The Summer 2016 Build

This summer I had the opportunity to build my next gaming PC. I had previously had a Shuttle SX58J3, Intel Core i7-930, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB build for an impressive 6 years (!!!) before deciding the time was right to go for a new build.

I had moved out of the parent’s place about a year back and left behind the small box room where anything bigger than an ITX build would have cramped the desk. Now I have my own ‘office’ I have much more room to use.

The end build comprises of…

  • Corsair Obsidian 450D case.
  • CorsairĀ  RM650i
  • Intel Core i7-6800k cooled by a Corsair H100i v2.
  • ASUS STRIX X99
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders’ Edition.
  • Crucial Ballistix 32GB DDR4-2400 RAM
  • Crucial MX300 750GB SSD.
  • ASUS PG279Q 27″ Monitor
  • Corsair K70 LUX RGB Cherry Red Keyboard
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Pile ‘o parts.

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Smaller pile ‘o parts.

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First POST…

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The completed item.

The only real challenge the build posed was the radiator. I had initially chosen the Corsair H110i to fit to the top of the case. Whilst building it became apparent that it was just too wide to fit in the Corsair 450D. I solved this by exchanging for the narrower but just as capable corsair H100i v2.(Thank you to CCL Computers, Bradford for allowing the return).

The build is an absolute dream. Transitioning to an SSD is the biggest key benefit as I was previously on a SSHD build which was nowhere near as responsive.

At the moment I am playing Total War: Warhammer as well as Doom. Of course, I am also working hard with SQL Developer edition to hone my SQL skills.