Name Reason: I ordered all these parts at least a week prior before all these new cards and price drops started popping up. So, here we are.
HISTORY: Alright, flash back to 2010, and I had a trashy Asus laptop that could record and play minecraft at a steady 40-60 frames at med-high settings. That was my first YT channel that ended up being deleted.
Flash to 2014, BOOM, I managed to snag a MSI GE40 for $600 off of Craigslist. Runs great and performs well for about 1 1/2 years before it meets it's age and starts slowing down. I can't even run Minecraft on it with some background music without lagging and constant audio chips. (To measure, my friends emachine is a god compared to this.)
2016 rolls around and with some heavy thinking, I finally decide to start saving up for a new PC. I went through tons of topics and whatnot and finally got a build, only to realize I forgot to also order a monitor and Windows key. Excitement got to me. But, it arrived, only for all the parts to work, but a faulty hard drive that won't format.
Well that's the end of that.
USES: I primarily use this machine for gaming ATM. But once I get a new HDD, I'll be recording, editing, and uploading videos to my YT channel (shameless self plugging ik.) It runs GTAV at a somewhat low resolution at a steady 60FPS. I'm using a TV as a monitor.
What Went Well: Everything went along nicely until that blasted HDD didn't work. Cable management is trash. But it keeps the PC running.
Problems: I've been talking about the HDD for the past 3 paragraphs. I think you can guess.
Great Processor. Runs GTAV fine. Kind of a place holder for an i7 though. Haven't used it a ton.
It's a great motherboard. Just wish it had more SATA cables. I have to stick with 2 drives.
Pretty, 16GB, Meets "H" series clock speed standards, low-profile. Meets my requirements.
Loads up Windows in seconds. Great SSD. Would recommend for budget builds.
I have my reasons. They're in the desc.
Beast GPU. But like the CPU, ended up being a place holder as I'll most likely upgrade it soon enough. Still runs great though.
Looks nice. I like the little leg stands. There is room for cable management, I just couldn't find them all. That Matte black attracts fingerprints really easily though -1 star for that.
Connects everything. Little low wattage though. Fault on my part. Shoulda went for 650W. But, it'll be getting replaced with one hopefully by christmas.