Gaming PC Build for Under $1400!
So this computer is basically going to be used for all sorts of things from gaming with medium to high settings at 1080p to just browsing the internet and watching YouTube all the parts were purchased early in 2017. So I did this. A few months ago, I've got separate videos on most of the hardware used here check out the links in the video description. If you want more information on anything for the CPU, I went with an Intel 6700 K. The build was planned just as Kaiba Lake was coming out and up to seeing some of the benchmarks at the 7700 K, I decided going ahead with the slightly cheaper 6700 K would still be fine for this build realistically, I could have saved over 100 by getting A low 80s CPU like an i 5, but I was really keen to keep the CPU for ages in the 6700 K, definitely has a lot of potential. At the time I was selecting my pods. For some reason there was a shortage on most decent coolers. I was up for an air cooler and ended up going with the be quiet, pure rock swim. I wasn't sure about it at first it's, quite a small cooler and the 6700 K isn't exactly the coolest CPU around the caller claims to have a 120 watt. Tdp cooling capacity, though, which should be enough, so I went with it. I haven't had any issues on stock speed so far, but if I go ahead with overclocking, the 6700 K in future I'll likely look at upgrading to a larger CPU cooler.
As this is an overclockable chip, I needed a motherboard with the z170 chipset. I went with the gigabyte, said: 170 d3h motherboard. To be honest, I picked this up because it was fairly cheap compared to the other options, but still had everything that I needed. Like an MDOT two slot for the nvme SSD, I went with a samsung 960 by 540 nvme SSD, as I wanted something that would be insanely fast. I wanted Windows to boot in seconds and games to open as quickly as possible. I went with 500 gigabytes because, with this SSD you're already paying heaps for the high speeds, so higher capacities are less worthwhile. It'S still plenty of space for a few games and older there is room to add larger hard drives. I didn't buy any, as I kind of mask purpose program effect to 8 gigabyte sticks of Kingston HyperX, fury memory at 2133 megahertz, mostly because it was a good price for the speed and they looked fairly decent, which, as you know, makes it faster right. This means that only two slots are before available on the motherboard during use, so we have the option to upgrade to 32 gigabytes in the future if needed. As for the graphics, I went with the assist GeForce GTX 1060 dual band overclocked edition, which is a three gigabyte card. With this card, I was able to reach around 60 frames per second in one games on maximum settings with how many issues it performs great for its price, and this system was made with the intention of running games at 1080p, 60 Hertz with medium to high settings And this car definitely manages that to power everything I went with the corsair HX 850 high power supplier it's, an 80 Platinum, 850 watt power supply and definitely overkill to this build.
I figured it was better to go a little larger than needed just on the off chance that anything extra is added to the system in the future. The PSU spends most of its time, running completely silent with a fan off because it's not heavily loaded, which is an awesome feature. All of this hardware has been placed into the enttec GX 1200 case. It'S got some basic lighting effects was a fairly decent price at around 75 US dollars and was a pretty good size, not too big or too small. Alright. So now, let's build this thing. I didn't have any major problems during the process. Just don't do what I always do and forget to install the RAM after the CPU cooler. Luckily, this cooler is so thin that the clearance wasn't a problem here, so I didn't have to take it off and start over. I also found that the PSU needed or required cables plugged into it first before screwing it into the case there wasn't enough clearance to add them in afterwards, due to the way that the case is designed, which was a little annoying. I think I did an alright job at cable management looks good enough to me anyway, I'm running Windows, 10 on it, but I tested and was able to boot, Fedora Linux and it recognized all Hardware out of the box with no issues. Just in case, you were wondering now let's check out some benchmarks. These benchmarks were done with stock speeds, their overclocking at this stage in GTA 5 I've disabled vsync, and ran my tests with epics AAA and MSA a set to 8.
With the 1080p resolution using DirectX 11. With these settings I was able to get an average of 83 frames per second in The Witcher 3. I used the ultra preset disable vsync and NVIDIA air works and again run at a 1080p resolution. With these settings I was able to get an average of 55 frames per second, so just under that 60 target in shadow of mortal with ultra settings at 1080p, we averaged 89 frames per second in heaven, benchmark with the fully set to ultra tessellation set to extreme And anti aliasing set to 8 at 1080p, 10 60 average 61 frames per second it's, a similar story in Bali, benchmark with the quality set to ultra and anti aliasing on 8 at 1080p. The 1060 averaged 67 frames per second then ran both the fly strike and time spike benchmarks with 3d mark and got scores of ten thousand seven hundred and forty six and three thousand nine hundred and seven respectively, not too bad. During my testing, the hottest of the graphics card got the 77 degrees Celsius. In my room with an ambient temperature of 20 degrees Celsius, the fans didn't get noticeably loud either, so I could keep it even cooler, as I don't have any problems with extra noise. I ran some of the tests again with the fans maxed out to 100 and the maximum the card got to was 46 degrees Celsius. Though, of course it was a lot louder.
The results of the test also didn't change, confirming that the card was not thermal throttling, while performing the benchmarks or even just playing games. There was a slight bit nurse or coil wound. However, I did have the whole system running on the desk right next to me, but I wasn't able to notice it with my headphones on. Luckily, even with my small CPU cooler, the temperatures there will find too. I measured these at a different time and with an ambient room temperature of 17 degrees Celsius at idle. The 6700 K with the pure rocks Lin was sitting at 21 degrees Celsius and, after being maxed out for half an hour, it was around 60 degrees Celsius. So I'm, pretty happy with that. The SSD was impressive too, with a sequential read, speed of around 3300 megabytes per second and a sequential write, speed of around 1700 megabytes per second kind of crazy with the PC completely powered off. The system takes just 18 seconds to fully boot up to the Windows 10 login screen. So I think the performance here is pretty good. I'M. Definitely happy with it anyway. The PC performs great and was easy to assemble. All of the whole system cost one thousand. Eight hundred and sixty Australian dollars, which is about one thousand three hundred and ninety US dollars, damn your conversion rate to be fair. We probably also need to account for the australia tax. For some reason. Hardware here is just much more expensive than it is in this.
So what did you guys think of my sub 1400 US dollar build overall with the lighting effects. I think it looks pretty nice. The hardware is fairly decent and it runs great, be sure to let me know your thoughts down in the comments, including what you'd have done differently, and why and leave a like on the video if you found it useful thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe.