There isn't much to say about this build. I usually write a very long story about how I got my PC to this stage and how I obtained the parts, but very little changes were made from the previous iteration of the build, just a couple new parts and some mods to the PC case itself. If you actually want to read the story about how I got my PC to this point and why I chose the name, you can read that here.
Here are the changes I made this time:
- Bought a new CPU cooler to replace the dying H55
- Replaced the DVD drive with an NZXT Sentry 3
- Got some new fans
- Remanaged cables in the back
- Replaced the Blackwidow Chroma keyboard
- Added another mouse for FPS gaming
- Made several mods to the case
Runs cool, easy to overclock. Not very good for gaming though. With my GTX 1070, I get occasional dips into the 40s and 50s due to a notorious bottleneck with this CPU.
Quiet, easy to install, keeps the CPU cool. Might not be as good as my old H55, but it gets the job done and it isn't dying.
Great features, great aesthetics, VRMs run cool. BIOS is absolute garbage though, so I have to knock off a star for that.
Was my dad's old SSD and he gave it to me, hence why I marked it down as purchased. It has some pretty fast read times, and write speeds are mediocre. About 500Mb/s reads and only 180Mb/s writes according to Crystalmark.
Fast, reliable, efficient, quiet. Was my main drive for 4 years and hasn't had any problems yet.
Maybe I got unlucky, but my card came with some pretty notorious GPU sag, some coil whine, and the RGB LED can't be changed due to MSI's trash software. However, it's a super fast card and hasn't given me any serious concerning issues yet.
A very beautiful case with a lot of features. Cable management is a bit of a challenge when using this case though, and the window scratches easily and was scratched in shipping. Still need a replacement.
I purchased the updated version of this power supply, which contains upgraded internal parts, a gray logo and no spaghetti cables. Not really much to say, it's a power supply and it hasn't given me any issues yet.
Eh, it has it's ups and downs. When I first installed it on my old hard drive it got screwed up and couldn't update, so I had to do a fresh install on my SSD. There are also those random "F***k you Microsoft!" moments from time to time. Otherwise, it's fast and simplistic. I like it that way.
It's a super quiet fan and it looks nice, not much else to say.
Pretty loud, but it moves a lot of air and my fan controller helps bring the noise down a bit.
Whisper quiet and moves a lot of air. It might not look that good, but it's really good for a 10 dollar fan.
Kinda loud sometimes, but they move a lot of air and look really nice in my case.
No issues whatsoever. Absolutely amazing fan controller, and I completely recommend it to anyone with a compatible case. Touchscreen is easy to use, has a lot of features and connections, and overall looks really neat.
Found both of these at my local Goodwill, and they were in perfect condition. They're a little aged, and aren't necessarily meant for gaming, but they're wonderful for multitasking.
Found at my local Goodwill as well. By far the best find I've gotten from any thrift store, and hasn't had any problems.
A decent upgrade from my old Razer Chroma, but typing isn't as enjoyable with it.
Great mouse for FPS games. Was my dad's old mouse, and he gave it to me for free.
Not good for FPS games, but has a lot of features and is my daily driver.