Hey everyone, I'm a 15 year old guy who has been into the idea of game/software development since about 3rd grade, and I started learning different programming languages at around 7th grade. I've had my ASUS ROG G750JW since 8th grade and it has served me well, as much as I originally wanted a desktop in the first place, it kept up with modern games. About a year ago I really got into hardware, I am almost completely 'self taught' by watching Linus tech tips videos and similar creators almost religiously. I really wanted the upgradeability of a desktop PC as my trusty laptop was starting to not be able to handle current games at a stable 40-60 fps. So earlier this year I got really dedicated to wanted to build a PC, I'm too young to get a job, and I don't have many resources around me to make money, so come Christmas time I managed to convince my parents to let me get parts for my new computer. Just a few days ago I built it, but it wasn't running, I was tinkering around with it, and I was ready to RMA the parts back to newegg, I managed to get it working, after assembling it twice and disassembling it. Since I haven't got my wireless adapter yet, I haven't been able to run much, however I intend to update this completed build ASAP once I do. Heres my reviews for the parts (Subject to change as I use them more)
Update I somehow managed to get the deepcool gammaxx 400 on my processor, even though I almost bent my mobo, it decreased my idle temps like 13 degrees C, its HUGE though, almost doesnt fit in my case by like 2mm (it came with the motherboard)
It was my first build so there was a slight learning curve, when I first built it, it took me like 4 hours since my cable management was horrendous, and I put in my GPU before some of my case connectors, along with an hour trying to figure out that dreaded heatsink, second time I built it, I had it done in about 30 minutes. I intend to slowly upgrade these parts, especially when I get a job over the summer.
(Sorry about the low quality pics, I can get better ones if requested)
Pretty good, great for budget systems, runs things well as long as you turn down some settings on some more CPU intensive stuff
****. didn't bother using it since it came out really watery and clumpy
Decent motherboard, good for a budget but I wouldn't really recommend, its a little confusing to find your way around it, unfortunatly does not have 3.0 headers.
RAM is RAM, although I recommend going with HyperX Fury 1x8gb, thats my only regret with my system
Don't buy it. it's done its job for this long, but thats probably a record, it makes horrendous grinding noises often, the only perk is it was cheap.
The card is decent, but I'm giving it 1 star for how ****** PNY's customer service is, AND the fact it has a ******* mini HDMI port. plus you have to push up on the port for the monitor to display since of some problem with sag.
Extremely cheap case, sucks to build in, cable management is a joke, theres no top dust filter, the front panel feels like you break it off every time you need to take it off, don't buy unless you really can't afford to spend an extra $10-$20
For the love of all that is holy, do not buy. I bought it to last me for like 6 months til I could get a replacement. never buy a PSU that's not 80+ and under $15. Every day I turned on my computer I felt like I was playing Russian Roulette. The box it came in literally fell apart when I opened 1 flap, it wasn't in any type of secure packaging, and oh god don't even get me started on the one massive clump of ketchup and mustard cables spewing out of it