This build has been a work in progress since December of 2017, but preperations for it had began long before that. My ultimate goal for it is to get an RTX card and a custom loop, as well as a 3000 series Ryzen processor. So far, it preforms abolutely beautifully, and I am very much so glad that I moved on from consoles. I would like to get an SSD in the future, as well as a decent audio setup, but for what I have now, it never ceases to impress me.
Sub 200 dollar hexacore processor with hyperthreading. Im absolutely in love with it.
Keeps my Ryzen 5 2600 under 70c using Prime95 at 4GHz, and keeps idle temps in the 30s
Looking back on it, I probably should've found a board with better VRMs, but from what I've saw, this board is an amazing budget Full ATX board with overclocking capability. Just don't expect much RGB capibility from this board. Mystic light sucks ballocks.
Beautiful, fast, and 16 gigabytes. Performance wise, this RAM slays, after upgrading from 4gb DDR4-2400, I've saw about a 10-15 FPS jump in more RAM hungry games, and about a 5-7 FPS jump all around. Not to mention it makes multitasking a breeze. Aesthetically, i personally think it looks better than the Trident Z that most people go for. RGB functionality is a breeze if you already have Corsair peripherals and are familiar with iCUE.
Quiet, fast, doesn't grind, and rarely goes above 20% usage.
This is actually a very recent addition to the build (~ April, 2018), before that I was running it caseless and turning it on with a screwdriver. Tempered glass is absolutely gorgeous, and the rgb fans are beautiful to boot. It is a bit chokey airflow wise, but that's about it. Cabling took less than 10 minutes and the case came with zip ties. EDIT: Didn't realize this until recently, but the acryllic front panel cover is easily removed, and can even be replaced by the mesh one included with the MasterBox 5 regular, which completely changes my negative thoughts on this case relating to airflow, although it doesnt look nearly a pretty without the included acryllic front panel.
Absolutely wonderful budget fully modular PSU by the highly acclaimed SeaSonic. I shan't buy from another brand until either they reach this level of expertise and have the same level of customer service, or until SeaSonic fails to live up to my expectations. Bravo, SeaSonic. Bravo.
I personally preferred windows 7, But it came on the hard drive, and AM4 didn't have any patches for Windows 7 functionality at the time.
Decent monitor i got for $20. I cannot complain for what it is. Colors are kinda wonky compared to IPS monitors, but its fine for me.
Bought it off a friend quite a while back. Works, looks decent, but isn't IPS unfortunately, but for $15, who can say no?
Wonderful entry-level mouse by Corsair. I have no complaints at the price points.
Decent budget USB microphone. My only quarrel other than a cold recording sound to it is the included stand.
Absoulutely beautiful keyboard with blue switches. Can't go back to membrane now.
Nice little mic stand for a bit more elevation. One of the legs has a tendency to come loose, but that's nothing a screwdriver can't fix.
I was honestly questioning buying these at first, as ive never been a fan of IEMs or earbuds, but my Skullcandys dying forced me to pull the trigger. And let me say this first. WOW! These earphones are absoulutely amazing for the price, They have a rather U shaped sound, but mids are surprisingly fine. These earphones are a bit bright, and it can be offensive if you listen to music (such as rap or EDM) with prominate electronic hi-hats at louder volumes. Bass is perfect by my standards, non-distorting, not overpowering at all, and very warm sounding. Nice little pluses with customization available in the way of faceplates, as well as these being included in a carrying case, instead of a bag, like similar priced IEMs. They are also extremely comfortable to wear for hours on end, and this is coming from someone who downright refused IEMs in the past as an option on account of the insides of my ears being incredibly sensitive, The only issue i really have with them, if you can even call it an issue, is the fact that they're incredibly isolating, but thats to be expected with IEMs, of course.
These keycaps are abosolutely gorgous! I absololutely love both their aesthetic and feel. My only complaint is they came strewn all over the tray when they arrived.