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DinoSaar is a play on my name, Saar. It's been my name on Steam and anywhere online for a while, which is why it is the name of the build.
This computer wasn't built from the ground. It was upgraded one part at a time from my original build 3 years ago, but not a single part from the original build is still here, so technically it's a different computer.
I am aware that my CPU and GPU are not very balanced. The reason I have an i7-6700K with only a GTX 970 is because I bought the CPU directly from Intel for $120.
All prices are what I paid for the parts.
Hopefully, you'll notice the black and orange color scheme going on. I am very dedicated to it. I have not had a chance to make the inside of the computer more orange yet, but I am pretty happy with the all-black look.
Bought brand new for $120, so I really cannot complain. Noticed a huge improvement in overall responsiveness, and up to a 20% FPS increase in some games, compared to my AMD FX-6300.
Bought this because it was the cheapest Corsair water cooler. The temperatures aren't that impressive at this price point, but I care more for looks and silence anyway. No complaints really.
Awesome motherboard for the price. Looks amazing in all black. Asus' AI Suite III is amazing, automatically overclocked my CPU, GPU, RAM, and optimized fan speeds based on temperatures and other parameters. I/O has everything I could possibly need. Onboard audio is amplified and sounds nice with my higher impedance headphones. Only complaint is that the red audio lights don't turn off, and kind of ruin my color scheme.
Easily overclocked to 3000 MHz and runs with no problems. Black anodized finish looks awesome.
Nothing special in terms of performance, but still an SSD. Was my original boot drive but 60 GB got too tight, so now it's just an extra drive for some important programs (mostly Adobe stuff).
Great performance for the price. Currently my boot drive. Sticker looks pretty cool, so it's a shame my case doesn't display the SSDs.
The only reason I have this hard drive is because my friend broke the 1TB Blue that I originally had, so he gave me this one. Plenty of storage and has been very reliable. WD never disappoints.
Clock speeds are pretty good. The cooler looks awesome. Extremely silent, which is the main reason I bought it. The reason(s) I took away a star is because it has an annoying white light that stays on when you turn off the computer, and the card sags a lot, even with a reinforced PCIE slot.
My friends got me this case for my birthday so that I can finally let go of the miserable Raidmax case that I had. Besides the amazing looks, it's got plenty of room with all the drive cages removed. Great cable management and overall a joy to build in.
80 Plus Gold rating is important. Modular cables made it easy to route everything and get rid of the clutter. Most importantly though, black cables, so I could finally get rid of my rainbow colored cables.
This monitor has been amazing both for games and productivity. The IPS display looks stunning, and the curve it subtle but immersive. Elegant looks with no gaming hints.
Easily the go-to keyboard for anyone looking for a real Cherry MX keyboard on a budget. Looks good and built like a tank. No RGB, macro keys, or any gaming nonsense. Frame easily popped off so I was able to paint it orange. And of course, Cherry MX Blues are a pleasure to type on.
Very functional mouse that I picked up for super cheap when Fnatic bought Func. Great sensor, very comfortable, and few well placed buttons that I actually found myself using unlike previous mice. Software is simple and straight forward, and profiles are saved on the mouse itself, which is nice.
Cheaper than most gaming headsets and sounds better than most gaming headsets. I am super happy with the sound quality and how comfortable they are. Keep in mind that they are very open so anyone around you will hear you pretty loudly.