This is my first ever computer build so go easy on me. I built this machine for school, future work, and gaming purposes.
I'm a heavy gamer but when it comes to my future job i will need to use a bunch of CAD and 3d modeling programs. So that's why i chose the i7 instead of the i5.
I chose the cpu cooler because i heard the i7 runs rather hot with the stock cooler and i didnt want to drop $100 into a liquid cooler so i just got the most popular heatsink instead. Attaching the heatsink was ridiculous. You have to hold it in place and flip your MOBO and then screw in a backplate on the other side of your mobo and it just seemed impossible to do with just one person (thankfully i had my computer savvy friend with me).
The motherboard is one of the cooler parts of my computer. The thermal armor made the MOBO so durable and I didn't once feel scared of accidentally snapping my board in half from pressure. Bios is easy to enter with the special bios button on the back, and overall nice design. Slotting in the Ram and GPU was difficult. Had to apply a little more pressure than I would have liked but other than that very nice motherboard.
The memory i got for a steal. I was contemplating whether to get 2x8gb strips or 2x4gb strips and a daily deal on newegg where the 2 sticks of 4gb ram was only $35 so i decided it was so cheap i would just upgrade to 16gb in the future if i end up needing it.
SSD is an SSD so im happy about that. HDD is an HDD so that's how i feel about my storage choices.
Video card is perfect. Runs quiet and plays the Witcher 3 with ultra graphics on 1080p at 55~60fps.
Case is beautiful. Green led in the front mixed with the two i put up top make it look like a monster. Fastening the parts was easy and has plenty of room for cable management (which I severely lack). Just make sure to get extra fans because the two fans it comes with don't give much air circulation.
The PSU is a funny story. When I got my video card it came with a 50% off supernova power supplies and I thought the name looked familiar and when I realized I bought a supernova I felt stupid since I already bought a supernova PSU and could've had half off but whatever that's $30 I wont ever see. Eco mode is nice and makes it so much quieter and I guess it saves energy so my energy bill didn't increase too much.
Overall build went fine. I got a free OS from my computer friend and play any game I want with no worries about specs (which is something I have never felt). I need to go in and fix the cable management because I did not do a good job at that.
Please leave any comments, suggestions, or questions you might have.
Perfect. Simply Perfect.
A little big and annoying to attach
Extremely durable. And overall very satisfying! Love the bios button
The letters "SSD" says it all
If only it was a solid state drive
Plays any game you throw at it on ultra graphics. Love this lil monster!
If you get this case make sure to get some green led fans on the top. It looks WAY cooler then
Perfect wattage. Eco friendly. I love it.
It reads disks and burns them. What more can you want?
Just get 10 when it comes out.
Awesome little devils!
Amazing monitor! In my opinion the best 1080p monitor available.
Its cheap and it glows green.