To start, explaining the name, my Common online name is Ganglyjank, so I was less than creative with the name
This is my first build, and a replacement for my 2012 27" iMac, it died after 3 years and after getting a quote of $800+ to potentially fix it, I decided to flip Apple the bird for good. I was getting more into PC gaming when it died, but for the most part it was purchased to accommodate my Wife's Photography Business, and was used secondary for my light gaming needs.
Well, after some thought I decided to leave behind my sub par iMac and console gaming and put on my Big Boy pants and build a PC. I had a budget in mind and wanted to keep it under $2000 CAD which I succeeded despite the current prices.
I would have liked to go for an i7 and a GTX 1070, but couldn't make it work. I had some criticism into taking the more expensive 27" 144hz monitor, but I was used to a 27" and knew I would be unhappy with a 24"
I gotta say, building a PC is extremely intimidating, but this case took away some of the burden, tons of room to work, easy for cable management. My only complaint about the case would be the area to hide cables behind the motherboard is a bit slim after putting the side panel on. I had to read a lot of directions to get the motherboard wired, but I had a friend come over and give me a hand so together we got Gangletron purring in no time. I was a bit disappointed that I have one empty hookup for the video card, the cables that came with the PSU are designed for two video card builds, so you can see one empty hook up hanging there that I couldn't hide unfortunantly. After getting it up and running, I only had the one LED Fan to give it a red lighting, later I will be adding a couple extra LED Fans, and possibly a red LED strip as well. Overall I'm quite happy with the build, and its a huge upgrade from what I am used to
Part Reviews will be posted when I have some time with the Rig
Installed Windows 10 Pro in 10 minutes, boot up in under 10 seconds!
tearing up any game I throw at it on Ultra settings. Coupled with a 144hz monitor, it doesn't disappoint
lots of room, PSU compartment and Wire hide, easy to work with and stock fans are silent
easy and quick to install on a ssd, took about 10 minutes, people who are saying the didn't get a Key with their copy, are people who didn't bother looking. There is a little scratch spot on the packaging right on the Microsoft sticker.
crisp and clear. nice size, and price didn't break the bank. The stand would be my only gripe, it doesn't go up and down, just tilts, for most this may not be a big deal, but a 6'3". I'm always looking down on the monitor. I planned on buying a mount anyway, so not a huge deal