This has been an ongoing upgrade for my home PC. It started out in a five-year-old HP Pavillion with the 1TB HDD. The ADATA SSD and PSU were given to me from my brother's old PC. I upgraded the MOBO, CPU, and Memory last month. ALL CONSTRUCTIVE comments are welcome. ;)
This is a general use PC. It's mostly for school, but I do some light gaming on it as well. I Could run Paragon (RIP) on medium to low settings at around 50-70fps, but that is a seldom occasion.
Update 6/30/2018 I swapped out my 2x4GB @2400 memory for a 1x8GB @3000... contrary to my expectation, I did see a small increase in overall performance.
Update 1/3/2019 Got my hands on the Meshify C TG dark and a NVMe SSD for great prices during the holidays, so I've once again put off getting a dedicated GPU. But the Case is well worth it. The cable management room in the back, compared to my old BitFenix case, is fantastic! I also decided to OC the memory to 3200MHz with the same CAS latency 15. So it's got that going for it as well.
Update 3/7/2019 Upgraded to 2x8GB RAM @3000MHz. Overclocked to 3200MHz easily. Playing LOL, I'm "seeing" around 50-95fps. (I only have a 60Hz monitor)
Update 9/6/2019 Swapped out my wraith stealth for the GameMax Gamma 500 RGB!! One problem.. I don't have an RGB header on my motherboard. Any suggestions for MOBO upgrade would be helpful.
Final Update 11/8/2019 Got a nice deal on a R9 Fury. Probably time to sell, so minus the HDD & WIFI card It's all up for grabs. Best of luck to the one who gets it.
For not having to buy a dedicated GPU, this isn't bad, but support and things could be much better.
I swapped this in for my wraith stealth. Idle temps seem to be about the same, but under a sustained load of at least 20 minutes benchmarking, I saw a drop of 6 degrees C. It it's actually the slightest bit louder than the stealth, but it's not all that noticeable. I think that is significant enough for those who are looking for a style neutral cooler with a little bit of RGBling.
I would love to test out the RGB, but I don't seem to have a 5V header for it on my MOBO. I will update review if that changes.
Ample room for cable management and drive storage. and the build quality is much higher than what I've seen with other manufacturers.
Wireless Network Adapter
I'm not sure if it's a problem with my motherboard or the wifi adapter, but nearly every time I turn off the computer and turn it back on, I have to reset the adapter in Device Manager... It's really annoying..........
It'll let you hear things... save yourself $15.