About Me: I am a 15 year old with a small photography business and a small computer repair business. I used my savings to build the overpowered computer to edit photos and videos. And no, my parents did not buy this for me. I plan to use this computer for 10 or so years, and I hope to get a GPU for it soon. Thanks for looking at my build!!!
Overview: This is my first build. I wanted a capable machine for photo and video editing because I do lots of photography and I am going to start editing videos for a YouTube channel. The result was a powerful, but expensive computer that I will remember as my first desktop. My computer before was a 2009 MacBook, so I was shocked at how fast my computer is.
CPU: I was originally going to get was the i7 6700K, but when I discovered the 7700K was coming out, I decided to wait it out. I am glad I did, because the improved integrated graphics and higher clock speed is a nice improvement.
CPU Cooler: This CPU cooler keeps my CPU at low temps and has nice aesthetics.
Motherboard: I choose this motherboard because of the features it packs for the price and the IO ports, headers, and expansion slots it has.
Memory: I wanted 32 GB of memory, so I choose Corsair Vengeance because of the aesthetics and speed.
Case: I was looking at cases, I when I saw the Thermaltake Core V71 I was impressed the design and the amount of drive bays. I removed two of mine because my motherboard only has 6 sata ports.
Power Supply: I am going to eventually get a graphics card, so I wanted a decent wattage power supply the was high quality and modular.
Speakers: I saw the JBL speakers at Free geek and tied them out. I thought the sound was good and I liked the futuristic design. The low price was a bonus.
Monitors: I had these monitors from some old business computers, so I decided to use them. I don't have the adapters to hook them all up so I currently am using one monitors.
Final thoughts: The parts I chose made a fast well rounded machine that I can max out in the future. I am impressed with boot times and CPU temps. I never thought when I was pick out parts the final results would look so good, and science I was use to a slow computer I never thought a computer could be so fast! I average about 12 seconds for boot times and edge launches in about half a second. The CPU temp for idle was the temp of the CPU when I was posting this. Geekbench results are in the photos.
looks awesome and keeps my CPU at low temps! Also very quite.
Nice UEFI and love the RGB lighting. First motherboard for first build, so I don't have the Knowledge to compere to past motherboards. Works great and no complaints.
A little thick but good color and decent brightness. Also cheap.
Good sound and bass for price.
Great speakers for price. Looks cool and modern! Great sound!