This PC is primarily used for gaming and some work from home. In all the build was a great learning experience and a TON of fun to actually build. Have to give big thanks to Bitwit Kyle for his build guides otherwise I probably would have struggled WAY more. I think the end result is great and really finishes off the room. Love my setup now.
**Started streaming with this pc and it runs it great!
i5 8600k: Perfect CPU for gaming for me since I don't need the hyper-threading from the i7.
Kraken x62: Wanted an AIO since the new series runs warm and so I can experiment with overclocking
Arctic Silver: Great reviews but haven't needed it yet since Kraken has it pre-applied the first time
Asus ROG Strix Z370-F: Love the aesthetic and had all the features I needed. Almost went with the E but really don't need the wifi built in and that was the main draw of it.
Corsair Dominator Platinum: Only needed 16gb and wanted it to be fast so 3200 was perfect. Might have overpayed a little bit but absolutely love the look of the platinum in my build, I think it was perfect for my aesthetic.
Samsung 860 Evo: How can you go wrong with this as the SSD?
Seagate 2TB Hybrid: Perfect for game and music storage while still being faster than standard HDD
EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2: My dream graphics card will run everything I could ever want to play at the perfect settings I want.
NZXT S340 Elite: By far my favorite case, was super easy to build in and looks great.
EVGA SuperNova 750 G3: Perfect for my build and should continue to be perfect for any upgrades
Hue+ / AER RGB: Really wanted the lighting for my case to help complete the aesthetic of the room. Be aware this kit does NOT come with the LED strips.
Alienware 25 inch Gaming Monitor: Actually an insane deal for a 240hz monitor at the time, great for competitive titles which I play a lot. May look into fast refresh rate 1440p in the future when prices drop to take full advantage of the 1080 but this is fine for now.
Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless/Wired
Keyboard: Logitech G Pro
Headset: Logitech G433
Mousepad: Logitech G640
(yeah kind of a logitech fanboy lol)
Desk: IKEA Malm