This PC is my first custom PC build, and while I've read up that others recommend building on larger cases on their first time, the condo unit I reside in does not have the luxury of space to fit such a thing especially given that I live with a lot of people as well. So with that came the birth of my small but decent build that I plan to use for the rest of my college years as a gaming and productivity PC.
Also, some of the prices of the items may not be too accurate since I've been converting my local currency to USD, and given the large fluctuations in the exchange rate, I'm not so sure whether the prices up actually translate to how much was spent for each component.
(And yes, that 3.5" HDD fits inside case, (I was supposed to get a 2.5" drive but I didn't realize I had forgotten to specify the size but I had already purchased it since I was in a hurry so that was that, and I didn't want to spend more for another HDD.) though I had to do some things to make sure it did. Not having a drill made this kind of challenging but it works for now. Might actually drill holes to mount it properly later. The pictures can give you an idea on how I actually did it.)
I also forgot to mention that yes, I do have an optical drive installed. Got the drive from one of my old laptops, but as of now I don't have the correct wire to power it up, and I'm still searching for the wire around here so yeah.
I'm also gonna try to also put some benchmarks for the CPU and GPU up around the end of August, or when time allows.
It has one job, and it does it well, and even looks good as it does for cheap too.
A solid miniITX motherboard with all the features you could ask for, for its form factor.
It's a great M.2 SSD for its price. No complaints here.
Great case, though its manual and description are highly misleading as I thought that it could carry a 3.5" HDD beside a mini GPU. But you know, maybe I should have paid more attention to the "possible incompatabilities" the part picker kept bugging me about lol
A few DIY things here and there made everything work though, so it's all good.
Great for its price and what it provides you with. The built-in speakers are average at most, but does the job.
Got the model with the orange switches. Given that this is my first mechanical keyboard, I don't have anything to really compare it to, but I don't think I can go back to using membrane keyboards after picking this up.
The only gripe I have with this mouse is how often it needs to charge to survive on its wireless mode, but other than that it's a really comfortable ambidextrous mouse that I can use with ease versus all the right-handed gaming mice on the market.
A gaming headset that's really worth the price. Very comfy to wear for long periods of time and the sound quality is great. While the mic could have been better, it's good enough for me. The aesthetics of the headset are also a big plus.