This has been a sort of bucket list thing of mine to do, build my own PC, and it seemed like the right time. My current computer, a Lenovo craptop from 2013 was beginning to lack in the graphics category, which made sense because it was trying to run DX11 games with a 7-Series nvidia card. Happily for me Christmas rolled around at the perfect time and I was able to get about 1/2 the build as Christmas gifts, which left the GPU, RAM, PSU and several peripherals left to buy on my own. I initally wanted to go for a GTX 1050 Ti because of pricing but ultimately decided against it and instead went with a 3GB 1060, and I am so happy I did.
How this thing performs: It is VERY SOLID and can run any game I throw at it at max settings at 60fps, which is where I get hindered by my monitor, which could be better, but I got it for free two years ago. Overall this is a very good setup for those who game as a hobby like myself and still want performance that exceeds the average computer.
I used World of Warships as an example game purely because at the time of writing this I have not yet downloaded all of my steam games onto my system.
Future Upgrades: I plan on adding another 8GB of RAM in the near future as well as an optical drive, but my main concern right now is getting a better monitor, as my current one is 900p, which kinda sucks. If anyone has any recommendations for cheap 1080p monitors with a minimum of 60hz, please let me know as I am open to suggestions.
Very good CPU, has solid base clock and you can really push it when you overclock it
This thing keeps my CPU quite frosty, it is a very good CPU cooler but installing it was quite a pain
Real good mobo. lots of good extras like sata cables and an included SLI bridge. The BIOS has a small learning curve but OC Genie makes one-click overclocking simple.
Very good performing GPU and the price makes it attractive too. I have yet to use it with VR but I am happy to know that I can if I want to
Very roomy case, sleek design, and it makes installation easy. The Motherboard standoffs come pre-welded to the tray which makes it convenient to install, however a few screw holes on my motherboard did not align with the standoffs. Overall very good case for beginners, but I wish it had a window...
I got it for free so what can I really complain, but it is complete trash for gaming, 1600x900p does not make it fun, and the fact that it only has VGA and DVI makes it complicated trying to get something that can hook up with my gpu and still perform well.
Great keyboard for those who like slim keyboards but also want the features of a high-quality mechanical. The keys have a satisfying click but also have a short travel distance. The RGB is awesome despite only having 7 colors to chose from, and they change with a dedicated button on the keyboard
very good mouse for price, but mine has a weird habit of middle-clicking while I scroll up
Awful mic, you get what you pay for with it. Mine started making an awful helicopter noise that made my teamates and people I was playing with wish I was muted. You can't hear the noise on your end but the sound is overpowering for everyone else in your call. Returned it and will be investing in a mic that isn't trash.