I'm a 3D artist, photo editor, video editor, and gamer (at the same time sometimes) who has needed an upgrade for a while so getting this build done was really important for me. People asked me a lot if I really needed insert part here, but my main thought throughout putting this together was "spend money now so you don't spend it later". The video card is overkill right now, but in a few years, it will be midrange like what happened to the 1060 (6GB). I need a PC to last me for a few years since I'm young and this kind of money doesn't come easy, and I've been saving up for over a year (jobs, freelancing, commisions, etc.), so I need it to last me until I can get enough for a new one (while in college as a 3D art and design student).
The monitor and a few other parts were a gift from family but, otherwise, everything was paid for by me.
This site and the forums have been really helpful and I'm so grateful to everyone who took the time to answer my questions (even the dumber ones). The part picker list did have a complaint about my cooler and motherboard but that ended up being incorrect so, for anyone wondering, the cooler and motherboard work perfectly together.
I'll add more reviews when I get the chance to use it a bit more, thanks for checking it out.
Doesn't have integrated graphics which means when I render with Blender using my GPU I can't run chrome or do pretty much anything else on the PC, but I'll live with it. Works well in photoshop and other softwares that utilize the CPU and cores (no surprise there, AMD on top again).
Keeps CPU cool enough but not easy to install (though I'm sure none are)
The WiFi works great and I have no complaints with installation that aren't related to my lack of experience, though the manual isn't super easy to navigate since it doesn't have a guide.
Solid RAM. The version I got was red, kinda wish it was more neutral for the small amount of RGB on the case but oh well.
Good SSD, load times are great, no complaints
It's a 2TB hard drive... simple as that
First impressions are great. The software is easy to use but the RGB (for whatever reason) caused an error where Watch Dogs 2 didn't start because "access was denied", so I just have to make sure the RGB software isn't running. I'll update this review if the card goes haywire.
It's a really good card though, don't listen to what a LOT of people say about the 20 series, they're good cards.
Cable management is pretty difficult, but it's a cheap case so it's understandable. Includes standoffs for ATX pre-installed which is a lovely inclusion.
The stand is pretty bad so I got an aftermarket stand but the monitor itself works fine after color calibration
For a linear switch, it's got a very nice and tactile feeling. The addressable RGB is easy to look at (unlike razor's RGB) and the software to customize it is easy to use.
been using this mouse for a few years with my other computer and I love this mouse so much. Its ergonomics are amazing, the different buttons are great for so many different things especially with the thumb-button that remaps the entire mouse for even MORE functions, I don't even use my keyboard for playing music or changing the volume at all since the mouse does it all!
worked well and it's modular so cable management was made easier