This was my first budget gaming build. I wanted to keep it under $500 for the core parts only. Overall I am very happy with how everything turned out. It runs quiet, plays most games at 60fps without a problem, boots very fast for a HDD, and looks sick! The build itself was super smooth, I thought not having a modular power supply was going to be a problem for a mini-ITX case, but cable management wasn't bad at all. The parts that are purchased, I bought from Jet with a coupon code.
If you're going after a budget build for casual gaming or just a home PC, you can't go wrong with this processor. The price to performance ratio is unbeatable. With 2400mhz RAM, it is almost identical with the Kaby Lake i3. This processor with the RX 570 gets you at least 60fps on most games.
There's not many options when it comes to Mini ITX B250 motherboards, but MSI does have one and they have a good BIOS. Everything I needed in a motherboard.
Great value here. 2400mhz for $60 is a great deal, very durable case too. Can't go wrong here.
All I can say is that this HDD is fast, can't beat it.
Can't be happier with this purchase. The Pentium G4560 works wonders with this card. So far haven't had any problems with getting too hot or too loud. I have no doubt this card will last years.
Love this case. This case gets A LOT of ventilation which is good. Comes with a 200mm fan which runs quietly; really a good quality case. I thought cable management was going to be an issue as I did not use a modular PSU, but it wasn't a problem whatsoever. It has two levels basically, the bottom for the PSU and cables and the top for everything else.
I know the wattage is a bit overkill for this build, but it was only $5 more than a 500W. No problems here. Plenty of cable if I upgrade in the future.