I am upgrading from 5 year old Toshiba laptop that served me well, but can't run minecraft with smooth frames. I'm mainly going to use this for gaming and maybe some video editing but, I don't know what I'll be doing in the future.
Case: I got this case because I wanted something that came with the Corsair brand without spending a pretty penny for it. However this case is not top tier, there's no cable management room. The 24 pin cable can fit, but it makes the back plate bulge so, I just decided to not mess up the back panel and move a lot of the cables to above the drive bays. I give this case 3 stars.
SSD: Despite what many people say about the bait and switch and yadda yadda, this SSD is cheap and it performs better than my Toshiba hard drive so, I really don't care.
HDD: It hasn't failed yet so thats a plus.
RAM: It works
Motherboard: I wanted a motherboard that wasn't expensive but, was a Z chipset so I could overclock it. It has worked well.
Cooler: It was kind of confusing to put together so, I had to watch a Youtube video and then keep looking at the manual, but it works and keeps my CPU nice and cool. Edit: I bought a cyroig h7 back in 2017 due to the fan of the Cooler Master falling apart and making a lot noise.
PSU: It works.
GPU: Works great!
CPU: It doesn't overclock to 4.4 ghz stable but, 4.2 will do.
WIfi Card: Really enjoying the bluetooth.
I will post pics tomorrow let me know what you guys think. Pictures have been posted but, sorry for Potato quality, I have a galaxy S3
Final Edit: I got my wifi adapter and everything is nice and smooth. Around 150 frames on my favorite Minecraft server and 200 fps in League of Legends. My room is kind of hot so hence the high temperatures.
It works nicely and overclocked to 4.2 ghz stable.
It was kind of confusing to put together, but it works nicely.
Good motherboard that I got from a MicroCenter bundle. BIOS looks nice.
Its RAM. It works
Despite what people say about the bait and switch with the whole firmware issue, It performs better than a HDD and that's all I need.
Hasn't failed yet so that's a good thing.
Good Performance in all the games I need.
No cable management room, so 3 stars.
No issues with power so far.
Wireless Network Adapter
I thought my router was bad, but it was just my adapter being old and slow. Bluetooth is a nice touch.