Tempered by the fires of Hell, his iron will remained steadfast through the passage that preys upon the weak. For he alone was the Hell Walker, the Unchained Predator, who sought retribution in all quarters, dark and light, fire and ice, in the beginning and the end, and he hunted the slaves of Doom with barbarous cruelty...And in his conquest against the blackened souls of the doomed, his prowess was shown. In his crusade, the seraphim bestowed upon him terrible power and speed... -Slayer's Testament II and III, Doom (2016)
The build is themed around Doom, if the quote at the beginning and the name of the build weren't obvious enough. I originally built this PC about a year ago, but since then I've upgraded nearly every part of the system other than the CPU and motherboard, so I figured it counted as a new build. I use it mostly as a CAD and photo/video editing workstation, but I also game on it pretty often. Even though the video card is a blower, it's surprisingly quiet, even under full load, and the CPU cooler is basically silent no matter what (yay Noctua!). I plan on upgrading my ram as soon as I can, but otherwise I'm super happy with the build. The GPU is running stock clock speeds but with the power limit turned all the way up and the CPU is overclocked to 3.9 ghz at 1.325v. Some of these parts were purchased a while ago and the GPU was purchased used from a friend, so the prices probably aren't current, but they're what I payed.
Edit: upgraded monitor and added new pictures
Absolute beast of a cooler. It's basically silent and it has amazing cooling capacity, even though I'm only using one of the fans. As if all that wasn't enough, it's also as sexy as Danny DeVito and it's super cheap compared to similarly preforming AIO water coolers.
Reliable, fast, and reasonably priced, but you can get a Crucial P1 for the same price in most places and that one is NVMe. I kinda wish I had known about that when I bought this, but honestly it's still plenty fast and there's a good chance most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference in speed anyways, plus this is TLC flash vs QLC on the P1.
Build quality is good for the price and airflow has been good. Looks are obviously subjective but I really like them, and cable management is awesome. Be careful with big air coolers though, my NH-D15 barely fit.
Cables look pretty good and it's been reliable but the fan is a bit loud.
Wireless Network Adapter
WiFi 6 for like $30. What more do I need to say?
Amazing value. They're quiet AF and have great airflow- basically, they're just Noctuas. The biggest difference is these are Noctuas you can actually afford.
It's a pretty bad monitor by just about every measure, but it works and it's dirt cheap. Picture quality is pretty bad, pixel response times are absolutely atrocious, and the speakers sound worse than the earpiece on a landline from the 80s. If this is the best you can afford, it'll work, but don't have high expectations for it. I now use this as a secondary vertical monitor mostly for discord, and it's fine for that, but as a primary monitor it really isn't very good. Also, vesa mounting it is a bit of a problem because you'll need to use spacers, otherwise the plate won't fit. It comes with some in the box, but if you lose them it might be game over if you plan on vesa mounting.
Amazing monitor for the price. Great gamut coverage and super accurate colors out of the box with the sRGB profile. Pixel response times are amazing, like as good as a TN, and you get IPS picture quality. For $500, there's not much more you could ask for. 1440p is a nice sweet spot because it's way sharper than 1080p but still way easier to drive than 4k. The colors are good enough for light photo or video editing and it's an amazing gaming monitor, so it's really the best of both worlds.
It's a bit on the heavy side but the shape, sensor, latency, and battery life are all amazing. G-Hub software is great too. I was able to get the weight a lot lower by taking out the tension bar under the top cover and by using a single lithium AAA battery with a tinfoil ball to fill the gap. Battery life is still great and I can't feel any difference in the click with the tension bar taken out.