Description

First Build. Primarily for gaming, homework, and creativity. Hope to move into music production soon. All in all took about 2 months of planning and 1 day of building. Most fun I've ever had on a project in my 23 years of life. Will post temps and benchmarks later. Booted first try and came out exactly the way I wanted it. Even better actually.

Adding some more items such as another solid state at a later time.

Make MicroATX great again.

Part Reviews

CPU

Even with the new line out, STILL a great buy and and even bigger bang for you buck. Does everything I need it to and more. Pretty remarkable it’s still viable in 2019

CPU Cooler

Taking off one star because Corsair refuses to make installation for AMD sockets as easy as they do for Intel. Other than that, beautiful product and keeps my CPU nice and chilly even with a mild overclock. Perfect for a small form factor build.

Motherboard

Luck made it possible for me to get this board $20 off. Either way it’s worth every penny. Above average VRM for a mATX board, aesthetically pleasing heatsinks and RGB lighting, and very easy to use BIOS. Digital Camo is just the icing on the cake I love this board.

Memory

A little bummed I wasn’t able to pick up the 3200 speed modules due to Newegg being out of stock but these are work just fine in the mean time. There’s a reason they sell out so fast, very well put together. Definitely gives the Trident Z a run for its money.

Storage

Extremely cheap but cuts no corners. Looks nice and works just as an SSD should. Perfect for any bootdrive

Video Card

This little thing packs a freaking punch. Ended up grabbing it off of Newegg for $200. Slices through 1080p gaming like a hot knife through butter. Not the prettiest card but hey, can’t have it all.

Case

This case man. B E A U T I F U L. Every aspect of it. Building in it was a blast, and it showcases my comments flawlessly. I drool every time I look at it. Only issue I have is the fact that there is no support for the glass side panel so when you screw it in or unscrew the thumbscrews you have to hold the panel in place but that’s not even worth taking a star off. Love this case

Power Supply

Very solid PSU. Could have used the semi or fully modular versions but this fit my budget and it works just fine

Case Fan

Very pretty fans. Very efficient fans. Employee discount made them dirt cheap so I had no excuse

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get the B450M Steel Legend for only 69.99? It looks like a really good board and I can only find it for 89.99. Otherwise, good build :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

hey dude the asus tuf b450 is also a great mobo go chck it out btw walmart is selling thermaltake 240 aio rgb for 45 dollar

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! And it’s actually a funny story. There was very similar spec-wise Asus TUF B450 Gaming mobo on sale on Newegg for $69.99. I had ordered that in order to stay within my budget however they ran out of them after I placed my order. Newegg has pretty great customer service and they allowed me to pick any board that was similar in specs and I’d get it for the discounted price. So of course I went with the Steel Legend which is what I had my eye on the whole time! Amazing board. Definitely worth the $89.99

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

What mousepad is that ? what size is it ?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s the Fnatic Focus 2 XXL Mousepad. Great size and it’s only $16.99 at Best Buy right now which is right around what I got it for with my employee discount.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!