I am Jordan and this is my dream computer. Over the last couple years, I have acquired a deep longing to have my own computer. However, this computer has eluded many for a long time. This Christmas I finally scavenged enough money from family, friends, and relatives to construct what I long imagined out of reach for such a clumsy and careless teen such as myself. I present to you, FN-2187 :)
Overall this build took me around 5 hours to complete because of it being my first build along with the fact that i decided to start around 12 O'Clock at night. All of the parts were a breeze to work with and recommend all of them to almost any level user.
I guess ill start with the CPU:
What is there to say about the 4690K. Its Intel, its unlocked, and it chews up threads like a beast. While running Just Cause 2 and Photoshop at the same time it didn't even come close to max capacity and never rose above 40 degrees celcius. (Thank you LEPA) (5/5)
This was kind of a chance buy, but it turned out wonderfully so far. Its an all in one cooler with two 120mm fans and a big old radiator. Its pretty big and i was a little worried that it wouldn't fit in with my case but it turned out really well. As previously mentioned I have yet to reach over 40 degrees Celsius running a couple of strenuous activities. This part was actually the one that took the longest to install, but it wasn't difficult at all. If your looking for a great water cooler for almost any budget i highly recommend going with this one. (5/5)
Sexy. Thats all I really should have to say about this thing but i will continue. Not only is it beautiful with is matte finish and wonderfully contrasting heat spreaders, but it is sooooooo easy to install and even easier to build on. The single complaint i have is that it could use a few more fan connectors but i got all of mine in so it was great for me. The bios was was a breeze to work with and its awesome to look at. I haven't had a chance to work with the overclocking tools yet but they are built in and prominently displayed so they're definitely not trying to hide it. Props to MSI for this one especially at this price point. (4.8/5)
Its G.Skill so obviously it was easy to install and it worked great the first time. Looks good, good latency, and have only had to use half of it at max. Not to much to this part besides the great looks and amazing functionality. (5/5)
It was cheap, its seagate, and it worked the first time. (5/5)
What. A. Beast. This thing is a tank, and it plows through games like it is one. It was huge and came with three fans which is great for me as i prefer my video cards that way. Never dropped below 60 frames on any of the Triple A games that I have played, and all on ultra or max settings. It also comes with a beautiful back plate and an adjustable light which is great depending on if you incorporated blue in your build or not. This card is the best in its price range in my opinion and it looks like the best too. Also, the card has never gotten above 50 degrees Celsius and its running stock cooling. (5/5)
NZXT you have outdone yourselves. This case is genius, it comes with everything you need to make it look like a 200 dollar case and for 70 odd dollars that is perfect. For starters, it conceals the PSU below the rest of the components and gives the builder room to thread wires all around the case for maximum wire concealment. Also the drive bays are hidden by a beautiful, tall, glossy, white thing, that also acts as a shield to hide wires snaking from the back to the front of the case. So not only does it look good, it is very, very functional. Everything from mobo standoffs to SSD mounts are perfectly placed and NZXT managed to make it look like a million bucks. Insane props. (5.5/5)
Honestly at first I was a bit worried about this. A gold certified, fully modular PSU for 70 bucks? This sounds too good to be true. It wasnt. The cables are fully black and sleeved all the way to the end and the wires are the perfect length. The PSU itself, although concealed in my case has a beautiful gritty design and all of the connectors are perfectly placed. I would buy this PSU a thousand times. (5/5)
Theyre black and white and quiet just like the rest of the computer so what else could u need. A breeze to install and good weight. (5/5)
Well, that concludes the build summary and I could not be more pleased to be the proud owner and operator a such a beautiful piece of machinery. Please Please Please let me know what you think and what i could improve. I look forward to hearing from the PCPP community and as always, May the force be with you!