Hello PCPP community!
I've been a lurker here for a while so when I bought some new upgrades, I decided finally to post my new and improved system as well as a little history to my PC. I apologize in advance for my terrible writing and my terrible smartphone photos. (BTW just realized the second picture is very distorted. Sorry about that.)
History of the Machine
So back when Skylake had just been announced I decided that along with my primary machine (at the time) I would need an HTPC mITX build to put near my TV. Since I was still living with my parents at the time me and my brother decided to split the cost of the machine since we would both be using it. The parts we chose were these
This machine was great but since that was the PC I mainly used and the other PC my brother mainly used I devised a plan. Since I ran the more demanding games and he had the more powerful GPU I convinced him to let me have the more powerful components of his rig that I had bought previously. Which in turn began my first upgrade to my PC. Here's the list.
Now this is the list of parts that I have used the most extensively out of all the iterations of this build and it was a blast! But now's about the time where I began to dabble into recording and streaming my gaming and so that meant, well, MORE UPGRADES!
So during the height GPU/Ethereum Mining Craze I sold my R9 290 in turn I bought a GTX 980 for around the same price as I sold the 290. Around this time I had moved into the college dorms for my freshman year of college. This is when I started streaming semi frequently but unfortunately the i5 and 8gb of RAM was somewhat limiting me. So here I am at my final upgrade. Ryzen.
Now I was debating getting Ryzen for a while. I thought about just getting and i7 and settling with that but I am proud of my decision. Now what was interesting is that a site called Silicon Lottery had these Ryzen CPU's for cheaper and were made for overclocking so I ended up springing for that. I didn't have any troubles with any of my compnents and it all booted up no problem. I am extremely happy with my new parts.
This will probably be my last upgrade in a while as I feel I have done a good job "future-proofing" for now. My stream is doing well and I can't wait to continue working with this machine. Thanks for reading if you took the time. I appreciate any feedback y'all have and Thanks again!
Very happy with my overclock and how it improved my stream!
A b**ch to mount but still a very nice cooler and is keeping my OC'ed 1600x nice and cool.
Installation was fine and it seems to be working but boot times were not really what I expected. Still improved my PUBG load times.
Runs my 1080p60 display just fine in every game. No complaints.
Very easy to work in and I'm glad I chose this over my mITX case I had before. Very nice!
My first gaming mouse and it works just fine but I can't go back to other cheaper gaming mice. It's simply the best.
There's a lot of mixed opinions on these headohones. I think they sound great but thats my perspective from a non-audiophile. Would've liked a removable cable but that for the "X" version of these cans. My only complaint is that after a while the padding on the headband and cups don't hold up and become uncomfortable after long periods of time.
The software and mic suck but it's very comfortable and sounds good.
Very nice mic and better than most every "gaming headset" microphone.
Very basic board with key features and clicky switches. Good cheap buy!
One of the best consumer grade webcams and looks very good!
Don't fix whats not broken. I really like the Xbox One Wireless cotrollers but nothing beats the 360 controller. No compatibility issues whatsoever.
THESE PADS SAVED MY HEADPHONES! Seriously worth every penny. Makes my headphones feel like clouds on my head. I'd give them 6 stars if I could!