This is my first gaming PC build with hopes to also utilize it a CAD work station later on down the road. This build took me a while to gather the money but, I finally did it and I'm happy with the outcome of my build! With help from a loved one I was able to accomplish something that made me really happy and satisfied. :) And sorry for the dust, my room is very susceptible to it.
This is my first build and I wanted a good performing CPU for the money that I had at the time. Although the games that I have been playing haven’t really taken full load of the CPU I’m very happy and satisfied with this processor. I am looking to in getting an i7 for CAD early next year for my engineering courses.
I opted for an AIO due to the fact that I knew that I was going to be upgrading pretty soon to a more powerful CPU. I knew that traditional air cooled fans would be a much cheaper route, I also wanted something that was going to be as close to silent as it could get in my room.
This motherboard doesn’t support the ability to overclock and at the time I didn’t know that I should’ve gotten a z97 version of this board. Other than that, this board is really amazing the bios is really simple to use. At first I didn’t know what was going on since it is my first build but, after a few minutes I was able to navigate through the bios in order to set up my boot priorities.
Eh, I mean what can I say, this ram gets the job done. It was cheap and it performs well. What else can you ask for?
This was the first time that I was able to experience the performance of a SSD. The EVO 850 is one of the best drives that I have ever owned. (External drives, Laptops HDDs, and my store bought PC when I was younger.) Windows 7 downloaded onto this drive in 5 minutes I believe? Then again, I downloaded Win7 off of a flash drive.
The WD Blue 1tb is already getting used up by the game captures that I save. Might be getting a 2tb Black editions for those.
Now I build this PC in February of this year but, I’m only now posting my PC because, I didn’t have all the parts that I wanted and it didn’t look as nice as I wanted it to look since the CableMod Widebeams were out of stock for so long. I first started off with a Strix 960 4Gg card and I played MOBAs on ultra and some triple A titles on high. It went well and I enjoyed the card but, then my girlfriend at the time wanted to get me another one so we went for a 970 Strix. I would’ve gotten the 980 but I felt bad her spending money on my hobby. Finally, I preorder the Strix 1070 Oc edition off of B&H and I totally forgot that I did. So one day I saw this hefty charge on my debit card and realized I had just bought a new GPU. I had time to cancel the order but, I really wanted it. Didn’t need it though. Lol This GPU is a monster and has tackled all the games that I have thrown at it in amazing performances.
This case has so much room for a mid-tower case. I couldn’t be happier with the amount of room I had for cable management. I even used the optical drive trays as a stand for the CableMod power supply.
Its overkill but, I knew that I was going to be upgrading and adding more peripherals/drives.
Just a beautiful display!
The Deathstalker Chroma is probably the best keyboard that I have ever used. I never really liked mechanical keyboards but, I feel that I might change over pretty soon to a good mechanical keyboard.
My Roccat Nyth is also a really good mouse, I used to have the ROG Gladius but the grips kept coming off so I opted for this baby and it was a gift as well.