Hello everyone. I bring forth another build. This PC's goal is solely gaming and had roughly an 800$ budget. The selection of parts was mostly left to my discretion. But he wanted a beefy cooler (despite it being a locked processor) and a black + purple theme.
CPU: Seemed an obvious choice. Six cores and they're fast. It seemed appropriate for a sole gaming build. Thankfully, it was purchased the day before it shot up to 230$. In comparison, his old CPU is an AMD Athlon X4 630. Much slower than this processor.
Cooler: The macho. A lot us recommend this cooler, but you don't often see this value king in builds. This thing is an absolute beast, and it looks great. It's virtually silent. Figuring out the mounting mechanism was a bit of a pain. Once that was figured out, mounting it was easy. Kept the CPU cool at a solid 31c.
Motherboard: I wanted something that looked nice and had hints of RGB. This B360 board was only 90$ and seemed the perfect choice. Sturdy construction, plenty of system fan headers, did I mention it looks nice?
GPU: RX 580 for that 1080p 60fps gaming. Didn't get to test it under load, but it's definitely a nice card. A big upgrade over his old RX 550.
Case: Something more elegant than flashy. It wasn't too bad too build in. Quite pleasant, actually. Construction quality is nice. A shame that there's no PCI lock but that's just a little nitpick.
PSU: The Seasonic FOCUS Plus is an excellent PSU. Tight voltage regulation, great ripple suppression, solid hold times, and working protections. My only complaint about this unit are the incable capacitors, which make the ends of the CPU and PCI connectors very stiff. Professional reviews marks this power supply as excellent.
Overall Building Experience: Frustrating, but only because I had such a small work space :P. Building with the actual parts themselves was fine. The case was nice to work with. Only thing that had given my trouble was the mounting of the Macho.
He is going to reuse his two HDDs from his old PC. He gives zero damns about boot times. Once I give him this PC, I'll be getting his old one, which isn't 100% terrible.