This PC was made for gaming, doing work, and browsing the internet. Yes, before I got my monitors I used a CRT, and I had a temporary graphics card that my friend gave to me (it is shown in some of these pictures), because My dad ordered the wrong one so we had to send it back. I had help from my friend /u/bonkey_kong/ during this build, he is the one doing the thumbs up! A big thanks to him!
The case is gorgeous in my opinion, but it was difficult to close the side panel after all the cables were routed through there. But it stays shut and it is not disfigured.
The processor is brilliant, I have had no problems with it at all, it is a bargain and always stays a decent temperature. The motherboard is good, but I slipped up and didn't buy one with front panel USB 3.0 headers... D'oh. I originally got a 64GB SSD, but that died so I switched to a Hybrid Drive (hence the odd HDD setup) and it is really good! Very fast and does what it's there for. Do I really need to say anything about the 1TB Seagate HDD?
Okay, now for the graphics card. It's okay. It performs in all games I throw at it (apart from Skyrim with 130+ mods including lighting and 2k textures) but it gets very hot, which is a problem. If you want a cool 7870, don't go for XFX. I don't really know much about the optical drive, I've never used it....
Case fan is good, it's quiet and performs.
Now for the monitors. They look great and are great apart from a few issues. My main one has a black dot in the upper left corner of the screen, luckily I only use it for games, gaming videos/anime and steam, so I never really see it anyway, but it's still annoying. Overall there are a few dead pixels after a few months but most of them were probably stuck as I can't find them anymore. One final problem with these monitors is that if they go into standby mode and I get them to come on again by wiggling the mouse, then sometimes (not all the time, it's quite rare now) they will have inverted colours. For example: Windows will become orangey brown, and likewise brown and orange will become blue. The only way to solve this is to unplug them and plug them back in again, without turning them off first. I guess this has a good side to it because it encourages you to turn them off when not in use.
The mouse is great. Does everything I want, but sometimes can have issues with the laser. The keyboard is also great, the only problem I have had, is that rarely, when using the media keys, it will spam it. So if I want it to pause, it will play-pause-play-pause in quick succession It also does this with fastforward and rewind. Bare in mind that this is very rare.
That's just about everything! If you have any questions feel free to ask. I have been thinking of upgrading my GPU to the AMD Radeon R9 290, please share your thoughts with me on that subject in the comments.
Thanks for reading!
Great CPU, and doesn't get hot!
Great, fast RAM
Good graphics card, but it gets very hot.
Issue: Sometimes when the screen comes back on from standby mode, colours will be inverted.
Some minor laser problems.