Yep, my build.
I use this for uni work (hence the 2 monitors) and gaming. Runs Windows 10 Home & recently I've had very few problems with it. There are some things I would have changed like getting a cheaper/ less wattage PSU, better/ cheaper RAM & maybe a FX 8350 rather than a FX 6350 but then again it was my 1st build.
I already had an OS, optical drive and 1TB hard drive from my previous computer (Acer Aspire XC-605) so I used them, managed to save a couple £hundred that way. Runs Shadow of Mordor 1080p on high, Skyrim on ultra & Far Cry 3 on very high/ ultra & hopefully I will know soon how it handles Dark Souls 3!
My monitors are Benq, one 19" I got with my original desktop and a 24" 1080p, both 60 hz. Nothing special.
I have tidied up the guts recently; moved the GPU up to the top PCI slot because that one it x16 & all the other ones are x8. Something that's not specified with the Motherboard information...
A couple other changes, I have stopped using the Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator bundle. A couple of the keys stopped responding on both the keyboard and mouse after about 9 months, I would not recommend this bundle. Now reppin' a Logitech k120 with some 'professional' mouse from Maplin (they offer student discounts so it was only about £25).
That's about it for my build, I will be happy to answer any questions about it, I play mainly RPG's so I don't really know how it handles online fast pace FPS/ MMO games. All in all, at the time of buying it, it came to around £425 for the PC + an extra £113 for the monitor :)
EDIT: My R9 270X died on me after about 2 years of use; the card ran okay for most of its life apart from several BSOD. Decided to get a RX 470 4GB STRIX from Maplin, I get student discount so I got the card for about £180 (December 2016) so a good price I think.
For the future, I'm going to upgrade to the FX 8350 when I have the funds; it seems from what I've read that multi core CPU's will directly benefit of DX12 stuff, so more the merrier & I'h hoping Zen will push down it's price a bit.
Does what is says on the tin, got it for about £90. Wouldn't recommend getting it if it's much more than that, it was the best value for money at the time.
Quieter than the stock cooler, it works though there's a tinny hum it's producing after a while. Nothing wrong with it, just think I might have knocked the fan when cleaning it. Looks pretty nice with my build as well & keeps things cool lol.
I'm not an over-clocker so I don't know how this board runs for that. It works well & for the price at the time (about £50) it was fantastic! It only has one x 16 PCI-E slot though unlike what's advertised. That doesn't bother me though as I only have one graphics card.
RAM is RAM. It works.
I wouldn't pay the price for it now as you can get significantly cheaper & faster RAM for the price though this one works well. This was a mistake with my build that I wish I changed; should have spent less on RAM & more on other things!
EDIT: Works really well; cannot recommend this enough!
I got it for free with my old desktop. It's a HDD that just works, even after nearly 3 years it's still pretty snappy & I've had next to no problems with it.
I'll update this review when I've used it for a bit longer.
This card is a boss; quiet, settings are easily customizable and it can run anything 1080p high with no trouble what so ever. I got it for about £180 (December 2016) at Maplin with student discount so I think I got a good deal. Not the cheapest 470's but I think the added performance/ quietness at idol makes up for it with the STRIX cards.
The aesthetic is rather pleasing.
It's a great case for the money but I got it for about $50... 2 USB 3.0 ports on the front which means it's pretty much future-proofed. It's a sturdy case as well; I've had many round trips from University and home (about 100 mile round trip) and even with a couple knocks & some bumpy roads, it's managed to keep my components safe. The tool-less 3.5" hard drive bays are fantastic & easy to use, they have managed to keep my hard drive nice & secure.
I will most likely be using this case for my next build, though I will be buying a windowed side panel. I really like this case & it's by far one of the best things about my build.
It works fine & is good vale for money if you need that amount of wattage. I however, didn't. It's another part of my build I wish I changed; I should have gone for a lower wattage PSU at a lower cost... But I suppose it future proofs the build & I have headroom for expanding/ changing my hardware in the future.
It was £1 more than the 500W version so I thought I might as well get it. It is a bit overkill.