I built my first computer a year ago, after a lot of researching. It was for music production, photoshop, and gaming. It didn't do any of these too well, and after going to school for computer repair i realized i had built trash. one year later, with much more experience and knowledge, i've built the new "trash". So far ive only made one song on this new build, but the processing speeds are insanely fast compared to the previous one, and this computer is a joy to work on. I can actually play fallout 4 now, without the game stuttering every 10 seconds. i know it isn't much, but i'm really proud of this machine, and really happy with it. I plan to upgrade the gpu, add a hard drive, and fans in the near future.
I've never used an aftermarket cooler before and was new to the experience of installing one. seeing the parts that came in the box and the instructions were intimidating, it seemed like quite the headache. but it's actually not that complicated. this cooler is well worth the money and my cpu idles at 40 c, 60 under load.
I really like this board. bios were easy to work with, also my first time using uefi, that was cool, though a pretty common feature nowadays.
used as a boot drive. i boot in ~7 seconds, very nice.
holy **** this case is sick. grommets, lots of cable management room, 2 drive caddies, 2 SSD brackets psu shroud, comes with ties, built in LEDs, a port to add an LED strip that will sync with the built in ones, minimalist style, and for about $70. I am so glad i decided to get this case, its my favorite part of my build.
i got this off the facebook market for i think 20 bucks. with how much i paid, i can't complain. it hasn't given me any problems at all.
i got this for $150 and its my first >60hz monitor, and it blew me away. its also the most premium feeling monitor ive ever owned. the 144hz and 27 inches make it a perfect hybrid for gaming, but also watching videos/movies.
my only complaint is the speakers are terrible. i know monitor speakers are always terrible, but these ones are terrible even with that in mind. im actually kind of impressed with how bad they are. maybe its just something wrong with my unit. it has the typical problem of the speakers being very tinny and lacking any low end, but this one is really bad.
i love this keyboard. it looks simple and has a cool 90s computer font on the keys, a scroll wheel for volume and mute button, great if you have headphones on and someone is trying to get your attention and you can just hit the mute button real quick.
great for their price. affordable and sleek, but the dongle is terrible. using the dongle allows you to use corsairs surround sound, but it is not real surround sound, its a kind of digital, emulated version. it sounds terrible. it adds a lot of artifacts to whatever youre listening to. i dont think it would bother the average person, the other reviews don't seem to mind.