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PC for home use and gaming. Works well against other G4560 + GTX 1050 PCs; I think I recorded a 5800 in Firestrike (which was 44th out of a few hundred peers). The MSI GTX 1050 is a bit hot at 62 C under load-may set a max temp to 50-55 C to save on electricity. My Ram under performed (38th percentile according to userbenchmark.com), but is only clocked at 2133 instead of 2400.
The only true problems were Windows 10 having severe issues in throttling wired internet connections (You cannot meter a wired connection in Windows 10 by conventional means AND Windows 10 Updater uses all 1.5 Mbps of my internet speed even after the updates are done) and my GTX 1050 HDMI audio output not being compatible with a commercial grade TV.
Issue 1 is solved by either disabling Windows update or changing wired connection to wireless in regedit.
Issue 2 is solved by using a different TV or running a separate 3.5mm male male from onboard audio to TV aux input. Issue 2 is really weird because my onboard HDMI audio works with the TV and my GTX 1050 HDMI audio works with another TV.
Minor hiccups: The 450B 20+4 pin mobo connector would not latch all the way because it was too cheap. The motherboard was harder than expected to slide into the back panel. The Zalman Z1 Neo could've had a bit more cable space in the back, especially with the non-modular 450B.
I'll add that a "jet.com trusted seller" sent me a raided case that I had to return.
EDIT: I bought a new monitor and a wifi card. Now it's a 1080p build.
Bought for 54.40 using Jet.com Triple15
Pros: Fast and works. The only CPU under 150 bucks anyone should ever buy for now (Unless games are optimized to use more than 4 threads). IMO not even worth going for the R5 1400 or i5-7400 over this CPU.
Cons: The HSF thermal compound is just out in the open so mind your dust when installing stock fan. Was having stock issues in the US when purchased, but eventually received product.
Other thoughts: In May 2017, there is no other CPU 40-150 MSRP you should be buying. Does not support Optane Memory like the i3-7100. G4600 and G4620 come with better onboard graphics (630 vs 610). For new builds, not all H110M boards have the required BIOS update, and so you may have to drop an extra 15 bucks or so for a b250m.
Bought for 62.27 using Jet.com Triple15
Pros: The board itself is nice and comes with 4 ram slots. The board is very pretty with 4 LED back lights. I liked the MSI utilities included. Comes with 2 SATA cables, outdated driver CD, and excellent manual.
Cons: The back panel is a bit flimsy and looks a bit tacky-was difficult to slide mobo into back panel. An extra SATA cable would've been nice. Way more expensive than a H110M (if you find one that works with Kaby Lake, it will be cheaper). ESD bag was nearly torn-but more of a shipping failure than a Con.
Other thoughts: The Gigabyte B250M DS3H is consistently cheaper on certain sites and is another good board if you cannot find a H110M updated to Kaby Lake.
Bought for 52.99, but was free with discount for Amazon Prime Card.
Pros: Sleek look. Was cheap. Works. Has Heat shield.
Cons: Is only CL 16. Defaulted to 2133 on my B250M Bazooka even though B250M and G4560 are both compatible with 2400 (although I could just as easily change). This is probably why it bench marked at the 38th percentile.
Other thoughts: Go for CL 15 or lower and focus on BOTH max speed and CL. A 2400 or 2133 stick with CL 15 would be faster.
Unless you buy a bigger HD or an SSD, I'd buy this one.
Pros: Fast, cheap, and big.
Cons: One of the screw holes may have been stripped (I didn't confirm because I didn't want to make it worse).
Other Thoughts: This was the OEM version, so ensure you have an Extra SATA with your MOBO or elsewhere.
I paid 91.17 (81.17 w/ 10 dollar MIR) for this.
Pros: Good value, faster than other 1050's, comes with Afterburner which is nice.
Cons: More a a Nvidia or TV issue, but the HDMI audio output did not work with every TV while my onboard HDMI audio output did. There is no fix except to use onboard audio or a different TV. It was a commercial grade TV.
Other Thoughts: Runs at 62 C under load which is hotter than some other 1050's, and so I might limit GPU Temp to 50-55 C to save electricity. Pro for gaming, con for efficiency and heat.