although it is my first experience with building computers, i built it like a beast. i'm getting really high fps in games running at max settings. in just cause 2 i reach about 190-240 and in minecraft i hit over 2000! i am super satisfied with all of the hardware and would recommend a lot of the parts.
i didn't have any issues with this processor. none at all. it runs like a beast and conquers any games i run on it. my only real issue was the stock cooler, but i replaced tat anyways. with 4.0 base GHz and 8 cores you cant go wrong with this one.
a great cooler that can keep your processor running chilled. i put it at 4 stars because if you don't have enough room it can be annoying. it actually took me 2 days to install it just because i did not have great clearance between my CPU and the 2nd fan of the cooler, but i later found out the 2nd fan is not required for it to run. great compromise if you cant have a double wide radiator.
AMAZING. i really loved this motherboard and all it has to offer. only one complaint. the i/o shield was pretty annoying to install correctly. it would want to fall out on its own. it got to the point were i had to bend some of the connectors, but i don't use the ports i covered with the bent metal. that could ruin this board for some people, but i love it still.
16 gigabytes of ddr3 1866 ram for about 60 bucks. what more could you want?
i think this might be the best gigabyte to dollar ratio out there. $50 and you get a whole terabyte. no reason for ssd.
amazing graphics card. i tend to say that about a lot of things on my build, but i really mean it. my games run flawlessly on max settings. i would recommend this to anyone who is willing to spend a little more for a card. stylish too.
so this psu works as good as any other, but i wish i used a modular instead. it would have been worth the extra 30 bucks. i'm still satisfied with the performance in every way, but the extra wires had to go somewhere. would have given 5 stars but i felt like there was too many wires, but its better safe than sorry i guess.
$15. works as it should. a little loud, but hey it does its job.
kindove a necessity to have, but i just think it was a little pricey, but hey what do i know.
Wireless Network Adapter
i have very mixed opinions here. on one hand you have high performance and extremely high mbps, but on the other hand you have bad customer service, driver issues, and sometimes it just wont work without any reason. it still runs great and can get higher speeds than my service provider can dish out. (bout 117 mbps)
i got a two blue ones and a white one for my build. they help my pc stay really ventilated and removes hot air. a bit expensive if you need three but they work great.
works amazing, gets a 60hrzs refresh rate (you don't need more) and is a great size for me. color looks bright and clear, while at the same time it doesn't over illuminate the room.
this keyboard feels great to type on and its nice and spacious. i love the backlit, although full rgb would be nice. for the asking price i dont think you could find it any better.
really nice mouse, especially for the price. works like a charm and gets the job done. the two thumb buttons can be a little awkward at times in some games, but they are really great to bind to melee attacks and drift buttons.
its a headset that ive had for almost 2 years now. great sound quality and the wireless works perfect up to about 25 feet. after long hours of playing it can start to get uncomfortable around the ears. i would have given it 4 stars, but the customer service is great. about a year after i got my first one, the left ear sound stopped playing. i submitted a support ticket, and they sent me anew one for free!
sound is alright for youtube or maybe pandora. i just use them for the sake of having them. but you cant argue with the price.