Description

In regards to the title, destinesia's definition is the following:

"an instance of forgetting the purpose of a journey upon reaching the destination" - collinsdictionary.com

Destinesia was built over time. I should have gotten around to posting this build sooner, so the parts are a little dated now. I use this system for gaming, internet use (mostly browsing PCPartPicker), and skype. As for the games, I play mostly Bethesda RPGs (The Elder Scrolls and Fallout), with a few more games occasionally like the Witcher Series.

CPU: The CPU is plenty for my needs. I've never utilized 100% of the power, so it should last me atleast a couple more years. I bought it about 1 year and 4 months ago.

CPU Cooler: Nice cooler for a budget. It barely fits in my case. I wish it had a more secure feeling mounting mechanism. I was running the stock cooler for about 10 months. This cooler is a nice upgrade. I bought it about 6 months ago

Motherboard: I bought it because it was the cheapest motherboard at the time with Intel LAN and audio grade capacitors, but it has been very stable so far. I bought it about 1 year and 4 months ago

Memory: My motherboard can't run the memory at 1866MHz, but I knew that going in. I wanted the memory to last a long time, so by not running it at full speed it should last longer. I run the memory at 1600MHz CL8. I bought it 1 year and 4 months ago.

SSD: It was $40 plus tax a year ago at the local best buy about a year ago, so I could not pass that good of a deal up. Edit 6/6/2017: Broken

Hard Drive: It's a decent hard drive, with decent specs. What more do you want? I bought it about 1 year and 4 months ago. Edit 6/6/2017: Now boot drive

Video Card: I need an upgrade soon I had a Radeon HD 7850 that was more powerful before I bought this card. It died. I only had a little money at the time so I bought this. Its fine, but not great. I bought this about 1 year and 2 months ago.

Case: Decent case way better than the Rosewill FBM-02 I had previously. If you are wondering about spending the extra $20 DO IT, and save yourself the headache I went through.

Power Supply: Previously had a Corsair CX430 that the fan started grinding on so I replaced that with the Seasonic. Its quiet, has a 5 year warranty, and the cables are all black except for the 24-pin. I bought it around 3 months ago.

Wireless Card: Cheap and reliable. I bought it around 5 months ago.

Case Fans: Noctua deserves their reputation, enough said. I bought them around 3 months ago.

Keyboard And Mouse: Keyboard is decent. The mouse has a very noticeable squeaky sound to it that developed over time. I bought the set around 1 year and 4 months ago.

Headset: Decent for the money. I bought it around 1 and a half months ago. Edit 6/30/2017: Do NOT buy the Turtle Beach Earforce X12 headset it broke with no physical abuse. Edit 7/8/2017: Got a new headset, the Logitech G230. Hopefully, It will last longer than the last one.

Speakers: Great Sound for the money, and they are very compact. I wish the power adapter was less bulky on the wall side.

Monitor: It's a 32 inch TV I received after my mom died, It was hers.

If you read this far, good on you.

Leave a comment on what you think I should upgrade next.

Update 6/6/2017: The Sandisk 120GB SSD's data connector broke off. Which rendered the drive not usable. I am now using the Seagate ST1000DM003 as the windows boot drive.

Update 6/30/2017: The Turtle Beach Earforce X12 Headset Broke...The whole right side of the headset broke off. The headset is basically a paperweight now.

Update 7/8/2017: I received a new headset in the mail yesterday, the Logitech G230. According to my friends on Discord the microphone quality is about the same as the Turtle Beach EarForce X12, but the audio through the headphone portion of the headset is a little nicer. I just hope it has a longer lifespan than the Turtle Beach's.

Update 2/16/2018: I got a better mouse and keyboard. I also received a new wireless headset and external hard drive enclosure that are both decent for what I paid for them.

Part Reviews

CPU

The CPU is plenty for my needs. I've never utilized 100% of the power, so it should last me atleast a couple more years. I have the CPU undervolted to .95v and is still rock solid stable.

CPU Cooler

Nice cooler for a budget. It barely fits in my case (Corsair SPEC-01). I wish it had a more secure feeling mounting mechanism. I was running the stock cooler for a while. This cooler is a nice upgrade.

Motherboard

I bought it because it was the cheapest motherboard at the time with Intel LAN and audio grade capacitors, but it has been very stable so far.

Memory

Rock solid and stable ram. My motherboard can't run the memory at 1866MHz, but I knew that going in. I wanted the memory to last a long time, so by not running it at full speed it should last longer. I run the memory at 1600MHz CL8.

Storage

Served me a few year so far. I pulled it from an acer computer I had previously to Destinesia.

Storage

It's a decent hard drive, with decent specs. What more do you want?

Video Card

Good card, except for the stock thermal compound. I replaced it with Arctic Cooling MX-2, and the load temperatures dropped by 10-15 degrees Celsius.

Case

Good value and build quality. Especially when compared to the Rosewill FBM-02 I had previously.

Power Supply

It is quiet and has 5 year warranty. Plus, its a Seasonic power supply so it is hard to go wrong.

Wireless Network Adapter

Decent and cheap wireless card. The signal strength is decent enough for my use.

Case Fan

The NF-F12 moves a decent amount of air without being noisy, and it is a Noctua fan, enough said.

Case Fan

The NF-A14 moves more air than the NF-F12 but is noisier than it when both are at max rpm from what i can tell. Not by much at all though.

Keyboard

Keyboard's Number Lock is fading, and the mouse has an offensive squeak when scrolling down. No, the squeaking is not a joke, because it is a "mouse."

Keyboard

I have the non back-lit version but couldn't find that in PCPP's keyboard database. the one I have is a great no frills keyboard.

Mouse

I wish I did not have to load the driver/software to turn off the RGB light.

Headphones

Not sure about the build quality yet, but the audio quality is very good for the price in my opinion. It's better than my old Turtle Beach EarForce X12 headset in terms of the audio quality. I bought both for around the same price.

Speakers

Great sound quality for what I paid, they are also very compact.

Custom

Its a wireless headset not much else to say, except that the range is not extremely high, but that's OK in my use case.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

GTX 750 Ti FTW <3

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

My 750ti has held up for 3 years against popular titles :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

So what model of 750ti do you have?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

The Galaxy GTX750ti. I'm probably the only person on Earth with a Galaxy branded card, since all my friends went for Zotac.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks