Small tower budget gaming PC for little brother. Some parts don't have good cost-to-performance ratio, but it's my budget anyway. The gamer should replace the parts he wanted to be more powerful on his own.
9th iteration of Intel iProcessor leaped much ahead, thanks to good Ryzen. Still couldn't beat its competitor except for gaming and some software where optimizations were done only on Intel side. Imagine if developers had optimized their games for Ryzen, even for this 9100F which is equivalent to i5 from 2 generations ago wouldn't stand a chance.
The cheapest board I could find that's within Gigabyte/MSI as I wanted to see how the companies do with their board.
Someone on the internet said about Gigabyte having awful driver support and I kinda agree with them. The USB3.0 driver doesn't work. There's power being transmitted and could be used to power on USB devices, but it doesn't recognize what they were.
Gonna stay away from Gigabyte board for a while. A lot reviewers, from what I heard, also got some issues with boards from the company. They ought to revamp the reliability of their board before I take another chance with them.
Fill all the slots! 8GB is more than enough.
Could get an RX570 for much butter cost-perf ratio. This one was a mistake and doesn't seem enough if the user wanted to play some AAA titles. But he should replace it himself, this one component is the most expensive for the purpose IMO.
Perforations on the front, compact, reusable PCI slot cover. Good case for the price.
450W is more than enough. This one too the user should replace on his own if he needs more power, which he actually shouldn't though. Even 450 is enough to power a 1070Ti, so it should last for the rest of its life.
It is Apacer 240GB SSD and isn't listed on PPP. Bought for USD30. Not extreme fast as those from brandy counterpart, but much faster than spinning rust. Booting took less than 15 secs and no complain about the performance.