So here's my very first custom build so please go steady! I know off the bat i could of bought more cost effective parts and the power supply is a weak spot especially when it comes to overclocking.
I wanted a reasonably priced overclock able rig that would run most games at High at 1080p namely Fallout 4 :), (not bothered about 4k), and spend under £1000.
The build was done on a Sunday afternoon with pretty much no drama. Due to the Spec 01's bad design the CPU power cable was an effort to route through and over the top of the motherboard and cable management in general was a task with the case. Going down the line into the future the case will probably be upgraded to a a nice NZXT number. I also didn't buy a spare SATA cable and the Gaming 5 motherboard only came with two, so my 1TB WD Blue is currently not plugged in but that's not an issue at the moment as using the SSD to boot from.
The longest most tedious task was windows updates and then updating to 10 and then sorting out any driver issues. My only issue left is my Motherboard startup screen seems to stick on the windows loading screen for some reason which i'm yet to figure out.
All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience, (both the researching of parts and actually building) and now time to just enjoy my build.
Great CPU which does everything i need it to. Haven't even scraped the surface of its OC'ing capabilities yet.
Fantastic motherboard all round. Has lots of connectivity, supports SLI for future upgrades, isn't an astronomical price and also looks great.
Its RAM, its cheap and it works, also it came in red which suited my build.
No problems so far, fast transfer speeds, excellent boot time.
Noisier than expected but decent transfer speeds.
Very pleased with performance. Running Fallout 4 on Ultra with steady 45-50 fps. Running Dirt Rally on Ultra at around 55 FPS. Cities Skylines on Ultra 55 FPS. Had no issues whatsoever and don't think I've heard the fans kick in once. Also looks amazing, love the back plate.
Good budget case though in retrospect i wish i'd paid a little more and gone for the NXT S340. From the start it was a pain with the location of the cutout for the CPU power which i eventually overcame. Also cable routing in general inst fantastic. Would of been nice to see dedicated SSD bays, also i wish the window started a bit higher at the bottom so the PSU and its cables weren't so visible. Other than that after lots of fiddling i still think it looks great and it has lots of space for plenty of fans. Will definitely be the first thing i look to change though.
Used only a handful of times and worked as expected of a £9 drive.
Wireless Network Adapter
Dead easy to install, and had no issues with network speeds even if my home Broadband is abysmal!