This was my first attempt at building a gaming rig. I'll be using it for gaming of course, but also for Web and Software development.
I started off with a budget in my head, but then of course, I started to think about the long term and started to just put in components to future proof myself.
Have a look and let me know what you guys think, (please go easy on me, it was my first time!) and let me know of any future improvements I can do, components (hope not), layout (hope so), things like that.
(In the photos, I know that the lights are bright, that was for photo purposes)
(also, the monitor in the pictures isn't the one listed on the parts list, at the time of writing this, I'm still waiting on my monitor to be delivered)
A beautiful motherboard. Packed full of features and was a breeze to use, even for a newbie to the custom PC scene. The build quality is outstanding, exactly what you'd expect from a ROG board and my Zotac GTX1080 Amp! Extreme sits in nicely. Little bit of GPU sag, but the excellent build quality of this board doesn't have me worried. Definitely recommend
Probably one of the best value 3200MHz ram sticks you can get right now. Excellent build quality, excellent performance. Does exactly what she's meant to do.
Can't say enough good things about this. OS starts up in 25 seconds, games load in a fraction of the time and this baby takes it all in her stride. If you can spare the extra cash, get the pro over the EVO. You won't regret it. I haven't.
Picked up as affordable storage for music, movies, what have you. No problems so far. Not expecting to put much on here, I just didn't want any extra clutter on my SSD. Solid product from WD. Want storage from a good brand but don't want to break the bank? Here you go
I chose this case for the unique layout and the fact that the clear panel is on the opposite side. Had zero problems with this case. Was a dream to build with and the cable management is excellent
Excellent keyboard. Chosen because I like Logitech's products and the reviews. Keys feel nice and the RGB lighting is beautiful. Lots of preset effects that can be displayed (my favorite is the Matrix style code effect). Loses one star due to the fact that it has no on board memory to save your settings, therefore requiring the software to be running, but that's a small issue. Solid keyboard and really nice to game on
Does exactly what it says on the tin. Plugged directly into my Asus RGB header connection and avail of the Aura technology. When I plugged it in, Green was displaying as blue and vice versa, but a speedy calibration on the Aura software cleared that right up. Definitely recommend the magnetic strip. Nice and clean.