I've been slowly adding to my rig sense i originally purchased it and I thought it was about time for an update.
If you would like to see it originally check out my classic black and red build it will cover all of the parts I don't talk about here. Mostly the upgrades were were for the peripherals, but there were a couple of small components I added to the PC. Still works great, been doing a lot of gaming, schoolwork, and some casual streaming and editing on it.
Lets start with the components I added to the PC.
1TB Laptop Hard drive: I had this laying around from when i upgraded to an SSD in my laptop, so i stuck it in my desktop for mass storage of music, pivtures and movies because my 4TB drive is nearly full of games.
Sound Blaster Zx: I wanted a little more out of my audio because I recently got a better pair of headphones, and how convenient this was on sale during boxing day so i picked it up. The volume adjusting knob is great, and i love the one click switch from speakers to headphones feature the software has. The Scout mode is also pretty great for CS GO at amplifying footstep noises.
Cablemod Cables: Cause they look cool..... and the extensions I had on before too up too much space and made closing the back panel difficult.
Phanteks PWM fan controller: my fans were just to noisy and constantly running at max being plugged into the hub built into the h440 so i got one of these to solve that problem, works great!
Onto the added peripherals!
Corsair k65 RGB Found this refurbished at bestbuy for under $100 so I picked it up. I just wanted a true 10 keyless keyboard, I never seemed to use the integrated numberpad on the quickfire tk. So i moved that over to use with my laptop. The lighting effects are neat on the keyboard but i leave mine stationary, it's not as distracting.
Logitech z-5500 I found these speakers second hand for $75, they were missing some of their speaker wires so I had to purchase a spool of that to go with them. Compared to my old z506 set these arent even comparable, the improvement was absolutely amazing. The sub woofer shakes stuff off my my shelve that are above it and makes games just much more immersive. along with these speakers i picked up a pair of second hand speaker stands and mounted my rear speakers properly behind me, the difference is night and day.
Logitech G602 At first i was skeptical about this mouse because it is wireless, but it has completely changed my gaming experience. Not being tied down by a cable is fantastic, no more drag and no more snags. the extra buttons i never thought i would use but i found a use for every one of them, for example in csgo all the 6 different side buttons switch to different grenades and weapons and I have the extra 2 top buttons set to random macros like switching my weapons incredibly fast because... why not. The lag is the big thing i was concerned about, but coming from multiple wired mice in the past with polling rates of 1000hz, I noticed no difference. And changing the battery's is no big deal, only have to do that once a month max.
V-Moda Crossfade LP's I picked these up on black friday with the boom pro mic because they were highly discounted. They sound great, not as good as some headphones I've listened too, and they are a little bass heavy, but they are so much better than my siberia V2's that broke.
Stinky FootBoard Got this at bestbuy on clearance for $50. I use it for voice chat in most games, free up some of my fingers, I enjoy having it.