I know that my cables are messy and I intend to cable manage sometime this week, something I need to work on in general. I apologize for the blurry, glare-y and horrible pictures, I ain't the best photographer.
Most of my pcs I built have been for primarily gaming and random productivity/media watching.
First time ever using an AIO cooler and had some hiccups along the way, like the messy cables you see. Nonetheless I was able to oc my cpu to 3.9ghz and have no crashes yet, will update about a week from now.
The Fatboy was a downgrade from my RTX 2070 Windforce, which unfortunately died on me after 2 weeks, that I used in my previous itx build. The RX590 paired with my Asus 75hz freesync monitor is more than perfect for me for the time being. I do plan on getting a newer RTX card in a month or 2 and waiting for AMD new generation gpus to release.
Currently debating whether I want to get a 1440p or 1080p 144hz monitor.
I always had something against ssds, mainly the price tag on them compare to hdd, that being said the ssds do their job well and I can see why everyone prefer using ssds over hdds. Faster load times in games and everything in general. Only thing I have an issue with ssds is that I have to be picky about what games I want to play as space is limited and games nowadays are huge. Planning on getting a 500gb or 1tb ssd, to have less cable clutter in my case, and/or getting a external hdd for other games that I won't care much for load times. Deciding on whether to get a nvme m.2 card to use for my os and a game or 2 depending on size. I know the main issue with m.2 is that they tend to get hot and can hinder performance.
I love NZXT cases and usually bought them for previous builds of mine. Love the simple design of the H500 and radiator mount. Feel like cable managing in this case was a hindrance to me, might be cause of the hdd drive cage, but none the less, loving the case.
Can't really say much about temps right now, as the game I play the most is Destiny 2 and lack of a 2nd monitor to monitor temps when playing that game. I will check out temps when I play other games that support 3rd party software to monitor temps.
Have had no issues with the mobo so far and will update in a week. Loving the rgb accent on the board. The mobo I wanted to use prior was a Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite ATX board, which had a integrated I/O shield, which honestly made installing the mobo a pain in the a**, so I returned that board back to my local store and got this MSI board instead. The other mobo I was interested in was ASUS B450-F Gaming, but that one also had a integrated I/O Shield so decided against it. Why are integrated I/O shield a thing?