Building a PC has been a dream of mine since I was a kid, however I have not had the need to build one until recently (or the money to do it right).
I will primarily be using the PC for gaming, and have found that some slightly older or less demanding titles can run in 4K high/ultra (Skyrim, Destiny 2, LoL) and newer AAA games are 1440p high/ultra instead which suits me just fine as I have been primarily a console player for a long time now. The monitor I am using only supports up to 60Hz so as long as I hit that sweet spot, I'm happy!
I will also be using it for my job when I work from home, for light video and image rendering alongside running some unique programs. I kinda went OTT with some parts, like the RAM for example, because... well why not chuck 32GBs of RAM in the thing? Sure I could have spent that money elsewhere but the way I see it, I won't ever need to worry about RAM. I also went in deep with the PSU because I wanted it to be as efficient (and quiet) as possible. I have done multiple stress tests and I have not seen the PSU fan spin once during any of them, so mission accomplished there.
PC build was a bit of a nightmare towards the end, as even though I have done months of researching and googling to source the parts I need I completely misjudged that I needed to do a bios flashback before it would even post with a 3000 series chip. This meant I spent a good couple hours troubleshooting, worried I had broken something, before I finally tried that and solved the issue. Safe to say, I felt stupid - but I won't be making that mistake ever again!
Overall though, I am extremely pleased with the build. Cable management is decent in my opinion (feel free to roast me) and it meets all my expectations and I couldn't be happier.
P.S. if you have a cat, don't leave lots of cardboard boxes lying around. He/she WILL jump in them and play, getting in your way in the process.
Solid CPU. Literally can't complain about it at all, does everything you need it to well without breaking the bank.
Everyone knows how well this cooler performs, this one is just prettier IMO. Plus, I got the LTT edition which was a nice bonus!
Great mobo, solid price and lots of features. Probably the best B450 board on the market, plus it has RGB - a must for those crucial FPS.
Its RAM, works as intended and it's low profile so both D15 fans fit without issue in my case.
Bought this a while ago to revive an aging laptop. Gave it a new home in this PC.
The speed of this thing is insane, and the price is unbelievable for what you get. I regret not spending the extra pennies for the 2TB version now. Fantastic.
Truly the best 5700 XT on the market. It's quiet (unless you jack up those fan curves) even under load in my experience, and destroys Nvidia in the price to performance battle even though this is an expensive partner card. If you are looking for something to game on for less than £500 just get a 5700 XT.
Stumbled across this case when deliberating over my choice for months. It has fantastic airflow (I mean, you would hope considering it's name) and it basically just a Carbide 275 with a different front panel and a much better designed tempered glass panel. It's a great case and for the price you can't go wrong. It's often being sold for less than £70 and never more than £75.
850W, RGB, Plat certified, silent operation in my rig with the fan never spinning and I got it for less than £100. A no brainer.
EDIT: Turns out mine was actually faulty and had an OTP issue which caused random shutdowns on my machine. I am currently in the process of returning this, so have had to reduce my rating on this. Shame as it seemed great before I started having problems..