I use my rig for mainly 1080p gaming on high-ultra settings. I prefer playing with my monitor set to 100hz so the GTX970 really gets a workout sometimes. I used to have a gtx780 and it couldn't keep up with anything much over 60fps. The windforce 970 is amazing. Never goes over 60C even playing gta on ultra. I'll never get another brand card, the gigabyte windforce is well worth it. I occasionally record gameplay with Nvidia Shadowplay and edit in Sony Vegas 13. The 4690k does very well at a mild 4.2ghz OC. I have had it up to 4.5ghz but my cheaper Cooler Master 120v CPU cooler couldn't keep the Temps under 75C when rendering. When I upgrade the cooler I'll see how far I can push it.
PCPartPicker won't let me review custom added parts so allow me to add here that the Sades 7.1 Shakers are awesome. They have tiny rumble motors in them like controllers and they vibrate for bass/explosions. I wish it had an optional external power so the vibration could be more intense in games.
Also I love my G27, super realistic addition for simracing. I have had a few different DFGT and Driving Force Pro wheels and they are pretty decent but the G27 FFB is way faster and smoother.
Sure it's a great CPU but I am a bit disappointed at times. Maybe I just ask too much of it.
I liked this cooler for a long time, but recently I've grown to dislike it. The tubes have gotten harder and harder to manouver how I want them and my Temps are slowly creeping up. I think I'll be going to the Cryorig H7 soon
Tons of features, tons of ports, cool looks, still working great.
Got these in a trade for an ssd. Idk why I went to 16gb of ram, I never go over 6gb. These heat spreaders are huge as well. Ram works fine though
Love this SSD, had to do a clean reinstall of windows 10 to fix some crashing issues so I upgraded from 120gb ssd to this 480gb PNY. It looks cool, came with software to transfer my old drive if I wanted to and so far the overall performance is great
Seagate gets bad rep for failing drives but this one has been going for at least 5 years, it's from a dead laptop
Got this for $15 actually from a guy that was parting out a DVR
Amazing GPU, never gets got, fans don't spin up much, outperforms my old overclocked 780
I won my case on a instagram contest. It has a solid plexiglass window instead of the plastic window with fan mounts. Cool case but I'm ready for an ITX
GO SUPERNOVA! I've had 3 different EVGA PSUs, no complaints
Not sure why so many people hate on Windows 10. Sure it has the ability to "spy" on you but unless you're searching how to build bombs or saving assassination plans on your microsoft could they really don't care about you...sorry to tell you that lol
I've never experienced an actual gaming monitor so I can't compare but MAN this monitor is amazing coming from the Dell one I have as my secondary now.
Only Complaint is that it's not RGB, but it was a lot cheaper than a full RGB board.
I'm really disappointed with this mouse. I've had a cheap $11 ET X-08 Gaming mouse for over a year and always thought my aim would be so much better if I had one of those expensive gaming mice...well I finally went for one and...meh. After 3 days of using it and tuning the custom DPI settings it's about the same as my cheap mouse. I understand it has custom tuning, RGB, profiles, etc but that stuff isn't really necessary. Also since I installed the logitech gaming software my non logitech keyboard and PS3 controller have been acting a little finicky. I see no reason to spend $60+ on a mouse unless you just have the money.