It was Black Friday morning when I went to Micro Center to get some great deals. I was only going to buy a few parts...such as the i7 Skylake, $450 at Amazon, $370 at Micro Center, at the time. An hour later, I walked out of the store with shopping cart holding computer parts with the potential for a machine to destroy all worlds. No here we are, a nice Skylake, 980 ti build.
Overall, everything worked out perfectly, except that the reset button on my case doesn't light up or reset, may be my fault, may not, but is is not essential. My cup and graphics card, as expected, stay at nice and frosty temperatures, for computer hardware at least. The computer is extremely quiet, I don't know the exact decibels, but it sounds just louder than someone's whisper. My motherboard had no issues, so far. Originally, I had Corsair Vengeance LPX, but I turned on my computer one day, and it froze, and everything was messed up. I couldn't figure it out. I took it into Micro Center, and they figured out that it was a problem with the RAM. I traded the Corsair RAM in for Crucial Balisticx Sport, which has worked fine so far. Note: The guy at Micro Center said that he has seen problems with the Corsair LPX before, so if you are planning on getting DDR4, then get the Balisticx Sport which seems to be more reliable. Also, I love the RGB lighting on my Corsair periphrels.
Exactly what I expected, a great processor. I have not overclocked, which I might, but I think it will be even better after that.
It keeps my processor between 25-30 Degrees Celcius, what else do I have to say.
Easy to assemble with, only had trouble with 1 slot, the reset button on the front panel. The guy at Micro Center recommended this over the regular Z-170A, I forget the difference, does anyone know?
As I said, my Corsair memory broke, this works fine at a fine clock speed.
I have never used an SSD before, and it downloads blazingly fast. May need to upgrade storage sometime, right now I am fine.
I am getting an unprecedented amount of FPS with this machine. Stays chilly too, so I can do some overclocking sometime.
Great, beautiful case. Cable management was easy to do. Only issue was with the reset button, which I have said about 3 times now. Not a big enough issue to bring it down a star, also, I love the SSD cages.
Honestly, I don't really know what to say besides that it gives enough power, it's quiet, and it hasn't broken.
It hits the job done and it hasn't broken, good enough for me.
So far, I don't have any problem with Windows 10. Everything works fine.
Wireless Network Adapter
It got the job done, planning on going Ethernet sometime.
144 Hz, 1 Millisecond response time, 1080p, $250 dollars. Ultimate budget monitor. Not like you'll need them, but the speakers are awful.
This was my first mechanical keyboard, and it felt great. The colors are vibrant. It is hard to describe how it feels like, so here we go: each time my finger pushes down on the key, the world around me slows down. They key begins to descend onto the cushioned pad (SILENT Red) it reaches an end on its journey. The spring pushes the key back up, the journey is over.
If feels great, the side buttons can be positioned perfectly.
Very comfortable, great sound fits with the RGB theme too, great headset.