Description

This was my first attempt to join the PC Master race after many long years playing games on a Xbox 360 and I decided to begin with a bang. I had spent the last year researching computer parts trying to find the best value size and color scheme.

Part Reviews

CPU

The Go to Processor of most gaming builds i have had no issues with it and it has done everything i have needed with ease.

CPU Cooler

This cooler is incredible!! I love the look of it and the performance is a good step above the hyper 212 evo even though i still installed it backwords.

Motherboard

couldn't have asked for an easier motherboard to use for a first time build had everything i needed and the size was perfect too. it is running my overclock easily and has the perfect amount of fan headers and all the pci express slots i need. plus the i/o has everything i would ever need to use.

Memory

its ram it is yellow it works

Storage

cheapest 256 gig ssd at the time runs plenty fast for me loads my windows from cold boot in about 5 seconds.

Video Card

this graphics card drives just about everything i need at max settings at 1440p and is just incredible. i love the black aesthetic and the card is great about keeping everything cool with the temps never going above 74 with a quieter fan curve. I do knock one star because i got it before it had a backplate:(

Case

If i could give this case 6 stars i would. it has been a dream to build in for me. i love the horizontal mobo placement and the ability to switch around side panels. also all the intakes are well filtered with plenty of airflow being able to move through them. yes the bracket for the psu is a little annoying but for 50 bucks no other micro atx case can touch it and all the features it packs.

Power Supply

perfect size for a power supply left a good amount of room to stash cables in my case also the fully modular cables make this power supply a breeze to build with.

Monitor

anyone thinking of going with 1440p i would recommend you do it because the picture clarity is very noticeable especially in games like battlefront. the ips display makes colors pop and it runs at 75 hz for me with no issues. also the price makes this monitor incredible for the value.

Keyboard

got it on sale at best buy for 85 dollars. i must say the blue switches feel very nice and even though they are not cherry mx i do not care since it is my first mechanical keyboard and works perfectly for what i need it to do. will say though the software is bad not easy to use at all.

Mouse

This mouse is incredible. i have tried out friends Razer Deathadders and Steal series Rivals and this mouse hands down beats them both in my opinion.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice choice of parts, especially the 390

+1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome to the master race. I bet you can't even look at a puny xbox 360 now let alone play games on it!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I can barely use it now my computer is practically my baby.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

RIP Xbox 360

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

welcome! great part choices and I like that you went with the gold...its not very common so its cool!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build!!!!! I do wonder however... how is the monitor ? Its probably the best bag for the buck 1440p monitor on the market and i might plan on getting oner

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

playing cs go on it now and it is more than fast enough to use for fast paced fps also i prefer 1440p over 144 hz cause the extra pixels and ips panels are great

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet glad to hear.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

first attempt = success

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Quick question, what monitor are you using?