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Hello ALL! This is my first post on the site, although I have been lingering for about a month now reviewing parts and other peoples builds. I will say this site has greatly helped me in choosing parts and making my first PC build a lot more fun!
I built this PC mainly for gaming and the casual internet surfing. Hope you enjoy!
CPU: I wanted to "future proof" my build and went with the i7 processor. Nice speeds and works well for what I intend to use the PC for.
CPU Cooler: After debating if I even needed a cooler, I went with the NZXT Kraken X61 for my build. The install went fairly easy. I will say the directions are rather "bland". This thing looks nice in my case and has been doing what it's supposed to do.
Motherboard: Wanted something with blue accents and this one fit the bill. Does what it's supposed to.
Memory: Went with 16GB of RAM and liked the look and color of the Kingston HyperX Fury.
Storage: After lots of review reading, I went with the Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB SSD. Let me tell you this thing is FAST and I highly recommend it. Windows 10 boots up in less than 10 seconds from a complete shutdown. I also picked up a 3TB Seagate Barracuda hard drive for file storage.
Video Card: I went with the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 card. I read a lot of reviews on this card and felt it would do the job on the types of games I play. I debated on getting the 980 but for the cost difference I think this card will do the job. I also bought the faceplate for this card for aesthetic reasons, although I do believe that for the price of this card the faceplate should have been included.
Case: After having originally bought the NZXT S340, I fell in love with the NZXT H440! I swapped the cases and boy am I happy I did! This case is an absolute beauty and was great to work with. Lots of cable management storage and it comes preinstalled with 4 fans. Nothing but great things to say about this case!
Power Supply: After buying the EVGA graphics card, I decided to stick with the EVGA power supply. Does what it's supposed to do.
Lighting: I went with the HUE+ from NZXT! These lights are beautiful and easily installed. The CAM software that is included makes it easy to swap the colors and lighting patterns. This same software also controls the NZXT Kraken. I would recommend this lighting!
Hope you guys enjoy my first ever PC build! Feedback/Comments welcome!