Ok, here we go. Back in October of 2017, we had an assignment in class to design a hypothetical PC under $800, and it was a lot of fun, and that got me thinking. I began to do research on it, and it eventually culminated on my birthday as the Black Light. My mission was to build a solid gaming PC under $2000, and I can confidently say that I achieved it. The build is heavily influenced by Amnesiak's mini power house and joey660's Le Portale, with a few different parts to suit my budget, since I didn't have peripherals and a monitor on hand. When making this list, PCPartPicker did say that there were incompatibilities, however, they weren't an issue when I put the PC together. Now, I upgraded from a crappy laptop that had corruption problems and integrated Intel graphics, and this is my 1st, but this thing is a BEAST. It runs Kerbal Space Program at 60fps with some serious graphics mods, Minecraft at 120fps with shaders, and it just looks amazing while doing it. Cable management is absolute garbage. It's my 1st, spare me. Keep in mind I may be upgrading this PC with a few better components, such as a 1070 or 1080, an overclockable motherboard, maybe a better CPU down the road, but this is just the beginning. Feedback? Down below!
Excellent for its price, and quite speedy too.
The lighting is a nice touch, and the cooling is flawless. Keeps my CPU under 80 even at 100% usage for 5 minutes.
Was kinda bummed that it wasn't overclockable (or it is, not completely sure), but other than that, solid motherboard for the price.
Not completely sure what I was expecting, but it works like a charm, and hasn't let me down (yet).
At first, I thought it impossible to find a 1TB SSD under 300, but I am pleasantly surprised. This thing is really good!
Had to use this instead of a 1070 or 1080 because of the crypto craze, but it is a solid GPU. Works like a champ.
The very basis of my build, the aesthetics are beautiful, the design is relatively simple for a first timer like me, and has a window on top to let you see that 3-fan GPU goodness.
Blew away my expectations. 600W for $120!? Take MY money!
Got this at 90% off because my dad works at MSFT and they get software at a heavy discount. Not one to complain.
Wireless Network Adapter
Not much to say here. Works pretty well.
Impressed, because this is a TN panel, and is only 75hz, but is still a solid piece of work.
This is my first mechanical keyboard, and the Romer-G switches feel a little different than a Cherry MX Red that my cousin has, but feels amazing. Kinda bummed there aren't any G-Keys, but my mouse makes up for that, so no stars knocked there.
SO MANY FREAKIN' BUTTONS! I know that this is probably mundane for most of you gamers out there, but I am loving it coming from $10 Microsoft wireless mice.
Already had this, just added it in because why not?