I was a previous owner of an Asus Gaming laptop when I decided to upgrade to a desktop PC - since the latest titles are getting more demanding and my laptop was showing its age. I originally wanted to buy a pre-built pc to save me some time , but the truth is I really have no IDEA on how to build a PC. (4 years of Philosophy in college did not help at all for some reason)
After 3 months of studying builds, gathering information, researching parts and all that jazz, I managed to cultivate an interest in PC building - so much that it excites me more now than playing the actual games on it (IKR???)
So without further ado, I humbly present my first creation - Project Drowl (Dragon + Owl)
I chose to build a mini ITX build mainly for aesthetics but on the long run, I figured its the only size that would fit my table so the decision was a win-win.
The Tecware Quad Case that was surprisingly cheap here in the Philippines was actually pretty cool since it has enough airflow and ventilation (200mm front fan) plus it can support up to a 240mm radiator. It also has 3 clear windowed panels on the top and sides to showcase your PC innards.
So there you have it... any comments or suggestions for this build will be very appreciated, after all I owe it all to you guys for paving my road to the PC Master Race! Cheers!!!
Perfect for my demanding - non overclocking woes and just enough to not bottleneck the performance of my GPU like a nice nacho+salsa combo.
picked mainly for aesthetics but I figured I needed the extra temp lowering since my case only has 1 path of airflow (front to back) and very minimal on the sides.
I only game on my PC so no reason to exceed 8gb of RAM. Standard reliable corsair RAM sticks
I primarily opted for a 2TB WD Blue but then it had 5200 (or 5400?) RPM so running my OS and games in that would slow me down a bit so I went with this 1Tb instead and I would just upgrade later on if I will need additional storage. As of now I have installed all the games I play and only consumed 50% of the total capacity. Still running fast processes and loading times.
the bread and butter of my rig, the Asus Strix GTX 1060 OC 6gb (what a fuing mouthful -_-) that can kick a whopping 1837Mhz which is perfect for my 1080p woes and dreams. I had difficulty installing it at first since its a big-* GPU but after some chord fiddling, proper angling and contemplating of my life choices, I was able to angle my way out and fit the card nicely. I can now play all the games at 1080p with no worries thanks to this bad boy. Recently I overclocked it to a stable 2050Mhz which is good, it reaches some 68-71 degrees but nothing it couldn't handle. I am very happy with this card (well I should be for a $330 card)
I was planning on getting a corsair PSU but the store ran out and I got something better. They told me that Seasonic manufactured some of Corsair's PSU stuff so basically a coincidental good deal. At the end of the day, its a PSU, so, who cares.
I like how the bezels are so slim for this guy and I really appreciate how it looks sleek and rough at the same time. Im not a fan of elegant looking monitors since they take the MAN away so yeah, this piece is just right for the aesthetic and the budget. Although, since it is not mainly a gaming monitor, some minimal screen tearing can be seen with fast paced games like Mortal Kombat X, but with all that gore, you wouldn't notice it that much. I might upgrade to an Asus PG24Q in the future when the wallet allows it.