So This all started at the beginning of this year when I finally decided to take the plunge into building my first gaming PC. After discussing it with the wife (and more than a few eye rolls) she agreed that now would be a good time to do it. After months of research on PCPP and watching YouTube videos I finally dove in, head first. I wanted a build that would run as close to 1440/144 as possible and I think I achieved that. I am so happy with this build so far.
And, it booted on the first try!!
Note: The GTX 960 seen in the first pic was just a placeholder until I got the RX 5700 XT.
I don't think I am even scratching the surface of this CPU's potential. So far it hasn't given me even a slight hiccup. I'm very happy with my selection. I was waiting for Zen 2 but when all the launch problems with BIOS and mobo issues started popping up it scared me off a bit.
A very solid board with just enough of the bells and whistles that you could need for a near mid-tier build.
A little pricier than other kits at this price but it comes with pretty lights and even overclocks pretty well on this mobo.
Same for this one. Boot times are pretty quick and I am satisfied with the performance.
Yeah, it's storage and it works. Not much to see here.
Not 5 star worthy IMO but a solid card. Just starting out with this beast was a bit scary due to the heat issues that are typical with blower style cards, especially this one. After researching ways to cool it without having a jet engine installed in my case, I learned to just undervolt it without much of a performance loss. It may even have gained some performance due to not thermal throttling. Now this card doesn't go above 65C when in game. I haven't got many games under my belt yet, but, that will change soon enough.
Great little tower with decent cooling and it comes with pretty lights. All for a mere 60 bucks.
This sucker works as intended and I am happy with it.
Very quiet fans that keep the air moving pretty well.
More pretty lights that I was able to hook directly into the case light control buttons and control the case lights along with the 2 strips that this comes with. I put one above the tempered glass and the other mounted to the back panel to give a nice ambiance through the various openings in the mobo tray and the cable management channel by the front fans.
It connects to the internets. And, the peasants rejoice.