I am on a cycle of building a new computer every 7-8 years. I do moderate gaming, and until the last year or two my previous rig was holding up just fine (Phenom II X4, GTX 460, etc.) However, It was time for a new build for (hopefully) the next 8 years.
This is by far the cleanest and prettiest build I've had so far. I used to work in IT and am familiar with building computers, but very rarely have a chance to put together quality parts and make something for the purpose of good all-around performance. That being said, I know this doesn't hold weight against someone with twice the budget, but it's what I need, and I think I got a pretty good value on this as it should be relevant for some time.
I had some initial issues with getting the RAM's XMP profile to run correctly, but after a few tweaks everything is working flawlessly. I will definitely be upgrading the CPU cooler in the near-future as the temps idle around 42(I'm on the top floor, so a bit warm up there anyway), but I'm pretty stoked to have finally pulled the trigger and I'm not disappointed!
Very impressed with this motherboard. I was a little iffy about this because of some of the reviews about problems moving past POST, but I've not seen this at all. The bios is very well laid out. The only complaint I have is with the stock AMD cooler, the first RAM slot is not usable. This is not a big deal for me, and certainly not worth taking off a star for. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a good and affordable mATX board
It's ram. OCed to 3200 with no issue, and it runs perfectly!
This is the first SSD I've ever built into a system, and I debated between this and spending extra money on an SSD, but I'm perfectly happy with this. Boot times are unreal compared to what I'm used to, and game performance is stellar. I'm not so sure I would notice the difference had I spent more for nVME
Fantastic card. It's capable of an additional OC with no additional cooling required as long as you have good airflow. This is the first non-EVGA card I've ever bought (I chose this one for the backplate and the fact that it only takes up two slots), and I'm definitely not sorry about it!
I LOVE THIS CASE. I haven't built a computer in about 7 years and wow has cable management gotten easier!.
The glass is beautiful, the design is clean and without any tacky over-the-top designs, and no RGB (a huge plus for me!) IT also comes with all of the fans you'll need and has great airflow. Very impressed.
Wireless Network Adapter
Wireless gets me full internet speeds, bluetooth works well. Nothing to complain about here!