This build is mostly used for gaming and 3d modeling/rendering. So far I am very pleased with the build, everything was really easy to install in the Corsair case. I do plan on upgrading to a gtx 1060 or 70 in the next few months and I will be adding another 8gb of ram. The only problem i ran into was with cable management, the mobo 4/8 pin power cable could not be ran behind the mobo because there isn't a hole or room to run the cable through the top of the case. I'm sure someone else could've put together a better rig but for my first time I am very happy with the results.
So far I am very pleased with this CPU. I wasn't ready to jump on the ryzen train but I wanted a 6 or 8 core CPU since I usually have quite a few things going on at once(game running in the background, blender and gimp running while playing music or streaming youtube. This thing has no problem keeping up with my workload. The fx series run hot from what I'm told but the wraith cooler keeps this thing nice and cool.
I bought the AMD Wraith Silent cooler from amazon for $25. Mine doesn't have the flashy rgb ring, just a nice illuminated amd logo. Its worked great so far, keeping my CPU cool and it is fairly quiet. It's a monster though and ram fits very closely once everything is in place. Compared to the stock cooler that came with the fx 8300, this thing is well worth the 25 bucks!
Had the right socket and fit in my budget. No problems so far, easy to work with and everything was clearly labeled so it was a breeze hooking everything up.
For 60 bucks this fit the bill.
Should have went with an SSD but for a budget build I couldn't pass on 1TB of storage for $45. HDDs are fast enough for my needs so this worked perfectly.
Got this from a friend for $100, only 6 months old with little use. Performs great for the few games I play. Would like to upgrade to a 1060 or 70 soon though just for the extra fps. Great budget card, does very well for 1080p.
Great budget case, super easy to build with.
Great psu, wish it was modular but for 30 bucks it's a steal. Not doing any overclocking so for my purposes it's just fine.
Hard lines are out of the question for me so I decided to go with PCIe wireless instead of a dongle. Works great, cheap and reliable. Bluetooth is a nice touch too.
Matched the fan that came in the corsair case, fairly quiet and cheap.