I've been wanting a new PC for a while, ever since I took a trip to an Apple Store and saw how well a Mac could video edit. I then saw the prices/specs for the cheaper Mac models, and realized that I could not really game on them.
Yes, I'll spend $1100 on a dual-core mobile i5! Also, I'm a Nintendo fan, and would love to play some of the games I missed that did not come to the Wii U. (I don't have a Switch yet)
Suffice it to say that a Mac was not an option for me. After 6 months, I finally had enough money to put together my build, and here it is!
I use this build mostly for PC gaming, although I don't have many games yet (My wallet has been depleted by the build). As of right now I mostly play Rocket League and Sonic Generations, with more games to follow in the months to come.
I also have been doing some light video editing with this PC, with Adobe Premiere Elements. It's not professional video editing software, but it's working well for now, and Premiere Pro seems expensive. The i5 decimates any workload that I give it with absolutely no stuttering, which was present in my previous build.
I know, I know, I probably should have gone with a Ryzen chip, but I wanted to go with something that was tried and true for my first build. There is some overclocking headroom with the i5, so I will be able to push the speeds of the chip in the future.
Building this machine went well, although the case was supposed to contain all of the standoffs attached, while one was not. Everything worked first try, and cable management was a breeze in the S340.
Amazing motherboard for the price, with plenty of features. The LED is a nice touch, and the built-in WiFi and bluetooth was awesome.
Extremely easy to cable manage, looks great, and is at a great price!
This seems way more expensive than it should be.
My first mechanical keyboard does not disappoint, although I wish it contained some macro keys.