I was looking at getting a new PC and i decided that I wanted to try and build one myself. I did a fair bit of research to try and find the right parts for my needs. I built this PC to be able to do anything I that I might want to try on a computer and to do it well. It might not be the best at everything but it will be very good.
After building this PC i realized that i probably didn't need to use an i7 but this is great to have and it makes everything extremely fast.
I would really recommend this liquid cooler to anyone building a PC. I chose it because my case wasn't big enough to fit a nice air cooler but now I wouldn't want an air cooler anyways. It was extremely easy to use and keeps my PC very quiet and cool.
I got this motherboard because it seemed like the best option at the local computer store and I have always had good luck with other Asus computers with Asus motherboards.
I don't have much to say on this I pretty much just picked it because it was available with prime shipping on amazon. It seems to be working well.
I got this because it was on sale at staples. Now I have both the ssds set up in raid 0 so they show up as 1 drive in windows for simplicity and it seems to work.
I had this ssd from another computer that I tried to switch the hard drive to an ssd but never got around to doing it so i took it it in this pc.
I chose this AMD card because I don't really do much gaming on PC and I don't really care that much about the graphics but I wanted a card that would at least be able to play all games for the foreseeable future which this card can do. It delivered 110% and can play the limited amount of games that I have at max settings with great frame rates. with 8 gigs of VRAM and DivX 12 I think this card should last a while before it doesn't fit my needs.
I chose this case because I thought it looked cool and was fairly compact but still had lots of cooling. It is a nice case and cable management is pretty easy as you just run the wires through grommets into the other half and then you can't see them.
I chose this because i didn't really understand that much about the ratings so I saw platinum and assumed that was good and it had a good price and the right amount of wattage.
I bought this fan to mount on my radiator for my liquid cooler because I wanted a 4 pin fan for that so I would have more control over the speeds and to keep my PC even quieter.
I got this monitor on sale for around $200 CAD a while before i built the PC but i turns out that it matches the color scheme, and is all I need for now. (am looking at getting another but waiting until another sale)