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Hello Part Pickers!
Today, after three years of being bound to an Ultrabook, I was finally able to finish assembling my next PC. I just moved back to America after teaching English in South Korea for 3 years and decided I was way over due for a hardware upgrade. Sugoi Satan, my newest PC, is the fourth of my builds. My first, "Devil", was a sweet AMD duo core build I saved up for by mowing lawns in jr. high school. The second, "Lucifer", was a rig that I built after landing a real part time job in high school. The third, "Diablo" I built after finishing college and before deciding to leave the country and gave it off to a friend. I picked up an Ultrabook because I was always traveling and a desktop would destroy my carry-on weight.
It sucked for gaming.
Before coming home I planned and re-planned my build, scoured over written and you-tube reviews, plotted and saved for each piece. I wanted something that could absolutely destroy 1080p/144mhz gaming for shooters and MOBAs. I wanted it to be pretty quiet because my Ultrabook sounds like a jet engine and is hotter than one. I've also always liked the red/black theme and wanted to keep that aesthetic to please the dark lord. EDGY.
Anyway, enjoy Sugoi Satan!
As far as gaming goes i'm pretty sure this is the sweet spot. I don't use applications or play games that would take advantage of hyper threading so an i7 seemed like overkill to me.
This thing was kind of nerve-racking to install but is damn near silent. It looks really good and keeps my i5 frosty. Its also a steal at sub $40 with free shipping when it is on sale. Was tough to catch in stock for a reason!
Bios have come a long, long way since my last build a couple years ago. This Msi Gaming M5 was very simple to set up, looks great, and overclocking my ram to its advertised 3200 on this board was very easy. Would definitely recommend.
It is really attractive and lightning fast ram. You actually have to overclock it (which is incredibly easy on my mobo) to get the advertised speed. Little on the pricey side though and i'm not sure 3200 makes a huge difference compared to other DDR4 speeds.
Fast and reliable, widely regarded as one of the best SSDs on the market.
Cheap storage, good reliability. Didn't wanna pay the premium for blacks.
Im use to gaming on a Nvidian 640LE powered laptop and the technology leap to this bad boy is incredible. If you haven't ever gamed at 144mhz you should do yourself a favor and try it. Absolute eye-candy machine.
EXPENSIVE THOUGH D:
Really like this case, the fans I have in it are near silent and the window panel really shows off the cool looking internals. I hear the window can be easy to scratch so be careful with moving it! Cable management was a breeze and there is plenty of room for everything.
I got it on a good sale, well reviewed and a solid PSU all around.
It reads and burns DVDs. Witchcraft.
These look gorgeous and throw just enough light to accent your case without making it look like a night in Vegas. They are also super quiet -- barely audible for me.
144mhz is absolutely stunning. The color looks a little washed out but is easily adjusted with downloadable color profiles online.
My first mechanical gaming keyboard. Really nice if you can catch it on sale and I personally love the "silent" keys -- they aggro the girlfriend less.
I always buy logitech mice and the G502 is pretty much my favorite right now. Solid little guy and you can even get the RGB variant now!
The little brother of the M50x and still plenty wonderful. I've owned the same pair for a couple years now and they have always made me happy. Great sound for listening to high-quality audio but also crystal clear for gaming and chatting.