I built this machine for light gaming, light photogrammetry software, and to run virtual machines on for testing out software. Basically it is my do all home pc.
I ordered the ryzen right after it came out instead of an i5 I was eyeing up mostly to get more cores. So far so good. I have to say that for a first time pc builder lining up the screw holes on the stock cooler was a little tricky, I smeared some thermal paste, I might open it back up and apply some new stuff, might not. Haven't overclocked it yet, might try a modest one witht he stock cooler.
Motherboard seems great was on back order so took a little to get it here. Connections were easy and well labeled even for a newbie. Lots of room for expansion (fans, hardrives, more ram, etc).
Bought 3200 ram as it wasn't that much more than 2600 at the time for 2x8gb. Won't run at 3200 forget the exact speed but it is low 2100~. I knew this going in and am hopeful for a bios update to fix.
Hard drive is wicked fast coming from an old hdd easy to install. The motherboard has two m2 ports and would only detect ssd on one, a little nerve wracking thought it might be incompatible. That m2 does share a sata connection so maybe that is why.
Bought a budget gpu, haven't gamed yet, will see how it fares.
I really like the case easy to get everything in and connected.
And last but not least the psu supplies what I need for power no complaints there.
All in all a good experience for a first time build. Everything just clicked and screwed together, and it was easy to install Win 10 from usb using the bios. Only qualms were the cpu was hard to line up and I smeared some paste, the ram doesn't run at full speed, and the ssd is only detected on one m2.
so far so good. great price for the performance/core count. it was hard for me to line up the screws on the cooler, I smeared the thermal paste a bit.
good value! was back ordered. lots of room for expansion in the future.
good ram, does not run at 3200 on ryzen 5 1600 cpu :(
~475 mb/s read/write speed. wicked fast for an old hd convert.
nice simple, good price, good size, nice hookups.
supplies power as designed