Been a console peasant until recently, and I wanted a PC I could use for gaming as well as other computing tasks. I had a budget of about 1500 and I wanted to make sure I got the best GPU possible.
Building the machine was pretty simple. I hit a small snag when I had to connect all the power cables to the power supply and the motherboard. After watching a few videos on you tube I figured everything out and I had my machine running. I didn't have any problems but in the future I would have gone for a bigger case. Everything fits inside the s340 but more space would have been nice to work with.
This is my first time building a PC so any advice or constructive criticism is welcome.
CPU runs hot, but it does everything I need it to do. Crushes PUBG, ARMA, Overwatch, and any other game I can play on the highest settings. Hovers around 33 degrees Celsius(~90 Fahrenheit). I give it 4 stars because of the temperatures.
While the NZXT logo lights up, there aren;t many options for schemes and it doesn't sync with the rest of my computer. The cooling performance also leaves much to be be desired. Giving it two stars because it does not cool a i7 7700K adequately.
Great motherboard, no complaints. Another USB 3.0 slot would be nice as I am thinking about grabbing a NZXT hue, but other than that the mobo is great. 2x2 WIFI is almost 5x faster than it was on my Lenovo laptop. The strix RGB is a beauty and there are a lot of options for colors and schemes. The MOBO also links up with my RAM and GPU for a really nice synchronization. Five stars because I would recommend and it looks great.
This RAM looks so freaking cool. Might be my favorite part of the build visually. Tons of options for colors and it synchs with the strix MOBO and strix GPU. This stuff is really cool. Five stars and I would highly recommend.
Watch out with this stuff. Its so fast it might burn you. Five stars and definitely recommend an SSD to anyone building a computer.
Standard memory runs fast enough for everything I need. Wish it looked cooler though. Would't recommend it, but works fine for me, four stars.
Runs every game I throw at it on Ulta with no problem. RGB isn'[t too noticeablyt but its still there. Giving it 4 stars because it kicks *** but there are better cards out there.
Bit small of a case, also hides my RGB power supply. There is a lot of space for cable management and the tempered glass is nice. so this will probably be the second part I upgrade. You get what you pay for with this case. Three stars.
Works fine for me so far, the RGB is pretty cool but unfortunately a bit hard to see in my NZXT 530. Four stars for this because it works fine but it is a bit pricey.