Got a full time job this year, and decided I'd spend some of my money on parts for a PC. Everything was figured out on the fly, and it made for a really great learning experience. I was able to successfully overclock everything, and am pleased with its performance.
Scored a 2908 on Unigine Valley and a 1755 on Heaven, after running for a half an hour on 2560x1440 8xAA fullscreen.
Everything except the chair, headphones, mouse, and Samsung monitor were purchased over Black Friday/ Cyber Monday week. The headphones were bought about a year ago (now they're only 40 bucks.)
I may eventually swap out my Noctua heatsink for a water cooling option (for aesthetics more than anything.) But am happy with how it looks with the new Thermaltake Riing fans hooked up.
It seems to be working well so far. I was able to overclock it to 5GHz for several benchmarks. I have it stable, currently at 4.7GHz.
The cooler seems very solid and does its job well. The fan provided is nice and quiet, but the color is a pretty ugly- they should provide an alternate color option, as the tan color doesn't go well with most setups. The heatsink is quite large as well, so I might eventually switch to a liquid cooling option.
Seems good! Haven't had any issues. The only thing moderately annoying was the I/O Panel Shield, as it seemed kind of flimsy, and the tabs needed to be bent up to allow the motherboard to insert properly.
Very solid, no issues so far. I'm able to get all 3200Mhz out of the memory thanks to overclocking.
Very fast, small, and has a ton of space. Very happy with this purchase- especially with the deal I got on the price.
Seems to be working well so far, was able to overclock it quite a bit and am impressed with its performance.
Very beautiful case. The tempered glass is very nice. Paid a little bit more for the white matte, but it's definitely the best color for this design. Adding LEDs to the case makes it pop like crazy.
The unit itself seems good, but it took forever (11 days) to arrive. Don't order off EVGA's website if you have any sort of urgency in receiving your package. Amazon and Newegg do a much better job with shipping and notifications.
The fans and the LED's are great! The fans are quiet, and the LED rotation effect and ability to select custom colors are cool. The controller connections are the only thing that I'm not crazy about. I guess I'm not really sure how most people put their controller on the outside of their case, but I was able to get mine by looping the connections out the back panel by the graphics card. This works for now, but if I'd ever consider SLI, I'd need to figure out how to route the cabling so that the controller is not in the way of the graphics card ports.
Very nice display for the price. The settings for having multiple things open at once is pretty cool. Supports Freesync, which is nice. Doesn't have pivot, height adjustment, or rotation though, which could be a drawback for people's setups.
Really great monitor! I like the thin bezel, which gives more screen for its size. It has lots of mobility with rotation, pivot, tilt, and height all being adjustable. The price as well for a G-Sync monitor is amazing.
Great keyboard. The typing is very satisfying, and the color effects are cool. Haven't made use of the phone mount yet, but that seems cool as well.
This is my second purchase of this mouse (my cat chewed through my cord on my first one,) but I love the ergonomic feel of the mouse. Works well for everything.
I really like this headset. It fits nicely over my ears/glasses, and is comfortable to wear for long periods of time with glasses (which is a huge problem for a lot of headsets I've used.) I currently use this at work, but I may swap it back home to use with my new setup.
Very comfortable to sit in for long periods of time. Does not get super hot after sitting in for hours of gaming, and helps with sweat cooling. I like the additional cushions, as they provide good back/head support.
It's Windows. Pretty standard. Has an issue with Paint 3d crashing with my graphics card driver, but that's something I'll have to debug a bit further.