My first mATX build for a friend. Build went smoothly, intend to put some cheap rgb strips in for aesthetics. Through Micro Center I got the mobo and cpu for $165, which I think is a killer deal. Speaking of the mobo, the bios is horrendous. Never before have I had so much trouble installing windows. The gpu is great, and easily surpasses 60fps high settings in every game I tried, but for thermal reasons I kept it capped at 60. The case was surprisingly good, and I would highly recommend it. The only really annoying thing about it was that it took me a while to figure out where the hdd is supposed to go. The hdd has great value, and works as well as you would expect it to. The ssd is super speedy, but I really wish windows made it easier to put things on a separate drive from the local disk. The ram is a bit slow, but I had a strict budget and thought compromising there would be much better than compromising on something like the gpu. I know PowerSpec is less well known than companies like Seasonic or Corsair, but it had excellent value, with the worst part by far being the ketchup and mustard cables. I put two nzxt fans in from a different build, in addition to the one stock fan. All in all, I'm very happy with this build, and would highly recommend it to gamers on a budget.
Spectacular cpu, especially with a good deal from micro center.
Motherboard is perfectly functional, but the bios is horrible and it gave me the most trouble I've ever had installing Windows.
Good value ram. Works fine with a 2600 on B450.
Great for an os and a couple of your favorite applications, not noticeably slower than other SSDs I've worked with.
Not too loud, and perfect as a secondary mass media drive.
Great value, no coil wine, not super loud fans, pretty good thermals, and excellent performance.
A surprisingly good mATX case. Lots of room for cable management, good airflow, and decent aesthetics. Just wish storage installation instructions were a bit more clear. Either way, highly recommended.
A less well known brand, but great value. I hate the ketchup and mustard cables though.