So this is my first build! Although not too outstanding in it's performance compared to more expensive builds, but for my needs, it gets the job done. I don't play many intense games yet, and I do some light graphics. I plan on upgrading the power supply and graphics card down the road and even through in an extra stick of memory.
Here's the typical breakdown of the part selection:
CPU: Good speed with 4 cores and a low wattage!
Motherboard: Not really happy with the layout of this motherboard. The USB header is right under the PCI-e x16 slot which can get covered up easily by a bulky graphics card and the SATA ports aren't in a favorable spot either but hey, it's still getting the job done.
Memory: Cheap, single stick, which allows room for an inexpensive upgrade, and still 1.6GHz.!
Storage: More than enough storage and it spins with an impressive speed of 7200 RPM. Also I got it for only $45 from Amazon!
GPU: It's an okay card. Definitely not able to play newer games at high quality at 1080p. But if you aren't picky about using a 720p monitor and need a cheap graphics card for it this is the perfect solution.
Case: * fart noise * ...Not much else to say. Made out of cheap material, doesn't allow for good cable management, and the power LED in the front is WAY too bright. Only good thing I can say about it was that it came with two fans. I would not recommend this case to anyone else.
Power Supply: Antec has a good reputation so I thought it wouldn't be a bad power supply with the good reviews that it has, and I was right! It stays fairly quiet and I haven't run into any problems with it yet so I'd say it's doing great!