Description

Hello. This is my first PC that I built on my own. I use this PC for gaming, web browsing and streaming. I don't do any video editing or those heavy stuffs so I know you'll say over-kill for sure. My old PC was an Alienware i7 920 which I bought 6 years ago so it's time for a new one. I named my old PC Titan due to its size and heavy weight so I just name this Titan-II, can't really think of a unique name.

The parts marked as $0.00 were reimbursed by my company. My monitor is a Samsung S27B970D which I bought 4 years ago. Its only 60hz but image quality is excellent. Screen tearing is annoying though so I'm saving up money for the Asus pg348q, or hoping something cheaper and better comes along.

My cable management needs work but its under my desk and no window so I won't be looking at it often but I don't think its too bad. I'll probably buy some cable mod stuffs and noctua fans in the future if I have spare money. I could've save some money on some parts too but I didn't want to wait for the shipping. I bought all these from ncix & memory express in Vancouver. Anyways, I just wanted to share.

Part Reviews

CPU

Really fast but I came from an i7 920. Runs cold.

CPU Cooler

Big. Fans are a bit loud on performance mode but I have it on silent so I barely can hear it.

Memory

XMP'ed so easy. Runs stable. Great looking.

Storage

Has my OS installed. Boots up Windows 10 in 13 seconds.

Storage

Where I install my games. Loads so fast.

Video Card

Long card. I can run The Witcher 3 on 1440p on ultra with Hairworks to the max.

Case

Love the minimalistic design and sound dampening materials.

Keyboard

MX brown - love the tactile feel. Noise is tolerable but it was loud at first use. Maybe I'm just not use to it.

Mouse

Not for oily or sweaty hands like mine due to it leaves marks. But excellent mouse. Light weight and great tracking. I don't really care about the marks due to I play on a dark room and won't stare at the mouse anyways.

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I love your mouse pad!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Where do you work again? can i work there too?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

And i really like that build but a 6600k with a 1070 would`ve been more than enough i mean really! "streaming and browsing" dont need an i7 6700k and i think you dont play in 4k so a 1080 is overkill! But you had the money and the 6700k was a part you didnt pay for so VERY NICE JOB! and its very futureproof :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

haha. yeah, but I just want that "extra" on my pc. i'm hoping for the price, it'll last for 6 years too like my old one.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

it will as long as you are okay to put the settings down to very high in 5 years. The 1080 will stay an overkill with a 1080/1440p panel

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Can your company get my hands on an i7 6700k? Lol. Nice build though!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking to build something like this. Reason I'm going for the R5 is because it still has a 5.25 optical drive slot & I want a DVD/BluRay combo drive.

Is is possible to use the cooler you have in the place you have it and keep the 5.25 drive slots?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

you can move the bottom drive bay a little further back, That's actually my plan in the future but I need to fix the cable management first. But I dont think you can use the top drive bay as is because you have to push it back and you won't be able to mount it on Optical Drive slot.

But yeah, you can still keep the optical drive and the bottom drivebay with this AIO. I took the Optical slot because i don't see myself using it. Hopefully this helps. :)

Or you can put the AIO on top and use the bays as is but I'm sure you probably know that. :P

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the fast reply! I see a lot of people putting that AIO up top but then you have to take the covers off the top of the case. Apart from not looking as good, I think dust would come in easier then.
(This is my first build in ten years with modern components like these, so I'm not really sure) So, I think I want to put it on the side like yours. I will probably only use 1 TB SSD so don't need the drive-bays.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

anytime. yeah, i dont want to remove the top covers too so i put the cooler in front. I love the minimalistic design of the R5. It's soo quiet too. I barely could tell its on.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, no messing around. Its a shame its under your desk and I'd want to see and hear the beast at work! :)