I currently have a Mid 2011 21.5in 2.5GHz Imac which has been serving me well for about 3 years now. When I first got it I upgraded the 4gigs of ram to 12 gigs and have been able to video edit quite well. Lately, it has been slowing down, taking me a lot longer to edit a 5-minute project than usual. The assignments I have been getting are increasingly harder, and I'm not really able to game on it so it is time for a new computer. The idea for this build started while I was browsing the internet for a new computer, I became frustrated with how expensive they were. So I decided to build my own PC, I have friends who have done it so it shouldn't be that hard and I save hundreds of dollars while doing it! (don't get me wrong I like mac and PC) So this is my build, I spent about the same amount of money that I would on a new PC except the specs are jaw-droppingly better. I named this machine "The Pie Maker"(apple pie specifically) because of how much more powerful it is compared to my old Apple iMac
So now that I have an insanely powerful GPU (and not a laptop one like my old desktop had), an Intel I7, low latency(CAS 7!) high-speed ram, a huge SSD, reliable HDD, and a sweet case, I will be able to video edit/ game/ browse Reddit like never before!
This is a Awesome CPU, Its blazing fast and i couldn't ask for more
i really like how small this cooler is, ram clearance is astonishing and its small enough to fit in most cases. during long game sessions my CPU tends to get a bit hot but the cooler does its job
This MOBO has plenty of usb ports, looks awsome, and does the job well
this ram is amazing! it looks awesome, has jaw droopingly low latency, is fast and the red heat spreaders can be removed!
upgrading from an old hard drive to this drive is mind melting. i also put GTA5 on this and omg omg omg.
really fast, great warranty, and has plenty of space. what more could you want?!
This beauty cost and arm and a leg but now that i use 1440p resolution 1080p on a 25+ inch screen looks gross.
Beautiful, love the front panel, and spacious
reliable and powerful!
Wireless Network Adapter
a bit of driver confusion but for the price this card is great
quiet, pretty, and pushes a boatload of air
perfect size, beautiful, and the IPS panel is awsome
my first mechanical keyboard, love the lighting settings, the MX Cherry switches, and the media controls
really comfortable, standard dpi settings are awesome.