This is my transition from console gaming to PC gaming/CAD. I'm 16 and I have saved up for two months to buy all the parts. I did tons of research, and after 4 parts lists I finally confirmed the parts that I wanted to use. Let me say that after I set everything up, this computer runs flawlessly. I ran into a couple issues while building it, such as the dram_led lighting up red, and there was no picture, but I took it apart and re-assembled it, and it worked fine. All of my chassis fans are automated (lowers/raises RPM based on temps) via my motherboard, along with the cpu cooler and gpu. Thanks to everyone who helped me out, I'm looking forward to some awesome gaming!
Also, I found the GPU brand new on Craigslist for $200, and I got the monitor for $140.
EDIT: I fixed the intake and exhaust fans.
Will add a review when I overclock.
Amazing cpu cooler thus far. Keeps my CPU at 30 C idle. Super quiet and looks amazing.
This motherboard is outstanding. As a first time builder, it was a breeze to work with. If I ran into any issues the manual went into detail. The BIOS is very neat. Also looks amazing. I haven't overclocked with it yet, but I will soon.
Lightning fast memory. Have had no issues with it.
Generic SSD. Can't beat the price, gets the job done.
What can I say? Good hard drive.
Absolutely amazing piece of equipment. I've tested a few games on it so far and have had no problems at all. Ultra settings 60+ fps.
Wonderful case. Looks beautiful and is VERY easy to work in.
Gold rated, and has all black cables. No colorful ugly cables. Awesome PSU.
Good amount of air flow. Quiet and looks cool.
Thin borders, amazing detail and has a gaming mode you can switch on and off.
Really cool combo, nice colors.