First time builder. Gaming and productivity build.
After wanting to join the PCmr for a while, My WHOLE family (Like uncles and aunts, grandmothers and grandfathers, parents and everyone) Pitched in for this perfect rig for me. I had been choosing parts far prior to me actually ordering it so I had researched quite a bit.
Since I am a first time builder it took me a bit longer to assemble my PC than I had anticipated. Around 5 hours (It took me an hour just getting the front fans in! due to me misunderstanding the mounting system). But all in all it went weary well. The Define R5 is super easy to build in and is over all just an amazing case!
Since I do not live in the U.S. I am not buying this trough amazon or something like that. I bought everything through a Norwegian retailer to witch I have some connections so i got a 20% off everything. I ended up paying 1300$ for everything.
In conclusion I am very happy with my build and how it ended up. The build process was fun and I learned so much in my research prior to building my PC. Most of the parts that I bought hold their own very nicely and I would recommend almost every part in my PC.
If you want to see more pictures of it here is a build log I made: http://imgur.com/gallery/7fMHR
Rant alert! My psu is either faulty or this model just sucks monkey balls! There is a strange rattling in the fan witch is annoyingly laud! My build would be complacently silent if not for that rattling.
Overclocks great. A good midle ground for gamers.
Silent and cool enough for an air cooler.
Best motherboard at its price range. Wish however the build quality and robustness was better.
Great ram. stable and works.
Bit slow but good for the price.
Great card good performance for the price.
AWESOME CASE! hdd led is annoying though
It works but there is a rattling noise that comes from the fan that is the loudest thing in my system. If not for this power supply my system would be completely silent!
same old same old
Good monitor. Bit slow. Managed to overclock it to 75hz ...whitch is good (: