Finally gave in to the long-time urge to build a PC. Took my time to do the necessary research and was able to get the parts I wanted for a pretty reasonable price. I'm very happy with the looks and performance of the machine, now I just need a bigger desk.
Awesome processor for the price. The stock cooler is great and works effectively even when moderately overclocked. I'd absolutely recommend it for a mid-to-higher tier build!
This mobo does everything I need it to do, and looks great with the build. Runs my Corsair RAM at 3200 after updating bios, which was quick and painless to flash. The only negative thing I could say is that I probably could have got it for a little cheaper if I'd waited for a sale, but at the price I paid it's still worth it.
Was lucky enough to grab these with an Amazon discount code. The non-LED model was only three bucks less, so figured I'd splurge a little for the A E S T H E T I C. They run at 3200mhz on the Mortar and pair great with the 1600.
Pretty sweet SSD for the money. Super quick load times, and the build feels solid.
Probably overkill since I game on a 1080p monitor, but I wanted something that would last me a while. I was able to combine some discounts to bring the price down closer to an (overpriced) RX 580. I've heard people don't care for the blower-type fans, but I find it to be very quiet, and the card kicks some serious butt, so I'm happy.
This case made cable management sooo simple, especially for a first-time build. I love the clean lines and the matte finish, and the purple accents add some great subtle color to the otherwise monochromatic build.
Ample power for my build, feels solid, and is incredibly quiet. It isn't modular, but to be honest that didn't really matter with the S340's HDD/PSU bay. Everything is tucked away nice and neat. At the price paid it was a no-brainer.