I have an APUsince i knew i could wait a bit for the GPU prices to fall. The RX 580, at the time, was $300 so I rocked an APU for a month. For a temporary solution, it's not a bad choice and the CPU alone is on par with a 1500X. Once I saw the GPU go down near MSRP(bought for $220, MSRP is $200), I instantly bought it and I'm glad I did.
The cpu is great. It’s good for low to medium and sometimes high/max settings for games. I got mine stable at 3.8Ghz with 1.4V. This is the best apu you can get and it’ll only improve as time goes(updates) until new architecture is released, or Ryzen 7 series gets their treatment. HOWEVER, don't try gaming on this for long because mine started to freeze my games a lot and it's just painful to not play a game 1080p max
This is a very high quality b350 motherboard at a great price. It’s easy to use the bios and is Ryzen 2000 ready.
The RGB is mesmerizing and Team Force is by far my favorite brand for ram. They’ve made quality ram for years and you can find people tweaking their ram to almost unimaginable timings. The ram is also qualified by every motherboard manufacturer.
The ssd is light and fast. 240gb is plenty of storage for an ssd. Not much else to say
One of the better looking RX 580's. The copper heat pipes look great from the side, and the backplate and different shape. was a major reason I picked this.
This case is plain. Cable management was good until you want to use a hard drive. That open area in the front for radiators means the storage cage has to be almost up against the power supply so your cables will have to do a painful 90 degree turn out and back towards the case. Not many places to stuff cables
The cables come as black, cable ties included with a useless psu cover, and this odd button near the power switch for "ECO" as if the psu is always putting out max wattage with this set to off.
just dont. These fans aren't made to push air at all. For SOME REASON, you can manually shut the fans off with the controller, which requires you to open your pc case. The rgb shifts shades of whatever color you pick(you'll see fifty shades of white rapidly pulse), and you have to open your pc to change the colors manually. I turned the rgb off just because of how annoying it was.
Seems like an unheard of monitor. It’s a good and very colorful IPS monitor that also has free sync, 75hz, for $130
Lighting effects are limited. This is membrane and feels like it. The rainbow effect is choppy, but for $40, this keyboard isn’t so bad with dedicated media controls and macro keys. The wrist rest is good, but thsi keyboard is huge so look elsewhere if desk space is limited
If you want a mouse that fits all hand grips, don’t bother looking anywhere but here.(unless you want a left hand mouse lol) 16000dpi is a lot and counter productive so stay with lower settings unless you’re a mad man.
The headphones feel great and sound amazing. The mic is perfect at the price point. These are a bit on the tight side when putting on so you’ll feel some pressure around your ears at first but it’s not noticeable unless you think about it. Just buy them.