This build was made for my sister and assembled in one evening with a few bottle of beer and lots of fun. She wanted to stay beneath 1000$ CAD but be able to decently play games so here we are!
-The CPU is in my opinion an accurate part for her needs, she uses photoshop about twice per week for minor to medium tasks, do a little bit of video editing, do some random decompression / compression and encoding (videos and pictures mainly) and gaming
-The cpu cooler was a tight fit in her casing but ended up working well and taking just enough space
-The motherboard is a little wonder, ready for M.2 and has usb type C for the upcoming future, it has all the needed space and ram / pcie input needed for a simple build!
-The ram is also a wonder, 2400 mhz 4x4GB for a total of 16GB for a very decent price
-The HDD is in my opinion it's biggest weakness, after much deliberation my sister requested to have a really cheap HDD and no SSD (which will eventually change) so we (for the moment) agreed on having a 1TB 7200rpm
-Zotac Geforce 1050 is simply the very best video card to game in medium to low tier games and even take on more demanding games (with some adjustments and compromises of course), since she plays non demanding games such as skyrim and world of warcraft (and of course a few more but these are good exemples) we figured she didnt need to go insane on that part so we kept a budget for the GPU
-The midtower wasnt my idea but it was a good one, at the time we bought it it was at 30$ which is reasonable considering its neat visual with the side panel and leds, 3 preinstalled fans, 2.5 / 3.5 " bays as well as the 2xUsb3 1xUsb2 plugs.
-Finally the Power supply which is slightly overkill (about 230w over) was still in my opinion a good choice since she will get to keep it hopefully for a big while and considering its price it is a good deal also I always work with at least semi modular ones, non modular are just a pain to struggle with
finally but most importantly for the convenience, all of these parts can be bought on newegg which greatly helps for delivery and all that nonsence about payment and organisation (the less places you buy from, the easier it is)
A really nice compromise between performances and economies. It runs just about anything a normal person requires to do, is a really good base for gaming and even let you take on bigger tasks without much problems. A must have for most gaming builds.
I'm a bit harsh on this one so here comes the pros and cons;
-Comes with thermal paste
-Not too loud
-Does a really neat job
-It's really tall and might not fit in quite a number of mid-tower
-Confusing instructions, you're better off watching a vid if you're not sure
-When installing this fan for the first time, it is not an easy task to do
-It's large, in my case we were fine but I can see many micro atx (or itx) boards that would not be able to take this monster without having the ram or pcie in the way
overall it is a neat part but you need to know how to install it, ideally watch a video because the instructions never talks about LGA 1151 (which is pretty standard) and make sure your take some measurements before taking this fan. but other than that it's good
Really neat board on budget, I didnt try a 7th gen cpu tho and I kinda wish we dont need to flash the bios to use one but in my case the i5-6600K was running well in it
the board has enough space to accept most of the parts you might want to put in but you'll be unfortunately losing a 1x pcie if you place a double graphic card (like most of what you can find) so you fall down to only one 1x expansion pcie
the 4 ram slots and its more than reasonable price are the two main reasons I took this board, it unfortunately cant take more than 2400mhz ram but hey it's still pretty good
finally I gotta talk about it since its a feature, the LED light on it would be pretty cool if it wasnt placed on the end of the board (near the outside interface panel), unfortunately you'll forget really soon that your motherboard has a LED light since it'll be hidden by most likely your case (even with a side panel) and your pcie cards (including a big video card)
other than that the part is still a wonder but loses one star due to some of the mentioned flaws ;p
cant say much more than what you read is what you get, 4x4gb DDR4 2400Mhz (is that really necessary to mention ?) at a fairly cheap price
Of course you can definitely find better but the price is low, the brand is well reputed and the speed is good.
simple, cheap, good
one of my favorite parts, it is small, made by Zotac (which never let me down so far). cheap price and has enjoyable performances.
If you're on a budget, you have a compact build (micro ATX or maybe even ITX) this is the card for you
I was surprised to see that thing at 30$, it has a neat visual, 2x USB3.0 1XUSB2.0, a side panel and 3 fans. it is of course pretty small so your build must be able to fit in it (it is indeed an atx case but it is pretty tight even with a micro atx) but I would definitely recommend
it surprisingly can also take "Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM" which is a dang monster rising at a monstrous ~16cm high which caught me off-guard, I was really happy to see that titan fitting well in it (tho it is tight fit, I would say less about 1 .5cm between the panel and the heat-sink)
Awesome part, long cables, all the ones you might need are in there, cheap price, efficient and not too loud fan, lots of power, low price, 80+ bronze certification, nothing I can report on that one, it is a really neat and simple part