Description

The Name is from the Overwatch characters Genji & Hanzo Shimada , whom - like this build - were never supposed to end up the way they did.

Well, this build tells quite a story. (Sorry it's long, TL;DR at the bottom.)

It started off in December of 2016, when I first got into PCs. From December to February, I did hours upon hours of research and studying benchmarks - trying to determine what I wanted in a PC. At the end of Februrary, I began ordering my parts. I got a deal on RAM and a Mobo on/r/HardwareSwap ($50 and $100 respectively); but as I would soon learn, these weren't the best decisions (Well actually the RAM is fine it's in my system).

I received my Motherboard in March, but it was sitting in my room for about 2 months before I had gathered all my parts. I got my PSU, GPU, and HDD from Amazon Warehouse, and my Case and Cooler from regular Amazon. The processor however, is a different story. Essentially, my brother's friend's PC broke, and he wasn't too bright so he assumed that the CPU AND Mobo broke and gave the CPU (i7-6700) to my brother saying "If you can fix it, good for you. I don't want it." - sure enough, the processor worked and my brother sold it to me for $100. The original budget for this system was $450, and honestly the extra $100 made it a tad better than it would have been with a G4560.

I then built the PC (much more fun than I expected tbh) and... it didn't turn on. Naturally I panicked and a PC-savvy friend of mine helped me test all my parts, and sure enough my motherboard's pins were bent. I messaged the seller on Reddit and he basically told me that it's my fault and he won't refund me. (Even though his packaging job was mediocre at best.)

In the end, I got a new Mobo From Amazon, and I then rebuilt my PC (with better cable management than the first time) and now it's sitting on my desk.

So yeah, it was a bit of a journey.

TL;DR - This build was overall awesome. Despite some cough minor hiccups, the process went smoothly and I am now a proud and permanent member of the #PCMasterRace

+1's are appreciated!

(Note 5/27: Editing a video for this PC, I'll post the link when it's done.)

Part Reviews

CPU

It's fast and runs cool. Needless to say it was an amazing deal for $100.

CPU Cooler

An awesome little cooler! Fits comfortably in my ITX case, super quiet, and very well performing. CPU never passes 45° C.

Motherboard

Great Motherboard! Simple color scheme, surprisingly fast WiFi, and a nice BIOS. I'll be using this again for an HTPC or other non-OC ITX PC.

Memory

It's RAM and it works. (Side note: I hate DDR4 prices)

Storage

Super snappy for an HDD! It gets me into Windows in <50 seconds consistently, fast game load times, and also very quiet. It's not an SSD, but it's quite fast for a hard drive.

Video Card

I pretty much only play Overwatch and some random indie games, so for $120 this card is awesome. I always have 100+ FPS on Ultra in OW with zero stutter.

Case

FANTASTIC case! It's not too small, easy to work in, amazing cable management, and support for long GPUs and even a full custom water cooling loop! Truly awesome. If you're looking for a small(er) system, definitely check this out.

Power Supply

Semi-modular, black sleeved cables, and it hasn't blown up.

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Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 5 points

Mada Mada

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Saké

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

I require healing!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I choose you, spirit dragon

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Yush

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

100 bucks for a 6700! Wow!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I know! It was insane.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

:D wish Intel lowered the price to 100 bucks. JK

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. I'm surprised you got yourself a huge deal for that CPU. Maybe you might upgrade that GPU in the future? I'm not saying you should upgrade it now, but it's a pretty good card for budget-minded.

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah, it was an instance circumstance haha. I'm upgrading to a 1060/580 later this year (hopefully).

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

just tell me for god sake where did u find i7 for 100$ pls tell me minimum i found is 290$ wtf

  • 33 months ago
  • 3 points

Read the description

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build and awesome steal on that cpu! Just start practicing the Heimlich maneuver 'cause that card is choking!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha Thanks! And yeah that's just the way the case is. Fortunately, the 1050 Ti doesn't get too hot anyway, never passes 70 C, usually around 66-68 C.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that's good then! If you ever get a card that runs much hotter than the 1050ti I'd say to get a blower or hybrid design or you could get an SFX power supply to get better air flow. The 1050ti continues to surprise me!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a quick question about that motherboard. I plan on building a HTPC to replace my 7 year old clunker and I am curious if the built on HDMI port is 1.4 or 2.0. All the manual shows for this motherboard is the quantity of ports (x1) on the board. I wasn't wanting to go with a stand alone video card as it's not being used for gaming. Well aside from some old emulators lol.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually not sure, I don't think it's' 2.0 because it doesn't support 4k 50fps, but It doesn't seem like 1.4 either as it supports 4k @ 30hz, where 1.4 only supported 24hz.