I built this computer for 3 reasons: 1. Learning experience 2. Run some data heavy processing algorithms (machine learning / deep learning) 3. I wanted to be able to play games at 1440p@144FPS (I play mainly FPS and RTS games)
I accomplished with no problems my 3 objectives!
CPU: I got this from a friend for $200, no brainer, great CPU at a fantastic price.
CPU cooler: It keeps the CPU temp around 45C. Very cool looking.
MOBO: Good motherboard, easy BIOS, I probably would like to be able to change the RED light color. I don't OC so I don't know about that.
MEMORY: Great compatibility, running with no problems @3200 with MSI. ** I had to update the BIOS.
STORAGE: FAST FAST FAST.... For now, I'm ok. I might get a second SDD soon.
Video Card: I think for $550 it's an amazing video card able to max @1440p any game with high FPS. **I didn't get the TI since I don't think that $200 extra is a good investment if I play in 1440p.
CASE: Great case, so clean and minimalist.
PS: Good PS
Monitor: S217DG is an AWESOME monitor for the price. ** Some tuning is required. I will buy it again without thinking. No dead pixels, no bleeding, no issues.
Keyboard & Mouse: Great colors and looks.
Headphones: I have the HyperX Revolver 7.1, great sound with some noise cancelling + mic
Extra stuff: NZXT Internal USB Hub + Phanteks RGB Led Strip Combo