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My First 1080p Gaming Rig

by omarmasterrace

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6 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 19, 2017

Date Built

April 23, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.4GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.51GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.1GHz

Description

This is my first ever Gaming PC build. It took me at least the entire day to finally complete the process, but other than that, no issues. I can finally run all my games in 1080p and Max settings. It might not be great like everyone else's rig's, but I am looking forward to upgrading my build in the future.

I purchased the majority of my parts from Amazon and Newegg. I got Windows 10 from Fry's Electronics. The GTX 1060 was on sale via Amazon. Corsair case fan( Twin pack ): https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-AF120-Quiet-High-Airflow/dp/B00F6S0XJO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1507397045&sr=1-1&keywords=Corsair+Air+Series+AF120+LED+Quiet+Edition+High+Airflow+Fan+Twin+Pack

7/29/ 17: Just got myself a Seagate 2TB barracuda hard drive, I might want to get into liquid cooling later on in a few weeks.

9/29/17: haven't update for a while, college and job have been keeping me busy. Got myself 2 extra case fans for the front, soon I will decide to weither or not go for liquid/water cooling or traditional fan cooling.

10/2/17: I finally upgraded my cpu cooler, I was considered going to liquid cooling at first but I decided to go traditional fan cooling. I got myself a cryorig M9i and the installation wasn't soo bad however as soon as I seen the temperatures compare to my Intel stock cooler, I've seen major differences. It is soo much better than before. I highly recommend to anyone that have a stock cooler

Intel's stock cooler: idle 50-65° gaming: 70-85° (Depending on game)

cryorig M9i: idle 32-41°( mostly on 30's) gaming 40-59°(Depending on game)

Part Reviews

Storage

I highly recommend getting this hard drive for you're everyday use. I pretty much use this to store a bunch of files and especially gaming.

Video Card

Best video card in the market

Comments Sorted by:

DarthxxNecrosis 2 points 6 months ago

Very nice for a first built. Way to come in under $1500! Don't forget that the GTX 1060 are made for overclocking. Just make sure to watch a few videos on Youtube before trying to change any of the settings.

omarmasterrace submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I will and thanks

dixonerfais 2 points 6 months ago

Way better than my first build! I started out with an AMD FX-4350 and a 290X hahaha +1

omarmasterrace submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Thank you :)

HishQue 2 points 6 months ago

A very nice build! I would definately upgrade my Motherboard though in the future, but you still have a 110% solid build!

omarmasterrace submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks!