This is my first venture into PC building, and it has been supremely rewarding. I really love the red theme, though it did take time to reconcile that it is a bit of a betrayal of the traditional Intel colors. I use this machine for gaming, school, and work. It is versatile and powerful. There have been hiccups and frustrations along the way, but I wouldn't have traded it for anything.
When I built it, the parts were a little cheaper and had more rebates, which was nice.
I can't speak highly enough of the build, it works very well-better than I expected! I have been able to push 4K on a lot of games and applications in decent settings, and now run everything on the highest settings for 1080p. You can never hear the fans kick in-they are indeed silent! Plenty of room for expansion. Props to CoolerMaster for such a stellar looking case.
Audio I/O drivers have been glitchy and taxing to work with. My older AOC monitor didn't like the HDMI output the computer was giving but works fine with DVI. A lot of Gigabyte's software is extremely glitchy, and BIOS work is tricky. The fan mounting hardware that is included with the case is janky, best to get your own so you know it will work. I'm a noob with cable management and most other things. For example, I mistakenly bought laptop HDDs instead of 3.5s that would fit my drive bays.
I am using a cheap keyboard/mouse combo from Sportsbot, found on Amazon. Impressive quality for the price.
I use a mic/audio splitter and Turtle Beach PX24 headset for games. I got a BrosTrend Gaming Wireless Wifi Adapter so I didn't have to run Ethernet across the apartment. Windows 10 Education, it's a work in progress.
Mobo is great, Gigabyte drivers/updates, etc. can be difficult.
Pulled this (or similar) from old PS4 for use in my PC build. Even after terrible storage and usage, it still works, and well!
Impressive card, works even better than expected. Gigabyte tools are janky, beware. Doesn't affect card operation, thankfully.
Can't say enough about how beautiful this thing is. Well worth it for the price and features. You can't go wrong here.
Really impressive for inexpensive fans. They work really well and make very little noise. They come with all you need to mount them, too.