This is my first PC Build. I have played consoles my whole life. But recently, I have wanted more. Therefore I did a ton of research and decided on these parts. The rig will mostly be used for gaming and minor content creation. I had to stay under a budget so I couldn't go all out, but I think I did pretty good considering. I will be adding photos of the complete build when its finished. I also plan on doing a few upgrades in the future. I am open to suggestions (be nice LOL).
Update: I have built my rig now. Finally got all the parts in (minus the monitor and LED Strip). Please ignore the 32" TV I have it hooked up to. I am extremely happy with it so far. Let me just say, the Phanteks P400 Case was so easy to work with. This was my first and only build so far but the P400 has so much room and cable management was a breeze. I cant wait to put in some time on this rig. When I do, I will review all the parts individually.
I can't complain. This little guy is quick. No complaints thus far.
Great MB. I am not overclocking but I still wanted all that the Z Series MB had to offer. And this is it. I am not audio perv, but the sound quality of music (and gaming) from this board is incredible. I love the ROG line and will definitely buy Strix in the future. Not to mention the RGB LED's. Thumbs up Asus!!!
As far as quality is concerned, they are great. (And I love the black heat spreaders) I am a fan of Kingston products. They run like advertised. I will buy another 2x4 kit in the future, I just wish I would have went with the 2x8 kit right off the bat. 8GB is running fine for now, but I can see whats coming. Pretty soon you will need 16GB to run AAA games.
First SSD. And I am loving it!! Computer boots off of this in 19 seconds flat (yes I tested it with several runs and averaged the results). I am using this along side a WD Blue 1TB HHD. I have a few games and my OS on the SanDisk and it performs wonderfully. Definitely recommend.
Um...It's a HHD. LOL It stores all my programs. I boot from an SSD. It's quiet. Plenty of space for casual gamers and minor content creation. I haven't even put a dent in the storage capacity on here.
Do you want 60+ FPS at 1080P? This is it. I love this card. I couldn't shell out $400 for the "good cards" but to be honest, I haven't had a problem with this one. There will be some games you have to play on Very High instead of Ultra (I know, OMG right), but you can barely tell the difference in the two. And I got a free game with it, so in truth, minus the cost of the game. I got this for $190. Can't beat that.
Just beautiful. This case has plenty of room inside to work with. Cable management was a breeze. I have the Asus H270 MB so all my LED's sync up. (ASUS Aura RGB Software supports all Phanteks cases) It came with 2 120mm fans, which is awesome. And for this price, you can't get any better than this.
This monitor is simply awesome. A few color adjustments from stock and your ready for 144hz gaming. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. I WILL buy another.
I absolutely LOVE these. Very clean sound. Just the right amount of bass. I used them for my Xbox also but when I used them on my PC, I was blown away. These compare to other headphones that cost upwards of $150+. Would definitely recommend.
Its no fancy Razor or anything but I like it. It has alot of options when it comes to lighting effects. And an actual mechanical keyboard for $50 with a mouse? Its great. The wires on both are braided and look great. The mouse has 3 DBI settings (I think that's right) and works great for me.
It supplies power. Its EVGA. And its Semi Modular. All good things. Its quiet. I suggest the 500 BQ over the B model. The only difference is the wires I believe. The 500 B has colored wires. The 500 BQ has all black wires. If you care about your aesthetics, please for the love of God, don't put the rainbow wires in your PC.