Gonna update the pictures soon.
CPU @ 4.5 Ghz basic OC
Motherboard has a nice clean bios, pretty much the same as the z270 m5 gaming boards. Bitfenix magnetic RGB led strip connected to LED connector on the board and synced with Mystic Light software.
850 Evo as my boot drive. 1TB m.2 for games and overall storage. The 120GB SSD's i've held onto from previous builds and store random stuff on and probably gonna get rid of them at some point when i upgrade the case.
Corsair Vengeance LPX @ 3200mhz. Turning on the XMP pumped them up straight to it.
H440 White 2015 edition. Been using this case for a very long time, always easy to build into.
AX860 PSU, fully modular, Platinum efficiency, been using for 4 years, can't go wrong.
Kraken X62: Fans are extremely quiet, even under load, in idle my case is dead silent, compared to before when i had 3x stock fans in front and it was loud as hell.
Rear fan is 120mm Noiseblocker NB-eLoop.
GTX 1070 Gaming G1. Undervolted using MSI afterburner to 825mV at 1750Mhz. I know this card can get up to 2000Mhz, but lowering the frequency and voltage is huge for temps and noise levels and with higher frequency i didn't notice any real FPS gains. Running stuff like CoD:MW at around 150fps consistently while making literally no noise is all i need.
AW2518HF 240Hz monitor as the main monitor and 144hz XL2411Z on the side.
EC2-A. Been using this model for 2+ years and can't complain. Running at 800dpi.
Corsair K70 Lux RGB. Was interested in red switches (previously used brown on GK-701) and saw a good deal on it. Got a few minor gripes with this model but nothing crazy. Like i would prefer a bit more spacing in-between the F-keys and numbers/backspace, sometimes i just hit F11/F12 by accident when trying to use backspace, but like i said, nothing major. Keycaps seem to use relatively weak plastic (had my capslock key breakoff on its own).
ATH-MSR7BK and ATH-G1WL headphones. I swap between the wireless headset and studio quite often, but lately i've got more and more used to the wireless headset. Not having cables tangle around my chair is a real joy.
Behringer Q502USB mixer to easily switch between speakers and headphones and have more control over volume, which is separate from windows volume settings and whatnot.
LSR305 studio monitors connected with XLR > TRS cables.
Razer Seiren X microphone. Simple usb microphone. I was considering AT2020, but since i don't record anything and i use it simply for gaming/discord, i didn't want to spend too much money. Got it for 75€ and for that money it's the best mic i've had so far.
AKRACING Gaming Chair V2. Nice and comfortable gaming chair. Not the highest quality gaming chair out there, but for the price of 300€ it has decent quality and features.
AUKEY Gaming Mouse Pad Large XXL.
Not much to say. Solid CPU.
Great aesthetics, runs silent, easy to install, one of the best coolers out there for sure.
Clean Bios, easy to OC. Looks clean and has great value for a z370 motherboard.
Corsair delivered again. Easy XMP OC to 3200Mhz, works as intended.
Been using for 6-7 years now and it still serves me well.
Samsung SSD's always a safe choice. Got it for $20 from an end-sale.
The Samsung EVO series never disappoints. Great value for great speeds and still runs well after using for 3 years.
1TB M.2 for almost a $100? Sounds almost too good to be true, but will see how long it's gonna serve me. So far so good!
Been using for 2-3 years now, works without any issues. Some people have had issues with fans rattling when idle. Changing the fan profiles will fix that.
Clean, slick, easy to build in. NZXT knows how to make amazing cases.
A little pricey depending on where you get it from. I managed to get a good deal on it. Been using for 4 years now and i plan to use it for another 6 at least. 10+ year warranty Pog
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Looks amazing, really quiet while still having good airflow.
One of the better monitors out there for a 144hz monitor. This model tho is an old one and since newer cards don't have DVI by default, it is gonna be tricky to use once you upgrade your GPU (expensive DP - DVI adapters). XL2411P tho has DisplayPort, so that's still a very good option for the price. Been serving me well for 3 years now!
I love dell and their Alienware products. Very good price as well for a 240hz. Freesync should also support G-sync now for Nvidia cards when used with DisplayPort cable.
I am using HDMI 2.0 right now with my GTX 1070 which allows for 240hz, but i don't have the g-sync option.
I would recommend the K70 series if you can get it around $100-$120.
Some people have reported multiple keys braking off by themselves without heavy use and the replacement keys Corsair sells for this model are the same weak plastic.
My capslock button kinda just broke off by it self after using for about 2-3 months. Had to borrow that button from my old keyboard which did fit nicely tho. Otherwise it is a great looking keyboard and the RGB makes it look amazing. Not the biggest fan of the software, but i rarely use it anyway.
I don't think there is a better mouse for $45 right now. The mouse feels really good in hand, the RGB is very nice and rivals much more expensive mice (like Razer Mamba at $70+) and delivers on performance. Good sensor all around with a high range of DPI.
First studio headphones i've ever owned and i'm happy for choosing these. Been using them for about 3 years now and at the time i payed roughly $219. Now you can get them for $150 which in my opinion is a steal. Good noise cancellation, not the best low-end, but amazing mids and highs. If you want clarity and detail in the music you listen to then these are a great deal. When listening to podcasts everything said is so clear and crisp, hard to miss anything. It just blows my mind how easy it is to identify different elements in music/videos and even games. Best used with external sound cards or mixers.
I got to say, going for Studio Monitors as my primary speakers was a frightening move.
I debated buying these between Yamaha HS5 and KRK Rokit 5. I went for JBL, since i have owned a ton of JBL products before and they have never disappointed me before. I don't do any studio work as of now, but honestly i don't see a problem in using them as just regular speakers.
I live in an apartment, so i don't care for any 2.1 speakers anymore to rumble the walls with bass nor do i want some small satellites that barely do any sound on my table.
I got to say, that i really love these things for their amazing detail and clarity. It just puts every 2.1 i have ever owned into shame. Now fair enough, they cost a decent chump of change, but i know that these are built to last a long time.
After 2 years of using these, i don't really see myself upgrading to anything bigger and since the price on these has also gone down a little, i would recommend these in a heartbeat to anyone with the same mindset i described before. If you are a bass head, then you can't go without a subwoofer, just get these and also get a compatible 150W+ Subwoofer. Easy.