+ Total (Italia):
This was my very first build and it was put up in 2017.
The main goal was to have a decent 4K future-proof gaming machine with an eye-candy appeal and OC chance. All the listed parts were purchased from Amazon, eBay and ePrice between July and September (2017). I could have done some more balanced choices but it works fine in the end, with a few compromises.
This CPU rocks. Great performance in gaming and also great temperatures.
The performance of this cooler is more than decent, and I believe it's one of the best looking AIOs out there at the moment. My only complaint is for the software which could be easily optimized way more.
Beast of a motherboard. I actually wanted to pick the Code version but since it wasn't unavailable I went for this one. The Formula is your perfect OC playground and you should consider it in case you're planning a custom loop cooling system as well. Aesthetics more than satisfying.
Great looking memory. Extremely good clock speed and perfectly compatible with Asus Aura.
Very good speed in read/write. Nothing much to say about it.
Definitely the most elegant variant of the 1080 Ti. It runs extremely hot on stock, so if you plan some OC on it, you better water cool it! The stock fan is quite noisy on load.
Of course it runs like the beast it is.
This case is very good. It also includes a magnetic puck that you can use for hanging your headset which I find extremely helpful. The only thing to keep in mind is that it's EXTREMELY compact so you better be very good at cable routing and management.
Great quality PSU. Does its work without any problem. Very quiet.
No issues so far with this OS. It has an interesting "gaming mode" that actually provides a better performance during heavy gaming sessions.
The free upgrade from Windows 8.1 was a nice to have.
This is a great 4K monitor for its price. It comes with integrated speakers as well.
Amazing quality from Sennheiser as usual. It comes with a very handy 3.5mm Y-splitter jack so you can plug it wherever you want. Amazing sound quality and extremely good performing microphone.
Nothing special about these speakers. I got them because of aesthetics. Quality is mediocre. They come with an AUX input port.
This pad is BIG.
I like it a lot because it has pure black surface with discrete white CM logos on it. Very low profile and quality tissue. Highly recommended.
Great webcam. Blue leds are on when it's in use so keep it in mind if lighting/color is important to you. Amazing microphone and video quality, but the software could be improved a bit more.
Beautiful mouse with high DPI. Supports full RGB lighting.
This is more than necessary if you're putting LED fans. You're gonna need those ports. Powered by molex.
Great looking fans and the controller can be managed via NZXT's CAM software, which is not very optimized but still does its job. The only thing I would rant about is that the lights transitions are all stuttering and definitely not smooth if you're using an animated profile. Static color is more than fine, though.
This keyboard is beautiful and HEAVY. Get ready for that sweet mechanical key noise. If you'd like a silent or not too loud keyboard do NOT buy this one. Otherwise, go for it. Great software and full RGB support.
Does its job fairly. Very handy if you still have to work with some CDs.