This is my first PC build, so give me a break with the little problems here and there.
First off, let me say that I am only 15 without a job. So, being much less knowledgeable then I was when I started, I realize I made some questionable choices here and there.
I bought my first part about a year and a half ago, being my case. Found out it made a pretty nice container for all the parts I was stockpiling. Got my final part, the GPU, on November 2 so I'm getting acquainted with everything. My PSU, I know, could be a raging inferno. However, I haven't had any problems and it runs fine and fairly cold so I'm not too worried right now.
The only real 'benchmark' I have is my 3D Mark Demo, which came in at a score of about 4400 on the combined test. Not bad for an i3 and a $250 graphics card, I suppose. The only real-world benchmark I have measured is on Forza 6 Apex, which was 1080p all ultra (in the rain, full opponents), max 124 fps, minimum 54, average 93. Haven't taken official temps but it runs cold enough that I don't even care to at this point. I figured this was fairly impressive as well, but let me know what you think.
Next up for (what this will turn into) Snow Devil 2.0 -16gb of RAM -Two matching monitors for Eyefinity -A New PSU with custom red and black cables -i5-6500 -Liquid Cooler -Second GPU
NOTE. These pics were taken on my phone, so not the best. The cable mess has slightly improved.
Edit: Surprised I haven't received any 'OMG YOUR POWER SUPPLY IS HORRIBLE' comments yet. Last person that found out I had this freaked.
Runs smooth, fast, and surprisingly cool. Handles Forza 6 apex like a beast when paired to an RX480.
Works well, very quiet, and keeps my (already cool) i3 cool at full load.
Nice motherboard. Pricy but looks great, supports LGA1151 for those who still use DDR3.
Its a hard drive. Meh. Loud.
Quieter than a Western Digital.
I can't say enough. Got it for 218 bucks on newer and I can't believe the power.
Easy to work in, lots of room, decent looking, but I would like some rubber cable grommets around the Motherboard Tray. I pulled the hard drive cage and placed my drives in the 5.25 Inch bay behind my fan controller.
Not the greatest quality but it runs cool and the LEDs look nice.
Great sound card for 30 bucks and it sounds even better.
Wireless Network Adapter
I only use it for trips to LAN parties or friends places when I can't get Ethernet. But, quick enough for some LAN gaming. Wouldn't want to do it online, though.
These things push some serious air while maintaining relatively quiet and good looking.
These are great but pretty darn expensive.
Perfect monitor for people looking for affordable 1080p. Being small, the pixel density is great, and doing a triple monitor setup would be nice.
For 35 bucks you can't really argue. Only problem is that wayyyy to many people end up with the same keyboard as you. Seriously, without our knowledge, me and three other friends ended up with the same one (me and one other in blue, on in green, another in red).