Crazy price, I know! The prices in Portugal are pretty high, and I still tried to get a few of my components during flash sales.
Took me like 4 hours to build my PC, first time doing it. I had to remove my motherboard 3 damn times, first time I forgot my I/O shield, second time to mount the radiator, and a third time to mount the radiator fans ( could've mounted the fans on the radiator first).
Also faced a few problems during boot time. On my first try the CPU LED lighted up, and I went like "Holy ****, I knew this was going to happen, why always me?", after a closer inspection, the CPU Power cable wasn't even connected. On the 2nd try, the RAM LED lighted up, went crazy again, but removing the RAM sticks and placing them once again, but this time pushing it in harder solved it!
Haven't had much time to benchmark my brand new rig yet, because I still need to purchase an Ethernet cable (around 30~40m). Powerline, and wi-fi repeaters are out of question.
My cable management sure is terrible.
Initially was going with the 6600k, but after checking a few comparison videos mainly in rendering times, I decided to grab this one instead.
So far so good, wanted something to keep my CPU nice and cool, will try to overclock it to at least 4.5Ghz. Still not a huge fan of water cooling, hopefully it won't leak
Decent motherboard for the price, should've paid closer attention to how many internal USB2.0 this motherboard had. Sadly it only comes with 1, and I needed at least 2 to plug in my cooler and another one to plug in front 2.0 usb ports. Luckly I have plenty of I/O in the back.
They are sexy and they are cheap.
Just for booting and to run a couple of games and my most used applications.
Mostly to store stuff and a couple of games, and perhaps software
Great looking card, I really like it and it's not that big. Sadly it does not have a backplate. a 425€ card without a backplate...
Very good looking case in my opinion and it comes with 5 silent fans, 4x are molex and the other one can be plugged into the motherboard. I don't mind them running at full speed, they are still pretty silent.
People recommended me this PSU for my build, I don't have anything to say about it. Should've saved some more money to grab a modular one I guess..
It was pretty cheap, and it's also a 75Hz monitor. Won't be able to benefit from that FreeSync though... Maybe in a couple of years when I decide to upgrade.
I like mechanical switches, but I don't like how they feel and sound when bottoming out the key. This keyboard is just perfect for me, blue switches sound and mushy feeling from membrane keyboards. Still too expensive for a membrane keyboard.