Description

My current everyday PC, I use it to play games, doesn't everyone? Cable management was a breeze but that's more the cases doing then mine. Run's most games from the past few years at 1080p at high to ultra settings. Some issue's with Arma 3 and other CPU intense programs. (Built 3 years ago, Pictures soon!).

Part Reviews

CPU

An oldie but a goodie, while I can't recommend you build a new system around this cpu, it has served me well for almost 4 years. However am3+ is a degraded platform.

CPU Cooler

It makes the CPU more cold then the stock heat-sink for cheap.

Motherboard

Good am3+ motherboard, the sata connectors are not in the best spots and fan header placement is weird but It works pretty well.

Video Card

Works well, I like how the fans turn off completely when they are not needed. However if I had to do it all again I would have probably invested in a lower end 1070.

Case

It was a pain to get the motherboard in the case and the included motherboard standoffs were awful. I also was missing a screw for the motherboard. Other than that things went smoothly and the case looks very nice.

Power Supply

This little champ is still put put'n along. Good power supply that has never failed me through several a power outage. I plan to use it for years to come.

Keyboard

The keys get greasy pretty easy and the switches aren't completely consistent in sound, the lighting is only effectively stunning when viewed from directly above. If I had to choose another keyboard now, I probably would. However this keyboard has served me faithfully for the time I have had it. The headphone pass through has been very useful, I even plug it into my DAC now. The razer synapse software is nice for re-binding functions and making macros and I never feel that I have failed in a game due to the keyboard messing up, like I did with my old membrane keyboard. I type faster then ever now and the ability to integrate and swap RGB profiles depending on the game being played makes for a smooth experience. The software does need some work. I would also like to mention that razer support, in my experience, is very friendly and there to help you, especially on twitter.

Mouse

Very nice mouse, however no normal person needs 10,000 dpi and the feet have worn after about a year and a half of daily use and abuse. That being said it does get used for almost 10 hours a day.

Headphones

Yes, there are other headphones out there that may sound much better for the same price. However, these headphones build quality is what appeals to me. I live in a noisy area, making open back headphones impractical. The closed back and heavy weight of these cans make them feel solid and secure on my head and completely blot out all noise, and the full aluminum construction makes me confident these will last for 20+ more years.

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Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a suggestion it would be better get a 2 x 8 kit of RAM so your two extra motherboard slots are open for expansion

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You can have room for upgrades

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, however I originally only had 8gb of ram, and later upgraded to 16.