This is my first build, and for doing it on my own, it turned out fairly well, with only a motherboard being sacrificed in the name of learning what not to do when building.
Massive improvement over my old Celeron J1900..lightning fast speeds had me floored when I first started using the computer.
This cooler was not necessarily what I would have chosen myself, but it gets the job done. The installation was a pain, as the screws kept falling out of the backplate while trying to set the cooler up. Other than that, no complaints.
This is my second motherboard for my build (originally went with an H110M Gaming). USB ports are a little lacking, but an external hub solved that problem with ease. BIOS was easy to understand and set up.
Good memory. Sticker looks kind of tacky, but I guess I get what I paid for.
Great boot/game storage drive.
Almost every computer I've owned had a WD hard drive, so I decided to stick with tradition here, but boost the size of the drive. Not sure I'll ever fill the whole terabyte, but it's nice to know I have the extra space if I need it.
Got this card secondhand off eBay. It handles everything I've thrown at it, and does a great job while doing it. Easy Ultra High graphics and up to 130 FPS in all the games I've tested so far.
I wanted a case with plenty of room to build in, and this definitely had it. My only regret here is that I went with the solid case instead of the windowed model. Great cable management system inside, and plenty of room for cooling options. Drowns out all noise with those side panels, even with the optional dust filter sitting on top of the case.
Not much to say here. It works great, and I'm glad I went modular over having everything wired in place.
I had the room and money for a third fan, so I decided to get it. Works just as well as the two included with the case, and makes no noise, but that may be more the case than the fan.