So this build was started because I wanted a change from the Intel chips I'd been using since my first PC, and as a celebration of getting a new job that could afford me some better hardware. It also replaces a PC I didn't build as my previous PC on here took a free diving lesson and fell from a shelf into my face and then a long drawn out process of stupid decisions by the company my insurance used to build me a new PC ended up annoying me some what.
The build was actually up and running way back in December but I didn't feel it was complete until I finally bought the 1080Ti in February and then the SSD's in April. Other things I compromised on back when I bought the hardware such as the motherboard not being as high end as I wanted due to cost and the RAM not being 3000MHz+ for the same reason.
Performance wise it's a beast I play all games at maxed setting and all maintain a 60 FPS lock unless the game is called Kingdom Come, my next planned upgrade is a 144Hz monitor as these 60Hz panels are nice looking but I bought them because they where cheap and I wanted two the same.
on the peripheral front new items are the keyboard and headphones which are both brilliant, the Arctis 7's did need a bit of tweaking to get the audio profile just right but the G613 is just a brilliant keyboard in my opinion.
And that's it, I didn't take many photo's during the build process at the time as I just wanted to get it all built and running.
Absolutely brilliant as my first AMD chip, OC'd to 4GHz but was a little unstable so backed it down to 3.9GHz for peace of mind.
This is the prettiest AIO really, the lighting is gorgeous and the CAM software is brilliant for monitoring.
Ahh this board, it is fine at it's job but the BIOS is a weird place after using MSI and ASUS' BIOS implementations. It did manage 4.0GHz for a few months until I backed off to 3.9GHz but if i where to replace a component this would be the first to go.
It's RAM it does what it says on the box really
This SSD was the last bit of the puzzle for this build and it is brilliant, reads are fast writes could be better but for the price of it I really can't complain.
Also a fantastic purchase for my bigger games that need SSD speed for optimum performance.
does the job of mass storage well
just read the Toshiba review it's the same
This card is a beast, after almost 11 years with AMD i made the switch and I can say at least for now yes the grass has been greener with nvidia. It chugs along at 65°C even when my ambient temperature rises by 12°C.
This case is gorgeous, a joy to work in and easy to clean. Also dual chamber meant I could be lazy with the cables in the back.
it works and that's all I need, modular cables are nice too.
err it's windows
Wireless Network Adapter
has worked well for years now just wish the included USB dock wasn't so flimsy
This is my favourite keyboard I've owned with Logitech romer-g switches. the lack of any wire clutter on my desk is also fantastic.
Had to get this replaced on warranty after the first mouse developed a sensor issue within 2 months but since then it's been fantastic.
these headphones are great, whilst the out of the box experience isn't the best with a little tweaking they're now perfect for me. Just wish the mic was better but ahh well can't have everything.
big and beautiful displays, they're only issue is the 60Hz and the admittedly high response time. One will eventually be replaced with a 144Hz monitor of the same size.