So after watching a video by the YouTuber TechSource I was inspired to build my own PC. It started out as a clone of TechSource's ORION, a $500 budget build. But as I learned more and more about the hobby and parts, I decided on a Skylake system featuring the then-recently announced Radeon RX 480. I knew I wanted a custom card and not reference so I had to wait a while for that to be released (I settled on the Sapphire NITRO). I originally wanted to watercool it but due to budget restraints I settled on the CM Hyper 212 EVO. Once the NZXT Kraken X52 releases I am going to upgrade, since the 212 takes up a lot of space and doesn't really match my color scheme. The motherboard has a really annoying red power indicator next to the ATX cable, but I covered it up with black tape to clean up the look. My one gripe is that the loudest fan in my system is the PSU fan, but it doesn't bother me much. On the part list the prices are what they were on Amazon at the time of buying, so they may not be accurate now. Overall I am really enjoying the system, and ELECTRO V2 will be coming after I get custom sleeved cables, a Hue+, etc.
A total beast, crushes everything I throw at it. Overclocked to 4.0, just because I don't want to go much higher. Temps are chilly.
Works well and is quiet, too. Planning to upgrade to a Kraken X52.
Works great, only gripes are the red LED next to the 24-pin connector and no HDMI port for testing. I also wish it had more USB ports.
Works great, looks great. No complaints.
Can't even use it because I didn't realize that the mobo only supported PCIE M.2, not SATA. An adapter is on its way.
Good for mass storage. Definitely slower than an SSD though.
Epic card especially for the price. I like the RGB customization and the backplate. I only need 4gb of vram because I don't play Tomb Raider.
Excellent cable management and I love the sleek minimalist design. Matte black is awesome too, especially with the blue accents.
A bit noisy but works well otherwise. Planning on getting custom cables soon.
It's Windows 10, what do you expect?
Wireless Network Adapter
I get horrible Wifi. This is no fault of the card's and it works as reliably as it can with my horrible reception. The PC is really far away from the router. Planning on getting Powerline Ethernet adapters to fix this issue.
Looks crazy cool on the Hyper 212. Works good, runs quiet, keeps things nice and frosty.
Work well and run quiet. No complaints.
Probably the best budget monitor out there. You get a 27" IPS Display that looks amazing, dual HDMI, Displayport, thin bezels, and built in speakers. What more can you ask for in a sub -200 monitor?
Great for palm grip users like myself. The high DPI and RGB customization are big pros for this mouse as well.
Really loud and tactile. I love the programmable RGB and cool lighting modes. Also has a wrist rest which was a must for me. Best budget mech keyboard in my opinion.