My second personal use PC build. It succeeds my first personal use PC, Black Tiger.
This thing I'd say out performs it's predecessor in every way from the price to part selection. Primary use is Adobe software like Illustrator and Photoshop, some video editing and a lot of music production but I also game every now and then so throwing in a 1060 (which I got for $270... s/o newegg) wasn't too bad of a decision. Maybe it could help rendering videos every now and then but that's a maybe later down the line when I upgrade to maybe a future xx70/80.
Have no intent on overclocking, hence just a plain i7-8700 (plus it has a turbo boost to 4.6ghz so I am not at all upset) and a plain old H370 (might potentially RAID my NVMEs or hard drives... who knows).
Now now, I understand a Ryzen may have been better suited for this build but I personally prefer Intel out of loyalty. Long story short, I live in an "Intel City"/Silicon Forest and family members helped develop the Pentium, Core, Core Duo, and iX series. Also tons of my friends work at Intel...
Got it for 300$ at my (far away) local Frys Electronics. No problems so far, does everything I need it to at a reasonable speed. 6 Cores is nice and the 4.6 turbo boost helps quite a bit as a non-overclocker.
I was confused on how to install it at first (because I didn't read the instructions...) but once I figured it out, painless. Great RAM clearance and this thing is quiet. Better than the classic 212.
Easy BIOS, feels good, WiFi isn't half bad on this thing and it's pretty easy to coordinate colors other parts (if that's important to you). It's an H370 so it's RAID capable-which I might do.
...It's RAM and didn't get faulty sticks this time around. Cheap too. Great stuff, I guess...
1060 SC is pretty great and with the price range, it's a great bang for your buck option. Got a nice weight to it too.
Management options are limited but present. Give it some time, tidy up the wires from front and back and the case should close with relative ease. At this price range, it is pretty much one of your best options. 4 stars tho cuz one of the rubber foots for the PSU bay came unattached. Minor nitpick, TBH. Airflow is also so-so. Does support a front radiator by the looks of it.
Cheaped out here (really shouldn't...) but provides more wattage than I am drawing at the max with my current rig. Good stuff.