Built a solid PC, made sure to spend my money wisely. Looked at sales during Black Friday, Boxing Day, etc. The whole build turned out pretty great and I'm looking to get some AAA games to really push it.
From Intel Integrated to 5700 XT!
Great performing CPU from a 6700HQ, handles workloads easily. My stock cooler did have a buzzing noise from a faulty fan, but will be getting a replacement Wraith Spire from AMD. For 239 CAD, it's a great CPU.
Edit: At 1600RPM it starts making a buzzing noise. However now I set it to 950 RPM; the Gigabyte software in the background was interfering with the BIOS so it wasn't working properly. Isn't that loud in fact.
Great motherboard, have had no trouble running Corsair LPX at 3200MHZ CL16. Chipset fan only spins up during load, can't hear it over the Wraith Spire cooler. Nice selection of I/O, really nice. Download the RGB software from the product page, but don't get the other stuff; do NOT update BIOS through the software. It freezes constantly. Downgraded to 3 stars for the crappy software and mediocre all-round performance. Will be changing to a B550 board with Wifi 6 and Bluetooth, along with actual debug features. Not even an LED, Gigabyte? I'm staying away from their motherboards for now.
Solid performer, running 3200MHZ with XMP. Haven't bothered to OC.
Edit: Turns out it doesn't run stable at XMP without a manual voltage bump to 1.38v. Not a big deal, but would have been nice to see it work properly out of the box. Might have to update BIOS since I'm on an older revision, and it does state some notes about memory compatibility. It is on the QVL however.
Very fast drive, incredible read/write speeds compared to a SATA one. I would reccomend going for a cheaper drive, not QLC but something like the SN550. A bit overkill for just Gaming uses, but it was on sale anyways.
Great performing card. Fans are loud at 100%, but that's to be expected. I have a 1130 mV undervolt on mine, runs quieter and cooler.
First build. This case is pretty good, although nothing outstanding. TG Window looks nice, easy to build in. Doesn't have a hole for PCIE Power below the GPU, but I may be confused?
First case came with a crushed hard drive cage but I got it exchanged. Mesh provides good airflow but slightly more noise. On the new one one of the standoffs was poorly threaded, couldn't get it in.
It's fine for what it is. Wish I got a quieter case - a little bit noisy but I'm not too bothered.
Great PSU, fully modular and gold. Got it for $89 CAD on sale, with a MIR that might not come lol. Stays quiet. Stock cables are a little stiff, but nothing too bad.
When I got it it came with 5 or so stuck pixels. It was really obvious - but when I returned the product to Canada Computers they took it in after seeing the defect. New one is great, a little bit of blur noticed but only I try to look for it. Great colours, you can't beat it for $380 CAD.