This is Hesperus, my first DIY PC. It took a while longer than expected to piece together, around 8 hours total. Cable management was the worst of it, easily eating up 2+ hours by itself (and still not looking too good behind the panel), but overall I'm satisfied with the end product.
The name Hesperus comes from Greek mythology where it means the Evening Star (Venus). I chose this because the red LEDs are underwhelming by day but stunning by night... The pictures really don't do it justice.
This will greatly outperform the 212 Evo for about $8 more and is worth every penny if you are overclocking. The white fan reflects light from the LED strip along the top of my case amazingly, making it appear more red than the case fans with built-in red LEDs.
Took off a star because installation was a huge pain for me. This was my first build, and having to flip the mobo over to install the fan while holding everything in place was stupidly difficult. It ended up with a poor thermal paste application. Reapplying thermal paste lowered my load temps about 14 degrees.
This motherboard does everything I needed it to do. BIOS is intuitive, and the IO shield is padded for safe and easy installation. As for aesthetics, it looks gorgeous, but don't expect a brilliant light show from it. It's only aesthetic LED is off in the corner and underwhelming.
Overall, great product.
By default, these RAM sticks flash out of sync. Using Corsair Link, you have the option to sync the effect... but it doesn't work. They still flash independently. However, Corsair Link also comes with the option to make them static. They look great once permanently lit. Would be 5 stars if the software worked as it is supposed to. At its speed and price point (currently $125, got it on sale for ~$100), it is a great product.
Edit 5/24/2017: Corsair has finally updated LINK to properly sync the LEDs. It looks great!
Quiet and cool, easy to OC, and adjustable LEDs on the top. If you're put off by the orange markings on the front, depending on your case, you may only be able to see the top and backplate anyways. If so, the backplate is a neutral black and white, so it shouldn't intrude on your color scheme too harshly.
This is perhaps my favorite piece of my entire build. It looks amazing, runs fairly quiet, and is very easy to work in. The tempered glass really shows off the internals nicely, and the black outlines around the panel enable you to hold it on the edges without having to clean off finger prints. There are a lot of other small things that make you feel like there was attention to detail put into the P400S's design.
As for cons, the cut outs on the PSU shroud are too small. They are meant for routing cables, but I couldn't fit anything but the smallest through them. That being said, that is the only complaint I have, and as far as cons go, that's a minor one.
If you are looking for a tempered glass case, this is one of the best at its price point, no question.
All the professional reviewers say this is made with top of the line components. Well it works just fine for me, so I'm gonna assume they know what they're talking about.
They move enough air and look great at night (although they won't look as impressive as the pictures). Overall a good buy if bought in pairs. At the time of writing, singles are $15 each but the double pack on Amazon is $18.
Fantastic monitor. Colors are great, and 144Hz is simply wonderful. Comes out of the box at 120Hz though, so remember to change it yourself.
I originally bought a Redragon K552 as a budget mechanical keyboard. Browsing Best Buy, I came across this guy and picked it up with the understanding that I could return it in a week if I didn't like it. It's been a week since, and I never even considered returning. The MX red keys are so pleasant to type on. The difference between a budget mechanical keyboard and the STRAFE really can't be exaggerated.
As for features, there is a button to adjust backlight brightness (including turning off) and a windows lock key for gaming. I haven't wanted anything more (in fact I appreciate the relative simplicity of this in comparison to some of the other mechanical keyboards out there), but if you do, Corsair Cue offers plenty more customization, including lighting effects like rain.
If all of that sounds good to you, I can't recommend this enough. It does come with an option for MX browns, so test in person to decide which you prefer before pulling the trigger.
This is the mouse to get. Has everything you'll ever want from a gaming mouse, and it looks fantastic with any build. For its price, they don't come better.