I Upgraded My PC Finally from 2009-2012!


Motherboard - ASUS 1151 Intel Z170 ATX
CPU - Intel i7-6700k Skylake Quad 4.0 LGA 1151
CPU Heatsink - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 4x8GB (32GB)
PSU - Corsair 750x
Sound Card
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 980 (taken from old computer)
Case is a Fractal
HDD is now an SSD :smiley:

So excited to finally upgrade to newer technology! I’m loving it so far, and the SSD is mind blowing how much better it is.

On my last build, the CPU was my bottleneck and therefore also my motherboard (1150) because of the chipset in it, so i decided to go all out and finally upgrade the Mobo and CPU to a newer chipset (1151) that was also reasonable in price (I seriously considered going to the latest chipset, but couldn’t justify it).

I can now run ARK on the highest settings available at 1920x1080, and am excited to try many more games (I’m a very visual and auditory person).

On a side note, the sound card is incredible and I could tell the difference between the built-in Mobo sound, and the sound card itself. Incredible!


Incredible indeed.


Nice build, congrats!


Wow. Look at all dat RAM!