It's taken me almost a year to finish this build, mostly due to thinking I was finished and then deciding to add something new. However I'm finally at the point where I've decided I truly am done, for now. I use this primarily for gaming but I also stream and edit videos on here, before getting a laptop this was also used for web development.
Parts of this have been changed since it was first built, it began life in an NZXT Phantom 630, but I found it took up too much room, I grew to hate the way it looked and it was honestly a poor quality case, especially for the price. I also originally had a Logitech G910 keyboard, which I do still have, but the Pok3r has become my daily driver.
Going with a Cryorig cooler on this build was a mistake, and was the only real problem I had with it. I recieved one that didn't include the new AM4 bracket in the box and had to request one from Cryorig, however their request form is horribly broken and seems designed that way intentionally. This wouldn't be an issue if Cryorig had a customer service department to talk to, and they do, but it seems they have nobody working there. This left me with having to buy the bracket myself after waiting over a week trying to deal with Cryorig.
This lived up to all of my expectations, AMD did an absolutely fantastic job with Ryzen and I'll very likely be keeping it even after Zen+ releases.
This is a good cooler performance wise but Cryorig are an awful company to deal with. This meant it sat in it's box for over a week while I waited for them to even reply to me over an AM4 bracket that I eventually had to buy anyway. If you're on anything but AM4 this is an excellent choice.
This has been fine but I do wish I'd gone for the version with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in just to have them.
I had a 5200RPM HDD before this. I wasn't quite prepared for just how fast this drive would be. 500GB is plenty for an SSD with current prices.
It's decently fast enough but holy hell is this thing loud. It's not exactly that the drive itself is super loud either but if there's absolutely anything loose on your case this thing will cause it to vibrate and rattle in the most annoying way.
It's ran absolutely everything I've thrown at it flawlessly, barely reaches 70C even when I'm really pushing it. I did get it before the current pricing issues, but even at the current price I'd still feel it's mostly worth it.
I upgraded from a more expensive NZXT Phantom 620 simply because I wanted to downsize my case. This thing is premium. It's absolutely fantastic. though somewhat annoyingly shortly after buying it the non-tinted glass was made available, which I would have preferred. It looks great either way.
One thing to note is that high static pressure fans on the front intake are absolutely required, I have SilentWings on there now and their poor static pressure means they struggle to pull much air through the front foam even at max speed.
It hasn't blown up, that's a good sign.
Also getting at least one 8+6 pin instead of an 8+6+2 pin would be nice so I don't have the little tangle of spare cable on an 8+6 pin GPU.
It's okay but Microsofts insistence on telemetry is irritating. Their determination to force microtransaction games onto my computer without my permission is infuriating. The store is awful and I don't want Cortana. Also updates sometimes horribly break everything and you have no idea why.
Unfortunately it's a strong case of stockholm syndrome and a requirement for game compatibility. Hopefully Linux gets more game support soon.
They're whisper silent all the way up to 80% PWM, even then they're not irritatingly loud. Acoustically these are very impressive. However, I have them on a very restrictive front intake and their static pressure leaves a lot to be desired, they struggle to pull enough air through to match a single 120mm at 40% PWM on exhaust.
This is beautiful, I have it wall mounted because the feet on the stand were huge and an ugly red "gamer" colour. G-sync is nice but the Nvidia tax is silly.
I consider this to be the best monitor currently available for general all rounded use.
Cherry MX Browns are pleasant to type on and the aesthetics of this keyboard are fantastic, the build quality is even better, with one exception. The stabilizers on this board are horrendous, every single one of them squeaked and the poor spacing on the long right shift key meant it would get stuck in a pressed down position. Though all of this was solved with some oil on the spacers.
Among one of the best gaming mice money can buy. Aside from looking a bit gamery and being hard to clean due to the aggressive angles on parts I've got absolutely nothing but good things to say about this.
I came from a pair of HD598s to these, wanting something better for listening to music with while retaining the 598s for gaming. These really do live up to the hype surrounding them. Just make sure you have a dedicated amp to drive them properly.
I should note that I bought mine heavily used and they're so well built that you could have told me they were new and I'd have believed it.
I regrettably overpaid quite a bit for these as they were "discontinued" only to be replaced by a version with improved build quality, which these are lacking a little. For gaming there aren't many headphones that can even compete and even fewer that outshine these, especially for the money. For music they're fine, they ruined all cheaper headphones for me but they still don't compare to enthusiast options.
I really only bought these because I wanted to have speakers for when I didn't want to have headphones and they matched my colour theme and desk space. They have a constant background hiss from the poor quality amp in them, they do however still sound pretty good when playing music. More bassy stuff would make my entire desk vibrate quite a lot before I bought their quite overpriced stands.
In my opinion this is the best controller you can get for PC. It's not for everyone and takes some adjustment but going back to a regular Xbox controller doesn't feel right.