Hey! After about 2 years if making parts lists on this site, I FINALLY built a pc. Old pc was on its last legs (4 years old, A6-5400k, hard drive had seizures every time it had to do something) and I needed a new pc for game dev, gaming, media consumption, etc. With the new graphics cards and whatnot coming out there were a few weeks of amazing prices for parts which I took full advantage of. Got a refurb hybrid evga 970 for only $180! I can't even hear it, although occasionally the blower on the card will go super saiyan and just run at full speed for no reason.
This plays every game in my steam library (including GTA V and Chivalry) at max settings, every bar and option set to the very top, at a smooth 60 fps. But ugh screen tearing! I was considering getting an rx 480 and freesync monitor just to get rid of the awful screen tearing in games like civ 5 and gta 5, butI don't game enough to make it worth it.
No pictures of average cable management behind case because it's average and it's a pain to put that panel back on :P
I love this pc and everything about it. It is perfect and I wouldn't change a thing, except adding another ssd in the future. Do your research and you too will have a perfect pc :)
Named after my favorite game of all time, Skyrim.
Does what I need it to do, runs every game fine. Stock cooler is stuck at full speed for some reason. Great cpu, highly recommend.
Has every feature I need it to have, plenty of usb. However I could not connect the front panel audio, which isn't a huge deal because I don't use it anyways. Also there's an orange light constantly flashing, but other than that it works as advertised. Stays 25-40C.
It seems I've won the silicon lottery with this one - performing in the 96th percentile right out of the box. Ram is ram, though, and this ram works well.
Insanely fast. 6 second boot. Loads everything in seconds. I don't think I could ever go back to an hdd as my main drive! I have everything important on here and I still have 70 gigs free. Another great part about having an ssd is that it's perfectly quiet. This one also looks cool, which is a bonus. Best ssd for the price in my opinion!
Fast for an hdd, and the only sound it makes is when it spins up for the first time after boot. Good reliable storage, solid construction.
Amazing. Haven't overclocked because there's no need. Got it refurbished from EVGA b-stock and there was nothing wrong with it. Never seen it go over 41C even on Heaven maxed out. Runs every game I own including GTA V at max settings on 1920x1080. Whisper quiet. Also there's just something about having a water cooled graphics card that adds a bit of uniqueness to your pc.
Sleek, sturdy, everything I need. Lots of cable tie mounts and just enough holes for all your cable management needs. The only problem is that there isn't a hole lot of room behind the case, so getting the back panel back on was a pain. Also the power led flashes when in sleep mode so you have to shut it down or cover up the led if you have your pc in your room and you're trying to sleep! Other than that, a great case that looks awesome but not flashy.
What more could you want in a psu? 750w, comes with the 24-pin cable pre attached and comes with nice, plain black cables, and lots of them at that. There's virtually no point in going for modular since you're going to have to plug in the 24 pin cable anyways.
Almost as good as Windows XP!
Vibrant colors and a beautiful frame. Not vesa but I don't need vesa anyways. The perfect size for the resolution. IPS makes this monitor the clear victor for it's price at the time of buying ($90-120). Also, almost takes longer to turn on than my pc :P (roughly 5 seconds)
Once you go clack, you never go back! Also, once 18 custom macros for all your lenny needs. 4 levels of backlighting and you can choose to have wasd and the arrow keys lit separately! The volume wheel is a nice bonus, I love not having to go to settings to change the volume of a game!
It feels really nice for someone who prefers a palm grip and has small hands like me. I live the unlock scroll wheel option, useful for long walls of text and lengthy webpages. Not ideal for gaming because due to the low dpi I can't do 360 no scopes but I feel that wasn't enough of a reason to deduct a star :)
Amazing sound, I've had them for over a year and they show no signs of wear whatsoever. I can wear them al day and they are still super comfortable. A VERY nice soundstage for the person who doesn't want to feel like they're in the middle of an earthquake. Even with integrated sound without a dac/amp they are still awesome!