I had previously sold my old rig and wanted to build something new for a little gaming and for the enjoyment of the build itself. The fractal define s nano case was the perfect size for my needs. I loved the velcro management in the back of the case. I wish the led could be switched out on the front of the case but its very minor in the overall scope of things. I also need to switch out the fans so they match so I think I will pick up some venturi fans. I am currently running the OS off of a ssd that I had from a previous build and am using a 500g hdd for storage until I can afford a larger one.
The corsair h100i v2 fit inside the case just fine but the tubing from the radiator to the cpu was a little snug up against the panel of the case. The RGB capability that it has is really nice. I chose the i5 6600k because it was within my budget and I could not really justify the purchase of an i7. The 8g of ddr4 ram is plenty for what I will be using it for but I like that I have the ability to upgrade it as the motherboard supports up to 32g of ddr4 ram.
Eventually I will add rgb led lights, upgrade the video card w/VR capabilities and would like to add an additional monitor(4K) once I get more desk space. I will also be looking to pick up the Corsair K70 RGB keyboard in the future. I will be overclocking the cpu eventually. I routed all my cables under my desk for a clean look(still a little work to do there). The desk was purchased from ikea. Will eventually be a full L shaped desk to maximize desk space and to make room for an additional 27 inch monitor. Additional photos to come. Feedback and suggestions welcome!
Great CPU. Looking forward to being able to overclock this slightly to get a bit more power out of it.
Great CPU cooler but I wish I would have gone with something a little smaller for my mini ITX build. The tubing was a little longer so it pushes up against my side window panel. Overall though it does a great job at cooling and keeps my i5 660k at around 28c - 30c.
Biggest issue though is that the fans are pretty loud and I may look to replace them in the future.
Great board with amazing features. Bluetooth allows me to connect my PS4 controller wireless. I love the sata cable connections and how they are angled which is nice. This board has a lot of features for an amazing price point.
This memory is really good for the price. One feature that sold me on it is the auto overclock feature. HyperX has this new feature which basically has the memory run at the top rated speed once it is installed. A nice feature for people who are not familiar with how to overclock their memory. The XMP profile support is also nice as well.
Nice card for the price, I would have liked to of gotten something a little better like a 980 but I needed to keep the budget in hand. I am sure there are better cards out there but I was familiar with this one and it did well for me in the past.
This is the case to have if your are planning a water cooling or are looking for a small form factor that fits on your desk. It was a little hard for me to get my hands in to connect the hdd light and other connectors but I would recommend this case 100x over. Amazing cable management in the back and lots of space for drives and other options.
Being that I was doing a build in the Define S Nano I knew i wanted to go fully modular to cut down on necessary cables. This PSU was a good choice but I wish I would have gone with the 650 watt instead. I love the cables they included because of the solid black and they are flat which made routing much easier.