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I set up to build a machine that could run the most demanding gaming titles today at ultra high quality in 1080p @ +60fps.
And I succeeded. ;)
EDIT: Added some Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmarking results.
Easy to overclock; best value for your money, if you're looking to upgrade to Kaby lake.
"The old reliable". I absolutely love this cooler for it's quiet, yet efficient fans. The only downside is the way it looks, but in my build, the RGB led panel shines light towards it, altering it's original dull color.
This mainboard has all the main features you'd want and some red led lights here and there. The BIOS has some great OC features, which are usable for beginners.
Great low profile memory for tight spaces, such as in this build with NH-D14.
Cheap and fast SSD, highly recommended.
In my opinion, this card has the best value to performance ratio in the market. The OC mode works quite well, so you don't have to do it yourself, if you don't want to.
This case is amazing for it's price! The cable management is a breeze, the tempered glass is absolutely stunning and it even has RGB led strip included. Other features like 3 step fan controller are also included.
A very practical and budget friendly PSU.
Windows 10 Pro is the best operating system at the moment, hands down.
This monitor has it's good sides and bad sides:
The good: 144hz, pivot + other adjusting, great connectivity and easy installation
The bad: TN-panel has poor viewing angles and color accuracy, the pixel density isn't great so you won't enjoy working with office documents or image manipulation
I tested a lot of mechanical keyboards before buying this one. It feels so responsive and good while typing or gaming. I'm loving the Arx control panel, I hold my 6,4" Xiaomi Mi Max in there sideways: It's like a tablet which has all the information needed while I'm gaming, for example CPU load, CPU temperature, GPU load, GPU temperature...
And yes, the RGB lightning is awesome.
I absolutely LOVE this mouse. In my opinion, it's by far the best wireless gaming mouse there is. It's fully customizable as the side buttons are magnetic. You can have buttons on both sides, on one side only or none at all. It can be used by lefties and righties.
A friendly reminder; Please do calibrate your mouse to your mouse pad before gaming, it has a tremendous effect.
This was a hard one to review, but I'll get some pros and cons here.
Pros: Solid stereo audio quality, produces great highs and lows. Microphone is extendable and it folds up muting itself in the process, fits quite well and is comfortable to use, offers both 3,5mm jack and USB options for variable uses, the RGB lightning looks good for people watching you play
Cons: Artificial 7.1 surround sound that is only usable with USB, plastic design that doesn't really feel that premium, the microphone quality should be better in this price range