I am new member of PCpartpicker and first of all I want to say that I love the website. I can browse this website for hours, looking at all you guys building the beasts. There might be some mistakes in my grammar, but I am from the Netherlands. That will be my excuse.
I just graduated and thought that it is time to start upgrading my computer for some now-a-day games. There will be parts replaced in the future as well. So not everything will happen at once.
My "old" build consisted of:
The i7-860 in combination with the MSI P55-GD65. This is something I will replace later. Since skylake is coming up, I am keeping an eye out.
With this I had the: WD Elements 750GB OCZ600 ModXstream, ATI Radeon HD 5700 4 Gigs of GeIl Black Dragen memory (1333 mhz)
And all of this wrapped in to a NZXT Apollo.
I decided that the processor and motherboard will survive for now. The most important part is a new graphics card. Beside of the GPU, I also wanted new memory, an SSD, a new case and a new screen. My old screen was an 7 year old dell (19"). I wasn't able to add the screen in the Part List, but it is an Iiyama ProLite GB2488HSU-B1. (24" and 144 hz)
If there are any questions, I would love to answer them. Feedback is also very welcome.
For the price, it is an amazing SSD. The read and write speed is great. It reads with 535 mb/s and writed with 370 mb/s.
This is beast to me. I had an old ATI HD 5770, so this is an amazing progress to me. I am playing Arma III, DayZ, Cities Skyline and Shadow of Mordor. I am finally able to play these games at high/ultra settings.
The case is really worth the money. It was €65 and it has some really helpful features. What I love the most, is the abilty to do cablemanagement. I have build a few computers before, but this is the first one with a decent cable management. It has room for two SSD's and three hard drives, with an additional spot for another SSD or harddrive. The con is the side parts. It is made out of metal, which is good, but the glass is really fragile. If you scratch with your nail, it will leave a spot that won't come off anymore. But if you are careful, there are no problems.