Update 12/15/16 Replaced Cryorig C7 with Cryorig M9i. Official max clearance of Air 240 is 120mm. Cooler height is 125mm. Confirmed cooler fits, but barely. No contact between cooler and window.
Update 7/15/16: Replaced 2x4gb HyperX Fury, Black with 1x8gb Crucial Ballistix Sport LT, White.
Original date: 7/5/16
Hello! So I built my very first pc around Black Friday 2015, and the submission is located here: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/JBXH99
My lovely lady had a lappytop at the time. It was working well, until it started to run slower than Internet Explorer on a 90's dial up connection. She plays TF2, Rocket League, Overwatch, and many other indie titles as well as online work (read: Etsy, Pinterest, etc..)
So we thought it was time to build her first PC. And I let her name it.
Note: These are not professional reviews, hell maybe not even reviews at all. These are just my observations and insight.
Note 2: I realize this is not a 480 or 1060. Please politely refrain from helpful advice pertaining to this.
Parts reviews located below
Got this on sale for $90 some weeks ago. It's a dual core with hyperthreading. For online shopping, blogging, and gaming, this is enough.
A quad-core CPU would have been nice, but it was not in our budget. Besides, this machine will almost strictly see light/indie gaming and a lot of
work online shopping.
Works fine. BIOS isn't that bad. Only equipped with 1 system fan header and a brown PCB.
SSD prices are always dropping. Had to avoid the BX200 and V300, and this works very well. read/writes are comparable to SP550, and just short of 1311 and Ultra II
The "real" Blue hdd. 1tb, 7200rpm. Works fine for mass storage, music, photos, movies, and games that don't benefit from SSD
This is the true 75W 6-pinless GTX 950, confirmed by PCPP staff.
Quite, cool, and looks spectacular. This card is truly better than the 750 Ti in every aspect save for the low profile/half height. If you are not bound by that restriction, I highly recommend this.
Lack of 6-pins means you can drop this in any PC, even prebuilts, and makes cable management that much easier.
The dual chamber design works fantastically well! (For those that don't know, this design places the major heat-outputting components such as the mobo, cpu, and gpu in one chamber with superior airflow, while the PSU, storage, and mass of wires are in the other chamber, hidden from view.
All tool-less design, super clean, and looks fantastic. Window does scratch easily, as does 95% of other window cases out there, unfortunately.
This PSU is actually a bit old, and I was concerned about that a bit. However, it functions well, and I managed to tolerate the mess that are non-modular PSU's.
Came with some velcro strips and wires were wrapped nicely. Just wish the wires themselves were also sleeved black instead of factory condiment colors.