My first personal computer build, I like to call it Critical Orange. Built in early 2012, it was my baby, the one thing I got to create after working at my first job after highshcool. I recently got the 5TB HDD from newegg during a sale, and the second XFX 7870 from ebay. Really glad I got a matching video card! Otherwise, the case is the the really custom part. Had a friend paint it Blood Orange, and got a bunch of case fans to match it. Same with the PSU, of course. For all the parts I had, the case made installation really easy, very glad I got it. Currently using it for Gaming and Video Editing. Comments, and questions are welcome!
Really good chip to learn how to Overclock, but it's sensitivity to voltage changes can lead to higher than expected temps.
Having no issues for 3 years, I really like this cooler. There are better choices out there now, but for the cost, it's not too bad.
This board is simply fantastic for overclocking. My current favorite BIOS to work in, and the fact that it has two PCIe 3.0x16 slots, it made upgrading to a Crossfire setup super easy. Can't say enough good things about it.
Having a built-in OC profile makes things much easier when overclocking. It's worked very well, even under stress testing and overclocking failures. Still hasn't died, which is rather impressive to me.
Sadly, this SSD was an early unit, and had to be updated to support TRIM. It's worked well so far, but after having scanned it and found about a 9% failure rate on the internals, I'll be looking to replace it, probably with a newer Crucial unit, or one with the new 3D SSD's.
Rather fast HDD, able to record footage with ease. Works well, and no noticeable failures.
A bit slow, but the extra storage is exactly what I needed in a backup drive.
Being able to run 60+ FPS with just one card, I've been able to get 100+ FPS in War Thunder and other games that support Crossfire. Still, newer cards are better, but in 2012-2013, this worked just fine, and it's still doing good in 2015.
Best case I've worked in, I really love this case. Only minor gripe is that you can't fit standard 120mm fans on the top of the chassis, but there is more than enough room on the inside for both them and the 240mm Radiator.
With cables just barely long enough to reach, it's not the greatest PSU I could use with this case. However, it matched the theme, and it's whisper quiet when not under load.
There is a reason this unit keeps getting great reviews. It's a CD/DVD drive that works. K.I.S.S.
Better than Vista and Millennium.
Just started to get some extra noise out of these fans, but thankfully cleaning and oil helped them out. They are loud, no doubt, but the did match the color scheme, so I don't mind the noise too much.
Simple monitor with IPS. Can't go wrong there.
This has become my favorite keyboard. It made me a convert from normal, matrix keyboards to the mechanical. Sadly, I did recently break the space bar, but that's what happens when you get glue near a keyboard.
Not my favorite mouse, but it has worked very well. It's a bit small in my had, but it is still comfortable. Sadly, with the new games that I'm playing, I'm needing more buttons on the mouse, so I'm thinking of upgrading to something more MMO appropriate.