This was a build for light gaming. My budget was around $500. -CPU: Nice cheapo quad-core mid frequency. AMD Overdrive used to overclock.
-Motherboard: Nice motherboard, PS2 cable slot for my keyboard. Had all the internal slots I needed. Also, black and blue. The theme of this build.
-RAM: G.Skill is a good brand. Nice heat spreader. Blue also. standard 1600 Mhz CAS 9. Might be buying another kit in the future for video editing.
-Storage: WD is the most reliable brand I have seen. Don't need more than 500 GB, but the usable storage was 452.2 GB. 50 GB not usable. That sucks.
-Video card: Nice core clock, fan, and mediocre chipset. Overall good. Quiet until the fan reaches 80%, but never does because I live in a moderately cool area. Black/Blue.
-Case: Looks awesome, nice building space, room to upgrade. Curved edges inside for finger protection. MOBO standoffs slightly off. One of the front panel audio wires came unsoldered. I will fix that. Eventually.
-PSU: EVGA is a reliable, well known brand. supplies wattage required and plenty of cabes. CPU Power cable kind of short though.
-WiFi adapter: My house does not have a very accesible ethernet port where I like to game. No ethernet anywhere, really.
-Fans: It moves lots of air around. It lights up. It's cheap. It works well. The mounting hardware included expected you to thread your own screws. A quick 1 dollar trip to the hardware store fixed that problem.
-Monitor: A very nice 1080p monitor from 10 years ago. yeah, thats right. 10. 5:4 aspect ratio though.
-Fan Cable Splitter: MOBO did not have enough fan headers. Works as advertised.
-Windows 8.1 Pro: WOO, student discount! Also, free Windows 10 upgrade. Whenever it comes out. (Soon hopefully)
EDIT: Temps were inaccurate, fixed them now. Also, I changed the OC on the CPU and GPU.
EDIT 5/8/15 Uber overclocking!!! http://valid.x86.fr/
EDIT 5/26/15 PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard combo port has stopped working properly, will be contacting ASUS for help and possibly an RMA if I cannot figure out what is wrong. I will be buying a USB keyboard to use my computer, possibly CM Storm gaming combo.
Works as advertised. Cheap compared to Intel Core i5 equivalent.
Very nice MOBO, I/O panel difficulties.
Standard RAM. Cool Heat spreader.
Trustable brand, only 450 GB usable though.
Would have liked a better card, but this runs EVE Online at 60 FPS framecapped. Very smooth.
Nice case, front sound wire came undone, MOBO standoffs off by a few mm.
Nice brand, supplies what advertised. CPU power cable was a bit short though. Had to run ut up under the GPU and WiFi card
Wireless Network Adapter
Nice WiFi Card, a bit loose in the PCIe x1 slot though. Connection speed enough for what I have.
Moves air around. Lights up. Quiet, compared to my laptop.