Since my initial build, I saved a few pennies and did some research and upgraded almost everything. This is a rig I can be happy with for quite a few years. The only component that I will still be actively seeking out to upgrade at a reasonable price will be the GPU. I would like to pick up a 1070 or 1070 Ti at a good discount. Hopefully Cyber Monday will be kind to me in that regard, although we live in the time of the bitcoin miners, so I guess I shouldn't get my hopes up too much.
Just a note on the CPU and mobo combo here. I LOVE this pairing and it's ease of use for a beginner like me. After checking some sites out to get a handle on what I was doing, I was able to overclock the CPU and keep it stable at 4.5 GHz. Might seem like a small thing, but it blew my hair back for a little while.
Very solid CPU for the money. Easy to overclock and noticeable boost in performance when doing so. Mine seems to run a little hotter than some others I have seen posting performance. I'm chalking that up to a possibly overwhelmed AIO that I'm using, but nothing crazy at all. Overall, a great value when found at a reduced price.
To be fair, I think I purchased this AIO with an unrealistic expectation for its performance. An overclocked i5-7600K might be a little beyond its reach, but a very good price for a basic AIO liquid cooler.
Very nice, solid-built MB. The BIOS is very easy to navigate and the OC tab is easy to negotiate. No problems at all.
It's RAM. It's overclockable. I works as advertised.
The full measure of the SSD will be its longevity. The OS is booted from it and not a hiccup to report. Very fast read and write speeds.
Complete overkill but a very good price so I went for it. Toshiba is not a fly-by-night company, so I bought confidently and have not been let down.
I ended up replacing this card with a 1060 and will give this to my son for his build. No complaints.
Very pleased with this tower for the price. Lots of space inside and plenty of room for multiple cooling options. The side window is plastic so watch out for scratch-inducing materials, but overall looks great, does it's job, and doesn't break the bank. Can't ask for much more than that from a case.
Good price for a goldie. No problems to report.
I'm old-school like this. Works fine, not too expensive for a Blu-ray drive.
Cheap and works.