Just completed building my first ever gaming PC. After doing a lot of research and saving for a few months I was finally able to put it together. I am super happy with how it turned out. I plan on using this for Gaming and a bit of editing of my GoPro videos I take while snowboarding.
I was able to do a modest overclock of 3.75 GHz to the CPU. Perhaps I'll push it a bit further if I upgrade the cooling in the future. Haven't yet overclocked the GPU because I only plan on gaming in 1080p and don't know that there is really a point to it.
Please let me know what you guys think. If I can improve cable management or anything within the build.
Awesome chip! Picked this up from a Microcenter near me on sale. Overclocked it to 3.75 GHz and only had to offset the voltage by .0125. Temps stay super lower while gaming, typically under 50C. I am very impressed with the included cooler. I didn't really want to push the overclock too far since I was using that though. Would definitely recommend this to anybody looking to game or even do a bit of streaming/editing.
So happy Microcenter had this in stock. I got $30.00 off plus a $20.00 mail-in-rebate with this. It looks badass and the Bios is super easy to navigate, although I've never really had experience with any other bios so take that with a grain of salt. After reading all the horror stories online of so many people getting DOA boards for their builds I was so happy when this Booted on its first try. Overclocking was simple, just followed Asus video on youtube.
Also, so happy this thing isn't just black and red like all the other B350 motherboards. This thing looks badass.
Excellent memory. Was able to set the D.O.C.P. setting in my motherboard to 3200 and it ran perfectly. Also, looks so good with this motherboard and GPU!
Crazy fast boot times and load times in games. Really happy I went with this SSD.
I researched the hell out of Graphics Cards. Different brands, 3g vs. 6g, 2 fans vs. 1 fan. Ultimately though, it came down to which card was the best in stock on Newegg when I had the money. After a few weeks of hunting this bad boy popped up and I went for it. So happy with this Graphics card. Runs every game I have tried so far at Ultra or Epic settings at 60FPS. Stays relatively cool at 70C while still being fairly quiet. And it looks so cool with my setup. Couldn't be happier!
Truthfully I wanted to go with a Meshify C. But given my budget and how that case was only going up in price I chose to go with this. My main focus with the case was great airflow, power supply shroud, and cable management. I didn't so much care about glass side panels or RGB built in. Had I waited a few weeks I most likely would have wanted the Meshify Mini C...
That being said, this thing delivered. Amazing airflow, great and easy cable management for a first time builder, a power supply shroud, and air filters. The included 2 140mm fans are doing well so far. They remain pretty quiet while in normal usage.
The only downside of this case is that it is pretty big for a Micro ATX case. Other than that it's perfect.
The power supply was easy to install, cables are all black, and it just works. Not much else to say really.
This fan surprised the hell out of me. I didn't think an $11.99 fan would work this well. But I am happily surprised. It is fairly quiet, with a headset on you won't notice anyway, so who cares! Comes with rubber screws (if that is what you call the rubber things you pull through) which took me a while to figure out but once I got it they are super convenient and I wish my other fans had them.