The name comes from the default system name, DESKTOP-PHSAGSM, when I opened the system tab. Thats what I saw in the letters and it kinda stuck. Sorry PretaxSkydiver, you gave me an idea for a name but this one feels more my own. As for the parts, pcpartpicker only had the ram listed in red, but mine is the same, only black.
As for the CPU, 4 cores and 8 threads are great and it turbos up to 3.8GHz on all cores under max load.
The Enermax liquid cooler works great during my GPU/CPU stress test, it reached equilibrium at 60C. But be aware that it is a huge pain to install and the instructions were horrible. I read through it all, realized i should just look for what went where in the diagrams then did it on my own. I found a use for those odd circular pass throughs on nearly every case by mounting the cooler outside of the case. I think it makes it a bit unique and keeps the internals from being so crowded.
Motherboard is great. Easy UEFI with custom fan curves and a ton of options I've never seen. MemCheck button is cool and had no trouble loading the memory's XMP profiles. The fact that the board supports a max memory clock of 1600 doesn't bother me.
The RAM works as expected and as it should. Low latency and it looks nice.
The Evo was a gift from my grandma. Part of payment for building her gaming PC. Yes, my grandma has a gaming PC. I'll be posting that in about a month when her GTX 1080 arrives. I suggested 1070. She picked 1080. She also wanted bragging rights that her computer is better than my uncle's.
I haven't bought the WD Black yet. Temporarily using a 1TB Hitachi drive. I'll clone everything over when I get it
The R9 Nano is amazing.This is a bit more detailed than the rest because PretaxSkydiver wanted to know what I thought about it. I wanted the most power I could fit in the box and it definitely delivers. Like nearly all Nanos, there's coil whine but isn't too noticeable unless you have an ear within a foot from the case. I set up a rather aggressive fan profile that keeps in about 60C under gaming load and at 70C in Valley Benchmark. I don't have any throttling in gaming but in Valley, the lowest the clock dropped to was 932MHz. If anyone was wondering, it sounds similar to a raccoon being thrown into a jet engine when the fan is at 100%. I am an avid headphone user so I don't notice any noise. From what I've tried, it works flawlessly in 1080p and 98% in 1440 (via down scaling). I've tried tried Shadow of Mordor with high textures and SSAO with everything else maxed (vram suggested) I average 120fps/1080p and 70fps/1440. Similar story in Tomb Raider (2013) at the Ultimate preset with TressFX. For the hell of it, I ran Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion at 4k maxed, not modded, and was getting upwards of 225fps averaging more closely to 165fps.
The case is great. I like the layout. Airflow it a bit difficult (hence AIO Cooler) and I moved the included fan to the top as another exhaust. So it's all negative pressure and pulls in air through the entire bottom of the case. Cooling works for my hardware rather well. The case is surprisingly light and is all aluminum powder-coated/anodized. Very sturdy and all the panels come off. Only cons being that the fan slots above and below the PSU seem next to impossible to occupy as well as the 2.5 inch mounting spots. Also there are tiiiiiny screws that are easily lost
The PSU does exactly what it should without even a hiccup. It handled my CPU/GPU max load test no problem that I ran for a couple hours using the Valley Benchmark and the Stress tool in CPU-Z.
The only upgrades that I can really see are all peripheral. Perhaps some case lighting. Feel free to comment or leave an opinion
Edit: I've added an LG 25UM56 2560x1080 ultrawide and an old Acer X223w and upgrading from an inline mic to a Neweer NW700 with a Inno phantom power supply arriving later today. Still running strong and doesnt flinch at the new 2k resolution. And no, I'm not using eyefinity with the bizzare monitor setup. Just love the multitasking.