So this is my first pc build after being on console for the past 10 or so years and I must say I love it. It really wasn't hard at all and I really enjoyed finding all these parts and putting it together. I am going to school for Computer Engineering and I wanted to build something that could be good to run lots of programs and run games on great settings with great framerates. Also I figured if that's my major, I should at least know how to put a PC together right? I usually used a little laptop for school but this thing is my go to now. And yes the 1070 is a BEAST. I highly recommend it if you want to game on a 1440p monitor at 60 fps max settings. Only had a couple mix ups. 1) Forgot to plug in the cpu power cable... 2) You can see that I had gpu sag pretty bad. My fix was the prettiest way I could figure out and that was to loop 3 cable ties together and tie it from the gpu to my drive cage on top and it worked like a charm. You can see my fix in the last picture. Plan on getting an Alex desk from Ikea in the next coming months and move up to 16gb of ram when I have 30 bucks I don't need.
Works like a charm. Didn't go with the k version to save some money and mostly just wanted the cheapest skylake with hyperthreading and turboboost.
I love this cpu cooler! It looks so cool. I am not doing any overclocking. I mostly got it because it really made my black and white theme come together. Very quiet.
This is a great mobo for the price. Has an m.2 slot, sli/crossfire support, sata express and it really matched my theme. All the bells and whistles. Really couldn't find a cheaper mobo for that had all the features this one has.
I mean.. It's ram. Cheap DDR4 at 2400mhz. I went with the 1x8gb instead of 2x4gb because I plan on grabbing another stick when I get 30 bucks I don't need and running them in dual channel. The most i've seen my usage go up to is maybe.. 6gb? So it's fine for my purposes right now.
This is honestly the cheapest240 gb SSD I could find that didn't suck. I found this on reddit.com/r/buildapcsales and it was like... $35 less than the samsung 850 evo so I had to grab it. Works like a charm. 5-6 second boot times :)
1 TB of storage for $50? I'll take one. All of my games are on it while my OS is on the SSD.
This card is awesome.. I can run Crysis 3 on max settings and get like 100-120 fps (60 fps if 8xMSAA) on 1080p. It slaughters 1080p gaming while it keeps up with 1440p monitors at 60 fps. I plan on grabbing a 1440p monitor some time in the next year to do this card justice. Highest temps I've seen are 69C under full load. MSI's fans are bomb.
This was probably one of the hardest decisions of the build. I knew I wanted a black and white theme but I was torn between this one and the NZXT H440. I eventually decided on this one because it had more of a minimalist look that I really wanted. A breeze to build in. It comes with cable straps on the back so please don't go out and buy cable ties like I did. And the sound dampening foam is a big bonus. Love this case.
Gives me plenty of power with the option to add in more drives and such. Mostly bought this one because it had great reviews and it was fully modular.
Its an OS.
Wireless Network Adapter
Great network interface card. I really just needed a cheap dual-band card to use with my dual-band router. I usually get crap wifi on my laptop but this guy has GREAT range. I almost never lag in game.
Really clean fan. Made my build come together a lot.