I needed a machine that could handle multiples virtual machines running, hundreds of browser tabs open and 1080p gaming at 60hz like fallout 4 at max settings without spending 3000$. I chose components according to their specs, benchmarks, popularity and price. This was my first build and it took me around 20 hours to select components, read the documentation and build the machine (I wanted to be sure I am doing it right and wasted time on little things like "Do I need to connect 1 or 2 power cables to GPU ?","What the hell is a TPU switch ?","How do I get best airflow ?"). CPU and GPU temperatures are around 25 °C at idle and go up to 61 °C when playing fallout 4. It works great !
Can handle what I throw at it :) multiple virtual machines, fallout 4, hundreds of browser tabs...stays around 25 °C when idle and jumps to around 60 °C when gaming in my computer.
Everybody is using this thing. It's cheap and keeps my CPU at a cool 60 °C when gaming :)
One of the most popular motherboards around here when I bought it. It works :) but when I updated the bios it went into a reboot loop and I had to shut it down and on again so it could finish the updating process. I almost pissed my pants. Also it seems that all the last bios updates have bugs and each version breaks something. When choosing bios version you have to choose which bug you like more. The Qfan fan control in the bios is nice but kinda useless right now because it doesn't work properly with PWM fans ( Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ). But since it wasn't so expensive and it's very new and everything else seems to work great I still give it a good rating. I hope Asus will fix the little bugs.
It's ram. PC successfully boots.
Fast. Best value.
Cheapest hard drive I could find and nothing bad to say. It just works.
Can handle fallout 4 at max settings and at max fps (Fallout 4 limits fps at 60 by default because of engine limitation). Temp is around 27 °C at idle and 61 °C when gaming. Very good card with one of the best performance/price ratio.
- Still better than fractal design R5 for me because of price.
- Has dust filters and they are easily removed for cleaning.
- You can put cable in the back for better management.
- Removable HDD bay.
- Great airflow.
- Wow much space
- It's a case.
- I wish it was less heavy because I have wimpy arms.
It works great :) love how all the cables are removable. I didn't do measurements myself but apparently PSUs are most efficient at 50% load. It has a very good reputation around here and seems to fit my power need so I choose it.
Wireless Network Adapter
At first, the speed seemed good but after a few weeks of use I only get half the speed that I get with an ethernet cable. The wifi router is in the next room so I expected a lot better. At least it's very small and cheap.
Cheap, quiet and benchmarks have showed that it cools almost as much as premium fans.
I can't tell the difference between all the monitors out there so maybe I'm not the right person to review this but Fallout 4 looks amazing on this screen so best rating :D also cheap.
It has all the keys ! it's 12$.
I only need a left and right button and a scroll. Precise enough for me. Feral ghoul elimination is going great !