Around 18 months ago I built my first rig https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/Lcpbt6 for gaming at 1080p to replace my ps4 I've always wanted to game on pc I just never had the confidence to do it. Since my first build I have been steadily upgrading certain components and I wanted to try out 1440p and that is where it all started...
It's still a work in progress:
•Storage: I'll be increasing the capacity whether that's by SSD or HDD I'm not sure yet.
•CPU Cooler: To be honest I'd like to water cool but with some of the stories I've seen it puts me off, I realize the chances of a leak are very slim to none I'd just rather not take the chance plus there is my OCD to consider haha.
•RAM: I upgraded from 8GB whilst rocking my H170 board hence the 2133mhz speed, I will probably change it out at some point but it's not a top priority at the moment.
Handles everything, I upgraded from an i5 6500 as in some games which are cpu intensive I was getting 100% usage on all cores and I was getting some horrible cpu stutter so I picked up a used i7 6700k up for £225! Which I could not refuse to be honest and it performs like a champ! According to AIDA64 Extreme the highest temp achived was 66°C and fluctuating from the 50'5 - 60's. I'm not sure how accurate AIDA64 is tbh. Regardless this is a great cpu
Stylish, quiet, compatibility and performance - I could not ask anymore from this cooler it performs really well, It keeps my i7 6700k at 23°C idle and around 60°C under load
This motherboard is brilliant. I found it to be really easy to work with/navigate around the BIOS. Aesthetically it looks awesome. I haven't OC'd with it yet as there's no need to (yet)
Fits my build aesthetic really well, Performs how it should. Excellent
Used for Windows 10 OS. Boots in 11-12 seconds. Brilliant
I have had this drive for 18 months and it has not let me down! It's quiet (Don't really notice it when it's working). Excellent
Epic! It eats whatever you put in front of it at 1440p The temps are really good under load, It's quiet, Stylish. Love it!
The case is beautiful. The cable management is really easy to work with and the storage for your psu cabling in the back of the case is also really really easy to work with and plenty of room.
It is like a bit of a Meccano kit with the amount of screws and different types it comes with but it's straight forward more or less haha.
I had to knock one star off as the riser cable that came with it was faulty which was to be expected after reading some case reviews. It's not a game breaker but when you have taken the time to install it and it's faulty it's quite irritating!
It's a PSU. It powers my stuff with no issues.
1440p - 144hz - gsync. Amazing. It is awesome! It is a TN panel which can have washed out colors but after calibrating the monitor and downloading an icc profile the colors are excellent and you get the 1ms response time too.
From using "gaming headsets" all my gaming life I decided to try something different and these are great! No gimmicks just pure performance. The sound is excellent and I find them comfortable to wear although some users do not find this to be the case. It all depends on the person.