This was my first time building a computer. I really wanted something that wouldn't be slow and could handle anything I would throw at it. I'm not an avid gamer but I decided to buy a nice graphics card anyway, whoops! Everything is stock at the moment (no overclocking). Stock fans (ugh) still on everything.
I plan to water cool this build eventually and add a blu ray / DVD RW, better monitors, and more RAM so I can have 16 gb.
I made a mistake with my RAM by buying DDR3-2400 which runs at too high of a voltage. So it's running at 1600 speeds, which for me doesn't make much of a difference.
The SSD is real cheap but works great! My restart time (from clicking the restart button in Windows to the login screen after bootup), my computer took 29 seconds and at times was even quicker!
In love with the case. The button on the top feels great and makes turning the computer off and on enjoyable (weird, right?).
The monitors are from my basement and are probably only 720p (maybe 1080p but I doubt it). But hey, they were free! As were the mouse and keyboard.
The speaker on the right is a Sony speaker (http://store.sony.com/hi-fi-music-system-zid27-RDHGTK33IP/cat-27-catid-EOL-Home-Theater-Speakers-Components) I had for college that is plugged in through an aux cable.
One key thing to note about the graphics card, it has three display ports, one hdmi, and one dvi. This is the reason I purchased it. It has the potential to run five monitors and I also have displays off the motherboard. Currently, I'm running one hdmi and one display port off the graphics card and one hdmi off the motherboard for the third monitor (TV really) on the top.
Not much experience with CPU's but this one is amazing! Turbo boosted as high as 4.3 GHz out of the box! Haven't overclocked yet due to insufficient hardware cooling but I'm sure it'll be great!
The bios on this motherboard is just simple and easy to use. It was so easy to set everything up and determine what everything meant in the bios as a beginner.
Does its job but since it can't run at its proper speed due to motherboard incompatibles so I can't speak to how it performs at normal speeds but at 1600 it works great!
Cheap and quick! Restart time 29 seconds!
Nothing stops this monster. I especially love how many ports I have in the back. 3 display ports, 1 hdmi, and 1 dvi. Just ridiculous. It works without a hesitation.
Super easy to use for building a simple build! Can't wait to see how it is when I water cool.
Don't know much about power supplies but it does the job consistently and effectively.
Wireless Network Adapter
Works great right out of the box.