A simple Black/Red themed build. Great for playing current AAA titles at 1080p and can even hold its own at 1440p. More pictures on the way once i find some time. It's dusty in there i know. Fixing it soon :)
Note: the prices listed are not what i actually paid. Ill update them when i get time
CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 - This mid range processor was perfect for my needs. An i7 was way out of my budget and was overkill for what i would be doing on this pc: purely gaming. The 6500 is a Skylake processor making future upgrades fairly easy.
Motherboard: MSI H170 M3 Gaming - Overclocking is not something i am keen on doing hence the locked processor, so I decided on this motherboard. Trusted company, well- built, and looks great.
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 2x8GB DDR4 - Ram is ram. Lots of people say 16GB is too much for gaming builds, but this was on sale at the time and it matched by build so what the hell. For those following this build, 8GB is sufficient unless you are doing more than just gaming or can find cheap 16gb sets
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD + Samsung 850 EVO SSD 250GB - A harddrive to hold files, music, movies and other stuff that shall not be named. A SSD that tons of people have recommended to me. It holds my OS and several games that have too many loading times for me to handle. (WD Blue 1TB HDD is also a good choice and is comparable to the Barracuda, but Barracuda has a better name)
Case + PSU: NZXT H440 + EVGA SuperNova 850 G2 - Lets start with the case. It matches my build so far and looks amazing. It is really well build and doesn't feel cheap at all. This case hides your PSU so it is not visible through the window and has great cable management. The cons : No optical drive (but who needs one anyways), no opening door, meaning the whole side panel needs to come off if you want adjust anything inside the case.
The powersupply is highly recommended by almost everyone whom I've talked to. Super reliable and not very loud. Just read this review! http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=377
Moniter: Asus VG248QE - Just a simple moniter that i bought on sale on boxing day. Out of the box, the screen is terrible calibrated and will need some manual adjustments. In the near future i will be getting a 1440p freesync moniter to go alongside this one
Keyboard: MSI GK-701 - Great keyboard that not many people use. Fit my MSI theme well.
Pros: Bright LED's, Cherry Browns feel amazing, feels really well built and not cheap.
Cons: No palmrest and from what i know so far, the LED's can only be red (no issue for me though), no dedicated media buttons
Mouse- MSI Interceptor DS B1 - I previously owned 2 Razer deathadder chromas and both developed a double clicking problem, so i decided to switch it up and go with MSI since it'll fit into my build nicely. This mouse is currently sold on newegg.com for 19.99USD, but could easily pass as an 60-80$ mouse
Pros: Well built, bright LED's, clickers feel nice, extremely cheap price tag
Cons: One LED color, only 2 extra macros (some prefer more, but 2 is enough for me), mouse may take some getting used to