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This is my first time building a computer from base components. I use it for gaming, streaming, and working on some self-projects. I'm not too much into the stress testing, but I might consider doing it later. Also, I didn't really take enough pictures the first time around, but I'll try to do that if there is a next time.

The only problems I've had with my build are: Daisy chaining DisplayPort through the monitors fails rarely (probably the monitors' fault). Had to put a piece of tape over part of the window-side panel on the case because of some rattling.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build, I don't understand why you spent so darn much on the processor when you could have gotten something as good for much less. The difference between an AMD and an Intel processor is only noticeable in enterprise environments, otherwise a good build. From my experience though Dell monitors aren't that fantastic though you definitely have enough power to drive them, personally would have went with something from Asus or Acer. Good mouse the G9 is, but I would have gone with a mechanical keyboard. I have the same set of RAM, only the low-profile version. I would like to know why do docked a star from the HDD, GPU, and PSW. That graphics card is sort of a legend in 1080p and can easily drive twice the monitors you put in there.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely think about it when I make the next jump.

  • Unfortunately, I bought the CPU just when it came out and I was in a "Oooooh Shiny" mood.

  • I wanted IPS monitors because sometimes I use some artistic programs and I managed to get a deal on the pair of Dells.

  • I didn't get a mechanical keyboard because "someone" didn't want me making noise if I was using it at night.

  • I docked a star from the GPU because when I try to boot GParted in UEFI mode, I get some errors mentioning Radeon for some reason. I docked a star from the HDD because sometimes it goes to sleep on me, but it still is a nice storage drive. I docked a star from the PSU because this is the first time I had to go through cable management and bending the cables at some places was difficult. I probably should have gone full-modular.

I think I've made a decent build the first time around, but next time I'll definitely try to optimize a bit more. :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are concerned about noise I'd grab a keyboard with Cherry MX Reds, or Browns for that matter, already there have been a few times where i have regretted getting blues, but Reds are great for gaming. Red have a little resistance and no tactile actuation point the heck with it I'm terrible at explaining this here is a Linus video, I suggest Reds or browns and here is the pass-off good luck and cheers! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXCKHoiNu1o (Linus or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OfUAQiIOWQ Tek Syndacate)) PS, thanks I think I'm going to get that PSW

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I also bought the Barracuda 3TB but i consider to sell it after i have been reading it has very high failure rate.. did you know about it ?

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I've read about that too. I mainly use it as a storage drive, but I keep the important stuff backed up elsewhere as well. Maybe I'll replace it with an SSD down the road or something if I feel ambitious.