Was a long and difficult journey, but I finally made it! Big thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way!
My original goal was to build a rig capable of playing Farming Simulator 2015 at the highest settings, and I have completely demolished that goal! I am now looking into other games as well. I could not be happier with how this machine performs, and looks. It is extremely snappy and quick, it looks absolutely stunning with its minimalistic black and white theme, and it is whisper silent! I am very proud of myself with the way the build went even with a few hiccups, and how well I did with cable management! There is so much potential for this machine in the future, and I look forward to what comes my way!
The Build - Building this machine went well for the most part, but there was one bump in the road that was a disaster. I had it all built, and was very excited to be powering it on for the first time. I clicked the button, fans started spinning, I look at the screen, and.... nothing.... it didn't post. I quickly sourced the problem to be something with RAM. I managed to boot Windows 10 with 1 stick, but then came an entire weekend of trying to figure out why I couldn't use 2. Long story short, it turned out to be a MOBO problem, and I had to drive to the nearest Micro Center to get it replaced. They were awesome, and got me back on the road in no time. That entire ordeal was the biggest pain in the *** ever. But I finally had my build up and running with 8 gb of RAM, and all was good! It now works flawlessly, and I will be taking a shot at overclocking soon!
EDIT - Reached an easy 4.6 ghz overclock without touching voltages. Will mess around with it more later.
Overall Thoughts - Building a PC has been one the most enjoyable things I have ever done, despite having a few troubles. It is all part of the process I guess. As long as you do your research, and ask questions, you should be good to go. (Add more) I am now hooked on building Pc's and learning more about them.
Thanks for reading, and please leave feedback! I'd love to know how other think I have done, and what can be improved!
Possible Future Upgrades/Improvements -
AIO Water Cooler OR Custom Loop
HUE+ for computer, and some other lights for my desk
Plasti Dip keyboard cord and red stripe
Plasti Dip some parts
Better case fans
16 GB of Ram
Desk Cable Management
What is not to love! It can handle anything I throw at it. It is a big step up from the AMD A6 APU(ick) in family computer, and the laptop i3(sort of ew) in my dad's AIO computer. It is also on Intel's newest Skylake Architecture and socket 1151, which gives me a decent upgrade future. It is a K model too, and I can't wait to try overclocking
Very good budget cooler! It looks very nice, and it does a good job keeping my CPU nice and cool. It is also very quiet, and mounting it was pretty easy. Interested in what OC it can handle.
Well....It thermal paste....and my CPU not blowing up....so...5 stars
Black/White, Usb 3.1 and 3.0, and plenty of fan headers that I'll never use. Also capable of using an M.2 SSD in the future. BIOS is easy to use. Overall it is a good MOBO.
RAM is RAM. It has good speed though, and I absolutely love the looks of these! I would like it in white, but that isn't available. I'll see if I can paint them later. No issues.
WOOOOOOOOO SSD is FAAAAST First time having one, and I'm loving it! Went with the popular 850 EVO, and it is great.
Just a good old WD Blue for mass storage.
Not the highest end card, but it is still very capable at 1080p! Chose it over the R9 380 due to its lower power consumption, lower heat output, the software, and the deal I got on it. My plan is to upgrade to Pascal or Polaris when I need to.
This card looks great, and I love how the fans don't turn on until 50 degrees. Quiet card, and it hasn't let me down.
AMAZING, STUNNING, PERFECT. I absolutely love these case to death. The looks are just 10/10, and building in it was a joy. It made for a very clean build. Airflow and Cable management wasn't as bad as people said. NZXT has won me over with their cases.
A little overkill, but again I got it at a very good price so I'll take it. It has plenty of headroom for future upgrades. The package it came in was top notch. It being fully modular is very nice, and the cables that come with it look great in that they are all black and don't have random colors. The ecoswitch is another amazing feature, and it helps keep things even more quiet when it can be.
It is an OS......nothing much to say. Took off a star because I think $100 is a lot, and there isn't as much privacy anymore.
Yay...just what I need for school.
Wireless Network Adapter
Not able to use Ethernet cable, so this will have to do for now. Works great
IPS, 24", and thin bezel. The picture quality is great. Only thing I hate is that the buttons are behind the bezel which is weird, and the stand is wobbly. If you have a sturdy desk like I do though, the wobble will not occur. Using a vesa amount will also solve this.
For a budget keyboard I can't complain too much. It is worth every dollar. The keys are quiet like I wanted, and it feels good to the touch. The backlight helps for night usage. My dislikes are that it picks up skin oil easily. (edit) For the first week the keys felt weird and some were hard to press. It has disappeared, and everything is fine.
A little costly, and the money could have went somewhere else in the build, but I don't regret buying this mouse! To me, a mouse and keyboard are the one most important things in a build as they are how you interact with the computer. I had tried the deathadder before which is why I chose it. It fits my hand perfectly, and again feels very good to use