So, this is my first PC Build and a long time coming. I wanted a computer that wasn't future-proofed but one that was future prepared. I also wanted to get the most bang for my buck as I'm running on a bit of a budget. Most of the parts in this build I bought during Black Friday Deals on Newegg/Cybermonday. Some parts I also asked for as Christmas gifts, though most of these were the cheaper parts as I wasn't about to ask family members for a 100+ dollar part for Christmas haha.
The build went smoothly (with the help of a friend who had built before) until I realized I still had to create a USB install of Windows which I didn't realize would take me...the entire night. Microsoft Creation Tool kept failing, then I proceeded to try and create it on my Mac but BootCamp refused to give me the proper option on my pretty old (Late 2011) Mac. I eventually found a thread on UnetBootin and it saved me from getting no sleep last night.
This morning, I ran out and bought an HDMI to VGA adapter for the very old monitor that I'm currently using for this build where...my car refused to start in the Best Buy parking lot after purchase. A half an hour later and I am home and FINALLY able to play on this thing.
I'm incredibly proud of this build, simply for the fact that I feel like it was a great experience building my own. I can completely understand why people who have built before, recommend this to everyone. LED strips and a new, proper monitor will definitely be purchased soon!
No problems here! I was going to go i7 originally but it's far too much of an overkill for what I needed with this computer. On sale for NewEgg in a bundle with my RAM and PSU.
Super beautiful, quiet and easy to install!
I spotted this motherboard on sale on NewEgg. I had decided I was going for a black and white build, and started with my motherboard and processor. I probably could have gotten a cheaper motherboard but this thing is beautiful and provides AURASync for the LEDs which I will hopefully eventually add. Bonus: had no idea there's a little rainbow led on the bottom left. Nice touch!
No problems! Corsair makes some great RAM. I got the white edition and it looks fantastic.
I was originally told to go with a Samsung EVO for my SSD but I saw Crucial had 25G more for a lower price so I thought why not. Had a little error in installing by mistakenly putting it in the wrong M2 slot but that was 100% user error.
Standard HDD that I haven't plugged in yet ha!
I was originally going to buy the ASUS Dual white version of the 1070 but I saw that this was the cheapest and knew that I needed to not spend more money just to get a damn white graphics card. Plus, EVGA had fantastic reviews for their customer service. I was worried I wouldn't like the look of this card but it's beautiful! I love it a lot and am glad that I chose to purchase it. It was the last thing I needed to buy on my list and went on sale last Friday morning for 50 dollars off.
Really beautiful case for a budget. Even came with a stand-off tool. Case fans are incredibly quiet and the LEDs in them are really great looking. Drive bay is super easy to mount HDDs too.
No problems yet!
I've had this mouse for years since it came out and wouldn't trade it for anything. If I could give it 6 stars I would.