This was my first build from scratch, really like how it turned out.
I got this for $199 on black Friday, used the stock cooler for a couple days while I waited for my aftermarket one to arrive. Stock cooler is a little noisy under load. Didn't do much in the way of overclocking because there isn't much to be gained. Generally all core stays around 4.2 under load and in gaming 1 or 2 cores will boost to 4.4, Great CPU, but not worth the premium over the 3600 non-x unless it's on sale.
The design is sleek and it keeps my 3600x at 40c idle and 70c under load. Much quieter than the stock cooler. The only reason this isn't 5 stars is the rgb on the fan isn't the best. There are noticeable hot spots and some colors look off, generally acceptable though.
It's a good cheap x570 board, I'd wait for it to go on sale. I have a 3600x in it so obviously it handles it without a problem. The 3 chassis fan headers and 2 rgb + 1 led header are very nice to have when building. Bios is good, setting fan curves was simple, haven't messed with overclocking more than enabling PBO so I can't really speak to that.
Cheap 3600 speed ram at cas latency 16, as simple as going into bios and enabling xmp and "It just worked" :)
Got this on sale for $82, for a 1tb NVME drive price can't be beaten. It is QLC so it's not the fastest and I wouldn't suggest filling it all the way. I've also seen some reviews that large file transfers can be problematic. Personally haven't had any issues, downloading 75+gb games and no issues with this. My pc boots fast and it's a definite upgrade from hard drives!
Big storage, Low price :)
Got this on sale for $20 off, love the aesthetic and tasteful rgb lighting! Runs cool and quiet (definitely quieter than my brothers laptop with the world's worst case of coil whine). Stock fan curve is a little conservative so I would ramp that up; I also undervolted it without any issues. My only issue is more with AMD drivers. I get the occasional crash and sometimes games freeze for 5-10 seconds, not sure this would happen with team green. When it works it's great and price to performance is one of the bests, the occasional driver issues are more of an annoyance than anything else.
Great case, love the aesthetic, the airflow, and the size. Just not it is on the smaller size for atx builds so make sure everything fits. My only gripe while building was managing the cables on the back side, but to be fair I did use extensions and it would've been much easier to manage with stock PSU cables. Plenty of cable management options however and everything worked out.
I got this on sale for $75, which to me seems like an insane deal, definitely overkill for the 3600x and 5700xt I have. I've never even heard the fan over the case fans and gpu. Stock cables are black so +1 and it's modular so + 2.
low noise, high airflow, all tied up with a sleek black finish :)
Pros: Cheap, 1440p, buttery smooth 144hz, freesync, brighter than most other va panels at a similar price point (300 nits vs 250 nits), contrast ratio makes blacks look very deep, colors are vibrant, menu is easy to navigate with the joy-stick
Cons: Some smearing (unnoticeable in games imo), stand sucks (no adjustability), occasional flicker (generally fixed by turning off freesync)
Pros: Switches feel great, the rgb looks great, very easy to change between the multitude of patterns (there's like 22) even without software, not super noisy
Cons: Some key wobble (not that bad), software is kinda clunky (not actually necessary however), there's a metallic cling from the keys bottoming out which is a little annoying (can't notice it with headphones and my roommate has airpods pros so he probably won't either so...)
Look good, easy to train, cable comes are nice