Description

This was my first PC build ever, and I love it. It's wonderful! It was built for gaming and general use. So far, it's been doing great with anything I threw at it. I have noticed some instances where the CPU just isn't enough, but it's not too dramatic. I don't think I'll need a GPU upgrade because I don't plan on going to anything above 1080p anytime soon. As of now, all of the parts work well, not much else to say. I'm not creative so it doesn't have a cool name.

Part Reviews

CPU

So far, so good. It's been going strong for a whole week. Doesn't bottleneck my GPU as far as I've seen.

CPU Cooler

Great cooler, great price. Keeps my i5 6500 at 25C-30C idle/web browsing and YouTube, 45C on load. I've never seen it go above 47C so far. Came with thermal paste and extra parts. I'm really glad that I went with it.

Motherboard

I haven't experienced any major problems so far. One issue that probably was my fault is that the I/O shield doesn't line up with the ports perfectly. Might just be my case. It's a good motherboard for my needs, and has some red LEDs that I didn't know about until I turned it on...

Storage

This is my boot drive, and some programs (mainly ones that forced the installs to it. I hate those programs... eughhh). I still have 50something gigs left. It's been a week now, no problems.

Storage

Pretty good drive for a pretty good price. Way more than enough for my needs. I've had it for a week and have experienced no issues so far.

Video Card

Love it. It's great. Stays very cool. 28C-35C on idle, highest on load I've seen is 67C with the Turbo fan preset on the XTREME GAMING ENGINE software for Gigabyte. It only hit 67C because I was using it at unnecessary settings in a game (SSAA on 4x or something like that). I'm able to run any game I have so far at 1080p 60FPS with Ultra settings.

Case

I'm really happy with this case. I was a bit skeptical at first. This company isn't that well known, but I'm glad that I picked it. It fit all of my parts perfectly, and wasn't expensive at all.

Power Supply

It's a great Power Supply. Had everything I needed, and I haven't had any problems yet.

Wireless Network Adapter

It's not that bad. I haven't done much online gaming yet, so I can't judge it on that, but for downloading games and browsing the internet, it's pretty good. The loss is definitely noticeable (compared to Ethernet), but it's not too much in my opinion. Also, it's quite cheap, so you get what you pay for.

Case Fan

These are pretty good fans, and don't cost much. They work really well, and I haven't had any problems.

Monitor

Great monitor, but there's one issue. It's marketed as having a very slim bezel, but the display doesn't go all the way to the edge of the monitor. Therefore, there are some black borders on every side but the bottom that are about 1/4" thick. It doesn't bug me that much, I don't have multiple monitors. Just be wary if you want a slim bezel.

Keyboard

This is a great combo. The keyboard is good, the mouse is the same. Not bad for the price.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for finding that killer deal on RAM.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

does the case come with any fans?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, one case fan.

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