Description

This was my first ever gaming pc and I went high-end right away. All the specs are in the part list so I won't go over them but note that my graphics card is the black version and I only added the white version to my list because I couldn't find the black one on pcpartpicker. This will be my gaming/work/streaming pc. There were no problems whatsoever, though most people say gigabyte is unreliable. Their software was very easy and their products are very well made and aesthetic. The build is as smooth as butter and I easily get over 150fps on games like Fortnite and CS:GO on the highest setting possible on those games. Please note that my monitor is running 1440p and not 1080p meaning that fps will be lower than most people's set ups with 1080p monitors. Gsync works really well and there is no screen tearing at all. This is a really solid build for my first pc and I'll probably be upgrading it in the future.

UPDATES: -I overclocked my cpu to 4.8ghz and my gpu to 1800+mhz -My frames now sometimes go beyond 500+fps on Fortnite at all Epic settings with AA and Shadows turned off. -My frames reach 900+fps plus at some points in the Fortnite spawn island.

UPDATES: -My desk is now listed in my parts list as some of you have asked which desk it is.

Part Reviews

Video Card

Most people say Gigabyte is unreliable but this gpu is amazing. Overclocking it is awesome and it can output really high fps. RGB lighting on the logo can be controlled by Gigabyte RGB Fusion. Amazing gpu and I would definitely recommend it.

Case

Amazing tower with three included rgb fans at the front. The psu shroud doesn't fully cover the bottm third or the case but has a small plate covering the front so that you can't see your wires from your psu. HDD mounting looks really simple yet I don't use HDD's but mounting SSD's is probably just as easy. Front io is just like any other but has extra buttons to control the front included fans and toggles speed, lights, and effects. Radiator mounting on the top is possible with a 240mm radiator up to a 280mm radiator. Amazing case overall.

Power Supply

Outputs enough watts to get my pc running. Great and affordable price and is even 80+ certified. Not gold or anything crazy but will get the job done just like any other gold certified psu could.

Operating System

It's Windows 10, what can I say?

Monitor

This monitor is the smoothest monitor I've ever used. The 1440p display allows for super clear images and even though this is a TN panel, the colors and viewing angles are amazing. The 144hz refresh rate is super smooth and will be amazing if your gpu can output up to or over 144fps. My gpu personally outputs really high frame rates and therefore this monitor is amazing for it. Side bezels are really thin and it has an extra io on the left side with a 3.5mm jack and two usb ports. The usb ports are not specified but are most likely usb 3.0 or 3.1. Definitely recommend this monitor.

Keyboard

The BlackWidow Chroma V2 TE is for those people who want the BlackWidow lineup but don't like the extra keys or don't use macros but still want the full potential. The chroma lighting is brilliant with the same white back plate as the Chroma V2 non-TE which allows for vibrant and blended looking colors. The Razer green switches produce an amazing tactile feel with that satisfying click that can be compared to Cherry MX Blues. My wpm rose up a lot when typing on this keyboard and I definitely recommend it.

Mouse

The DeathAdder Elite is very accurate when playing shooter games such as Fortnite and CS:GO and is really comfortable for all types of grips. The rubber on the sides help give you extra grip, however, even without holding the mouse properly, it feels as if it's suctioned onto your hand as it is very ergonomic. Love the fast dpi switching buttons and the side buttons produce a satisfying tactile click. In my opinion the best mouse for accuracy and shooting.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

May I ask why you went with all SSD storage?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I only see 1.25 gigs on there?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

1.25 TB

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol yeah TB. But isnt only SSD ideal? Is there a reason to add regular HDD?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Most of the completed builds I’ve seen on here have an SSD + HDD

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

HDDs that can hold several terabytes are usually cheaper than an SSD of the same capacity

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. I currently have a HDD and SSD. If I had the money, I would go ALL SSD. It makes everything faster.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice. And quite powerful as well.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Glad you like it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that looks like a pretty clean and simple corner with room to grow.

This may not matter whatsoever, but I suggest pulling the PC slightly away from the wall(pulling it forwards) so that the exhaust has more space to.. exhaust. It's looking pretty limited back there, though is just my personal nitpicking.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I've already pulled it forwards a little more because I recently overclocked my cpu and gpu.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Also I don't have an exhaust fan at the back xD.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

What desk is that? Weird question , I know, but I’ve been for a desk like that for my set up, so I can put my pc on the table and various other thing

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll tell you when I'm able to. Igotta find the box for it again.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The desk is now in my parts list :D

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Bro my cousin had that same Spongebob clock when we were little

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha nice! It's the only alarm clock I have since I'm too lazy to go out and buy a new one. It's been my alarm clock for over 11 years now.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

What desk is that?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll tell you when I'm able to. I gotta find the box for it again.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The desk is now in my parts list :D

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I've added in some Logitech speakers. Should I take a pic of the setup with them in it? I also have a small subwoofer.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have Discord then reply your name and id and add me at ShadowZeo#0926 if you want to play Fortnite or CS:GO together!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. Looks clean af. Also that monitor is amazing.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you like it! Thinking of getting a better chair though

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Who says Gigabyte are unreliable? In what way? :P

Been buying their motherboards and graphics cards since the early 2000's.. Whenever I look for either, I tend to just filter by Gigabyte and Asus. Gigabyte tend to be better bang for buck compared to Asus though, so my last 4 GPUs have all been Gigabyte. Conversely, Asus seem to be better bang for buck in the motherboard dept lately, so I've gone with them for my last two..

Anyway, glad to see you gave them a chance and you're enjoying the GPU! I would've bought this one if I didn't have a 1080 (G1 Gaming) already.. :)