Issue with old machine was that the RAM could not keep up with the new credit card processor, so it would take 1-2 minutes to load each step of paying with a card (not good for a busy day). I was given a budget of $800 (which this cost at the time). Only complaint was the cases hidden side (where you feed wires through for cable management) is very narrow, so it was somewhat difficult to fit all the wires in, but it worked. Everything worked from the first bootup, smooth sailing. When using remote access to set up our inventory system, the tech guy from that company said it was the fastest PC he's ever remotely accessed. I built this about 6 months ago, held off on writing this to make sure everything stayed fast and operational, and it has. PC actually boots to login screen faster than the monitor turns on.
- EDIT: Build has Z97 Mobo, but im sure the H97 is still fine
- EDIT 2: Just noticed i misclicked when picking the RAM, it has the 2x8 (16GB) of that RAM stick.
hands down the best CPU for users who do not need hyperthreading.
actually received a Z97
i dont think its possible to have enough programs open to slow down this PC.
so light it feels like theres nothing inside, extremely fast, easy to use.
not much to say. great money per bit
again the hidden bay is narrow, and doesnt have an out-fan, but all in all its a good sized, aesthetically pleasing case. Just buy an extra fan if you are going to be gaming or overclocking (PC is on 8 hrs a day at the job and never overheats)
only ~175W pull, so this is more than enough. Have never had issues with this line of PSU, but others have.
disc tray is a disc tray. does the job.
had some issues with compatibility with programs, not entirely W10 fault, but still think windows 7 is the best one
Wireless Network Adapter
does the job, best value, theres a reason this is the standard one everyone buys.