This is my first build. I only do causal gaming, and this machine will work as my software developing work station. Not so a pro for OC yet, but so far so good!
8C16T is amazing at this price! I've been using laptop with 2C4T everyday for work, and R7 1700 is like a king compared to that. CPU usage rarely reach 50% if I play nba2k17 and sniper elite4. But honestly, I feel I could have saved $100 if I went with Ryzen 5, which I think would have adequate computing power anyway.
Not a lot of choices for AM4 itx MB. The WiFi comes very handy.
Very good looking, even without RGB. I chose this because Flare X was too expensive for me. This item has the same CAS rating as Flare X, and the mobo takes in the 3200 frequency with xmp profiles.
This item had bigger price drop so I opt for this one instead of a 1050ti. And this is not SC version and its heat sink is the thick metal style, like the intel stock cooler. This card has no problem with 1080p gaming, should be good for 3 years I guess.
I wanted a case that is movable if needed, and I don't have to sell it if I move. I researched major models under $80, this one is perfect. Some case are not compact enough, like termal take v1, and some case is too compact and limit the option of air cooling. This case has the balance of both sides. You can put a big heat sink, and you don't have to pay the premium for SFX PSU. Inspired by some blog and I flipped the entire placement up side down, and opened a 120 mm fan hole at bottom as intake. the rear fan is also intake, and top fan and pus are exhaust. The fan comes with case is an air flow fan and has limited static pressure, and the led died after 2 or 3 days. Added a deepcool 350 rgb strip and the whole windowed area became much more attractive!
Pro: Silent & Accessories from the package. Con: Ugly & Low static pressure, under performing if with obstacle in air passage
Very powerful fans! Not a lot of noise if pwm it to low speed, I really needed static pressure fan at the bottom because half of the air path is blocked by gpu, the NF-P12 just not pushing any air if running below 1000 rpm.