The majority of my friends have moved over to PC gaming and have been urging me to do the same for months. I was planning to buy a prebuilt system for convenience, however, I finally chose to build a PC myself so I could obtain the experience. After researching starter builds and getting part suggestions from friends I completed a bare bones Pentium system at the end of November and upgraded to a graphics card and SSD shortly there after. Thankfully, the only problems I have had with my system was transferring my OS from my HDD to SSD and of course the pain of fitting all the cables between the motherboard and back panel.
Was going to purchase the G4560 but this CPU was on sale for cheaper. Gets the job done and it is slightly faster than what I was going to buy.
Great board for a beginner who wants a bit of LED in their build
Nice set of RAM sticks but I cannot find them listed anywhere for a reasonable price anymore
Fantastic option for a boot drive, however, copying your OS over from another drive is somewhat of a chore
Great HDD for any build
Decent GPU for a starter build and is able to run most games at reasonable settings. Has not gotten hit by crypto-mining prices that is a plus.
Average budget case. Fans mounted to the front panel make more noise than a HDD for some reason, No routing hole for CPU cable. Very little room to fit cables between motherboard and back panel. Side panels are flimsy and back panel was bent out of the box.
Gets the job done. Mustard and ketchup wires leave much to be desired