Description

So I had been playing games on my 2009 iMac for years until she finally just blackscreened on me and never turned back on. I had been looking to build my first computer for a while before the iMac died, and that was my way of knowing it was time to make the switch.

I use the build for editing (premiere pro mostly, along with after effects occasionally), lots of gaming, and VR on my Oculus.

I've had no problems yet with the computer, besides installing Windows, but that was mainly due to the fact that I had never done it before. The building process was fairly easy for the most part, though the cables were a very very tight fit and it was VERY difficult to get that 24-pin power cable into its slot on the PSU. This isn't a complaint, just rather something to be wary of if you are looking at buying the case.

Frames haven't once been a problem so far in any games (including VR) that I played and were all maxed out on 1440. My only complaint would be that the GPU can be quite loud at times when it is obviously working hard. Though typically the hard-drive is louder than the GPU, so I wouldn't worry too much on the noise of the GPU.

So far, its been a beast and I couldn't be happier. NEVER GOING BACK!

Also, shoutout to r/buildapc and r/buildapcsales because they were a huuuuge help :)

Part Reviews

CPU

Hasn't failed to let me down!

CPU Cooler

I can occasionally hear the pump slightly when it is idling, though not enough to ever worry about.

Motherboard

Great MOBO, does everything it is supposed to. Just wish it could have more RAM slots as an ITX somehow.

Memory

Stunning RAM, nothing else to say.

Storage

Got it cheap, has been amazing.

Storage

Easily the loudest part on my build, though I should have expected that when getting a hard drive.

Video Card

A monster at gaming, though can run quite loud when working hard.

Case

Absolutely stunning case from all angles. A bit of a pain to build in, though you should expect that from an ITX. No complaints.

Monitor

Have had problems with the screen randomly starting to shake and tear, then turn off while the computer runs in the background, before tuning back on a second later. Looks good when its working though.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude.

Nice!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!! Had fun!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Would recommend getting an SSD for windows. Will be 100x faster.

Anyways, great build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I do have an SSD! It’s just an m.2 SSD that I believe are a bit faster than usual ones. It screws onto the motherboard and is on the left of the “NZXT” cpu cooler!

Appreciate it!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahhh my bad! Sorry, I think I skipped it by mistake in the parts list! Are m.2 faster than the normal ones? I'm just wondering since they are kinda the same price. Thanks, appreciate it!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I don't have much to measure the m.2 too in terms of speed since it's my only SSD. I just know it works well and fast lol!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Lol, I bet its super fast! Anyways, enjoy your build and thanks!