I grabbed for just under $1000
- Intel i5-6600k
- Cosair DDR4 16gb 2800mhz
- 2x Noctua 140mm fans
- Asus z170-AR
- Samsung 850 evo 250gb
- 1tb Seagate HDD
I also got a massive surprise when I got gifted a Nvidia 1060 from a friend which was not expecting in the slightest as I was just going to carry on using my amd 6870 for a bit longer. The 1060 is so small and uses less power then my 6870 which is always good.
I kept my cpu cooler, case and PSU from the old PC and stuck with windows 7 as I still had a key for it so its was free.
As for getting it all up and running was not so smooth. First thing that scared the hell out of me was that I didn't realise that the cpu socket lever need so much force to be locked in i kept thinking it was going to snap. Then when I turned it on it didn't detect a stick of RAM i don't know why mustn't have had it in just right as I swapped them around and they appeared.
Then Windows -______- getting it installed was a battle it wouldn't install to the SSD so I had to fiddle around before it would even start to install, then of course as seems to happen whenever I install windows, windows update decides to just hang searching for updates so more fiddling to get it to actually work. There was several other annoying software issues as well.
Anyways I can now open iTunes in a a few seconds when the last computer i wouldn't even know if it registered me clicking on the icon afters few seconds. So nice to have something that is responsive now and aren't scared to turn off because of how long it takes for it to be usable after turning on.
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