Hi, I am 14 years old and in 8th grade as of now and this is my first ever PC! I built this because I saw a game that a lot of people were streaming on YouTube at the time last year, called ARK:Survival Evolved and I took interest. I know that this game has several issues and is unoptimized but it looked really cool at the time. Long story short, my friends later on wanted me to get a PS4 so that I could play with them, but when I saw what ARK looked like on the console, after before only seeing it with the graphics maxed out on a computer, I immediately decided to build a PC. As I saved up over the past year for my PC, my ideas on what kind of PC I wanted changed a lot. After a while I decided on a price point at around $1400 and chose my parts with accommodation for upgrades in the future. Overall, the build process was very easy and went well, only having to consult the user's manual from the motherboard a few times to figure out where to hook up a certain cable. Once I had everything plugged in the right spot, and a little cable management around back, it was time to press the power button. By the time I finished it was past 11pm. on a school night and hoping I hadn't spend hours working on something for it to not power on, I reluctantly pressed the power button and somehow, It worked first try!
i7 7700k: I chose this because It is a very good processor for gaming and won't cause any bottleneck for any gpu I might upgrade to in the future.
Corsair H115i AIO Cooler: Will keep my cpu cool and look great in my case as well.
Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING Motherboard: Very high end motherboard with great aesthetics, tons of features, and room for upgrade, very nice and easy to work-with bios.
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB DDR4 3200 Memory: Bought 16 gigs because I feel that nowadays, 8 gigs is just barely enough, so I didn't want to cut back on that. Main feature that I chose this over other memory kits is because of the nice rgb lights.
Crucial MX300 525 gb SSD: Wanted fast storage but don't need a ton of capacity. This makes everything feel very snappy and load much quicker than with a HDD.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB: I wanted a good card for 1080p max settings, and this does a great job of that. I plan to upgrade the gpu in the future to run 1440p @ a high refresh rate but for now this is great.
Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS: I chose this for its great build design including tempered glass, which was a must for this build, and for the decent price. This case looks amazing and was a breeze to build in.
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850W 80+ Gold PSU: This psu is very efficient and is future proof for whatever upgrades to my PC I do in the future.
be quiet! Pure Wings 2: I wanted some good fans to fill up the top spot in my case and these, as the name led me to believe, are very quiet.
Thank You for taking your time to read this, and if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them down below!
Great processor and super fast! No bottleneck here.
Keeps my cpu way cooler than on air and looks great in my system! The fans are pretty good, but make a decent amount of noise so might get some ML fans from Corsair to replace the stock ones in the future.
Awesome motherboard that has all the features I could ever need and looks really nice with the black pcb and the nice angular rgb lights on the IO cover.
Fast ram and looks amazing! The extra cost is totally justified as this stuff seriously is awesome! 100/10 would buy again!
Very fast and has enough capacity for now.
I like this card and is fast enough but, doesn't completely fit my theme and the 3 gigs of vram can frequently be a limitation in modern demanding games.
This case has very very good build quality and is very sturdy! Super easy to build in and the tempered glass adds a certain amount of class to any build that makes the purchase completely worth it!
Has gold efficiency, is fully modular, and has enough power for anything I could need! What more could you ask for?
Quiet, look cool, and keep good airflow going in my pc.