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This is the second computer I've built. The first was way back in 2009 when I was in college. I had no idea what I was doing and picked a lot of parts that were shall we say... nearing the end of their relevance, so this time I decided to do a better job.
So far, this guy has been performing like a champ. Absolutely no issues getting things up and running, and it can handle basically any game in my library with no issues. (granted, most of my library are games that could run on my old 9800 GT, but after I build my funds back a little bit I plan on adding some more modern titles to that collection.)
Good CPU. I realize not much has changed performance wise in Kaby-lake, but why not just buy the newest thing when its only 10 bucks more than the old one?
Keeps my CPU nice and cool even under load. My only issue with it is that the cooling block is rather large and blocks the first RAM slot on my motherboard. Not an issue for me right now, but it could be if you want to use all four slots in your build.
Also the infinity mirror lighting effect is tight.
Cool lighting effect on the board. The bios seems pretty intuitive, though I've had some (very) intermittent issues with setting reverting between reboots.
(update: the issues with settings changing between reboots seems to have stopped. no idea what was causing it, but I haven't had any issues since)
Good, cheap RAM. No issues so far.
Very fast, my boot times are easily under 10 seconds. Wish I had splurged on a slightly bigger drive, but that's my fault not Samsung's.
Adequately stores data on my computer! Not the fastest, but at this price who can complain?
This was the cheapest full size 1070 I could find and going into the purchase I was a little concerned about that, but after using it I had no reason to be. The temperatures stay consistently low and it handles basically anything I throw at it VERY well. I would say don't waste your money on a more expensive model unless... you want to, I guess.
Very roomy case. Lots of options for routing cables and keeping things neat and tidy in the back. The look is very striking overall, and the glass pane on the side is actually quite thick and sturdy.
If you need a lot of 3.5 inch drives in your build, this isn't the case for you, but for everyone else I would highly recommend this case.
Adequately supplies power to my computer!
Adequately connects my computer to my home wireless network. The cable for the antenna is a bit short so the only reasonable place you can really put it is on the actual computer case (it is magnetic) which is fine, but it doesn't look great.
Good, cheap 1080p monitor with very minimal bezels. The colors seem good, though there is some light-bleed around the edges, but it's only noticeable if you're looking for it in a very dark room on a very dark background.
The on-screen menus are basically unchanged from my 7 year old Acer monitor (which is to say they are bad), and there's no displayport if that is something you're looking for.
However for what you get for the price it is a solid monitor.
Adequately adds 4 USB 3.0 ports to my computer.