This is the result of a 14 year old with a part-time job. I use this rig mainly to either play games in my spare time or edit video for a couple of my friends with YouTube channels. I salvaged the SSD with OS, hard drive, and all my peripherals from my old build which I sold to a friend to help fund this (put in a old 1tb hard drive I found lying around.) The only parts I bought new for the upgrade were the CPU, motherboard, cooler, ram, case, GPU, and PSU. I was going for white with electric blue accents, I achieved the look quite well.
Taking the front and top case panels off was a bit of a pain. Took a lot of effort and it seemed like the case would flat-out snap at any moment. Good looking case, though, so was worth it.
Motherboard BIOS was a pain to navigate. Worked out in the end, though. Not really a big issue, I don't need to access it each time I boot up.
I installed the cooler with the wrong standoffs first try. Long story short: I figured out the proper standoffs were mixed in with four other ones that were in the same bag, not in the bag with only four identical ones. I had issues mounting the radiator properly with the fans at the bottom because of clearance with the motherboard's IO ports. Instead, I mounted the fans above the top, and the radiator below. I had screws going into the fans, through the top of the case, and down into the radiator.
At first, the PC didn't POST so I tried swapping around RAM sticks and after a couple of minutes it booted to the desktop. Haven't had an issue since.
The LEDs on the motherboard look really nice, along with a blue configuration on the cooler and GPU. I'm going to be putting in some Corsair ML fans when I get the chance, running the stock ones right now. Temps are really cool, was expecting a bit higher than 15-18 idle.
Blazing fast processor. Not much to say here, it works and fast.
Keeps the CPU temps very low, had a problem during installation due to how the bags of screws were shipped.
Great looking board, no issues so far, BIOS is a bit annoying to get around.
Great RAM, nice metallic blue look, fast.
This thing is really fast. Using it as a boot drive with no complaints.
Originally bought this about a year ago as a fast solution for video recording. Works really well to this day, looks cool as well with the heatsink.
Great card, bought it a couple weeks after the aftermarket versions came out. No complaints so far, runs everything I throw at it 75+fps 1080p on high/ultra.
Nice looking case, tons of fan mounts, hard drive bays, and a neat SSD mount behind the motherboard. Lots of opportunity for cable management, tons of loops at the back to put your cable ties through. Only gripe is that the top and front panels take a lot of effort to pull off, seemed like it would snap at any second. Worked out in the end, though.
Good unit, keeps my computer running. Modular, so little to no cable clutter.
Its Windows. Installed Candy Crush and Farmville on my computer without my permission, thanks Microsoft.
Good monitor, snagged a deal on it a while back. Overclocked it to 75HZ and it's been working flawlessly. Great colors.
White LEDs on this as well as the MX Brown switches are great. The D key falls off every now and then, not too big of a deal. Has lighting control for WASD and arrow keys separate from every other key. Macros are good, you have three profiles to choose from. USB port on the back, convenient for pen drives.
Great mouse, used it to replace my G602 Wireless that was reaching the end of its lifespan. Nice braided cable, good sensor, no problems with the mouse. LEDs are nice and help me find where my mouse is in the dark. You can put different configurations of 3 gram weights that they send with the mouse to make it feel just how you like it.
Great headphones, snagged these on sale for about $120 CAD about a year ago. Pairing them with a Blue Yeti mic is a great option. They sound amazing, could not recommend more.