Im 14yrs old, and before the hate comments come in, I have been saving vigorously for the past three years to make this rig. I had a perfect 4.0 gpa since when i was 11 years old, no console, only a macbook. I needed a upgrade, since my MacBook was showing age. And didnt keep up to my school standards.
I needed a rig that would suit my gaming and my school needs, which includes intensive coding for ROBOTC. I wont play games more than Minecraft, COD, LOL, and CS:GO.
This, being my first build, had lots of issues during my build phase. My case came with five preinstalled fans, and my mobo only had 3 system fan headers. So that made me plug my 2 other fans directly into the molex (molex connectors take so much pressure to plug in correctly, and are annoying to hide). First boot came, and the power flickered between the case fans, cpu cooler, gpu light, etc. Took out my gpu, only kept one ram dim, and did a post boot. Everything worked, I dont know what i did wrong. I installed back my gpu, ram dim, etc. Installed a fresh copy of windows 10, and went to control panel. I had to update my ethernet controller drivers in order for my ethernet to connect to my router (took me ages to realize why my computer isnt connecting to my router). Another problem came up, my pc showed that it only had 4gb of ram, and I thought i installed an 8gb kit. Unplugged my pc, took the 2 dims out, and installed them back in. I guess one of the dims wasn't in all the way? Anyways, it showed that I had 8gb of ram, yay! Installed my gpu drivers, a few games, and BOOM, my rig is born!
Had no issues with this cpu so far. The best i5 made, obviously, from intel!
Cant complain, this cpu cooler got me an overclock that i wanted, for an affordable price!
Works perfect, had no problems with it! Looks nice and I LOOOVEEEE the easy boot. I just had to install my windows usb and it went straight to installation! Great work gigabyte!
Looks nice. Got my xmp profile loaded easily, works like a charm!
Great hard drive for the price. Im getting boot times of 5-10 seconds with fastboot! Working perfectly at the moment!
I wish there was a 6 star option, this gpu is amazing! I love the led pulses, adds some spice to my boring build. Drivers were sooooo easy to install. Getting high 70fps on 1440p for gtav! People say this card gets near 90c underload. You must be using the computer 24/7 playing 4k games to get somewhere CLOSE to 90c. the highest I get this card from 2-4 hr cod sessions was 69c. Great work asus!
This case is great, I love the led fans this case came with. However, be careful, this case came with 5 preinstalled fans. Which, more than likely, you will need molex connectors to power some of them. And hiding those molex connectors are annoying!
This psu is very nice! Working like how its supposed to. Took off a star because the 24 mobo connector has an ugly rainbow kinda wire. Which throws off my build's color scheme.
Coming from a mac, windows 10 is very complicated. It took me and hr to find out how much ram/ cpu speed my system is running at. Once again, Microsoft failed at making a simple os!
I love the keyboard, looks nice and performs stellar. However, it gets a little noisey, and the red led back light is a little bit hard to see. The mouse is good, but isnt as comfortable as other mouses that i had.