This build is currently being used for gaming and some lighter workstation tasks (mainly VMs).
I am upgrading from a potato computer, so this is much faster in pretty much all respects.
Update (11/13/18): Multiple upgrades made since last update Acer P238HL (1920x1080, TN) Upgraded to a BenQ GW2765HT (2560x1440, IPS) DVD RW Drive, pulled out of an HP e-waste desktop, now added to this PC (a TSSTCorp CDDVDW TS-H653R)
New Mouse (Reddragon M711 RGB)
RAM Overclocked to 2666Mhz @1.35V
CPU Overclocked to 3.7Ghz @ 1.3125V*
Certain upgrades in the near future (Christmas or around then): - AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Samsung 970 EVO 250GB
Another 8GB stick of RAM
New Headphones (The DS502 is falling apart)
Dual Monitors (will likely grab a ViewSonic VG1930WM, a 1440x900, while I wait for a friend who is upgrading who might give be his BenQ EW2420)
New Keyboard (I don't like MX Reds, gonna go for MX Blues)
Upgrades in the farther future (don't know when I'll be able to get them): - New Graphics Card (don't know what it will be or when, maybe an RX 470 that my cousin has laying around)
- New Desk (Already have it, our family is moving in the next couple of months so I'll set it up then)
*CPU Temperature testing was done through Prime95, Small FFTs for 1 hour. Results came back stable
It's a fairly fast CPU. I give that part 5 stars. but the included Wraith Stealth cooler, while a very effective cooler considering that it's a stock cooler, is very hard to mount compared to other coolers I've mounted before. You do need to apply alot of pressure when mounting this CPU cooler. This took me a few hours to figure out (since I did not want to put so much pressure as to break my mobo). I got this for $139.99 at Canada Computers
It's a decent motherboard. Wish it had better placement of the 2 fan headers though since I coulden't reach the 2nd one that I needed to plug my fan into. I got this for $89.99 CAD at Canada Computers
It's a bit pricey, but the low profile ram can make a difference if you are using a big cooler. It also has a heatspreader too. I got this for $99.99 at Canada Computers
It's a very good hard drive. It's quiet, has a decent amount of storage, and is fast enough. for a $50 CAD drive, you really can't go wrong. Would advise spending $30 if you can, but If you can't, this is still an excellent option. I got this for $49.99 at Canada Computers
This card plays most games at1080p High very well. However, the 1 fan on this particular model might be a concern for some, however, the 1050 Ti is a very cool running card and the fan should not spin up at all during normal use. This was the cheapest 1050 Ti they had there, the RX 470/570s were horribly marked-up, and they had no 1060 3GB cards, so this would have been the best option. I got this for $194.99 at Canada Computers
Mine came damaged due to poor packaging, which might influence this review a bit. This case has a nice amount of room for cable management, but that is the only good thing about it. The biggest problem that you might encounter is if you are using a mATX mobo (like I am) it is unclear where to mount the mATX standoffs. I eventually got them, however, it does not say on the case nor in the (terrible) manual where you would mount them. I got this for $36.99 on Newegg
Yes, this PSU is overkill for a rig like mine, but it gives me peace-of-mind that I don't need to get a new PSU when upgrading to better components, and I got it for a very good price. It runs very cool, It has very low ripple, Japanese caps, It's modular, and it's 750W. I got this PSU for $134.99 from Canada Computers
It's a very good keyboard. Does the job very nicely. Wish I got MX Blues though.
It's pretty much everything I need in a headset.
kinda ugly, but does the job
It doubles clicks when I don't want it to, other then that, it's a decent mouse.