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Corsair - White Build (Upgraded Paycheck, 1st Build)

by mlfales

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2 Comments

Details

Date Published

Jan. 23, 2019

Date Built

Jan. 20, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

Description

Upgraded to a Maximus IX Apex in place of an MSI Z270 SLI board and exchanged all of my parts for Corsair parts. The computer is full RGB compatible but with an emphasis on white components and parts. For some reason, I just love the Corsair brand and anytime I could put one in on this build I did. Although my cable management wasn't terrible in my previous build I tried to make it a priority in this build. (At least for the cables that I can see.)

Part Reviews

CPU

I love this CPU especially for the price that I originally spent. I am not a big overclocker so I can't provide any insight in regards to that aspect but for me, 4.2 per cores is more than enough and it can easily handle anything that I throw at it.

CPU Cooler

It's beautiful what can I say. I upgraded the fans from standard Corsair fans to RGB fans so that mine would look a bit spiffier but it keeps my CPU cool all while looking incredible at the same time!

Motherboard

Incredible board. It does exactly what you want it to do without much issue. However, with that being said when I was building with this motherboard I noticed that the pins in some places were very flimsy and couldn't handle much stress or any stress. I was constantly checking for bent pins whenever I was plugging or unplugging things and when the board was already in my case that added to the challenge. Other than that I love the board and look forward to a long life with a board that can handle my current needs as well as my future needs.

-1 Flimsy pins

Memory

It is white. :) I am a Corsair fanboy and I love white computer parts. It is sleek, beautiful and does the job perfectly. I get the posted speeds easily. Although it is more expensive than some brands in my eyes it's worth paying the premium for quality.

Storage

I got this as a gift for my birthday so I can't talk about the price. But for me, $0 is a steal! I only have my OS on this SSD and that has made a huge difference. My original boot time was close to 3 minutes after all of my programs were set up and ready for use. Now my computer boots in 15 seconds and my programs are ready to go just moments after launch. Anybody who thinks an SSD doesn't make a huge difference is wrong. Any gaming PC can't be considered high-end without one.

Storage

It is big. It is beefy. It has been running without issue for close to two years. A lot of personal and important information is on this card and without it, my story could have been different.

Video Card

Originally I wanted the Founders Edition specifically for the neon green lighting as it went along with my previous build. Now it doesn't have quite the same appeal but it still is a beautiful card and can handle everything that I throw at it. It was very expensive for me at the time but it was the standard then and is still competitive as far as price and capability today.

Case

It is white. :) I am a Corsair fanboy and I love white computer parts. It is sleek, beautiful and does the job perfectly. Although it is more expensive than some brands in my eyes it's worth paying the premium for quality.

Power Supply

It is white. :) I am a Corsair fanboy and I love white computer parts. It is sleek, beautiful and does the job perfectly. Although it is more expensive than some brands in my eyes it's worth paying the premium for quality. This particular purchase wasn't necessary but when I was trying to go for a full Corsair build utilizing white parts I knew that the 750x or 850x had to be a part of my build at some level. I love it! My computer never runs on a high load so the fan in my PSU has not once turned on!

Monitor

I got this second hand from my dad a couple years ago and I love it. Although I have thought about upgrading this monitor is so good that I honestly don't think an upgrade would make that big of a difference.

Monitor

The shape of this monitor is strange. I know it doesn't deserve a star deduction just because I think the shape is weird but due to this factor and how much I love my main monitor, I can't in good conscience give this monitor a 5-star review. It also runs hot. The back side of this monitor feels like a sauna after just 3 hours displaying my music or Discord.

-.5 Ugly Shape -.5 Runs hot

Keyboard

Beautiful keyboard and the RGB is incredible. The keys are much quieter than my green switches were but are still loud enough and just as responsive as they were. My only issue is that the keyboard came with special keys for gaming and although they are cool they are not worth it. They don't work for me when typing and since I also use my computer for school and work I have to switch my keys every single time. However, the wrist rest makes up for the keys. I never realized a wrist rest was so important or that I would even use it. But I have gotten so much use out of the wrist rest that if I ever break it or wear it out I will certainly be buying replacement pads. (Which are removable so I don't have to buy a whole new wrist rest!

Mouse

Upgraded from a Razer Naga Chroma and I should have made the switch years ago. The quality is WAY better and the same is so similar that my hands adjusted in a day. The buttons on the side are adjustable and can be moved into a spot that fits your hand and playstyle.

Headphones

Best headset on the market. I got these for $55 a couple of years ago and it is one of the best purchases I have ever made. Although they are showing their age I can't get enough of them and use them heavily every day.

The only thing I don't like is how long the cord is and how fragile it is. I crushed the cable under my chair due to the almost 6ft cord so many times that the volume control is completely broken. At least it is stuck on medium for all eternity.

-1 incredibly long cord

Comments Sorted by:

serenexe 1 point 2 months ago

weird to see a power supply stealing the spotlight, thats a good looking psu lol

mlfales submitter 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I agree! Well worth the premium I spent!