This is my first PC, and to be honest, my old laptop was awful. It was a 2012 mid-range (at the time for a laptop), with a 2012 i5 (I do not know which gen), no graphics, and was heavier than most gaming laptops (5 Lbs!)
Upgrading to a great PC was a goal of mine for a while, and I finally did it. Here are the parts with my reviews.
Accessories These are all good, the keyboards good but did start in BIOS mode, a quick fn + f10 (not sure exactly just google it) fixed it.
Overall Thoughts Beastly PC, runs everything >60fps on 1080p. Just hard to build. (For a newbie)
Great CPU, however isn't as "future proof" as the other parts. Just get the 2600X if you can.
Don't buy it, I bought it as the part I would cut corners on to pay for the others, and it wasn't bad, but not good. The 3 PCIE slots turn to 2 once you put in the gfx card on top (bottom covers the power cables), and I had to use the last x8 slot for the wifi card. Just get the one from them with wifi (just search this mobo on amz, you'll find it as a variation)
It's RAM no complaints, other than wishing I bought the Trident Z RAM seeing as its the same price.
Very fast, <10 sec boot times.
Good, however some on AMZ have apparently gotten the M001 Model, which had a >30% failure rate.
Wasn't expecting to get it, I was meant to buy the the SC 3.0 Black Edition, but broken card prices made it rise higher than this one at the time of purchase, so I went with this better card.
Pretty damn good, but the lack of organized screws and a poorly made manual made it the 2nd hardest part of the building.
Is good, but is hell on earth to set up, the poor manual didn't help as the mobo's manual barely allowed us to know which goes where. If you know PC's though, you'll be fine.
It's a great keyboard, but not mechanical. Also started in BIOS mode and had to fix.
Best mouse I ever used.
You can easily feel the extra 75hz on this thing, its glorious. No display port tho :(.