This is my first pc build and it was alot of fun. I enjoyed building it. PCPartPicker and all the builds/reviews made the research alot easier and I am very thankful for all the help from this site. The cpu idles at 30 which i felt was high but it is has not showed any signs of being a problem. I wanted to really get into pc gaming by getting a personal rig because I wanted to play games such as battlefield, overwatch, and PUBG. The computer I was previously using which was a HP TouchSmart 320 that I used for League of Legends was not going to cut it. It was a gift from a friend since she got a new laptop. I ended up just snatching the 2TB hard drive from it. I got a 1080p monitor just to start since I plan on upgrading to 1440p and would this 1080p monitor to my little sister. I know the F gaming mobo lacks a USB 3.1 gen port for the front I/O. my case only has one USB 3.0 port I have my 2 front fans as intake and my aio fans for exhaust. This may not be the best set up but I do plan on improving the cooling (any input on this area would be greatly appreciated). I wanted the AIO in the front for intake and move the LED fans up top for exhaust but I could not get the aio to sit up front without having clearance issues unless there was a configuration that I did not think of.The cable management was not the best but I tried to clean it up as much as possible while still being able to differentiate all the cables. And for other temps and clock speeds I did not really pay attention to them (oops my bad). And I apologize for the terrible quality photos. As for sounds the system is pretty quiet. I have all my fans hooked up to the cpu so if the cpu temps go up then I will know from the fans spinning faster. I played overwatch and league of legends on it all at ultra preset settings and have not heard anything. I can even hear the water from the cooler is that is the sound of water from it. It sounded like a drip but nothing was leaking so I did not panic. I am very pleased with the build but any comments/criticism would be helpful and appreciated.
Future Upgrades -NZXT/DeepCool/Corsair 240mm AIO Liquid Cooler -1440p Monitor -1TB SSD -Corsair White RGB 16GB RAM -1 Exterior Fan for Exhaust -Maybe New Case/Mobo with more USB 3.0 Support??? (Way into the future) Everything went pretty well and did not find anything to be dissatisfied with besides the aio config but this whole pc is definitely an upgrade from my past comps/laptops.
Well worth the wait and for me it idles at 30C but I do not see it as much of a problem.
Great AIO, i havent heard the fans spin clearly and have managed to even hear the liquid from the radiotor since the fans have been so quiet. Great radiator and with the fans its a full 2 inches so consider that when thinking about clearance. This was a problem for me though on the visual end. I ordered this from newegg and had it delivered. When it came in there was a dent in the box and a dent in the radiator. It has not posed as an issue during installation or while in use but a minor con.
If you do not mind the lack of a USB 3.1 gen front io port connector or the wifi thingy then this is a good alternative. The E Gaming went on sale for cheaper than this which was unfortunate since I bought this 2 days before the E gaming went on sale but I have no complaints.
Bought it from a friend. It does its job and did not have any issues with it.
Chewed up overwatch and league of legends. Can't wait to get PUBG and see how this card performs!!!!
Pros -Cheap -Comes with 2 fans -Easy to build in Cons - Very Minor/Picky Issues -Clearance issue with cooler master 240mm aio in the front and Storage Cage -Cable clearance with the back panel makes the replacement of the back panel a squeeze.
Does its job. Quiet as well.
Just for my OS and it gets the job done.