I'm a freelancer and needed to replace my aging desktop with a new workhorse to use primarily for the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premiere, and Audition mostly), but also for some gaming once the work gets done!
Really liked the look of the NZXT H440, read some really good things about its cable management, and already had black/red peripherals (Corsair K70 keyboard and M45 mouse) so I figured I'd keep the color scheme going.
This is actually the first time I've built a PC but overall things went together pretty smoothly. Got everything put together, powered her on, and... motherboard showed error D0 (looks like 00). Apparently that's "Late CPU Initialization." Well crap. Took the CPU back out and looked the socket over for any bent pins... didn't see anything. Reseated the CPU and hit the power switch one more time and... viola! Everything worked like a charm. Not sure what that was all about, but glad it all seems in fine working order now.
Looking forward to putting it through its paces!
Not much to say here... may have been a bit overkill, but it fit into my budget and I do use some apps that can take advantage of the hyper-threading.
Not as much of a pain to install as I thought it might be! Fit just fine into my case, and is keeping my CPU at 26C at idle. Plus it just looks good!
Got a code D0 (late CPU initialization) on my first boot attempt. Reseated the CPU and that seems to have fixed it.
Everything was working great, but after downloading all the MSI utilities and drivers, PC is now shutting down completely when going into sleep mode. Trying to power back on results in an "early south bridge initialization" mobo error code. I have to turn the power supply off and on to get it booted again.
So... no using sleep mode for now! I tried reverting to the previous BIOS after updating, but that didn't fix it. Still trying to figure out what's causing the problem...
It's RAM! It works, it looks nice.
Decided I wasn't quite ready to shell out the money for a PCIe M.2 drive. Then when I was going to go buy my 2.5" Samsung Evo, I noticed the M.2 version was on sale at Amazon and was $10 cheaper. Figured why not! Plug and go, no cables to worry about, and nice and fast!
Solid budget secondary drive for storage.
Works great! I'm sticking with 1080p for now, and this seems to handle whatever I've thrown at it just fine. Plus it fit my color scheme. :)
Love the aesthetics of this case. Love the way it hides all the cables with the power supply shroud. Bit of a tight fit on the back side, but all in all no complaints.0
After I already bought this power supply I started to see comments from people saying it's not a good unit. Wellll... too late for me! No complaints so far. Fully modular is nice, cables seem nice enough, I guess we'll see...