Description

This is my first PC I built! All parts picked by me and was built on November 4, 2016. This was a little over our budget, but it was worth it. So tell me what you think! I might upgrade the GPU on November 4, 2017 in celebration for the PC's 1st birthday.

Part Reviews

CPU

This CPU is a CPU that is great if you want better than skylake or kabylake. This is on the Haswell-E architecture and has 6 cores. Supports up to 64gb of ram. I found this at Fry's Electronics.

CPU Cooler

This is a GREAT CPU cooler. It supports 100% of all modern CPU sockets and is pretty quiet. It is also cheap and easy to install. I found this on walmart.com

Motherboard

I love this motherboard. It is only 4 stars because ASUS rushed it out the door and it needed a bios update right away. I really like the RGB lighting and the ease of use. Another con is that the USB 3.0 for the USB 3.0 ports on the front of the case is not supported by windows 10 so you need windows 7 for those. This also as very attractive SATA cables and a very user-friendly bios. This was found at Fry's Electronics.

Memory

This is amazing RAM. Not much to say other than the fact that it's very stable, it is a lot of space, and the day I got it it was only $240. It is also very nice and it's also a bit heavy. This was found on amazon.com

Storage

This is a great SSD. As drives become more advanced within boot time and stability, SSDs are the top choice for most modern day PCs. I chose this one because it has a reasonable amount of storage and was only $64.99 the day I bought it (October 30, 2016). It actually boots up quite fast; so fast that the loading bar doesn't even need to start. This was bought at Best Buy.

Storage

This is a HDD for the backup drive. I like western digital because thay are the cheapest and most reliable HDD manufacturer out there. It has a MBTF of about 6-7 years. 1TB is perfect for daily work/productivity backup. This was found at Best Buy.

Video Card

I like this GPU because it is good for the money. (The day I bought it it was $109.99). EVGA is an official NVIDIA manufacturer making only NVIDIA cards. I picked this one because it had the best reviews and was the best I could find. This was found on newegg.com .

Case

I had a hard time finding the perfect case for the money. This was a last minute, but wise choice. Since I had the Hyper 212 EVO finding a case that would fit it perfectly was as hard as picking between a medium or large fry at McDonalds. This is a nice casee with pre-installed stand-offs for the motherboard mount. The LEDs are also very bright and stunning. This was found on amazon.com and newegg.com .

Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommend replacing the PSU. A bad PSU can kill your entire PC.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It has lasted almost a year and never ANY problems. Have you ever actually used this psu?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Personal experiences mean nothing to the quality of the PSU.

You look at professional reviews only, because personal experiences and reviews just tell you that it turns on.

There's no reviews of the PSU, or any Sentey PSU based on that OEM, so it's not something I would risk my entire PC for. You don't know if it has overload or underload protection, rectifier heatsinks, good capacitors, able to deliver its rated wattage, ripple suppression, voltage regulation , etc etc. You don't know if the PSU is slowly damaging any of your hardware, which having poor voltage regulation and ripple suppression will do.

Examples of a horrible PSU: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=335, http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=413 and http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=436

Examples of a meh PSU http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=407

Example of a fantastic PSU: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=500

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Reviews on Amazon mean nothing because those are consumer reviews and not professional ones.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a professional review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS_lVvlfi8o

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  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

Just becuase the specs says it has it doesn't mean it does. Are are companies that do this.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on your first build ! I remember the anticipation and "fear" that I might screw something up during the build. How did you feel when you pressed the button and it came to life?

You have a very capable X99 system ..... What is the primary reason you built this system?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Because me and my dad needed a better PC. Mine couldn't even run the latest minecraft without mods. This one I use for productivity and Minecraft and Roblox. Yes roblox requires a decent pc for some games.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

To your first question I was nevous because I put the wrong screw on a part of the motherboard. But at least it works and it touches the ground pins around the screw.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

This build was in 2016, before Ryzen

  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

I will upgrade to ryzen next year. I will get a GTX 1060 this year.