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For a first build, I can't say it was amazing. There were some bumps in the road as the first cooler I bought (Cryorig M9i) was not agreeing with my motherboard for some reason and also I dropped it on the carpet and bent the heatsink so... Lets not talk about that! It was not intending to be my main rig, since I already had a Lenovo prebuilt with superior hardware. It only became my main because of the SSD I bought which I would take over slightly better hardware since I was only using this PC for eSports titles and basic desktop usage.
It wasn't too tidy, since I was dealing with an old PSU with a bunch of useless cables and a case without too much room for cable management, but it worked.
As for benchmarks, I am averaging around 120 to 160 or 170 on CS:GO 1080p max settings, and around 180 fps on Rocket League mixed settings.
Since I couldn't put the graphics card review in the review section, I put it here. The GTX 760 is still a great budget choice today and will beat a 1050 and near a 1050 Ti in performance. It's a little loud, but for $70 I'm not complaining.
All the prices marked as $0 were either pulled from an old PC or I already owned.
For $40, this was a banging deal. 4 cores, 4 threads, and great gaming and desktop performance. Only downside was the max power consumption didn't match my cooler's supported TDP, leading to some high temps. Also, mobos on this socket are a bit expensive these days.
The wattage rating for this cooler is 20 below my CPU's TDP and it shows. Battlefield 4 crashes and I have to force restart after about an hour of playing. Gave it 4 stars for the effort of trying to cool my CPU,
Bought it for $60, but could've gotten a cheaper one if I searched harder. No USB3 and not many nice features except for the fact that I think it looks pretty cool.
I've used these sticks for a long, long, time and it has never wronged me once. RAM is RAM.
Light years ahead of a mechanical drive in terms of speed. Windows boots in literally one second and programs open the moment I click them. A great upgrade from the mechanical drive I had for a small time in this PC.
I didn't need much more than 500GB and this was what I was looking for. Works for me.
Looks sick af and comes with 2 case fans. The exhaust fan was loud and ugly and you couldn't see inside the case with the tinted side window so I replaced it with a new one. It wasn't too much of a hastle too work with so I would recommend this if you need a cheap case.
Been using it alongside the RAM forever. 650W leaves a lot of room for upgrades, although I might get a modular supply in the future.
I got it on ebay for $4, and it's an OS. Yeah.
Pretty quiet, although the LED is bright. Really bright. Looks and cools better than the stock exhaust fan from my case though.
For the price, it kind of sucks. Membrane for around $50 is not that great and I'm looking forward to picking up a cheap mechanical keyboard very soon.
Great eSports mouse! Light and stylish.