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Greetings from Canada! My PC gaming obsession started upon purchasing my Lenovo Y50 laptop with a GTX 860M graphics card for school a couple years ago. After buying a ton of games through Steam sales, I figured it was time for an upgrade and good frame rates. I built the PC itself a couple months ago but I have since upgraded my full desk setup so it's finally time to publish my build. Typical use of my system includes gaming, AutoCAD, Revit, and listening to music. It far exceeds all of my expectations. The build itself was very easy, even for a first time builder.

CORSAIR CARBIDE 400C - This case has a lot of room for cable management and I love the bottom shroud that hides the power supply. I find myself opening the side panel more often than I should since it looks so good.

INTEL CORE I5-6600K - I chose this processor because it's perfect for what I need with great overclocking results. Currently set at 4.5 GHZ running stable and very cool.

MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON - Amazing looking motherboard with rgb lighting, sli compatibility, USB type-C, and a great Bios. What more could you want.

ASUS ROG STRIX 08G 1070 - In my opinion the best looking 1070 out there with amazing performance. Runs all my games at 1440p, fully maxed out with frame rates well over 60 FPS. Running at +50 core clock and +350 memory. Very silent and cool under load.

CORSAIR H100I V2 - Was torn between this and the Dark Rock Pro 3 since the Cryorig coolers aren't available in Canada yet. Grabbed the Corsair on sale and happy I did. Even on silent mode I have nothing to worry about. Of course it's also a beaut.

MUSHKIN ECO3 480GB SSD - Not the fastest speeds out there but unnoticeable compared to the Samsung 850 Evo in my laptop. Also the ugly green sticker peels off easily if you want the ssd in plain view. Beware that the sticker needs to be on for warranty!

BENQ GW2765HT 27" 2560x1440 60HZ - Picked this up on Amazon during the black Friday sale. One of the cheapest 27" 1440p monitors out there. Makes great looking games look breathtaking. Has okay speakers if you have nothing else to listen through.

LOGITECH G710 PLUS - Cherry mx brown switches are my favorite! comes with o-rings installed which I promptly took off since I love the sound without. Both the Macro keys and audio controls are amazing. I also spray painted the orange piece black which was fairly simple but made a huge difference aesthetically.

LOGITECH G402 WIRED MOUSE - Picked this up on sale and works great no complaints.

MISCELLANEOUS

Headphones - Phillips SHP9500 with V-MODA BoomPro mic (could not recommend these enough!) - Sennheiser HD 598 CS (couldn't resist the boxing day price)

Speakers - Pioneer SP-BS22-LR (overkill for a bedroom but don't care)

Amp - SMSL SA-50

Speaker Stands - random cardboard cylindrical packaging found at work and cut to size

Mouse pad - Vipamz Extended Xxxl Gaming Mouse Pad

Lamp - Himalayan Salt Lamp (favorite part of my build)

Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0 FPS: 112.5, Score: 4708, Min FPS: 46.8, Max FPS: 205.6, Mode: 2560x1440, Quality: Ultra,

Thank you to the pcpartpicker community for giving me the confidence to attempt something like this. Any further questions just let me know. Cheers!

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  • 41 months ago
  • 5 points

salt ¯_ツ_/¯ salt

very clean btw

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet build man, very clean. I wish they made universal PSU shrouds. If you look at my build its my one pet peeve. I wish I could cover and uncover my lower PSU area.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for salt lamp

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I enjoyed this build!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build dude.

Are there any non-aesthetic advantages to salt lamps? I have been kind of curious about that.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I don't know if I believe the whole releasing of serotonin in the brain benefits of them but I have noticed better breathing especially while sleeping. Could be placebo though...

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, if it works it works. Roll with it I guess.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Now I want a salt lamp lol

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I think all those salt lamps are being recalled for fire hazards.
Nice build, nice choice in parts.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh wait... maybe I don't want a salt lamp anymore...

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'll keep the fire extinguisher handy

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

1 problom: to overkill. Lol but good pc overall!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

thats a sleek build, I have the 750 g2 and it is not letting me put the two hdd and psu covers together correctly :(

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep trying! I sort of had to bend the smaller piece into place...

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea i started working on it as soon as you replied, I had to use a lot of force :P but it slided in correctly now :D

also +1 i really like your build, its like mine but yours is black and mine is white :)

EDIT: **lol did you also have the problem of the h100i v2 pipes not letting the window close smoothly? I have to push it a bit so it can be in place :P

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to hear man! Not really though I kind of twisted the pipes into place and they're well out of the way.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Am I the only one that doesn't like PSU shrouds? My next case might be the Enthoo Evolv ATX or the next version of it however until then my current build looks great as I have a 750 G2 with blue sleeved cables and also a fan mounted on the bottom of the case as intake. Great build, also. Your case is smol

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

4.5 Ghz? What is your CPU temp? I had the same cpu and motherboard too, I'm kinda afraid to crank it all the way to 4.5. How do you do that? Is it stable?

Nice lamp btw ;).

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Temps are 20C - 30C most of the time, except for gaming where I have never seen over 60C. The Corsair H100i v2 is a cooling monster. There are a lot of in depth guides online but it pretty much involves changing the multiplier in bios along with manually setting the voltage. Every 6600K will overclock differently so some may need a higher voltage than others to remain stable. Starting at 1.35V and x42 multiplier would be a good place to start, then slowly raise both the voltage and multiplier until you reach the desired speed. I personally wouldn't go past 1.4V although Intel states that it would still be safe. Then run some tests and if it doesn't crash and your temps don't skyrocket you're good to go! If you're uncomfortable manually overclocking the MSI Gaming App for the motherboard has a OC button that automatically overclocks to 4.1 GHz!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Go Canada! Nice build dude - love the blackout look to it with a few coloUr pops

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate it man!

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