I've been wanting to build a PC for about 5 months and I finally had a way to build it. I started working a minimum wage job during June, and it has SUCKED. Once I finally had enough to build, I ordered everything at once from amazon. I did wait untill prime day to get a good deal on the GPU and the PSU. The building experience was ok, couldn't get the motherboard to fit with the IO shield, so I just didn't use it. Over all, I am very satisfied with my build, and i would say that working the sh**ty job was 100% worth it.
UPDATE I've been using my pc almost every day since I built it and I can say it's been working out great. I have some benchmarks after a few weeks of playing each game. This build is PERFECT for what I tend to play. Justwish I used a ryzen processor instead,but I'm still satisfied.
Fortnite: 70-110 fps high settings/medium shadows
CS:GO: 170-200 fps maxed
Doom: 100-150 fps High/Ultra settings
Fallout 4: 58-60 fps medium/high settings
Black Desert Online: 59-60 fps slightly high settings
Dark Souls 3: 60 fps max settings
Rust: 80-100 fps low/medium settings
For Honor: 95-100 fps max settings
GPU idle: 39 degrees C
GPU under load: 76 degrees C
CPU idle: 41 degrees C
CPU under load: 59 degrees C
Great CPU for mid-tier gaming. Runs super smooth without any issues.
Awesome mobo for a really cheap price. The IO shield would not line up due to the metal prongs, so I didn't use it. Plenty of room for upgrading.
It's basic RAM. Works fine and looks nice.
Wanted an SSD, but this boots fast enough for me. Plenty of space for games and apps.
Amazing GPU, got it for $180 on prime day. It definitely does run pretty hot, and 3GB probably won't be enough in a few years. I would recommend either the SC version of this, or the 6GB model for a more future proof machine.
Basic case for not a lot of money. Definitely not flashy, but works great for what I need.
Great PSU for $25 on prime day. Plenty of extra wattage for upgrading.
Dirt cheap and works pretty good. Keeps my smaller case cool and are very quiet.
More fans. Yay.
Plug and play, cheap wifi :)
Awesome combo for $50. Keyboard is amazing and lights up. The mouse is alright, sensor is not great though. The headset is basically a waste of space, I don't use it anyway.