After about a year of attempting to play games on my Dell Inspiron 3847, I finally put my foot down and took an oath that I shall build a PC Glorious enough to kick my PS4 to the curb. I really was trying to save every dollar I could here. My Optical Drive & Hard Drive were scrapped from my last PC. I have only had this for a few days but I am absolutely in love with it. Glad to be a member of the PC Master Race. I forgot to mention how quiet this thing is. On full load with my CPU OC@4.4GHz, I can't hear a thing. Honestly it scares me sometimes and makes me curious to if the fans are even running.
Chose this CPU for the reliability and fantastic performance. I can get some nasty overclocks on this thing. Chose the 4690k over Skylake mainly because price, and personal preference.
Fantastic cooler, silent as a mouse, keeps my CPU at respectable temps. Kinda a pain in the butt installing it though, Lol.
Probably the hardest part when it came to picking out my components. All in all I really enjoy this Mobo and all of its features. BIOS is very user friendly and makes overclocking very easy.
Chose 16GB just because I wanted to utilize as much memory as I can, and even though 8 would've been enough, you can't go wrong with 16 ;D
It's storage, work great.
Now now, before the R9 390 Fanboys come to bash me for going with Nvidia, let me explain. My friend had a 970, but was trying to sell it so he could SLI 960's. I bought it off him for practically brand new for ONLY $220, probably the best deal I got out of this whole build.
This case is quite old, yes. That being said, I love love love the design and everything about the Phantom 410 is just perfect for my wants/needs. Only thing that sorta bothers me is that this case loves finger prints. Lots of space for cable management though :D
I see too many build where people get some great parts, then when it comes to the PSU, they just get unreliable, unstable ones that seem like they were made to power a radio. I really was hooked on this Power Supply, I really think EVGA is the way to go in terms of PSU's. Silent as ever.
Though the G430's get a lot of bad reviews, I personally haven't had any problems with them. The surround sound works great and I love the look. I wasn't planning on getting them, but when I saw they were on sale for $39.99, I knew I couldn't pass that up.