My Computer

I recently upgraded my computer build, replacing the graphics card, CPU, CPU cooler, RAM, and motherboard (rig details at the bottom of the post).

The goal is to be able to hit some high graphics settings in AAA games going forward.

So far, it’s working very well, though I haven’t stretched it yet really. I’ve played Arkham Knight without any performance issues, but nothing more current. I’m looking into overclocking, since it’s apparently very feasible with this system. The Asus motherboard has a built-in utility for overclocking, but I’m scared of taking the plunge – I’ll do some more reading before risking exploding my shiny new computer parts.

Here’s a build album for your delectation and amusement.

PCPartPicker part list:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For €248.09)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (Purchased For €41.70)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-P D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (Purchased For €104.77)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For €30.58)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For €30.58)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive (Purchased For €94.49)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For €54.52)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For €109.93)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (Purchased For €61.85)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (Purchased For €17.33)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 OEM 64-bit (Purchased For €92.13)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter (Purchased For €36.90)
Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 24.0″ 144Hz Monitor (Purchased For €300.00)
Keyboard: Ducky Ducky Shine 5 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard (Purchased For €195.00)
Mouse: Logitech G400s Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For €36.14)
Headphones: Logitech G930 7.1 Channel Headset (Purchased For €86.43)
Speakers: Creative Labs GigaWorks T20 Series II 28W 2ch Speakers (Purchased For €90.00)
Other: 8192MB Palit GeForce GTX 1070 DUAL active PCIe 3.0 x16 (Retail) (Purchased For €448.26)
Total: €2078.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-26 21:24 CEST+0200

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