This machine is made specifically for 1080p gaming. So far, every game I've thrown at it has been run with a pretty much constant 60 fps with very high or max settings. I overclocked the CPU and GPU using OC Genie (I don't trust myself enough to do it myself). I was able to get the CPU to 4 GHz which is probably good enough.
I did run into multiple issues in both the purchasing and building process. When I received my case, I noticed that all the fans have Molex connectors which are incompatible with my fan controller. Luckily, I was able to get 3-pin fans pretty cheap on amazon.
When building, I ran into a few "minor" issues. After I had all of my parts in and attempted to start it up, it continuously turned off and on. I tried to diagnose the issue and realized that my CPU cooler was not secured properly and after fixing that, it powered up successfully. I also had issues with installing Windows 7 onto my hard drive which I later found it to be defective. I sent back the 3 TB and then just picked up a 1 TB at Best Buy and it worked without a problem. Once I get the refund for the HDD I'm probably gonna pick up another 1 TB or maybe a 2 TB so that I can get my originally planned 3 TB's. I'm considering getting an SSD in the future.
- I finally added some better photos of this machine.
- Upgraded my GPU from an R9 380 to a GTX 1070 STRIX, I'm incredibly happy with this purchase.
Has the exact look I was looking for when building my PC. The only downside is that it's built in fans are Molex.
Didn't work whatsoever
Awesome fan controller. Allows me to individually control all of my case fans, I would definitely recommend this fan controller.