Hey there, this is my first desktop PC I've ever owned. Coming from a 60Hz 14" laptop screen with a 6 year old GPU to a 144Hz Freesync 27" monitor is insane.
When building this, I really wanted it to have a good aesthetic but I didn't want to get too crazy with custom water loops and all that. I really, really like how it ended up.
There were a few kinks in the way, my motherboard came defective the first time with the wifi chip not working, but amazon sent me a new one real quick! Also just in general it was a learning experience, I ******* hate 24 pin connectors!
Worth every cent to me. I'm gonna keep this thing running for as long as I can, and it's super nice because I can just swap out a part whenever. I love the case.
I have yet to run a full on stress test on this thing yet, but at 100% gpu usage I was seeing a max temp of about 65*C when playing some games for a while. Definitely in love with this thing!
Also, sorry for the potato pics I'll add better ones soon :)
Best motherboard for its price bracket in terms of VRMs. Software isn't amazing but I can put up with it just for how good the price is. Motherboard looks good with a vertical GPU setup and the black PCB is really nice. Took a star off cause the first one that I got had defective wifi chip but besides that the new board is excellent!
Great price to performance compared to Samsung's 970 EVO if you can find it on one of the many frequent sales.
Loudest part of my build, but it does whats advertised. Overpriced for what it is, but no other hard drive has a warranty this long, and I don't **** with storage
Beautiful case. There's lots of cases that have the dual tempered glass setup but this is the only case I know of that has the bottom like that. Almost looks like a display case! Super nice and may be called overpriced but actually a deal if you were planning on buying AER RGB fans and a hue 2 in the first place. Worth every cent
I got a good deal on it ($70 off when it literally just came out) and to me it's completely worth it. 27", IPS, 144Hz, lowest total input lag of any monitor with the same specs (check out hardwareunboxed), and it's only downside is poor contrast ratio which isn't even that much lower than comparable monitors in the price segment.
Perfect colours, no BLB, some IPS glow but minimal, and a surprisingly good stand though it can't swivel. 10/10 if you pay MSRP it's also cheaper than the Aorus, and overpriced 4 year old Asus monitor