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This was my first PC build ever. I am happy that I chose the parts that I did. I was going for aesthetics and a decent price/performance ratio. (Have in mind the prices I put are after tax)
CPU: Originally going for a I5 7500 but quickly decided on a ryzen CPU after watching a couple of reviews (I didn't get into building my own PC till late August 2017)
Mobo: good looking, neutral colored motherboard that I chose because it has ASUS Aura
Storage: I pulled a hdd from my old laptop and the ssd is fine.
Ram: Was the cheapest ddr-4 3000mhz that came in a neutral color (I wished I started building a computer sooner)
GPU: The Gigabyte card was the best looking (in my opinion) GTX1060 at the time because it comes with two fans and leds
Case: The Phanteks Eclipse P400 Tempered Glass is probably the best looking case on a budget. I chose the black and white color because white spills lights more evenly than black. (I will never be able to completely get rid of smudges on the glass)
Psu: Completely overkill in the wattage department but I was able to pick it up for around the same price as the 600W version. I also wanted all black cables (for the aesthetic)
WiFi adapter: I couldn't run a Ethernet cable so I had to get a wireless adapter. I didn't go for a pcie adapter because I didn't want anything more inside the case.
Great price to performance CPU with a decent, good looking stock cooler!!!
Good motherboard with a easy to use bios. However, the rgb lights would have been better integrated if they were in some io cover because GPUs with two fans will cover the chipset heatsink. When setting the lights to a white color it has a more green hue than a blue one.
Good looking, fast ram that is one of the cheapest ram compatible with Ryzen. However it does say TeamGroup on the top of the ram.
A backplate is always welcomed on a gpu and makes any build look better. The orange stripes aren't visible unless you duck under to look at it.
Amazing looking case for under $90. The led strip it came with is strong enough to hold itself to the top of the case and will make anybody's build looking much better!!
The power efficiency rating isn't the best but, it comes with all black cables.
Exactly what I needed.
Works fine for me. It does have a blue led that turns on when its is in use.