Huge thanks to pcpartpicker for essentially holding my hand through this process.
My last computer lasted me almost 10 years and still isn't terrible but alas it's time to move on. I don't game too much but I plan to now, and I do occasionally edit pictures and video. I plan on also using this for my Samsung 4K tv and for my smaller Asus monitor.
I initially started with a very beginner level of knowledge and was scared to build a computer because of how daunting it seemed. So my friend suggested I come to this site and look at the "budget/office" build. I then had a base of where to begin and what parts were necessary.
I then did a couple weeks of research on all the parts and started thinking "okay well if I'm going to go for this part for this much I might as well upgrade a bit and get this part for just a bit more."
I then got carried away and somehow ended up going from a budget i5 6400 build to an i7 6700k build.
Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals saved me around $450
All the prices are in Canadian $$ with taxes included (the exact $ I paid minus mail in rebates that I've submitted).
So far so good. This computer is blazing fast. and I got a hell of a deal for $369 Canadian.
Very simple installation. Very quiet and clean. No complaints . Great bang for buck.
This board is very straightforward and easy to use. The Bios is also great and simple. Overall I'm happy with the way this performs and looks. It has a nice silver theme and lights up a bit too. Keep in mind there is a green power LED light that stays on in the middle of the board, the sound area has a small white led line too.
So far so good but my mobo only picks it up as 2400 DDR4
So far so good, no issues and matches my silver theme.
I've had this for a long time and it's been great
What a beauty. I was debating between this and the p400 as I got both on sale on Black Friday and I was only debating it because there was a $40 difference in price. But I put placed my parts in without installing and this thing was just too beautiful to give up. I kept this one and I have zero regrets. This case is awesome, the cable management is stellar and allows for many additional fans and parts. It is pretty big for a midtower but I didn't mind. If you're going to spend as much as I did for a computer with nice parts might as well show it off (to yourself). It makes me incredibly happy. One day I'll grab a kraken x42/x52 and show it off in there too. I only wish this had a cover for the DVD drive area that flips open or something.
Very quiet, clean and most of all the wires are black! I picked this because it was semi modular (the only built in wires are the motherboard wires anyway so it's not that big of a difference between modular and this cuz you'll be hooking these wires up anyway). So far so good. no complaints.
Pretty loud when in use but when off and in eco mode - no sounds
I first had these hooked up with the molex connection that they come with but man were they loud. Even though I got these only for $7 I was still sad because they were too loud to use and I was planning on leaving them disconnected. BUT I ended up swapping my H60 Pump to the Molex (for constant power) and connected these to the mobo and boom, all was quiet again!