Welcome to the Green Fiend build log.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy.
Background of the build is I was a console gamer with little to no PC gaming experience up until Spring of 2012. After a few months of playing BF3 on xbox and developing an incredible passion to enhance my gaming experience. I researched into gaming PC's, learned about the enthusiast side of things which lead me to overclocking... which is when I found OCN. Originally I got handed down an athlon dual core system which I upgraded with 4gb of 1333 ddr3 ram and an asus gtx 550ti which played me BF3 on low settings at playable fps for a few months. Then after obtaining my tax return I blew every last cent I had to spend building the original rig. I recycled my hard drives, video card and ram from the old system and bought myself the updated AMD platform and the NZXT phantom 410 along with all the fans needed to fill all the slots (I couldn't dare have an empty fan slot lol) It ended up costing around $750 CND and I had built the computer I'd been dying for. I blame OCN for making me care so much what my computer looks like
A couple build showcase threads around here really got me focused on the aesthetics of computer building. As you can see along the rough timeline of photos below, the build only grew from then on.SPECS
Case: NZXT H440 Special Edition Green and Black
Mobo:MSI B350 PC Mate
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600x
CPU Cooling: Swiftech H220-X
RAM: 16GB GSkill TridentZ RGB
GPU: ASUS Radeon R9 290
PSU: EVGA Supernova 650W Platinum
Storage: 120GB Samsung SSD for OS, 240GB Patriot Blast SSD for games, 1TB main storage
Monitor: 25" Acer 1440P
Fans/Accessories: NZXT 2M Green LED kit, Cooler Master Sickle Flow 120mm Green led x5, Gentle Typhoon x1.
Audio: Audio-Technica ATR-2500 USB Condenser microphone, Sennheiser HD598SE, SMSL Headphone Amp
Peripherals:Ducky One cherry MX green, Mionix Naos 7000Timeline of photos from beginning to current (Click to show)
Hope to hear some good feedback and advice for future changes