Named "Lux", which in Latin means 'light'. Thought it suited this build considering the price is 'light', appearance isn't in your face, just 'light', sound is 'light' on the ears, and I'm using it for 'light'room. Alright, in actuality it just sounded cool.
I decided to finally build a PC as I wanted something more powerful for home use. My laptop works great for mobile situations, but it lacks the power needed for an efficient workflow. I'm a photogragher and built this computer to meet my needs in that area. I haven't taken many pictures of this build, but the few I did include are taken with my DSLR in case any of you are interested.
I received my parts last night and finished building Lux after around 2 to 3 hours. The computer booted on first try and I was able to install Windows 10 immediately. However, today I was playing a game and my computer suddenly shut off. I checked the temps, everything was around 20-30c. I heard a clicking noise come from my PSU upon turning it back on. After further inspection, a rubber grip that came with my case was lodged into the PSU fan. I've removed it and everything seems to be running smoothly now even after several stress tests.
I wanted the option to upgrade to higher class Skylakes such as an i5 or i7 as I needed fit. I don't see myself doing so in the near future however considering I am blown away with the performance of this processor. Seems to stay cool, everything is snapping, and pairs very well with my graphics card.
I wanted to save money here and get something a little cheaper so I could afford the R9 380. Although this a cheaper motherboard, it has performed fine and haven't noticed any flaws. Reviews for this motherboard were so-so but they far exceeded others in it's class.
Generic Team Elite RAM. 8GB should suit me for now. The price was excellent.
Performs surprisingly fast. I wanted something on the cheaper end but this does exceptionally well. My computer boots within 15 seconds and anything else that utilizes it has been speedy.
Excellent card. I can't find a game that won't run with Ultra settings 1080p on it. I might have to turn down some minor graphical details to get a full 60fps, but I'm not complaining! I purchased this card new for $160.
Case is pristine. Looks elegant and professional. I purchased this new for $29 and looks/feels like it is worth so much more. Cable management was on the harder side but, as I said earlier, I'm not complaining.
I was told that this PSU is reliable and long lasting. Has worked fine thus far.