Description

So, this is actually my first build! I'm pretty excited about it, and so far it's been great. This computer will mainly be for video editing and rendering with various Adobe products such as Premiere Pro, and it will be used for gaming at times as well. Not only that, but it had to be future-proof and easily customizable, as it has to last for 4 years, and if a part ever dies on me I have to be able to easily take it out and exchange it with another. The last computer I had was an i5 Mac mini I bought in 2012, so it wasn't exactly the best at doing the things I needed it to do.

The actual end price was just under $2,300 USD, and I bought everything at Fry's.

The Parts

(I won't talk about every part, as most of them are products you probably already know about or own.)

Intel Core i7 6800K Extreme

A great CPU with 2 more cores than I needed. I got it at a great price, which made this processor seem like a no brainer to me. So far it's exceeded my expectations, and is able to stay relatively cool under heavy load.

Asus X99-A II

Not much to say about this motherboard, as it does what it's supposed to do, and it does so well. The one thing that I have to say about it though is that it has a lot of ports, which is great for me as I'm constantly charging tons of things using those ports, and no matter what I always have open spots for other devices.

Gigabyte GTX 1070 Gaming G1

This is simply a great GPU, and it does everything I need it to do and more. Playing video games in 1440p and 4K using this is absolutely amazing, and on games such as Doom I get great FPS.

Doom - 1440p - Nightmare - average is around 95 FPS

Doom - 4K - Nightmare - average is around 45-50 FPS

Unigine Valley benchmarks in images

Asus PCE-AC56 Wi-Fi Network Adapter

This is the final product I'm going to talk about. Now, many people use Ethernet to connect to the internet using their PC. And, yes, using that compared to Wi-Fi is better. Only problem is that my computer has to be located in a different room of my house, far away from my router. Using Wi-Fi on my Mac mini was painful in that room, as speeds were awful and sometimes short YouTube videos would take ages to load. I got this Wi-Fi adapter and didn't expect much, and I thought that loading speeds would be better but only to a certain extent. Now after using it, I have been blown away. This thing is blazing fast, and it feels like my computer is located directly next to my router rather than being thirty or more feet away and being separated by two walls. Compared to my old Mac, this thing is three cheetahs on drugs. If you plan on using Wi-Fi with your PC, get this. It's a no brainer.

Problems

There is only one problem I've come across with this computer, and it's that one case fan runs way too fast and is incredibly loud. I tried to fix it in BIOS, but it didn't work. To fix the problem I got SpeedFan, turned down the RPM, and now my computer is relatively quiet and stays cool. The one annoyance about it is that every time I restart or turn off my PC then turn it back on the fan speed reverts back to its speedy ways, but all I have to do once again is use SpeedFan.

The End

Part Reviews

CPU

Great and inexpensive Intel Extreme processor. If you're looking at the 6700K and have $20 bucks left in your budget, go with this.

CPU Cooler

Does what it's supposed to do, can't complain.

Motherboard

Tons of ports and room for upgrading, would highly recommend.

Memory

Just a regular kit of DDR4 RAM. It does what it should be doing and it does so well.

Storage

Takes only 7 seconds to boot Windows 10. Mindblowingly fast.

Storage

Decent HDD at a pretty good price. Can't complain.

Wireless Network Adapter

The fastest Wi-Fi connection I've ever gotten was from this. You have to get it. Wish I could give it 6 stars, kek

Monitor

A great 4K monitor, not much else to say. I would recommend it.

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi,

I also use speedfan for my PWM fans, the first thing I did, was enter BIOS and change their speed to it's minimum, which for ASUS is 60%.

Once that's done, follow the following youtube tutorial which sets 'Speedfan' to start upon startup using the Task Scheduler, that way you don't have to open it every time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1FxaYmYGbc

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Mind if we have more pictures? :3

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep! About to upload more right now.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

A little cable management?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

If you mean behind the case, there isn't much I can do about it under current circumstances, and I'm not quite sure how to conceal them in the first place. If you have any recommendations, please tell me what I should do with them. (You may see a bundle of wire tied up, and that's for the Wi-Fi adapter. That's the most hidden and neat it'll get).

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

this has nothing to do with anything but i see you liked pink season from papa franku

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe i like it

maybe i dont

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Great system and build, well done. My only question is.. Windows 8?!?!?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhhhh, nope. Part list says Windows 10 Pro.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that same desk. It's great for cable management and its looks nice.