My first ever build, and I couldn't be more excited to share it with the site that helped me get to this point! Primary purpose is gaming!
I know there are a lot of white and black H440 builds out there, but I just loved the color scheme and look of them too much to pass up. To help differentiate mine, I added a custom fascia and backplate!
So far, I have loved every single thing about my new PC. I'm getting 60fps on Ultra settings with just about any game, and the GTX 970 has been absolutely wonderful. Had MSI made a black and white R9 390 or 390x, I would have jumped all over those, but they didn't.
I tried to make a solid parts list for anyone who might be interested in building something similar. Absolutely everything in the build is in my parts list, including some peripherals! If you're interested in a custom fascia or backplate, I can't recommend Seb enough! You can go to his site here: custom-acrylics.co.uk. He was awesome to work with!
I hope you guys enjoy!
Has been lightning fast and has given me zero issues so far. I'm glad I didn't end up going with i7 as I don't think it would have been worth the price for my application! Can't recommend this enough!
I really wanted to get the Kraken, but the price was better for this, and it fit my needs a little better. It can get a little loud under load, but nothing too distracting! Keeps the temps low, and looks way better than an air cooler! Easy installation!
Fit the color scheme I was looking for, and had enough features for my build. The BIOS was absolutely awesome, and it was really easy to get going!
It's RAM, it's fast, and it looks good! 8GB is perfect, and I have room for an upgrade!
I didn't get the obsession with SSDs... That is until I booted with one. Just WOW! I love the 850 EVO, and it's just blazingly fast.
Fast enough for just about everything I have. Needed 1TB, and didn't want to fork out the cash for a massive SSD. Fits my needs perfectly!
Just perfect. Everything I could have hoped for, and more. Yes, I could have gone with the Gaming 4G or a R9 390(x), but look at this thing. It fits perfect!
In my opinion, the best looking case on the market. Cable management was awesome, and the PSU shroud is something I couldn't imagine living without. Perfect.
No issues, and more than enough power. Great stuff!
It's no IPS, but 144hz is the way to go for sure! Once configured, the colors are actually pretty darn nice! If you're on the fence with this monitor, just stop thinking and buy it! Pretty decent price too!
Best mouse on the market. That's all that really has to be said. Not a huge fan of the scroll wheel, but oh well!