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This is the fifth installment of my personal setup, which I first started upgrading back in 2012. It's now 2017, and Ryzen is just around the corner. Once it drops (along with Intel's prices ;) ), I'll be sure to pick one of those up to replace my aging FX-8320.
I already told the backstory and evolution behind this build in my previous posts, so if you're interested be sure to check them out.
In this version, I:
Plans for the future:
Based off of AMD's old Bulldozer architecture, so it's not the best performer. However, it's a very decent overclocker and gets the job done for now, despite the bottleneck.
Was given to my for free by my brother after he upgraded, and my old H55 had a pump failure. Temps are identical to my old H55, and it was really easy to install.
Great board. Looks nice, has a lot of features, stays cool, and makes it really easy for CPU overclocking.
Was my dad's old SSD, and he gave it to me. Fast read speeds, decent write speeds. A great upgrade from my WD Blue, despite the lower storage capacity.
Has lasted me 5 years with no hiccups, and is still really fast as a secondary drive.
Won this from an EVGA gaming event. Funny, because I already owned a 1070 and didn't expect to get this. Ended up selling my old Gaming X and got 200 dollars and a pair of 1More Triple Drivers in return. It's a great card, never gets past 40 degrees celcius and seems to hover around 32 all the time.
Have owned this case for 2+ years, and I still have no intent of upgrading. I'll only agree to upgrade when Corsair makes a tempered glass version with a PSU shroud, and keeps the 5.25 inch bays.
I recently replaced the window on this because the old one was seriously damaged and scratched (which is why I want a tempered glass version...)
This is apart of the CXM refresh, which has upgraded internals and a gray logo instead of a green one. Honestly can't say anything bad about the PSU, because it's quiet and does what it's supposed to do. No unexpected shutdowns, no BSODs, no complaints at all.
Meh. It's ight.
Just got these in the mail on Tuesday, and they look great. I really like the simplistic style that they have, and they overall match the system really well. They are also really quiet and move a lot of air, which is of course a good thing.
Bought this one a while ago, maybe about 2 years ago. Still going strong, no signs of bad bearings or anything. It's really quiet, but doesn't move a ton of air, which is why it's an outtake fan on the heatsink.
They look nice, but the rings could be brighter. They're moderately silent, and move quite a bit of air. One of the fans is suffering from bearing noise issues though, which is mainly why I docked off a star.
No complaints. Just about all of the fans in my system are hooked up to this, and it works like a charm. The "beep" sound is really annoying, though.
Found at a thrift store, it gets the job done. Will be replacing this with an Asus 24 inch 75Hz FreeSync, soon.
Same story as the P1911.
Great monitor, but it fell on my keyboard one day and has a warped-looking spot on the screen where it hit the keyboard. Will be mounting this above my 24 Inch Asus monitors when I get those.
My brother got me this for Christmas, and all I can say is OH MY GOD. This has got to be the best gaming mouse on the market. I love having wireless mice, but latency was always a problem. If it wasn't latency, it was limited battery life. Well, the G900 changed all of that for me. It's rechargeable, wireless / wired, uses Logitech's best sensor, and has a ton of features. And even better, there is no noticeable latency at all! Couldn't be happier.