Had been planning this build for almost 6 months, but finally started buying parts on Black Friday. I was going back and fourth on whether I could afford to build the machine I wanted, but then I got a job that let me get some awesome deals on the hardware. The best of which was the processor which I got through Intel Retail Edge for about $225 CDN after shipping, taxes and duty. The rest of the parts were picked up on Black Friday and Boxing Day sales.
Very happy. Nothing to exciting about it... but it has all the power I could need for the foreseeable future.
Kinda compromised on this part. Would have rather gotten the Kraken X61 but it was too expensive and came with no real performance boost. Installation was actually fairly easy. Just make sure to install the back plate before putting the motherboard in the case.
I love this motherboard... but the I/O Shield is a piece of garbage. I would have given it 5-stars if the I/O Shield wasn't so flimsy. It was actually decently difficult to get it to slide into place properly.
Nice RAM. Great looking heat spreaders with brushed aluminium.
If it weren't for the ugly sticker this would get 5-stars. Great drive but that blue sticker on the front makes it look cheap. I just scrapped mine off though.
Such a great GPU. Getting a solid 60 fps on BF1 and Witcher 3 at ultra. Plus the Aura RGB is a very cool addition to the case. My only complaint would be that it is insanely long.
Tempered glass... enough said. Such a nice case. At this price point can't think of anything better.
It does the job but it is obviously a cost saving measure in my build. The cables are cheap crap. Would not recomend
Wireless Network Adapter
Didn't even need to install a driver to connect to my WiFi. Very happy.