I will be using this computer for running new games at max graphics 1440p (once i get the monitor) and also for live streaming games like runescape and magika.
I was very impressed with how easy it was to work inside this case when building the computer. The azza-8000 is an excellent case if you want to easily view certain components of your computer. (especially hard drive bays.)
One problem that i did have is the fan controller stopped working properly. The rpm limits were not working. (I had it set to 600 rpm for all the fans and they were going as high as 1900 rpm.) also the battery would not work and i wound up breaking it trying to get the battery in. Best buy customer service was excellent however and I have a new one on the way.
P.S. -- Please disregard the old GTX 280 that is cramping the style in some of the pictures. It has been removed as of the build date and replaced with the XFX R9 390 that is shown in the close - ups.
This thing has been running strong for about 2 years now! It was a great budget/performance for it's time. I would not recommend this thing in 2017. There are plenty of new and better processors out there. It still works for me for now but I will be upgrading soon.
Also if you are looking for high frame rate games (100Hz+) you're going to want something with way higher single-core performance.
This cooler looks and performs very well for the price. Installation was relatively easy and the light up silverstone snowflake looks awesome. :)
this thing gets pretty hot on the VRM's but other than that I don't have any problems with it.
Ram is Ram is Ram and so is this. good stuff.
Easy installation. great performance. very pleased with my purchase.
A great hard drive. Best value in its class. No problems with installation
This thing never properly worked for me, same with the 290x I tried to replace it with. Eventually swapped for a GTX 1060 which works great. Go team green
I originally wanted to get a raidmax vampire case but it went out of stock. so i bought this. It was the best decision I made in this build. This case is phenomenal! easy open front doors on both sides for quick hard drive swaps (though i am using them for turning my lights on and off -- i have all my switches mounted on the back panel) when the case is all lit up with my blue lights it looks incredible! expansion slots have easy to remove covers that you don't even need a screw driver or any tools for. I would definitely recommend this case to a friend!
I will admit, I didn't really know what I was doing and I spent WAY too much on my first power supply, I don't need anywhere near this much power and I probably never will, however, this power supply is awesome.
It has never given me any problems, It looks very nice, and I have never heard this thing make a single sound. Fully modular is really nice and now I'm spoiled and I don't think I can ever go back. I have had this thing for almost 2 years now and I will be using it in my next computer build, which will be more power hungry.
I don't take off stars for price, and this thing definitely doesn't deserve to lose any, it's super reliable, quiet, and does it's job! Corsair has never disappointed me with any of their products.
This thing looks cool, and if you want to turn your computer into a centerpiece, I'd recommend this thing. If you actually want to use it to control your fans, look somewhere else. The fan headers on your motherboard do a great job at that.
This thing does not know how to take full advantage of your fan's capabilities. (I don't think any fan controllers do) So unless you have more fans than you have fan headers, this thing is mostly cosmetic. Even then, you should get splitters for your fan controller, so that they will actually work properly.
The first one I got had a broken fan but Best Buy customer service is really great and they got me a replacement quick and easy. The fan also randomly starts beeping rarely -- it has a temperature alarm but apparently it randomly goes off even when disabled. Thankfully it doesn't last very long.
Tl;Dr - Seriously, don't buy this thing. It makes my computer look pretty cool and that's like really the only good thing about it.
The macro creation and customization software is really great. It is very easy to make a custom lighting setup and very easy to make macros. you can have as many profiles as you want for all sorts of different games. I use a lot of macros and custom keybinds for games that I play.
The plastic construction makes it feel kind of cheap and I would definitely recommend getting the 'X' version over this one, it did not exist when I got mine.
The key switches are very loud and can be annoying when talking to other people as 99% of headsets will be able to pick up the clicking sounds.
My last complaint is more personal to me than anything, I would like to have had more macro keys on the side, rather than having to find creative places to put them. the K95 by corsair has 18, which is what I plan on getting next. Again if you don't use them, you aren't going to care.
Overall I would recommend this keyboard if you don't mind the noise it makes. I would say to spend extra to get the aluminum Chroma X, however. Razer software is really great in my opinion, however, I will be looking at a different brand for my next keyboard.
This mouse is a very nice mouse for someone who likes to play at different DPI settings. it is very easy to change the dpi setting with just one click up or down. The only bad thing i have to say about it is the software. making macros was relatively easy to do, but they do not work. at all. they literally do nothing. the mouse would perform exactly the same as it does if i just uninstalled the software for it.