All good info! It was intended for VR, yes, but never got used for it. It's been a WoW PC since it was built, and I don't do too much with FPS games, save for when my friends get a hair to play BF4, which I touched maybe 4 times in the last year. I did a lot of comparison between AMD and Intel at the time, and with the single core performance, ended up going with what I know, which was Intel. The MB was actually about 110 when I bought it, I'm guessing what it's showing is the "now" price. I didn't set it when I posted the finished build. Makes sense as the Z270 is now outdated and probably less available. I was all about the 1070 ti, haha, I'd love the overclocking option, but since now I'm finishing up a whole new build, it'll get a 1080ti and this one will go to the gf's kid. You were spot on with the budget though, I was looking at around 1200. I appreciate the comment! The intention was to get some criticism, and I'm glad I posted it now haha
The purple was done for the girlfriend (she's obsessed with purple), it wasn't so much RGB, just purple. The RAM was intended to be static and not be upgraded, while the intention was the get a better CPU in the future. It was chosen as it was listed as minimum spec for VR at the time. It was also built JUST as 8th gen was being announced, so 7th gen was the choice at the time. As the time came for me to upgrade the CPU, 8th gen was more prevalent, so I just started a whole new build.
I agree. I chose the MB for the RGB features, which you don't get with the lower end MBs, unfortunately :( The intention was to upgrade the CPU in the future. By the time I got around to it (last month) I ended up just starting all over, upgrading to the MSI Z370 Pro Carbon and using an i5 8600k and just starting from scratch. I migrated over the old GPU and DIMMs until next month, when those parts will go back into this build, which will be gifted to my gf's kid. The new one should be posted soon!
You did that with a dremel?? I know what my next investment is gonna be, lol