...and I couldn't be happier about it.
Go here for my initial experience of ordering and receiving
I'll re-post my build specs at the bottom.
Well, I have to say that I'm very happy with my comp. I primarily use it for video editing, graphics-intensive games, watching some TV and movies, general internet and e-mail usage, and my profession, writing.
I’ve used it every single day that I’ve had it. The only problem I’ve had is that on two occasions the mouse wasn’t recognized on start-up. I unplugged it, plugged it back in, and all was right again. Note even worth noting, really. I will add that it’s a Razer Naga MMOG 5600 DPI Gaming Mouse. Not exactly a typical mouse.
The highest temp I’ve seen while using it was 41c. It runs cool and quiet.
All movies / videos play perfectly. The monitor has a beautiful display for Blu-Ray and high quality H.264 MP4 video files that I’ve made for my PS3 and HDTV in the living room.
The Blu-Ray drive has worked perfectly in all ways.
The Sentry temp/fan display has worked perfectly.
The sound is incredible for on-board audio. I have it running through a 500 watt surround sound head unit.
The aforementioned mouse is VERY handy for gaming and any
application where you use a lot of macros. I’d imagine it would be a dream for someone who plays World of Warcraft, which I don’t, so I can’t say for sure.
The keyboard is nice. I like the back-lit keys and the ability to change the light to off, or 3 levels of brightness. I will say that I wouldn’t buy this keyboard if I’d have used it beforehand. It’s a very nice keyboard. The keys are crisp and snap nicely when I’m writing for long periods of time. But… The extension on the left side where the gaming controls are makes it too long. It just feels weird when I look down at it, like it’s sitting crooked or something. And, the additional gaming button section stretches your left hand further out away from the mouse and makes gaming uncomfortable to me. The extra gaming keys are more awkward than just using the keyboard, which is what I ended up doing. If I had it to do over, I would have gotten the default keyboard offered and bought a nice back-lit keyboard with a traditional layout.
The UPS I bought with it has come into play on two occasions when the power went out. It was flawless both times.
That’s about all I can think of to report on. Any questions, fire away.
Have a great day all.
My Computer's Specs:
CAS: CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black Color)
CD: LG WH10-LS30K 10X Internal Super Multi Blu-Ray Rewriter [+104] (Black
CPU: AMD Phenom™II X6 1090T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport
CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case
[+15] (Green Color)
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan
(Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
KEYBOARD: SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard [+72]
MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module
[+94] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MONITOR: 27" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre X270W-1080P LCD Display
w/ Built-in Speaker, DVI, & HDMI-Input [+339]
MOTHERBOARD: GigaByte GA-870A-UD3 AMD 870/SB850 chipset support
DDR3 Ultra Durable™3 Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, GBLAN,
Support 6-core CPU, CPU Auto Unlocker, USB3.0, SATA-III, ON/OFF Charge
for IPod, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI
MOUSE: Razer Naga MMOG 5600 DPI Gaming Mouse [+64]
MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI
SOFT1: Microsoft® Office® 2010 Home and Business (Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Outlook + OneNote) [+159]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
TEMP: NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum High Performance Fan Control, Clock, &
Temperature Display [+69]
UPS1: OPTI-UPS ES1500C 1400VA/980W Uninterrupt Power Supply [+189]
USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
USBX: NZXT Internal USB 6-PORT Expansion Module + USB Bluetooth 2.X
EDR Dongle with Led Light Thumb Size [+29]
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+111]
(Major Brand Powered by AMD)
WNC: Zonet ZEW1642S IEEE 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter
Network Card [+29]
CM 690 II Gaming Case
870A-UD3 Mobo - 8GB RAM
AMD 1090T Liquid
HIS HD 6870 1GB
LG BluRay RE 10x
Razer Naga MMOG
Sceptre 27" 1080HD