I've been wanting to build a computer for ages now and after years of procrastination and 6 months of selecting parts I finally built one.
I mostly use this PC to code software and game but I am looking to do some adobe photoshop in the future.
Putting together the PC was fairly straight forward especially for a first timer. The only downside or struggle that I had was trying to cable manage in such a small case with cable extensions. In the end, I ended up just taking out a hard drive tray and shoving the excess into the spare space.
Overall I am very pleased with this build however the only regret that I have is that I should've gone for a K-SKU processor. I feel as if I came away with a bad CPU because it is locked on 4.3Ghz which is 300Mhz under its max turbo and also I would've liked the experience to overclock. However I have enabled all of the turbo features and things that sound like it could boost the CPU in the bios.
Also with the monitor, it only has 75Hz refresh rate which is personally fine for me as I come from console gaming and can't really notice the difference because for me, if it plays its fine, however I would like to be able to see the full extent of what the hardware can do. I only ended up getting the monitor because it was one of 6 left in a flash sale.
And with my experience building during the GPU crisis, I'd have to say I don't really have a view because this is my first ever PC build and I only really started looking into parts 6 months ago so for me these prices are normal because I haven't experienced any cheaper prices. However it does kind of hurt knowing what I could've got for my money a year ago.
I will upload some photos in a day or two.
Not sure what to say. This is the first CPU i've owned. Mine runs at 4.3ghz on all cores under load.
This AIO is really quiet. It keeps my 8700 in the low 60s under load! It comes with two fans if you want to go for a push/pull. The radiator is really thick so be careful because it could block the view of the components if your case has a window.
This is a great board. It is packed of features, including dual NVMe slots, 2 fan headers and AC wifi. It is a very good board for its size.
Great RAM. Really fast and very aesthetically pleasing. Can be easily configured with the RGB fusion software and illuminates the whole case.
This is a fast SSD. Provides boot times of under 10 seconds. Is great for holding your frequently used applications with enough space for some games too.
This is a blazing fast hard drive. It loads games very quickly and has fast transfer speeds. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fast hard drive with reasonable storage needs
Pretty pleasant GPU. It runs everything at 1080p at Ultra settings. My monitor is only 75hz so I can only ever see 75fps but I rarely see it under 60fps. However its pretty weird, in GTA V online whenever I fly over the hills in an air vehicle going towards sandy shores coming from the city, I drop to like 30fps, but that is the only time I see it.
This is a really good case. The extra cable management room at the front makes it a breeze. However I did struggle with cable management because I was using sleeved extensions. All the rest is great and makes build the PC a breeze.
Nothing really to say here. Powers my components as required. Is really quiet too.
The monitor is great value. Got it during a flash sale. However I would recommend getting a higher refresh rate monitor if your looking to get FPS's above 60. However because I have come from console it doesn't really bother me.
This keyboard is hectic. It is packed full of all of the features you will need. I love the software free ability to change to lighting modes however you are able to use software if required. The MX Blue switches are satisfying to touch and can be used as a motivation to keep doing work.
Great mouse. I didn't want to get something too gamery looking. This mouse is sleek and minimalistic and has great RGB accenting. However I cannot get the ROG Armoury software to recognise the mouse so I can't configure the RGB's.