This was my first build for myself, and was built using entirely gig money from various music groups I play in.
This computer is used for gaming, streaming(hopefully with an internet upgrade), and various schoolwork and music arranging. 6 cores, 12 threads with a pretty awesome graphics card plays everything I want to at 1080P Ultra on any game that I play 60FPS+.
Best bang for the buck processor on the market at the time of this build. I currently am running it at 3.85GHZ on 1.30V stable after a few hours of stressing. With the Spire stock cooler it maxes out at 75C, it is mostly quiet even when at full speed however it does have a bit of coil whine. I do plan on adding an AIO to push the Voltage higher.
This was one of the last items I settled on and set the white and black theme for the build. UEFI is simple to use and easy to flash. Otherwise, it could use one or two more fan headers, with only four it might be hard to run a loop without a fan controller. mATX with the best options, White leds don't really matter to me but I will add a strip in later.
Looks great has a good amount of capacity. I could not get this to cold boot to 3200, only 2933. I could do a soft boot and run anything at 3200 but if the system powered all the way down it would fail to boot.
Great for boot drive, 6-10 second boots, runs a little warm under the graphics card.
Beautiful card, haven't had much time to dial in an overclock yet. This cooler design is definitely overbuilt for the 580 and never gets very warm at all. Little bit of sag even with a reinforced PCIe slot.
This case was a blast to build in because of how far it can be taken apart. I did settle on the vertical setup, and I thought cable management wasn't too hard but if you were to do a custom loop it would have to be creative. Power supply bracket was a pain and probably not necessary but I did it for sake of completion.
Cables were all black and of a manageable length. The capacity of the supply is pretty high for the system but it was a gift from my girlfriend and she got to install it with me for fun.