My first PC build; so, it's not the beefiest out there. Not sure why I named it Big Boy. Used for gaming (i.e. WoW, Witcher 3, and some other less intense games) Sometimes used for work/school related activities due to ease of use.
PSU has more than enough power to run everything and I rarely have performance issues, with the exception of my GPU (AMD RX 550) sometimes not being able to handle certain types of graphical effects like motion blur and some weather effects. I can easily run good/very good graphics with this build. Max graphics are achievable with otherwise less-taxing games.
[UPDATE 4.25.18:] -Cable management has been fixed with the purchase of a larger case. -Random shut offs have ceased, and I now believe it was an overheating issue. -Another issue has came up regarding my mobo not dealing with restarts very well, but that's on my upgrade list for the near future. -I've decided on a Ryzen 7 2700x, RX 580/480 or a 1060ti, and other compatible parts.
[UPDATE 2.11.19:] I've finally made the leap to DDR4 and ordered my upgrade parts. I was trying to make do with this build, but my hard drive died and my mobo is too old to be supported with current BIOS updates. Due to this fact, Win 10 can't be installed on any of my new drives that I recently purchased. I'm very excited to soon be able to have RGB functionality and DDR4. Also, a mobo that doesn't mock me every time I start my computer up is a huge plus.
I've found this processor to be wonderful. No performance issues from it in the 5 months I've had it. I'm not sure if it would bottleneck higher tier GPUs, however, as I have an RX 550 right now. I edit videos quite often and this CPU definitely helps to make my PC my workstation. Also, $110 is a REALLY good price for this product.
Update 2.11.2019: Apart from a few other parts in my build, this is one of the ONLY ones that is still working perfectly after two years. This is a very strong CPU for an older, or cheaper, build. I still am incredibly satisfied.
I'm having issues this board where it seems I might have a CMOS battery issue straight out of the box, but it only occurs when I need to restart my computer. I also believe this board contributes to my PC being slow at startups in addition to possibly aiding in unexpected shut downs.
It's a motherboard that works, for the most part, but it was not my first choice and I definitely would not have bought this if I had known more about building PCs when I got it. I originally wanted an ATX board from Gigabyte, but it was out of stock and I got stuck with this as a suggestion from an employee at the shop I was at.
Update 2.11.2019: This motherboard's last BIOS update was issued in 2016. I would look for something newer and of higher quality, unless you are desperately needing a mobo. The price is tempting, but this is not a good choice for a long-term motherboard.
No issues here. Good ram. I'd definitely buy it again if I needed another DDR3 build.
I'd definitely recommend this for anyone. It's a good SSD to accompany other storage methods.
Phenomenal! It's very fast and I'm beyond pleased.
Update 2.11.19: It died temporarily. Not sure how it resurrected itself, but now it's becoming a backup drive. It worked very well for 2 years, but it's gotten incredibly slow lately.
Surprisingly amazing for the price. I'm able to play most games at very good settings (about a 6 on WoW), whereas I was stuck at lower graphical options when I was gaming on a laptop prior to my build. Also, it edits REALLY well in Premiere when working with 1080p video. No stuttering issues or problems using GPU acceleration.
I'd say definitely get it if you're using onboard graphics or if you just need a GPU. If you're looking for something that will perform exceptionally, look a bit higher up on the scale.
I fell in love with the case because of the looks and deeply regretted owning it after I finally got all my parts in it. There's little to no space for cable management and the fan placement kind of sucks. My parts got insanely hot inside of it and it got so bad that I threw it out to get a Coolermaster case. Also, the front panel wires are not shielded properly AT ALL and it fried a device I plugged into the USB 2.0 port. Honestly, the best thing about the case is that it's white and there are far better options out there. I got mine for $50 and I wouldn't suggest a price higher than that. Don't pay $80+ for this.
Good enough for what it does, but I had a noisy fan issue about two months into owning it. It was outrageously loud and sounded like there was a miniature Vespa revving up to go for a ride in the rear of my case. I switched it out for a 650 CM PSU from Corsair and have had no issues at all.
INCREDIBLY loud, but it works. It will let you know it's working! If you want something quiet, do not get this. It's by FAR the absolute loudest disc drive I've encountered in my entire life.
Hey, it's Windows 10. It's fast and I love the way the OS is configured as a whole. What more can I say?
Well, it's a sound card, that's for sure. Nothing remarkable. It works.
Worth the money. The stand is solid and the picture quality is great. I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
I LOVE this keyboard. I once had an Apex 350 and adored that as well, but this is spectacular. It's essentially the same keyboard, just without an extra row of macro keys or RGB lighting. It's white backlit and the over-sized spacebar is incredibly useful. It'd take a lot for me to replace this.
Also, it's a membrane gaming keyboard. I've seen some confusion about whether it had brown switches or not. Thought I'd clarify.
Eh. It's a cheap knockoff mouse. I love the thumb rest and the way the right side is molded as well as the two macro keys on the left, but my right click button is wearing down after about a year of use. It's good if you need a mouse and want a gaming mouse, but it likely won't last very long. That, and it's kind of gaudy.
Great speakers with amazing clarity and bass for the price. I was skeptical when I picked these up, but I'm so satisfied that I honestly can't see myself replacing these for anything else. I love that they come with easy to remove mesh covers as well.