After what felt like months of researching, I had finally come to a decision on which parts to opt for. This build has been running flawlessly so far with no issues. The building process was enjoyable and fairly straightforward, although I did encounter a few minor problems (mainly due to my stupidity). Cable management was pretty easy too, but the GPU cables were a little stiff which I had to leave positioned weirdly. I also achieved a mild overclock on both the 2600 (3.7GHz@1.15v) and 580 (1500mhz). Overall, I am pleased with the outcome and will consider upgrading in the future.
UPDATES/EDITS - Added some better photos (30th June) - Added 2 Aer F120 fans at the top(20th September) - Added more photos(9th November)
Great value CPU, would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a solid performer in any task. Overclocked to 3.8GHz @ 1.15v, with temps at about 40 degrees celsius idle and 75 under load. Stock cooler is great and doesn't look that bad.
Design of this board is among the best in the B450 lineup; the BIOS looks the best when compared to other manufacturers. Great VRMs and overall a great mATX motherboard.
It's RGB and performs well. Overclocked to 3200mhz.
One of the best budget SSDs on the market right now. Boot up times are less than 10 seconds and gives me no time to go downstairs for a bite.
Plenty of storage for my games and other applications.
This card is simply amazing. It has a well designed backplate and a SAPPHIRE logo that is RGB. You can use the Sapphire Trixx software to customise the RGB of the logo, as well as customise the fan speeds and clocks. I would highly suggest getting this card if you're opting for a 580. Overclocked to 1500mhz
Probably the best mATX case out there. Cable management was fairly easy with the included velcro straps and routes for cables. Airflow is great in this and the tempered glass makes the build stand out even more. Highly recommended.
Solid PSU with high quality cables
Comfortable and a good mouse overall.
Build quality of this keyboard is very well made and is satisfying to type on. A good compact option for those who want it.
Achieving my advertised speeds (110 Mbps) with no disconnections whatsoever. Great budget PCIE WiFi adapter and comes with Bluetooth capability too.