XD.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Ice cool case, the red fans are a perfect touch. :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Aye thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

not sure why you went with the 6700k instead of the 6700 for this build. it could of saved you some money since its pointless to have an unlocked processor with a h170 motherboard,

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgradability, I wanted the performance of a 6700, but as soon as I get a Z board, I'll OC it, I'm actually going to rebuild this one in a different case. with a new Mobo and some other upgrades. I also got a 1070 the other day.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm upgrading to a Z170-A very soon anyway.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice. +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Does that graphics card perform well?

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes. I have one myslef, very nice card

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Performs like a dream my friend.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

A nice looking build! :-)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Aye, much appreciated.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the GTX 960 bottleneck the i7-6700K at all?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Not that I notice, works great and for the price the 960 is a beast especially at 4GB, however I plan on upgrading it eventually to a 980ti. For now however, I really have no need.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, just wanted to know

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

That moment the cpu costs more than the gpu... but it depends what you'll be using this pc for.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

So actually it still works wonderfully, I chose the parts the way I did to upgrade the GPU as needed. Its still a fantastic GPU for the price.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks pretty solid...

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Well thanks :)