This was the first computer I have ever built and for the most part it was super simple. I bought this over Black Friday and spend roughly $1500 all said-and-done. That includes not only the parts for the PC, but also the keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, microphone, and desk (those two are not included in the price). Making my purchase include all my parts and peripherals in a reasonable price was very important to me and I am glad I was able to keep the price around $1500.
I like the possible path for upgrade, including the CPU to a 7 series in the future. I know I have a lot of storage, I was originally planning on using the Samsung SSD to clone an old HDD from my college laptop, but decided to use it mainly for games.
My biggest annoyance with the case is the space for the 2.5" drives. The screws are almost impossible to get off from where they are in the back of the case, unless I am very stupid and just don't get it. I at first wanted to do a SFF PC, but the deals made this more practical for the time being.
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I really am glad I got the 2600X for the overclocking potential, as well as the ability to upgrade in the future. Got it for about $180 on sale
Extremely quiet, which is amazing. Nerve-wracking to install for the first time, the most stressing part to install for me. But has been great ever since.
A decent budget board which will do what I need it to do. Only issue is that it doesn't have wi-fi.
Great price for a M.2 SSD and installed super easily.
Got this for around $370 and I am excited to put it to use.
A little annoying to cable manage with and the back 2.5" drive bays are annoying to get out. Otherwise decent case