This is my first ever build. I have been saving up for a while and finally pulled the trigger. I mainly build this for the experience but I am also into gaming and now that I have the PC I'm going to try out digital art, 3D rendering, photo editing and maybe even programming.
Firstly, my parts and my thoughts on them.
CPU I originally planned to get a R5 1600 as they were far better for the price. Unfortunately they were all out of stock so I had to resort to the R5 1400. It's amazing, it stays cool and the stock fan is super quiet. Haven't overclocked yet but I'll update when I do.
MOTHERBOARD Works great, looks great. Comes with lots of bits and bobs. Only downside is RGB area is covered by GPU and I think it would look cool if I could see it, completely minor and doesn't affect performance so doesn't really matter.
RAM Please note my kit is 8GB (4x2), PCPP database doesn't have the part so I just set it as the 16Gb because it was closest. Other than being stupid looking and quite tall, I have a complaint because it is advertised as 2400mhz, but only does 2133mhz. Maybe this is my motherboards fault so I'll update if I find a solution.
STORAGE Boot drive with my main programs is this 240GB Adata SSD. I've never used an SSD before and I'm amazed at how fast it boots. Will throw in a HDD pretty soon.
GPU I am amazed at this card, it maxes out CSGO and Paladins at around 240 and 175 FPS respectively. I played Fortnite on high settings with shadows, textures and draw distance set to epic at a solid 60-70 FPS. The card runs quiet and looks badass in my case. RGB is a simple logo and looks cool.
CASE It looks amazing and feels very premium, only complaint is the front panel IO connectors can barely make it to their headers on the motherboard, I was scared they would snap under the pressure. The modular aspect of the case is superb and works amazingly. Included fans are quite quiet and the 200mm RGB ones look amazing.
PSU The one listed is the same spec but the one in my PC is a Segotep GP600G, It was cheap and does the job, however I wish it was modular. But that isn't the PSU's fault, it does exactly what it is advertised to do so I'm happy with the value of the unit.
Overall I am very happy and I'm proud that I built Susan myself. She doesn't have a namesake, just randomly called her Susan. Looking forward to long gaming sessions with mates, overclocking and optimizing and all the upgrading I'll be doing. I will keep updating this post. Let me know what you think!
Pretty good price to performance, would have rather got a 1600 or 2600 but they were out of stock, upgrading to a 6 or 8 core AM4 CPU in a few months hopefully.
Works well and looks pretty, lots of goodies in the box. Unfortunate that GPU blocks most of RGB.
Cheap and lots of space for the essentials.
Great place to just dump everything and not have to worry about it.
Looks nice and is pretty much all you need for decent 1080p, better price to performance than 1060 in my opinion.
Pretty and worth the money, plastic is a pain to keep clean. Major complaint would be that the front i/o takes a lot of pulling to reach the motherboard.
Works fine and does its job. Speakers are god awful, AOC should have cut costs and just took them out.
Lots of buttons and customization, top sensor. Awful cable that is easily broken.
Hot garbage, hurts my head and is advertised as 7.1, a feature that you must pay a subscription for.