This is my first build and it was relatively easy after some youtube tutorials. I ordered the wrong wireless adapter and received a broken hard drive but after I got all that squared away I'm really happy with the final product.
I really think a build like this deserves a more in-depth description, everybody is going to ask you about that processor and gpu combo.
Were you trying to save up for the Zen refresh? Did you start with the apu and then added the gpu, waiting for a cpu upgrade?
Is there a reason you got an APU with a GTX 1080? Just curious, and how does it handle the 1080 if you don't mind me asking?
it boggle my mind that OP cheap out on the CPU and PSU
that Raidmax should never be in this system
that is a bomb waiting to explode
Please get a new PSU, that is likely crap and will damage your 1K+ system. Do this no matter what unless you are ok with possibly having damage parts.
I hate to say this but assuming you didn't have these parts laying around/free/a heavy discount I would strongly recommenced returning the CPU, cooler, and psu along with possibly some other parts. Not trying to be rude but if you are going to spend nearly 2K on something I would have done a bit more research so I could get the most out of my money. The CPU is a potato and will be lucky to hit 40FPS in games, forget about hitting 144FPS.
You can't game on two monitors are once so I would return the 2nd 144hz monitor and get a 60hz one instead.
Why two mice? Return one.
Why go for a color scheme if you case doesn't have a window? I would return the case for one with a window if you are wanting a color scheme that can be seen.
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I went for a CPU that is light years better and will be able to reach around 144FPS in games.
I got a much better cooler.
Had to get a new board since that one isn't compatible with this CPU. You can set the RGB leds to white on it.
I got new RAM to save some money.
It has a much better case and one you can see your color scheme on. It makes no sense to pick out based on a color scheme only not to be able to see it.
It has what is likely a much much much better PSU.
It has a monitor that is IPS so it has better colors and for stuff like Netflix,discord, twitch, etc (what I assume the 2nd monitor is for) it won't matter if its 144hz or 60hz.
I ditched the extra mouse since I assume it wasn't needed. I tried to keep what I could so you could minimize what you had to return.
The reason he got that APU is because it can be easily OC'd by a good quality B350 mobo up to +1 ghz without watercooling. That means he can basically get an i-7700k for 1/4 the price.
hey your one of the first ones I think to use one of these apu
10/10 good job
where'd you get the wallpaper that you have on your monitors. i hav the same shot of Chicago in my setup but it is in the day time and i like the way that the Chicago skyline comes across in the night time. curious if you have a link for it or a search criteria from google to find it.
Good upgrade path at least
You're gonna have to get a better PSU, dude.
Also, that GTX 1080 will probably bottleneck your PC...
Why would you buy a power supply that could be an IED?
10/10 spend more on keyboard than cpu