Hello everybody, I was in need for new PC so, I came up with this build. I wanted to mainly game on it and occasionally do some video editing. I managed to save up 900$ for this build and I think this is great amount to start thinking about mid-range gaming PC, that looks good. I didn't wanted to go with the usual red/black colors and I love clean design. That means black/white build was my only possibility.
CPU + COOLER: Thanks to my good experience with Intel CPU's, I wasn't even thinking about AMD. Couldn't decide whether to go with 6th gen. Skylake or a little bit cheaper 4th gen. Ivy Bridge. They have pretty much the same performance, but 6th gen. Skylake, has much better performance to power consumption ratio. So, my final choice was i5-6600K. For the cooler, I was thinking about AIO, but realized, that it is not necessary and air cooler will be good enough. 212 EVO was obvious choice, but then I found SilentiumPC Fera2 v2. It's a bit cheaper, but it gets the job done really well.
GPU: I'm really used to NVIDIA GPU's and mainly their drivers, so, AMD was out of the game. I wanted to go with GTX970, but I was tight on budget and ended up choosing MSI GTX 960 4GD5T OC. This card looks pretty good and thanks to being black and white design, it fits really well in this build.
MOTHERBOARD: This was an obvious choice. Wanted to get Z170 for being able to overclock my 6600K and at the same time wanted black/white design. Only motherboard which fulfill this is MSI Z170A KRAIT.
MEMORY: Thanks to using new Skylake processor I had to go with DDR4. I wanted to go with 16GB (2x8GB), but to stay in 900$ budget I had to pick Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4, but I'm planning an upgrade to 16GB in the future.
SSD + HDD: SSD is nowadays almost necessary for PC's. To match the memory and color scheme, I chose Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB, that I'll be using as my system drive. For main storage I did need nothing special, so I went with Seagate Barracuda 1TB.
PSU: I was looking for modular or at least semi modular (with nice cables) and found this Corsair CS650M. I think it's pretty good bang for the buck and 650W is enough to power all of this with no problem, even with overclocking.
CASE: For quite a long time I was looking at many different cases, but NZXT s340 white was the one I fell in love with. The clean design, nice big window and good cable management are only few awesome things about this case.
ACCESSORIES: Keyboard: CONNECT IT GK5500 Sniper Mouse: Gigabyte M8000X Ghost Headset: Kingston HyperX Cloud white Monitor: Benq E2200HD Speakers: Genius SW-HF 5.1 6000
BENCHMARKS: Out of the box performance (CPU 3,5GHz, GPU 1241 MHz) might be good enough for someone, but I wanted to run everything a bit better. I managed to get stable overclock on CPU at 4,4 GHz and GPU 1519 Mhz. These are base/overclocked results (score/average FPS): 3DMark Firestrike: 6397/7149 GTA 5 (ultra): 55/61 Far Cry 4(ultra): 49/58 Crysis 3(high): 55/71 Metro: Last Light(max): 66/83 CS: GO(max): 262/263 World of Tanks(max): 72/85