This is my first pc build, and I am loving it so far.
This PC was built due to my last pc dying. It was a Dell Inspiron 3650 from 2015 which had a failed motherboard.
It does great in games and manages to stay cool under load. I love being able to see what I am working on, as the gt 730 to rx590 is a noticeable upgrade.
In the future, I look forward to upgrading to Zen 3, RDNA 2, and adding more storage.
The Ryzen 5 2600x is still very capable in late 2019 despite it being a generation older. It is much more snappier than my i5 6400 and works through video editing with a breeze. I can finally see what I'm working on.
The stock cooler is more than enough for this CPU and has a premium feel to it.
My only complaint would be that this isn't a good CPU for those who enjoy overclocking. I was unable to hit 4GHz on this chip even though PBO clocked it as high as 4.25GHz
The MSI B450M PRO-VDH was pretty bare bones. There were no fancy features like RGB or USB-c, but I've been happy with it and it feels pretty rugged. My only complaint with it is that the BIOS is very hard to flash. I find my self having to clear the CMOS before flashing it.
The memory has no flashy aesthetics about it, but It performs great at XMP settings.
I was unable to overclock this chip at all, but it is decent for what it is. I can't really complain for trying to run something beyond manufacturer intended speeds.
The Kingston SSD was originally the boot drive for my old PC, but it is now being used for programs that I use often and as a scratch disk. I have found that it isnt very good as a boot drive due to its 120GB capacity, but its fine for the few apps I have on there.
The SX8200 is blazing fast. Most people don't notice the difference from a SATA SSD to an NVMe SSD, but I did. The speeds are 6x as fast and it can hold a lot more programs. I have had no problems with this disk and Windows Installation was a snap.
I got this drive from a prebuilt dell PC that recently died. This drive was very slow as a boot drive, but serves well as a game drive. I do look forward to increasing my capacity in the near future. I've had no problems with this drive and this should last me a few more years.
The RX590 is a beauty. It performs well in games, and I have had no issue with thermals on my card. It overclocks well and is quiet when not in use. When I am using it though, it gets very loud, but I use headphones so it is barely noticeable. I do regret not getting a RX580 because there is a marginal difference between the two, but its whatever.
The Cougar case was very simplistic. There were no crazy aesthetics about it. Nothing screaming GAMING or FAST. Cable management is great with the punch-out right panel and the PSU shroud is also great. I only wish that it had more HDD bays as 2 seems that it would fill up fast. The front dust pannel is also difficult to remove and i wish they went with a magnetic solution instead of tabs.
The BitFenix PSU is the 2nd PSU I bought for my PC. The first one was a Corsair CXm and the fan was obnoxiously loud. I saw this on Newegg and picked it up around $70USD. I have no problems with this one yet.
Wireless Network Adapter
The PCE-AC56 is a very awesome wireless card. It supports up to 1200Mbs Wi-Fi, but I only have 50Mbs, so I can't really test its claims. The Wi-Fi antenna are great and they give me full bars whereas my old card only got two.
My only complaint is that it didn't come in a more neutral color such as black, but it is barely noticeable under my GPU.