Sooo this has been my very first build that has been a year in the making. And boy was it an amazing experience. I had only 1 hiccup when the original H100i V2 wasn't cooling my CPU at all. Exchanged it for another, and she runs like butter. She will primarily be used as a Gaming rig with some Twitch streaming here and there.

I haven't done any OC-ing on the CPU or GPU and at this time, I don't think I'll need to just yet.

Future upgrades will include a RGB light kit for the inside of the case, and RGB fans. A better SSD Boot drive will also most likely be coming as well since it's a store-brand SSD from Micro Center. It gets the job done, though.

Part Reviews


For the price I paid for it, I love this CPU. Havent tweaked OC settings, though, but thats fine. Had ther option to get a $200 7700K, but I have no regrets

CPU Cooler

First one I purchased had a faulty pump and wasn't cooling my CPU. Exchanged it for a new one and now it works like a charm


Overpriced as hell, but it gets the job done

Video Card

Overpriced as hell, but she gets the job done and with the games I'm running, most, if not all, of them can be run at max settings. Highly recommend...if you can find one under 300


Great case! very stylish. Only gripes are its not completely white (accessories and back are black) and could use a bit more cable management tweaks like a bit more space in the back and some rubber grommits, but other than that, I love it!

Power Supply

Fully modular, 80+ Gold, enough wattage for current workload plus room for improvements. Can't ask for much more!


She doesn't curve, but she's the prettiest non-curved monitors I've seen. And at a reasonable price, too


She lights, her clicks are tight, but most importantly, the price was aight.


Grerat MMO Mouse, lots of customization. Highly recommend!


Very comfy, great quality mic and headphones, awesome mute function, best price!


  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the 6850k

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I was working at Best Buy and through Intel's Retail Edge Program, I could get either a 6850K for 150 + tax and shipping or a 7700K for 200. Probably should have gotten the 7700K bit at the time, I didn't have the extra 59 bucks at the time, so I just went with a 6850K

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

$150 for a 6850k?!?!?!? That's insane for a 6 core from intel.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

For any 6 core that is