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Hey, Whatsup Gaminerds! as I said in one of my earlier posts I upgraded my personal gaming build. I just need a gaming PC which can max out everything at 1080p and still doesn’t drop below 60. I upgraded it approx. two weeks ago but it took me time to configure everything and test everything properly.
Also, did some smaller updates after buying the main components a few days ago. Now I have almost all the components I needed. Here are some pictures of my new gaming pc:-
What I wanted, What I got?
I am so much fond of not only building gaming PC’s but also to make a colour theme. With this build, I wanted a white/black theme, but as you can see above, I wasn’t able to do that. It’s perhaps 50% of what I wanted and I am still happy with it but my dream of choosing exact colour isn’t fulfilled.
Components I wanted:-
Processor: Intel i5 6600K
CPU cooler: DeepCool Captain 240 White(Bought later)
Motherboard: Asus Z170 A
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 16gb 3200Mhz DDR4 White Led
Case: NZXT S340 white
What I got:-
Processor: Intel i5 6600K
CPU cooler: DeepCool Captain 240 White
Motherboard: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming
Ram: Gskill Ripjaws V series 16gb 3200Mhz ddr4
Case: Cooler Master 690 III
If I would have got those above components, then my build would have been very much white/black themed. But in the whole market, I couldn’t find them. Not even online. As in countries other than USA/Canada or UK, prices are terrible and some of the items from brands like NZXT are sold overpriced, I didn’t want to buy them for the price they asked for. Asus Z170 A is available only sometimes in the market, the alternative was Asus Z170 pro gaming.
Although the Pro gaming has better features, I didn’t need them. Corsair Vengeance white LED memories look great but when I wasn’t able to find it in Nehru Place which is considered as Asia’s biggest electronics market, although I don’t really feel it’s the truth still it’s huge, I asked in many shops for at least Memories that are covered either in White aluminium heat spreader or having white LED’s.
Surprisingly I didn’t find one and I went with Black coloured Gskill Ripjaws Ram modules which still work much better than any other. But my biggest unfortune was not getting the NZXT S340 white. Damn! that’s the most beautiful mid tower case ever produced. Money wasn’t a problem, but when I saw that instead of selling it for a price of equal to $100 here, Amazon.in was selling it for $250. WOW! that’s too much, and the market didn’t have one.
I am not sure what is up to the dealers and why only NZXT products are being sold so expensive, I asked for a white similar mid tower case. And I got Cooler Master 690III as the best for my money. I got it for $123, Although it’s quite old n t it’s very big and has many good features.
Some of the things I didn’t want in my case were: –
- I didn’t want a case that has hard drive cages at the front as a lot of cases have.
- I didn’t want the window panel showing power supply
But I decided to compromise. Other than these the only con this case has is the small motherboard cutout which was not allowing me to install the liquid cpu cooler properly when the motherboard was already installed in the case with all other components connected to it. But I figured out a way and didn’t used the small rubber stoppers for screws.
How it performed?
If you haven’t seen my benchmarks with the older rig using Gtx 1060, then check it in my post “i3 2120 with gtx 1060 performance“. So here are the components I used:-
Processor: i5 6600K: Check Amazon Price
Cpu Cooler: Deepcool Captain 240 white liquid cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z170 Pro gaming: Check Amazon Price
Ram: Gskill Ripjaws V series 16gb 3200Mhz (2x8gb): Check Amazon Price
Graphics Card: Zotac Gtx 1060 6gb AMP edition: Check Amazon Price
Storage: 1. Western Digital Green 500gb: Check Amazon Price
2. Western Digital Blue 1Tb: Check Amazon Price
ODD: LG DVD writer: Check Amazon Price
Power Supply: Antec Edge 750 watts 80+ Gold: Check Amazon Price
Accessories: DeepCool Rgb350 LED strips: Check Amazon Price
Case: Cooler Master 690 III: Check Amazon Price
Total Cost= ~ Rs 100,000 or $1500
I know it’s much more than it should be, but what can I do if the market sells like that.
Heaven benchmark- Extreme Settings @1080p
Although it seems that the minimum is too low but it was a one-time dip but the fps never dropped below 45. At extreme tesselation, 8xMsaa and ultra settings, My PC did really well.
The Witcher 3- Ultra Settings @1080p, Nvidia hair works: Off
DOOM- DX 11, Ultra Settings @1080p, Shadows: Nightmare, Virtual texturing page sizes: Nightmare
Tomb Raider 2013- Ultimate Settings @1080p, Shadows: ultra
CSGO- Ultra Settings @1080p
Rocket League- Ultra Settings @1080p
Shadow Warrior 2- Ultra Settings @1080p
Battlefield 4- Ultra Settings @1080p
What I need now?
I just need a SSD and 1x140mm blue Led fan for front, 1x120mm white Led fan for rear. That’s it.
What do you think about my build? Did you like it? Share your thoughts or maybe suggest a good name for it.