Description

Here is my first build ever. I had a budget of 1000$CAD. I was a console peasant all my life, and my friends finally convinced me to make the move. I really like this build and it works great!

Part Reviews

CPU

-i5 cpu works great. Very good bang for buck, but the stock cooler is a bit awkward to install imo.

Motherboard

-The Gigabyte H270 board have RBG Leds with the RGB Fusion app that let you change the color at will. Adds a nice touch to the build.

Memory

-RAM, got those DIMMs on sale, I didn't really want leds on my ram but I couldn't find cheaper for 16 gig so I got them. they work great i guess!

Storage

-I got a 250gb SSD from PNY, works as intended, nice and fast.

Video Card

-The MSI 1060 6gb have great perf all around! I can play any recent game at 60+fps @ 1080p. The msi logo on the card is RGB too. didn't know that when I bought it!

Case

-The case was easy to build in. lots of space , really nice look, come with 2 fans, 1 rear and 1 top. It feel well built, very sturdy.

Power Supply

-I didn't know at the moment of buying those part that the PSU was not really good for gaming purpose. But I don't have any problem with it so far. It's semi modular wich is great for cable management!

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 6 points

If i earned a dollar for every build with that title I could build a computer so great that it will put NASA to shame

+1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol ikr

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean looking build! I love it! Only thing I'd recommend for this is a new cpu cooler. Overall, fantastic build for your first!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

If hes not going to overclock, the stock cooler that comes with the new 7000 series is plenty good. And given the amount of airflow in that case, it should stay on the cooler side even if he pushes it a little. But I fully agree, its a great performance build for the price point, and it looks good. Hell, his cable management is better then mine, and I have been building PCs for 20 years now.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

What he said.

Also giving you a +1 for this being your first build and the level of care you've taken putting it together. Like Flying.Rhino I too have been building these things for decades and still love them. Every build is better than the last if you take the time and reflect on each one.

With risk of sounding like a fan-boy, your generation is spoiled for having such an amazing site (PCPP) where you can get feedback from people who do the same thing and have been doing so for many years.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks guys! yeah PCPP is a charm! Make the whole process much faster and easier.

For the cpu cooler, I never get over 50celcius so I don't plan to change it.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

That's surprising! I know on my stock i5-4690k with a stock cooler, it was hitting the 80s and 90s under load. A Hyper 212 or something similar wouldn't be a bad investment, cheap and pretty effective. I ended up slapping one on my old 4690k and my temps went from 85-90c to 55-60c under load.

As for cable management, that's one of the reasons I commented. Their PC looks super neat and tidy lol. I hate seeing a pc with nice components and terrible cable management.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

it probably hit that because unlocked (k versions) processors run a lot higher than non-k in temps.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

New CPU cooler needed, bad idea with that thing on there.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Never got more than 50 celcius on long gaming session with demanding game, so for now its enough.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks cool dude . i wish i had a setup like that .

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Great jiob on yoyr first build

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I feel like you could tidy the cable management of the cactus, but other than that really solid build and nice setup!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you thank you thank you and THANK YOU for not making your first computer be an overkill Goliath, at the same time holy crap the lighting is amazing! Well done sir!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm having a Nerdgasm!!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

monitor used?

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

asus VG248QE 144 hz

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, i'll ask one more question... you using gtx 1060 on a 144hz monitor does it have any effects on the screen? from what i know not all games goes above 80-90 fps with a gtx 1060... also mouse used? thanks! :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

man i am just a random guy, not Submitter. But to answer your question....144hz for a gtx 1060 is overkill...you won't be able to benefit all the effects of that monitor. Best solution is to save some more money and buy a gtx 1070 (my opinion EVGA)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

how about just playing overwatch and cs go does the 144hz monitor still worth it? if i remember i saw some benchmark that the gtx 1060 goes above 100hz with cs go and overwatch... what do you think? i already have the vg248qe monitor but still can't decide with the gpu, cause if i buy the gtx 1070 i might not get the i7 7700k, i do more of editing and stream than gaming, for gaming i only play cs go dota 2 and overwatch. also can an i5 7600k stream twitch and video edit? thanks in advance for your reply

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

i have never heared that cs and overwatch with a gtx 1060 and 144hz monitor will go above 100 hz. That gpu is basically for 1080p resolution and 60hz or 75 hz or with gsync-vsync. I havent use yet kabylake but if you do more editing and also gaming why dont you buy a skylake 6700k? gtx1060 is a very reliable and well-builded gpu but it's not for the "FPS wars" :p

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

The mouse is the logitech g602 wireless

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Neat setup dude! Looks really good. Hope she performs good too. +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah it works great! got 80-90fps on most recent game like bf1 and the temperature stay pretty low, around 50celcius top.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

With the red from the MSI GTX 1060 and your peripherals, did you think of getting the Black/Red S340 case?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I could have, but the white case was cheaper. That's the only reason I got the white one. But i like it, it looks good with the leds, I change the color often, at this moment the desk leds and modo are apple green. Sometimes its all white.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build I do like the case. and LED inside. well done

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

You did a good job on your PC you realize how much will you take me to get a PC

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

white and black PC with a hint red and blue. The set-up with black blue and red. its interesting but i love it.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Have the same case, love the build! Everything looks really tidy. One question though is what LED lights are you using on your desk! Really thinking about getting some.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know the brand, a friend of mine gave it to me because he had it laying around and he was not using them! They work great though.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Im building something like exactly the same its weird. Its my first build to. And also have a budget of about 1000$

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for it man! If you don't mind investing a little bit more, i would suggest you to get a better PSU, not that I have any problem with mine, but I've read that it's not meant for heavy gaming. try to get a Gold one

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I will for sure do that considering the PSU is powering the whole build and I do NOT want this dying on me from a cheap PSU

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

What keyboard are you using? PS great build proboly going to build something at a simular price point.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair Strafe with cherry MX red.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build!

I have been having a hard time looking where to start for my first build in probably 13 years or so. I've been overwhelmed, but this looks almost exactly what I want to do, and for around the same budget. I have one question.

How long do you figure you can use this PC without having to upgrade? I know that question could be answered a million different ways, but let's just say to be able to play games (fps) at 60fps at a decent quality (1080p).

I feel like a complete beginner and rightfully so, but I want to build something that I don't have to worry about for the immediate future.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh My

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you show me what link you used for the rgb fusion app? I cant find it anywhere. thanks!