My first ever build I did on my own. All the parts purchased for $0 are parts I reused from my original PC which I had built for me (shameful, I know). The PSU isn't listed on PCPP, it's a Cooler Master Exteme 2 625w.
I would call it an upgrade but I pretty much had to rebuild the whole thing so I'm posting it as a build. It booted on the first try and I installed windows with no issues. Then it crashed... This is why I replaced my ram in the first place. Turns out my ram won't run stable at the 1600mhz profile it's supposed to. I'm scared to tinker too much so I just set it to the 1333mhz profile and called it a day. Oh well, I'll be replacing it eventually when I save up to upgrade CPU.
Other than that it's been amazing. Blazing fast and handles ultra graphics on Overwatch at 100+ fps without breaking a sweat. Divinity Original Sin II at ultra 80+ fps. Civ VI performance is a little iffy, I blame the old cpu.
Very fast, it still holds up pretty well in 2018.
Ugly brown mobo. After 3 years it became faulty and won't run memory at the speeds it's supposed to.
This is my first SSD. It's as amazing as everyone says. Crazy fast and reliable. Windows boots in like 3-5 seconds.
No issues after 4 years now.
The card itself is a beast. Handles all games at ultra without issue. The cooling is amazing and completely silent. The fans stay off until they're needed. I was only a little disappointed in the rgb lighting. The bottom lights around the fan are just red LEDs, not rgb. The MSi logo on the side is the only rgb. It looks fine but has very limited options with the mystic light software. There isn't even an option to have it cycle through the colour spectrum, the closest option is to have it breath in and out through the spectrum.
This case is beautiful, I love it. Building and cable management was easy and enjoyable. The price is unbeatable by any other brand.
Great price and great performance. Quiet and effective. The gray is a little ugly but I can't see them anyways so it doesn't bother me.