My first PC build that I primarily use for gaming. The entire setup has been about a year in the making, trying to manage the amount of money I invested in it while not going broke and waiting until Nvidia released their new Pascal GPUs. I decided to go for a black/red build (original, right?) which I think turned out quite nicely. This PC is an absolute beast, and is able to handle 99% of games maxed out at 3440x1440.
The laptop is an MSI GL62 6QF, which I for the most part use either for school or if a friend wants to use it for gaming. Specs: GTX 960M, i7 6700HQ, 1TB HDD, 8GB DDR4 RAM.
The overall hope with the PC is that it'll get me through the next 4-5 years of University (Currently 1st year). Here's to hoping, since insane price hikes and stagnant wages are currently plaguing the market in Canada. ($900-1000 for a GTX 1080 alone, my wallet is crying). Regardless, I'm open to any feedback in the comments, so if you have any advice please do share.
A great processor for gaming and other uses, would definitely recommend it.
Keeps my 6700k quite cool under load. Corsair has the interchangeable colour strips available on their website, which complements my black/red build quite well.
Not the best motherboard, but it gets the job done.
Plenty of RAM. Looks great, too.
Boots up windows within 10 seconds, and games installed onto it benefit from faster load times. Highly recommendable.
No complaints. Plenty of storage for a fair price.
An absolute powerhouse of a GPU. Though I still think it's overpriced here in Canada, it's still well worth the money if you want the best of the best.
For the most part a good case. Easy to build in. Only real complaint is that the top and bottom cable cut-outs don't have rubber grommets. The sleek phantom-like steel body combined with the H440 chassis is great, though. Includes built-in red LEDs.
The EVGA G2 line of PSU's is an absolute necessity. You get more bang for your buck when compared to the Corsair RMi line, which is a fair comparison to the G2. Definitely recommend.
Wireless Network Adapter
Since I don't have an Ethernet cable running through my basement and into my office, I was forced to go with a wireless solution. I'm quite satisfied with this product. I'm able to get pretty good speeds, and the design goes well with the rest of my PC.
If you're wondering if you should go with a 16:9 144hz monitor or a 21:9 at a lesser refresh rate, definitely go with the 21:9. The extra space not only allows for more immersive gaming experiences, but is also beneficial in the sense that it acts similarly to a dual monitor setup during desktop activities.