I decided to upgrade my GPU in anticipation of getting a 144hz monitor; one thing led to another, and I ended up replacing everything except my CPU and storage.
Even after the release of Ryzen 2 and the Zen+ architecture, this mid-tier cpu remains an impressive bang-for-the-buck option -- with decent performance in gaming, cpu intensive workloads, and fantastic overclocking support with AMD Ryzen Master.
The cooler performs decently for a budget AIO, but for the money you're really better off putting $50 towards a solid air cooler.
I also had to link my RGB header to my motherboard, which meant using AsRock's proprietary software to control them, which was a pain.
Decent motherboard with overclocking support and an easy to use BIOS.
AsRock's RGB software sucks though.
I understand what the hype is about. These dimms look amazing, and they're certain to turn some heads at your next lan party. That being said, the white isn't as clear as I would like it to be considering the price. I understand the difficulties in that, but given the cost premium, it doesn't seem completely unreasonable.
Works, and is a fantastic deal right now considering what I paid for this SSD when I first bought it.
Really awesome card that I'm glad I was able to get my hands on for a reasonable price.
The RGB is tasteful and easy to control, the backplate has a cool design without going over the top, and the dual fan + heatsink combo keep the card cool -- even under load.
This is the second NZXT case I've worked with, and it likely won't be the last. The design (for the most part) just works. There's an abundance of dust filters, the case comes with two stock fans, there's a tempered glass side panel, the motherboard tray has plenty of cable management. It's a dream to work in. My biggest complaint is the back side panel, which is a little bit finicky to mount, but given the price point and the other positives, I would buy this case again in a heartbeat.
Got this for $70 during EVGA's holiday sale, and it feels extremely premium. It comes in a normal looking box, but when you open it everything is in a cloth bag, the cables are sleeved and taped, and it's packaged very professionally. It comes with Velcro cable ties, extra cables, high-density foam for transport; all the bells and whistles. The best part about this PSU is that I can run it with the fan off when my system at idle, which makes it dead quiet. Would recommend.
Decent fans for the price, but I wish that there was more customization in the modes and patterns beyond what you can do with the controller.