The parts listed (mostly) came from my first build I completed in November of 2017, for which I used a Fractal Core 1100. The case was okay, definitely cheap with some features I liked, such as a 5.25" bay, but the airflow and cable management were somewhat absent. Several months later, I rebuilt the system in the NZXT H200i, which has the airflow and filters I really like. The case is solid, looks good, and comes with a CAM Smart Device, which is really handy for hooking up fans, as my motherboard only has 1 fan header apart from the CPU fan header. I do miss having the option of an optical disk drive, but I hardly find myself needing one these days, anyway.
Another part that got exchanged was the heatsink, from the Cryorig C7 to the be quiet! Pure Rock Slim. The C7 was pretty loud, so the near silent Slim is pretty welcome here. I do hate that the Slim uses the same mounting solution as stock Intel coolers, but that's my only gripe, really.
The last part to go was the graphics card, which stayed in the new system until just recently; I traded out a STRIX RX 570 for an EVGA 1060 6GB, which I love. The 570 ran quite hot, even at factory stock settings and an aggressive fan curve. While a very capable 1080p high/ultra card, it fell slightly short for 21:9 1080. The 1060 runs very cool, usually peaking at about 62C, and really has no problem with ultrawide gaming.
Decent entry-level CPU, but with the release of Coffee Lake, this CPU doesn't really make much sense at this point.
As the name suggests, it stays quiet while keeping my i5-7400 under 60C during gaming, for the most part. However, the Intel-cooler style mounting solution is pretty terrible, at least in my experience with it.
Not much to complain about, just a solid board that does what it's supposed to. The AC wifi and m.2 are great features, at least for my needs.
So far, this card has been really good for 21:9 1080p gaming. The cooler is beefy and stays quiet, albeit compared only to my previous STRIX 570 that sounded like a plane taking off. Solid card, EVGA makes great products.
This is a very well-built, beautifully minimalistic case. For the price, though, it's expected that it be solidly built. For $130, while it sounds steep for a metal box, if tempered glass, good airflow, RGB, and pretty good included case fans are important to you, I think a good case regarding its value could be made. My only concrete gripe with this case is that the 3.5" drive location is flush with the bottom of the case, which caused issues for me, but may not cause issues for others. Overall, the airflow and subdued aesthetic have made me really like this case.
It's a good-looking, reasonably beefy PSU that should work well in most any modern entry to mid level build. My only real gripe is that the end of the 24-pin connector is really stiff, so it's sort of difficult to work with.