Hello all! Today I finished building my first system, and I was so happy it booted first try straight into the bios allowing me to install my OS! [Win10].
I will use this system for basic gaming and normal tasks, I enjoy higher settings though and that's why the 1060 and Ryzen 5 are a good choice. The only problem I have had with this system is that the front LED ring on the case didn't work because I didn't connect it properly!
This still needs cable managing slightly though.
Parts: --Ryzen 5 1600: 6 Core, 12 thread. I enjoy listening to music and having tabs open some times whilst gaming, this thing works great! Massive upgrade from my laptops dual core with 4 threads.
--ASUS B350-F: An amazing STRIX board, amazing looks and very nice feel to it. The features on this board are definitely worth its slightly higher price [if you like RGB and stronger PCI-E slots.
--LPX 2400 Mhz: Basic RAM, working at the correct speed out of the box. Looks fairly nice and has absolutely no clearance issues.
--Hynix SSD: Super fast, looks very nice on display, has a nice feel and Hynix are a great reliable brand.
--Palit GTX 1060 6GB jetstream: There's not many reviews on this card, but it's a very nice beefy 2.5 slot card. It doesn't sag, has RGB and requires a 6 pin connector. The card has a fairly simple but nice feel backplate and a nice dual fan cooling solution with an easy to use 'Palit Thundermaster' software.
--P7-C1: This case has plenty of room for my first build, there's quite a few extra connectors due to the LED's upfront but taking the extra few minutes is worth the aesthetics.
--CXM 550 80+ B: Hasn't blown up on me yet, cables that come attached feel quite fat and hard to manoeuvre but oh well! If you need a semi-modular PSU for a fairly simple build not demanding a great amount of power, it's worth it. It's also very quiet.
--GC:WB867D-1: Included bluetooth 4.2 and a fairly good connection makes this card worth it. The cable connecting the antenna to the card is around 50-60cm long and the antenna itself can move side to side slightly. As my house lacks Ethernet ports, the card was worth the money.
--Aigo C3 RGB Fans: These are not able to be synced to software but the included 10 fan hub controller [Special 6 pin] works well. What is annoying is to change the colours and speed you have to press the controller buttons most likely mounted within your chasis but it's not a big dea,, find a nice mode and keep it on them. They're very quiet and push a fair amount of air, amazing looking LED's on them and quite a few modes to change.
--Anti Static Band: My first build, okay? I was scared!
Very nice, 6 core 12 threads. Nice and speedy, fairly good stock cooler.
Nice features and looks, RGB, all I could ask for was an I/O cover!
Very nice looks, feel and high speeds. trusted brand, worth it!
RGB, Beefy cooler, dual fans, back plate, good choice of I/O.
Takes up 2.5 slots**
Very good for a first build, front LED is pleasing, dust filters all around apart from up top, spacious, thumb screws, included PWM controller if wanted!
Wish software could control these, very nice LED's inside and are very pleasing to watch. Quiet and move a fair amount of air.