Here is the updated version of my first PC, i believe only the secondary graphis card and hard drive are the only remaining pieces.
I know I could have got a LOT more bang for my buck, however i am satisfied with what i currently have and has been a great learning experience. The Part list is also way way above what i have paid in total fro all the parts, i was lucky enough to have a friend give me some parts to help me out. eg; I could have not got an i7 and gone for the i5 and been able to afford a 1070, however i got the 6700k for just £240, which isnt too much over a 6600k price. As i said though, i could have gotten a lot further with my cash had i known what i was doing when i started getting into PC building.
I also know my modding isnt quite up to scratch in terms of quality, however i do not have a great deal of resources, so i have had to make do with what i have got. eg; the electrical tape does look fairly shabby, however i have no other alternatives available... I am however very happy with the make shift PSU shroud. Please excuse the shoddy stand i use to bring my second monitor up to a nice height, work in progress.
I thought having many case fans would generate quite a lot of noise, however i was pleasantly surprised by the build in fan controller on th 780T case, which when at the lowest setting makes for quite quiet computing, however when on full speed it does generate a fair amount of noise, but im not too bothered by this as i usually game with headphones or with the speakers quite loud.
I know the 1060 just isnt a 1070, however i am nothing but impressed with this asus model, the cooling on it is unbelievable, and i have managed to overclock it to achieve over 2200mhz. I wasn't expecting it to handle 1440p quite this well, so imo it gets the job done just perfectly! its just a shame there isnt enough clearance to really see the underside lighting on it... :(
Another Gem i found was the Utech Smart Venus mouse on amazon fairly cheap £30-£40, i cant quite remember, however it is very comfortable for general use and mmo gaming, I found other high end mice to be quite a way out of my price range, but this was perfect. I cant find anything to complain about other than the RGB lighting which isnt very changeable other than just the colour, no real variation. oh, and 16400DPI??
I mainly play racing Sim's in my spare time and do like the G920, however i have never liked the smallness of the rim and spend quite a while looking for ways to change it, finally i found an italian company called 3D RAP-it who made an adapter which also lets you keep the buttons as well as being able to use an aftermarket rim. They also make other products for other wheels and shifters. A larger rim changed the feel of all my games and i love it, I am now making a usb hanbdbrake to go along with it.
one of my biggest gripes of the set up is the desk space, quite a reasonable chunk of it is covered by the case, which when sat down feels as though it is towering over you. I think if it was spaced a bit further away it would look nicer.
I hope you enjoy my second build.