This is my new finished gaming build. I first started off back in October 2017 learning how to properly build a PC while I was taking computer classes in college I am going for my associates degree in science for computer information technology. My first build had a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard paired with a weak Intel Pentium G4400 Skylake Dual-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 1151 54W CPU. It was then upgraded to a Gigabyte Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming K7 motherboard I had paired it with the Intel i7 7700k CPU. I did light gaming with my EVGA gtx 560ti then I did a motherboard and CPU upgrade, so I had purchased an EVGA gtx 1050ti. Everything went smoothly for the next couple of months and then I started having PC builders withdrawal and I needed another fix lol, and that's when I upgraded again to the parts you see in my list. The only issue I've been having is that I suck very badly at overclocking. I recently tried to overclock my I7 8700k to 5.0GHz, but it kept crashing then I tried 4.9GHz crashing still I'm now stuck at a 4.8GHz overclock. I also tried overclocking my GPU witch I just got dirt cheap on eBay my EVGA gtx 1070 sc black edition, but that is even more complicating I really wish my hardware professor would have reached us how to overclock but he was horrible I had to learn everything off of YouTube and Linda.com maybe someone here can drop a comment on a good overclocking tutorial on YouTube that would be great. Welp this is my build it's been a journey, but I have learned a hole lot along the way hope you guys like it.
The king of gaming CPUs out right now can be overclocked to 5.0GHz I currently have it at 4.8GHz my cinabench score is 1,556 super fast CPU love it can't complain.
Really good cooler for the price yes there are better coolers out there, but not at this price to performance highly recommend.
I love this motherboard built in WiFi one of the most RGB lit motherboards out now if you're into RGB although, you can disable it in the BIOS. Also the BIOS is very easy to maneuver around and it's performance is great I paid $169 for it, but if you can find the Gigabyte Aorus gaming 7 for about the same price go for it. All and all love this Mobo gigabyte I have trusted for many many years since there LGA 775 Mobos and they've never let me down.
So far so good I really like the tone of the RGB lighting I actually did not get these in black I got them in white to go with my color scheme. The performance is great plus it's pretty cheap compared to other Kit's if you're on a budget I highly recommend this ram kit well if you like RGB also it's not for everyone lol.
Great SSD my PC boots up in 10 seconds not even exaggerating. I've had this SSD for the last year it's still going good plus once again it's budget and great quality can't go wrong. I will be upgrading though to a 1TB m.2 hopefully soon I would like for my games to boot as fast as my PC does.
Had it for the last three years has been taken out of my only rig hasn't had any issues yet not to fast, but HDDs are known for that. I only have games and files and most apps I don't use often.
This GPU is a beast for the price I paid really good quality the only thing I don't like is that it has no backplate. Normally you see 1070s and up with backplates don't know why EVGA cheaper out there. Asside from that it perfomes great.
I love this case I am so happy I switched from my AZZA Titan 240 which was just not my style. I had wanted a white case for a while but could not find a good looking cheap case. Until I saw this case for sale on Newegg man this case is top quality for the price. So simple to build in I saw many review's on YouTube just to make sure if it's worth it and man it was can't be happier with this case.
It gets the job done plus way better than those cheap unknown brand PSUs on eBay I've had it for a while now and it's doing great. One thing that sucks is yes the ketchup and mustard cables ugh I hate them the should have made them black, but hey the price is right.
This was basically free from my old PC's I have been trading it down since windows 10 first preview came out on October, 2014. It's had many upgrades since then I have been doing good so far yes it's had it's thing's, but if you know how to keep it virus free then you will have a great experience don't use antivirus software just use windows defender. Also go on YouTube and watch tutorials on how to speed up windows and always read what the next upgrade is for before you upgrade. Another thing is always back up your files trust me I lost a couple of GB worth of files on my last upgrade the windows 10 version 1809 the good thing was the files where not important at all. There's good videos on YouTube explaining on how to avoid any loss of files check them out.
Great budget Monitor hopefully soon I can upgrade to a monitor with 144Hz, but of course will cost a whole lot more.