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This PC right now is used primarily for gaming and looking great while doing it. Going into high school it will be used for coding and video editing.
This build received a lot of planning, I decided I was going to build myself back in March, and have been working on different part combinations on PCpartpicker since then. I knew from the beginning that I wanted my computer to be one I could show off, with stunning aesthetics, and that was relatively easy to do. However looking at other builds I saw I was not the first one to think of this. At that moment I decided I wanted my PC to be unique, and my solution to that was to custom paint it.
When I painted the case my build still included a 4690K on an MSI motherboard, before the release of skylake, so that was the inspiration to paint the MSI dragon on the side of the case, in addition to the red accent lines. For a first time builder, I was a little surprised at how much work I had to put into it in order for it to look the way I wanted it to, so the reason it looks a little messy was because I thought it looked kinda cool, and at that point I was just too lazy unfortunately.
I know my budget allocation was not the best, I put a lot into parts that don't necessarily improve performance, but look really nice. Specifically the motherboard.
I built this after playing on a laptop for 3 years, getting 15 FPS in CS:GO on average and when I booted up I was first blown away by the speed of the SSD, and then the fluidity and responsiveness of the graphics card and the monitor.
The playseat I got from my uncle, who hadn't used it in years, and as I was getting into some racing sims, he gave it to me, so I had to buy the wheel for it, and I love using it.
Will upload more photos later
Not much to say about the CPU, as it doesn't affect gaming performance hugely, went with i5 over i7 for best value, and am very happy with the decision.
I have no complaints so far about this cooler, keeps my 6600K nice and cool, and I really like the sleek looks.
This motherboard looks outstanding in my opinion, and was purchased for this reason. I haven't had any issues, and would recommend it to anyone with a side panel window.
8GB will do for now, not much to say about ram, looks good with red color theme.
As someone who had never seen an SSD, I thought this product was fantastic, and am very happy I got it
Big enough to hold everything I need to store at the moment, haven't had any failures, but haven't had it for long.
Got this card on sale for 200$ off, and its a very good card, handles all the games I play right now with ease at 1080p
I really like this case, I really like the amount of space inside, the large window and very nice design.
More than enough power for my system, they were sold out of the 750W
Doesn't serve much purpose, but for 20$ it was worth it for my driver and windows
My favorite windows yet, was not much of a fan of windows 8 or 8.1.
This is a great monitor. The FPS setting are not very good, and I would change those if you're the kind of person that likes actual colors, and I am happy with the "photo" preset