This was my very first PC outside of a family computer and the first PC I've ever built as well. It was so much fun to research everything and put it together, though the deliberation over the different spec of pieces drove my girlfriend round the bend!
This was put together as a gaming rig with the hope of it being useful in my studies towards engineering as well. My biggest regret is in paying for Windows as I never realised I could get it free through my college.
Having no experience with this process before it's hard for me to say how good the parts are but I was happy with everything. I think my case is gorgeous and it was pretty easy to get all the cables routed well in it. Even though the case is a mITX it still seems like there is loads of room left over. The header for the USB ports on the motherboard was a bit awkwardly placed with my cooler which is a little annoying but not the end of the world.
I'm now looking forward to maybe getting some other case fans for better airflow and the possibility of adding some better lighting to show it off a little more. The next step will be looking into overclocking and seeing what I can get out of my chip. Overall, I'm immensely happy I took the plunge and decided to build my own PC.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-7600K||96.5%|
|GPU||AMD RX 480||96.9%|
|SSD||Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB||61.4%|
|HDD||Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB||107.2%|
|RAM||Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3000 2x8GB||95.2%|
Looks good, wasn't too difficult to install.
Seems good overall. The one downside I experienced was trying to route the cables for the USB header, its in the middle of the board and is a bit awkward.
It was a good price at the time for 16Gb of RAM. From what I can gather the latency is a bit high but I can't say I've noticed. Looks pretty awesome, the online pictures didn't really do it justice.
Gives me a boot time of under 17s. If I had known better I would maybe have gotten a better one for a similar price but still nice to have.
Pretty solid and good price.
Beautiful case, seems solid, has great cable management and was easy to work with. Love it!
The attached cables are a bit chunky but still nice to have the rest modular.
Should have gotten this free through my college. I urge everyone to check if you can!
Can't really speak about the performance in an informed manner but I really like the style of this monitor. The colours appear lovely to me and no issues with it so far. The menu controls are nice. Also it doesn't seem to say on Partpicker but this monitor is FreeSync.
Bought to be cheap. It is cheap but seems to do the job.