This is my computer for gaming and recording/editing. I initially planned to do a budget build using R3 1200 / 1050 ti but I decided to increase my budget and get both better CPU and GPU.
This is the first computer I've ever built, so I was very careful when assembling it. The only problem I ran into is when adding an LED strip. I needed orange colour to match my build but it turned out the RGB header on this B350 motherboard supports only 7 basic colours and no orange.
So I had to modify the RGB cable, by disconnecting blue wire, and soldering a 1kΩ resistor onto the green wire to achieve orange light. The RGB header refused to work with this modded cable (which is bizarre), so I just connected it to the power supply since a simple 12V is all I really needed. Took a bit of work, but I finally have the orange light.
My case came with 2 fans, but I added 2 more for extra airflow. It will come in handy when I decide to overclock. I also added an extra laptop HDD which I had laying around. It will serve as a separate drive for recording videos.
Great processor. I was planning to overclock it, but decided to run at stock for now since I'm already happy with the performance. I can see it's actually running at 3.4Ghz on all cores and does a single-core boost to 3.7Ghz.
Good motherboard, works as expected. However the RGB LED header supports only 7 basic colours and no full RGB spectrum.
Works well, but it's quite loud. I'll probably move my Windows and programs onto an SSD as the idle grind can be irritating.
Awesome GPU. I'm very happy I got this one rather than 1050 Ti. Some people dismiss it because of its 3GB VRAM, but honestly, it's a great option for people on the budget and you get a lot of performance for the money. There is no game to my knowledge that this card cannot play. I suspect that by the time the VRAM becomes a real issue it will be time to upgrade anyway.
I bought this card in advance, last year during black friday when prices temporarily lowered. I'm glad I did considering GPU prices in 2018.
I like the look of this case, and that's it's smaller than a regular mid-tower. I had to import it from the US though (which cost me double the price due to shipping) because unfortunately nobody sells the orange version outside the US.
Excellent power supply. Would buy again.