My very first build was an AMD Athlon XP back in the day. It was mainly a Blizzard machine. WoW, Diablo 2, etc. That PC lasted many years. I have built a couple Intel systems since, but for this build I wanted to go back to AMD. Especially since Ryzen has received such positive marks. I had a budget, and mostly stuck to it. I took advantage of Black Friday sales on every single part except the mobo, which refused to go on sale.
I did not have any hardware issues. The case was easy to work with, and everything powered on with no problems. I did have initial problems with connecting to the internet and downloading drivers, which gave me anxiety. Luckily, it was just a router issue.
Fast and efficient. Everyone knows this is a pretty good cpu. The stock cooler does make a hum that bugs me quite a bit. I will be replacing it soon.
I could have spent less, especially since this was the only part that didn't go on sale. But I like MSI and I wanted onboard wifi. Options were limited in this department.
Runs stable at 2933. No issues so far.
This is my first time using a SSD. I like it.
I went with this because I got it for $129 plus two free games from AMD. With Navi around the corner, I didn't want to invest too much right now.
Nicest case I've worked with so far. Cable management was pretty easy.