My fifth build. After spending years assisting friends build their own pc's, I've decided it was time for me to get up to date and dish out that aging FX-6300 build. Pretty much the only things I kept from the original was the ol' trusty 1tb HDD and the power supply. A friend of mine offered me his never-used water loop, so I got a nice finishing touch for relatively cheap.
I stayed for awhile in my old Deepcool Tesseract case before receiving the new Deepcool Matrexx 70 case from Newegg.
EDIT: after a month of use, I decided to change for the MSI MPG Pro Carbon Wifi motherboard because of reliability issues while overclocking the Asrock phantom Gaming 4. The results in 3DMark are so much better.
This trusty little HDD has server me well with several builds over the years and never failed me. I only recommend it for anyone looking for an inexpensive yet reliable mechanical storage device.
The case is compact yet spacious and well designed. The tinted tempered glass panel at the front just pops right off at the press of a button while the side panel is secured with two thumb screws at the top and a slot at the bottom. I love how the HDD's and PSU cables are hidden from sight while the entire front side is free for maximum airflow. The first thing i did when I started my build was to change the rear fan for a much better 120mm Corsair one. With a water loop, this makes for a delightfully silent setup without much compromises. The metallic right panel hosts more than enough real estate for hiding all those pesky spaghettis for a top-notch wire management. The only gripe I have against it is that it didn't come with a 12v addressable female connector so I could plug the front fans and RGB hardware directly on the motherboard.
I've had this monitor for years and it never failed me. Some people will cry about the fact that it has a 4ms response time but I have probably fragged them countless times in every single games I played on it. The only gripes I had with it is that it costed me a small fortune back in 2016, and it is also a very heavy monitor. Regardless, the color are phenomenal and now I can't play in 1080p anymore.
One of the rare instances where I can't really hold something negative over a piece of hardware. This mouse does it's job, and I loved it very much since 2014. The form factor is definitely designed for larger hands. I have large palms and long, thin fingers and this mouse fits me like a glove.
This trusty little headset handled every single abuse I threw at it like an absolute champ. I bought it when my old Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2 that I bought for $80 at the time broke after 2 years, and then I discovered with much surprise that those were now sold for $200 and more and lacked so many features compared to the Steelseries. These are the absolute best value for money and I cannot recommend them enough. The game/chat volume dongle is a blessing and I keep using it all the time instead of risking pressing alt-tab to manually adjust my sound balance. You can also apparently customize them a bit with aftermarket head straps and such.