This computer is my first build although I've had experience with computer hardware before.
I mainly lightly game on this computer and it works perfectly. I get a good 250 FPS in league of legends and CS:GO runs very smoothly, I haven't checked the fps on it yet.
Edit: Computer crashes when I play games such as CSGO and Overwatch. I'm guessing that this a PSU problem as the recommended for the GTX 960 is 400w, and I'm on 430w. More demanding games may draw more power than the PSU has, causing a crash. I'll upgrade to 500w soon. Edit2: Bought a 550w PSU, computer now works flawlessly. No more crashes.
As stated in the build title, this build started out as a budget build, I then realized that I needed more than $500 AUD worth of components otherwise I'd be stuck with a computer that doesn't run what I want it to run, like I've had all of my life.
The only problems I encountered were with the case, the 3.5" tray only fit the hard drive backwards, which did end up working, I routed the cords through cable management.
I also had a bit of trouble with the case fan, it was 3 pin while the motherboard has 4 pin which I googled to find that was normal, so hardly a problem. I did manage to cut myself on the finger somewhere along the line, and on the leg on the case. My goal was to build the computer without breaking a nail, which I accomplished.
I made the money for the computer through lots of hours of making pizza. I was originally going to buy microatx, but changed my mind as I got another weeks worth of money and went for the ATX board which turned out to be a good decision.
I got the case for my birthday, as well as some of the other parts from both my grandparents.
I went for the nice looking case because if I'm going to spend so much on a computer I want it to look nice. I couldn't find any pink components and couldn't be bothered painting them. But I might invest in LED's and pretty case fans later.
All parts were bought from MSY (except for the GPU which I bought from Mwave).
Works perfectly, ran fine out of it box. CPU cooler isn't too loud. Runs everything I want it to run very smoothly. Good buy!
Great motherboard, no problems with it yet. Ran windows 10 out of the box. Has enough room for upgrades and is exactly what I was looking for in my build after looking at many different motherboards.
Looks good in my build and works perfectly.
Great SSD for the price, boots windows very fast.
Stores everything I need it to store at a reasonable speed.
Runs the games I want very smoothly, no problems here. I mainly play League of Legends and CS:GO, does the job perfectly.
Nice looking case, pretty easy install although the 3.5" drive trays are inserted backwards, something I didn't realize until installing my hard drive.
Great power supply, fairly quiet as well. Does the job well.
Wireless Network Adapter
Works fine. PC is pretty far away from router so it picks up 2 bars which is reasonable due to how far away the PC is.