This is a replacement for my 9-year-old laptop that started to show its age. Wanted a workstation that could also play games at some higher end settings. As it was my first build, I didn't want to go all out, which is why I went a little more efficient on the motherboard and only 16gb ram. Overall, it was a great experience. One issue I had was with the standoffs in the case. It came with preinstalled offsets, but the motherboard needed an extra one, at least that's what I determined, and that was a pain to install as the case didn't include an installation device and I didn't have the right set socket. Other than that it has been a dream, aside from the recent Win 10 fall update which has been causing some problems.
Does the job just fine. Wish the markings on the board were a bit better, was very unsure of which pin was + & - when I was connecting the reset switch. The one area I would look to upgrade in future builds/upgrades.
Look and feel great. Currently running between 2100-2400 (haven't check for a while) which is honestly fine as I have yet to update the bios on the mobo.
The one area I went a bit overboard on my build. Honestly, a standard 2.5 SSD would have worked fine, but there is something great about seeing an m.2 installed. Using the m.2 for OS and apps, have a 2.5 SSD for music and pictures.
Works great. I haven't stressed it yet but runs most of my games at a high framerate. Like the fact that the fans don't spin the entire time, waiting until it hits a temp to kick in. Keeps the noise down and should help with the lifespan.
Love the case. Looks incredible and has excellent cable management. Plenty of room, honestly, almost too big for what I built in it. Wish it had included a standoff installing tool.
Opening the box was one of the best parts of the build, EVGa really presents a quality product. Comes with plenty of cables and a soft bag for storage. Really impressed and glad I went with a quality power supply.