LAST EDIT: I'M TOO LAZY TO PUT THE LOAD TEMPS, WELL, THAT AND THE FACT I DON'T KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND OUT THOSE TEMPS.
I've been on consoles for all my life, and for my 12th birthday I wanted to switch to all things good, so here it is. I finished my budget gaming PC ( I finished this 10 days after my Bday). My uses of this are for gaming, and possible recording and art for future plans/ideas.
I've had these some of these parts since late August until now, so there was a long wait.
Yes, I know the prices for some of these parts weren't the best but this was a place a bought it at where they said "we can't compete with online prices". There wasn't a Micro Center near me since I live in Lincoln, Nebraska.
While picking up the stock cooler I forgot about the thermal paste and as soon as I lifted my finger from the pad I felt it. I ignored it until I saw the temps my motherboard showed, 51 C. I had to mess around with the thermal paste for the next morning and got a 24 C at startup and 33 C at idle.
It's getting much closer to the time I am going to upgrade, and mid range to high end GPU prices are sky rocketing, pretty sure due to Etherium miners.
Remember the 1060 6 GB? The mid range GPU that hasn't been affected by miners in a while? Heh... heh...
Quad core, unlocked, great stock cooler, cheap price, what more could you ask?
I should have gotten a quad slot motherboard for RAM upgrades, but since it does overclocking it's just fine for a while. I would recommend this to my brother if he makes a system smaller than my current case.
It's RAM, I have no idea what to say about this thing, it's like every other one you buy. Well, except the heat spreader, it looks quite nice.
I need an SSD later but this was just fine. Hope it won't die on me for the next year. I will change the review if that happens.
It's like a 1050, but it does better on DX12, and Vulkan and has more VRAM. Would recommend, but don't choose this ASUS version because there's much cheaper ones for the same product.
It's kinda harder to put on the back panel if you have a non modular PSU. The freedom with cables in this case is NOT very good. It's a bit ugly to look inside but it's okay for a start and I'm going to switch to the S340. I'm giving this a 3 stars due to the high prices on this case (was at 60$ in July, August, then 40$, 45$, in September!).
This deserves to stay at the price it's at right now, 31$.
I'm definitely going to change this PSU for modular in the next year or so. The black sleeve doesn't do much because you can still see the ketchup and mustard cables in there, plus there are the ugly random colors that stick out at the end of the sleeve. It's okay for a start and powers my system very well, but if you plan to keep this for long time buy this with a case with no window.