Welp anyway the 8 year old prebuilt just didn't cut it so it was time to upgrade.
This was my first pc I built and there's nothing about it is exceptional really and was mostly just supposed to be a relatively fast pc for everyday tasks.
CPU: The pentium g4560 is a great value cpu that's capable of gaming and destroys internet browsing with ease.
Stock Cooler: It just works... (and more importantly it was included)
Motherboard: Pretty much the cheapest I could find that had out of the box compatibility with kabylake and asus is generally regarded as a reputable brand.
Crucial 8gb Ram: Cheapest I could find and runs at 2400mhz which is the max speed for the b250 chipset. (Didn't show up on pc part picker for some reason though, weird)
wd blue 1tb: I could have gone for an ssd but my parents have a lot of picture and it works fine
Bitfenix nova: Was going to go for a thermaltake versa h15 but it was out of stock, the case works fine and has acceptable build quality for the price. Not really many cable management options though :(.
Evga 430w psu: Solid psu for a reasonable price from a reputable brand, would have preferred semi or full modular but I didn't want to pay extra.
I didn't really encounter many problems with the build apart from the motherboard io shield having these weird prongs that stop the board lying in place easily. When I first tryed to power the system on nothing happened and I kinda freaked out until I went over my connections and found out I'd plugged in my cpu cable in the wrong way round XD. I tidied some cables up after that and it's still no work of art but I'm a noob and the cable management options were limited as well as the fact I was using a non modular psu so I'm satisfied.
Overall building a computer was a great experience while saving money over a prebuilt and having better quality and performance parts and complete control and customisation!
Great value cpu that can handle gaming and chews through everyday tasks
Good board, but terrible io shield with weird prongs that make it hard to properly line the boards rear io up
It's a hard drive, it works fine
All round decent build quality although not without some flaws like the cheap plastic feet and (in my opinion) the cheap front io, also not much cable management options but at this price I can't really complain. All round decent case.
Great price for a solid psu from a reputable manufacturer even if it is non-modular.