Evening PCPP community!
This is my second build, but this time was for a friend/client.
PC will be "used" for Photoshop and gaming, but I'm about 99% sure mostly for gaming. Been bugging him about building but he always had the "I got no money" excuse but would keep spending cash on his consoles until his MacBook died and his money was refunded so BAM I jumped in and we got this nice build!
i7-6700k: We chose this CPU because he "needed" the extra performance for apps and stuff, besides prices where not so bad for Black Friday. He won't be doing any overclocking any time soon, hopefully never but no, it was not a waste going for this one instead of the locked version because of a "$20".
TT Riing 12 Pro: This is a funny tale...quite sad for me tho... This was meant to be inside my build and not his, he was going to use my Cryorig H7 BUUUUUT I wasn't able to remove the freaking spacers from my Cryorig backplate without damaging my motherboard (PROPER nippers are on the way as I type this but will go with an H100i V2). This cooler is a lil bigger than expected, again was for my build with my TT Riings but it's doing the job and it matched very well. Installation was a breeze, had to apply thermal paste twice because my screwdriver rolled out of reach and the cooler pulled a wheelie on me....yup.
Asus z170 Pro Gaming: As for sale it was alright for the price, I wanted a Hero for this build, but the rightful owner wasn't going to OC so we went for something cheaper than a $200 board. Little I knew it had red LEDs and they would "breath"!
Avexir: Ran into these for $65 and had some naughty thoughts..."if he don't want them I can trade my G.Skill"...never happened since in the end I liked how it looked and he wants to upgrade later on to 32GB.
Sandisk SSD: Does the job, works, is about full by now since the HDD cam DOA.
WD HDD: ^ Read above ^
Asus RX 480 8GB: If it was for the owner we would have a 1080 listed here BUUUUT budget happened. So he wanted 2 of these babies...YUP they are HUUUUUUGE, they work nicely, highest temp was 78C I belive (top card) and not sure what he was doing besides playing ARK with outdated drivers. PS: I think the board identified these girls and they lit up RED from start! (lies, they turn on with kinda white and then go RED). Oh, they breath like the Avexir and board do! Did I mention they are huge? Owner had 2 choices for the case... But hey read down below.
Case: In the end(8) I liked more the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic so he ended with my NZXT s340 Black/Red. (Yes I'm very selfish but I payed for it). I was familiar with the s340, fitted everything, had a lil trouble with a standoff tho (my MSI z170 M7 doesn't use 2 of the regular standoffs) so had to install them after was about screwing the last one... The nice red plate covering the cables...yes that thing had to be um...pushed? modified? Not sure what to call it...unscrewed the screws and made some force so the PCI latch would lock and in the end(8) it worked!
PSU: I've used EVGA before (lol only once!) but their warranty is amazing and yes it is EVGA. The 750w versions where on and off from sellers like Amazon and Newegg so I had to do a fair amount of camping to actually score one that would ship to Puerto Rico. For $20 more would of gotten the new version G3 BUUUUT yeah budget. Semi modular to help with the cable mess, I did really like the none "braided" cables on this one, made it easier to deal with the cable management.
Windows 10: I like it so far, I know he will because he no other choice :P .
Monitor: This AOC was going for $200 on Black Friday, sooo....we ordered 2!!! (Sorry just kicked my new lil dog by mistake) It is Freesync and I for instance kinda like 1080p over 2k, besides prices. It IS TOO FREAKING BRIGHT!!! Mine at the moment is at 1 and it is bright!!! IT is awesome tho.
Headphones: These are nice, sound is great, mic is nice, features are awesome. Volume control on the right ear, mic on the left, if you lift the mic it mutes, down it enables, cable is fairly long, can be used with anything. I have big ears and having headphones for hours (yay for gaming) make me want to toss them across the room but these guys are nice! Like my ear fits inside the cushions. I would recommend them.
Well guys and gals, I'm done for now. (Lies, after this I will do a remake of my first build).
THANKS FOR READING. (But only if you did. :P)