When I first got into PC gaming, I was at the age of six years old. I started off with an old Dell laptop with Intel HD graphics being its primary graphics accelerator. I used it to play NFS Hot Pursuit 2 and NFS Underground 2, as well as some random flash games time to time. I used the old Dell for many years until it eventually broke for some reason unknown to me. Once it had broken, I had gotten an HP laptop with a dual-core Celeron and an ATI 3870. It was noisy, and could not play games that were newer that I had wanted to try out. It managed to play older titles, which I still liked at the time, but soon got bored of. I later ditched my HP laptop and only used it for school. By this time I was 11 and had acquired an all-in-one from Acer that ran Android. It was equipped with a quad-core Celeron, the J1850 and managed all the games I played. Since then, every Christmas and Birthday I received 200 dollars from my parents; I began to save up all that money to build a PC that I could use for both gaming and school. By July of 2017 I had saved up 1,400 dollars (and a little more for babysitting); I decided to pull the trigger. This is the first time that I am building a PC. For the most part, building it was fun. I am satisfied with my build as it met all my wants and needs.
It performs great and looks fantastic. It managed over 60+fps on ultra at 2560x1080 and 80+fps playing on high on most AAA games.
Hope you enjoyed my build!
Edit notes: - Fixed sentence structure and grammatical mistakes - Managed to overclock R5 1600X to 4.0 ghz at ~1.4v - Undervolted my R9 Fury successfully without performance drops in MSI afterburner (-48 mV) - Was able to overclock ram to 2800mhz
Great processor in terms of price/performance. Much better than what Intel has to offer currently. Haven't bother overclocking it yet.
Edit: Got it overclocked to 4.0ghz at ~1.4V successfully.
Keeps my CPU cool under heavy load at ~65 C. Has a sketchy mounting bracket for the AM4 socket. It's very quiet, even when my CPU is under heavy load.
Great looking motherboard. The bios is easy to use for first time builders. It's a pain in the *** for overclocking RAM.
Very good looking ram. It's tall compared to other RAM sticks, so if you do use an air cooler you may have some compatibility issues.
It's not the fastest SSD but that doesn't bother me. Windows 10 boots in ~12 seconds with fast boot option enabled.
Got this for around the same price as a WD blue. Great for storing games and other files.
Great card if you can find it for less than 300 dollars. It runs most games 60+ fps ultra settings at 2560x1080. If you lower the settings down to high you can expect 80+ fps on many AAA titles. It runs at 56 C under heavy load if you adjust its fan curve and undervolt it. Only complaint is the coil whine is very loud.
Edit: Coil whine noise has decreased significantly; I can barely notice it now,
Comes with 3 fans, dust filter for the front intake, and a dust filter for the PSU (PSU dust filter isn't as fine as the front). It's very spacious and was easy to build in.
It's quiet and reliable. If you plan on overclocking this doesn't have alot of headroom. Would recommend a 650W version of it if you do plan on overclocking.
Got a key of eBay for 4.99. No need to pay full price.
The Chinese have done it again. Cheap, comfortable, and is not as heavy as other wireless mice I have used.
Got this on sale for $30.00. Has Outemu Blue switches and RGB lighting. The switches feel similar to cherry MX blues and have the satisfying click like to them. Definitely recommend this if you want an upgrade over a membrane keyboard.
Note: Build quality is very good. There is nearly no flex when I try and bend the chassis.
Has Freesync, IPS panel, 75hz, 21:9 aspect ratio, and measures 29 inches. Great monitor for the price considering all the features it comes with. It's great for productivity with the screen split feature. Monitor is built of glossy plastic which I despise.
A good upgrade over built in speakers. It can connect via Bluetooth or via an aux cable.