I'm 15 years old, with tech-suspicious parents. When I told them I wanted to upgrade our family dinosaur (6gb RAM, Athlon II x4 820, Radeon HD 4250, 640 gig HDD) they had a very "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" attitude. I had all but lost hope when our old motherboard caught on fire (No -Name Manufacturer from China, not even going to try to post it) and I had an opportunity to show them what I could do.
I got the r9 380 for $80 on Craigslist, and that's why its not like a 1050ti or 1060 3 GB.
I use this machine mostly for gaming. Some light video editing is sprinkled in there as well.
Before you guys completely trash me on cable management, This case has almost no room for cables, and this was a non modular supply. A case with actual options for cable management is the next thing on my list, so for now I just have to deal with having a spaghetti-PC. (PS: The case was the only thing I kept from the previous PC, big mistake...)
In terms of performance, this thing is great! The 1300X rocks at a stable 3.9 GHz on it's stock cooler, and the EZ-Debug LED's on the MSI B350M Mortar where super helpful to get this thing to post! It smashes all the games I play, mostly Fortnite, Battlefront, TF2, nothing really heavy I suppose.
But yeah, I'm pretty happy with it.