This PC is used for JustGaming and to make videos... at the same time! It took 6 hours to build this... but I'll take it, because this is my first build, so I understand it may take a while to get used to the environment. At first it didn't show any video output but that's easily fixed...
I regret picking the Deepcool Dukase V2 and should instead persuade my father to get a NZXT S340 (non tempered) and choosing a Corsair AF140... for the front, and it has LEDs... oops.
If you want to see the (poorly made) time lapse, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R5C_dyL3oE
Very satisfied with the performance even at stock clock speeds. Not only do this help with running games smoothly, it can encode a 30 minute video, in Handbrake, in about 10-20 minutes. Additionally, the included CPU Cooler keeps the CPU cool even on high load; I get about 65 degrees Celsius while encoding a video in Handbrake.
The motherboard's "Ez Debug" helped me solve the issue when it can not boot for the first time. In general, this motherboard have a generous price with everything you need. Fan Headers, SATA ports, PCI Slots - it has everything. I didn't expect the audio lighting to be white but that doesn't matter.
Bought this before the RAM prices went up; $119 at the time of buying this. These memory sticks are alright, although I should've spent more for a 16GB Kit...
It's a budget SSD, and it's OK. The Read/Write Speeds are to be expected when buying this SSD. They're not that fast, but not that slow either.
But I now regret buying this SSD instead of a 240GB SSD instead...
Oh, and as this is a M.2 SSD, it's hidden by my graphics card. The temperatures are still OK and I like that my graphics card hides the SSD from view.
A popular choice for a HDD. It's balanced in price, Read and Write speeds. The price is also reasonable.
Also, by recording a lot of videos with Nvidia Shadowplay, and installing a lot of games on this, it filled the drive quick; one year of use and I only have about 100GB left. I need to buy more storage...
In Australia, I don't think they sell these anymore. But this is a damn great graphics card. Sure, it's not anything GPU greater than the GTX 1050 Ti, but I upgraded from a laptop running a Nvidia 820M graphics card, so the performance difference between this GTX 1050 ti and the 820M was substantial to me.
I love this graphics card. I love the performance for such a budget graphics card, the cooling performance of the aftermarket cooler, and unlocks a wider range of games I could potentially play. From the 820M to the GTX 1050 Ti, this made really happy.
On a slightly sad note, because this graphics card doesn't require a PCI Power Connector, overclocking this is kind of limited. Not that it matters though, because the stock clock/memory speeds are fine by me.
Got this for $229 at the time of buying this, and got a free copy of Rocket League and a free $20 Steam Gift Card due to the promotional events at said time.
Although it's a good budget case and all... I don't like building in this.
I have trouble installing one fan, installing the motherboard and securing the motherboard to the PCI slot due to misalignment issues. Well, not sure if it's just me or the actual case but, yeah, I don't like building this overall.
Although I do appreciate the PSU dust filter, I'm starting to think the front dust filter is not effective at all...
If I were to choose another case, I would choose either the (old) NZXT S340, the Phanteks P400, the NZXT H500 or the Corsair Carbide 400C.
Great semi-modular power supply for a reasonable price, nothing else to say...