Mild gaming rig for my first time. Runs very cool and silent. No lights, bells or whistles. I was lucky and bought the GPU in June of this year (2017) because I had an internship and the money was coming in. Little did I know Bitcoin mining was going to explode and drive GPU prices up, I was very lucky.
Had to remove the case fan to fit the motherboard, other than that no huge issues. A lot of rookie mistakes took place.
Runs Skyrim, FO:NV, Bioshock remastered, Firewatch on ultra high 1080.
The next steps are more RAM and a better CPU to relieve myself of the bottleneck. Hopefully my next internship will seal the deal.
Actually took the time to read instructions and found I needed to switch PCIe slots to get the most out of the graphics card. The original slot is a x4 and now it's x16. No idea there was a difference. The internet says there is a difference of maybe 5-10%. I also ordered a GPU stand because the card is cantilevered and bending. I did some more cable management as well.
I am very happy with my build now and its place in my apartment. CPU and RAM still on the way.
Recognized the bottleneck and finally bought an I5-7500. Added another stick of 8 GB. Witcher 3, Rocket League and Subnautica are on max settings and 60 FPS. Much needed decision. To hell with Pentium, that got me started.
My boss gave me a 480 GB SSD for free. Swapped out the 60 GB and gave it to my roommate for an upcoming cheap build.
Case fans were on sale so I bought 6, only 3 made it into the PC. I WOULD NOT recommend the Cooler Master MasterFan Pro. Very loud and occasional buzzing. The LEDs are also dimmer than I had hoped.
62C with stock fan on Subnautica.
Really great AIO, in my opinion. Occasionally you will hear the fluid making a small swish sound. The fans and pump come with a splitter for the LED control tom connect to the controller. I suggest getting the aftermarket RGB controller because this controller is just buttons that will cycle through settings when pressed. It's a must to use PWM on these fans or else it sounds like an F-22. Comes with thermal paste.
Good MOBO for the price. The constant red LEDs are a little annoying.
No issues. Great
Quiet and fast
Really can't complain. Got it for $230 and works well for my cheap build.
The top panel and front panel are difficult to work with when mounting fans. Everything else is great
Cables are stiff, great otherwise. Ugly ketchup and mustard cables.
Very loud. My fan that is mounted on the back buzzes badly while my top two do not. The lighting isn't as bright as I thought. Mounting was easy and you get plenty of slack in the cable.
Pretty great monitor for the price.
Great mouse for a cheap gaming build
Sounds great and feels even better. It's a must to download iCue to change settings.