I had been looking around at prebuilt computers and the possibility of building my own computer a little over a year ago however I never took it seriously especially with the ridiculous GPU prices and did not have the money. I'd been playing a few random games on my family's PC after moving from playstation however wasn't able to play more than one game at once (due to storage). A few months ago I decided to just build one and couldn't wait for Ryzen 2. I received all the parts end of September and decided to create this one.
CPU: Rather choose AMD over intel and the price for what I got was much better than intel's offerings. I don't mind that I can't overclock it much because this is just to hold me over until Ryzen 2 and I can spend tax return money on that. Great CPU I overclocked it to 3.9 with stock cooler and that's fine with me.
GPU: I had the budget to go for a nice gpu and had been monitoring GPU prices on ebay since August but didn't exactly know how much money I had for the build. Found this used one at a low auction price and the seller seemed trustworthy. The next day it had barely gone up and I put a bid for $480 with a few seconds left and won. I couldn't believe the deal I had gotten. Beast of a GPU for 1440p 165 hz. Bought this before all other parts.
Ram: I know faster ram won't make much of a difference at 1440p and GPU will be most important but I couldn't resist and got the 3200 mhz cl 14 b die at $170 with $30 ebay code. Great RAM docp really easy to advertised speed.
Motherboard: Didn't know which motherboard I would Gert until the last few days because I wanted to get a decent X470 that wasn't too much. It would determined how much I could spend on RAM and case. Got this from an open box from local micro center for $104. It was in great condition and worked fine.
SSD: Originally gonna get the WD blue m.2 sata 500 GB for $80 but the motherboard deal allowed fro me to buy an unnecessary ssd for gaming. I don't need much storage for now and will get a TB ssd later on.
Case: Great looking case that has good airflow and looks good for not too much. Originally wanted lian li poc o 11 dynamic but it was too expensive.
PSU: It works, is semi modular and is a good PSU. It works.
I had been watching and reading a lot about PC building so the process itself was surprisingly easy especially with all the free information and help from the internet. Had some trouble with windows booting after installation but fixed this after taking out GPU and mobo battery. This guy helped me out with all my questions about my PC building: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU7WfwB6XCQn4_5Wr8lk5sg
Overall very satisfied with build and the prices I got these prices for GTX 1080ti with 16gb 3200mhz bdie, nvme ssd, 1440p 165 hz GSYNC for a total of $1652.98? will purchase new CPU in a few months.
Some of the fastest ram sticks out there. Timings of 14 14 14 31 with 3200 mhz speed will be hard to beat. Amazing for overclocking but not such an amazing price. Luckily I got mine on ebay for $170 with a $30 code which is still too pricey, but you don't buy this ram for its value, you buy it for its overclocking ability and speed. They also look great too.
It works and I don't notice it. Just what a power supply should do.
They blow air well and don't get very noisy. 3 of these for only $18, who can complain?
They are some of the best extensions for the price and add some great looks for a good price. They're more of a burnt orange though rather than bright/ fluorescent orange.