The Name is from the Overwatch characters Genji & Hanzo Shimada , whom - like this build - were never supposed to end up the way they did.
Well, this build tells quite a story. (Sorry it's long, TL;DR at the bottom.)
It started off in December of 2016, when I first got into PCs. From December to February, I did hours upon hours of research and studying benchmarks - trying to determine what I wanted in a PC. At the end of Februrary, I began ordering my parts. I got a deal on RAM and a Mobo on/r/HardwareSwap ($50 and $100 respectively); but as I would soon learn, these weren't the best decisions (Well actually the RAM is fine it's in my system).
I received my Motherboard in March, but it was sitting in my room for about 2 months before I had gathered all my parts. I got my PSU, GPU, and HDD from Amazon Warehouse, and my Case and Cooler from regular Amazon. The processor however, is a different story. Essentially, my brother's friend's PC broke, and he wasn't too bright so he assumed that the CPU AND Mobo broke and gave the CPU (i7-6700) to my brother saying "If you can fix it, good for you. I don't want it." - sure enough, the processor worked and my brother sold it to me for $100. The original budget for this system was $450, and honestly the extra $100 made it a tad better than it would have been with a G4560.
I then built the PC (much more fun than I expected tbh) and... it didn't turn on. Naturally I panicked and a PC-savvy friend of mine helped me test all my parts, and sure enough my motherboard's pins were bent. I messaged the seller on Reddit and he basically told me that it's my fault and he won't refund me. (Even though his packaging job was mediocre at best.)
In the end, I got a new Mobo From Amazon, and I then rebuilt my PC (with better cable management than the first time) and now it's sitting on my desk.
So yeah, it was a bit of a journey.
TL;DR - This build was overall awesome. Despite some cough minor hiccups, the process went smoothly and I am now a proud and permanent member of the #PCMasterRace
+1's are appreciated!
(Note 5/27: Editing a video for this PC, I'll post the link when it's done.)
It's fast and runs cool. Needless to say it was an amazing deal for $100.
An awesome little cooler! Fits comfortably in my ITX case, super quiet, and very well performing. CPU never passes 45° C.
Great Motherboard! Simple color scheme, surprisingly fast WiFi, and a nice BIOS. I'll be using this again for an HTPC or other non-OC ITX PC.
It's RAM and it works. (Side note: I hate DDR4 prices)
Super snappy for an HDD! It gets me into Windows in <50 seconds consistently, fast game load times, and also very quiet. It's not an SSD, but it's quite fast for a hard drive.
I pretty much only play Overwatch and some random indie games, so for $120 this card is awesome. I always have 100+ FPS on Ultra in OW with zero stutter.
FANTASTIC case! It's not too small, easy to work in, amazing cable management, and support for long GPUs and even a full custom water cooling loop! Truly awesome. If you're looking for a small(er) system, definitely check this out.
Semi-modular, black sleeved cables, and it hasn't blown up.