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I have always been interested in putting together a build. Once I saw my laptop starting to go down hill I knew it was time. I tried to do decent research and built a system that would be able to handle Adobe products as well as drafting programs. I intended to leave some room for upgrades in the future such as ram and a larger ssd. Unfortunately I have made the rookie mistake of underestimating the psu and need to upgrade that before I do any overclocking or further upgrades.
I would look to hear some feedback or constructive advice on making this a better system, Thanks!
I was looking at buying the i3-8100 when I saw a huge sale and this CPU and had to pick it up. It runs great at 4GHz. Although, if you are looking to buy this at MSRP I would recommend buying a i5 for a little more $$ and you'll get 6 cores
I love this cooler! Not impossible to set up, but a little tricky for a first time builder. I was between this and the 212 EVO. But once I saw how much nicer this cooler looked aesthetically I went with it.
Pretty good board. I like the gray and black color scheme. I'm not too crazy about the Mystic Light app. It is advertised to be much better than it actually is.
Great ram. I have not had any problems, I will eventually rebuy so I can run dual channel.
Makes Windows 10 run like butter. Very snappy and fast boot times. Great card and matched my black and gray scheme.
Honestly, I was a little let down by this card. It runs pretty good. But gets hot very quickly due to the poor heatsink.
Great case! It is a very popular case, and now I know why. Very easy to work with and it has plenty of storage, tie downs, and nice clips to cable manage. I love the full tempered glass and the matte finish.
Great PSU for what it is. It works and there is not ugly ketchup and mustard cables.
Obligatory RGB for a first build. adds +50 fps
These cables look very clean compared to regular psu cables. Adds that extra hint of detail that makes the build look professional