I was wondering what to ask for Christmas and couldn't think of anything. I thought long and hard and then it came to me, computer parts. My old system was getting slow and wasn't reliable. A new system would cost too much to ask for for Christmas. I decided to upgrade my system. Many of the parts in my system were good parts, there were just some that could definitely use an upgrade. I decided to ask for these items.
I like AMD Ryzen processors and found this one on sale for $150 at the MicroCenter. It was a great deal so I looked at the specs. It had eight cores and sixteen threads. It seemed to have good specs. I looked up reviews on this processor and it seemed really great so I decided to ask for it.
This was a decent cooler. I don't need top of the line right now. I plan to upgrade it in a few years so I can overclock but for now, I'll just use the processor at its stock speeds.
This thermal paste had great performance and is pretty cheap. My other option for the MX series would be the MX-4. The MX-4 was runnier and harder to apply, so I decided on the MX-2 instead.
This motherboard is awesome. It supports 2-Way SLI and 3-Way CrossFire. It also is a full ATX board. It supports Aura Sync so I can sync up all my RGB components. I found it on sale at the MicroCenter for $139.99 after bundle savings.
I was actually not expecting this memory. I asked for G.Skill Aegis 8 GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3000 memory. I was surprised to see this under the tree. I love this RAM. It has an addressable strip on the top of the memory. It is super high performance. I love the heat spreader design also.
These SATA cables fit my purple and black theme. They weren't too expensive also. I needed two of them for my SSD and HDD.
These case fans look nice. I was actually not expecting this either. I was expecting one Cougar Vortex RGB fan. Instead, I got these. They are a great deal. They look nice and perform nice.
This was a big surprise for me. I never asked for a new case at all. When I was done opening presents (at least thought I was done) my dad said he had to go get something. He brought back a giant present for me. I opened it up and it was a new case with a side panel window!
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I was blown away with this processor. On a regular working load, this processor never gets fully loaded. It was a huge upgrade from my previous processor. It is even unlocked for overclocking.
This cooler is amazing! It is ultra quiet, even during a stress test, and gets decent temperatures.
This motherboard is a beast. It has support for dual graphics and triple graphics setups, two M.2 slots, and always-on USB ports. It looks very nice in the case and the RGB is amazing.
I wish I could rate it five stars, but I can't. I have tried for two days now to get this memory to run at it's maximum speed, but cannot. It is kind of disappointing, but the memory looks nice and is still good memory.
This SSD is awesome. It doesn't hit exactly 600MB/s, but it gets close. The read speed and write speed of this drive is impressive.
This drive gets five stars because of it's price. It didn't cost me anything. I pulled it out of my grandma's old laptop and I decided to put it in my build. It is actually a very quiet drive.
The only reason I rated this five stars is because I got it for free. My dad found a computer in the garbage can and this drive was in it. I decided to put it in my build because why not? It actually worked out well because I needed a drive to back my files up to. It is not the best drive, but it is much better then having no backup at all.
I got this hard drive while it was on sale for thirty dollars and it works great. I will always be buying BarraCuda hard drives from now on.
It is not the best graphics card, but I needed something that would work before I got a beefy graphics card, so I chose this.
My favorite computer case. It has great cable management and a clear side panel window. It is very simple, clean, and compact.
I had to get a new power supply because my previous power supply did not have everything that was needed. It is a very nice power supply and I am very satisfied with it.
It took me a long time to figure out how to transfer this product key over, but I finally got it. It is the best operating system I have used in my life and would highly recommend it to anyone.
It is not the best, but it allows me to have wireless internet and Bluetooth. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a budget wireless adapter.
Great deal for a three fan pack. These fans are a bit noisy, but they perform well. If noise bothers you, these might not be the fans for you, but if you are looking for cheap budget fans, this is a no-brainer.
Decent paste for the price. It has good cooling performance, as far as I can tell.
I wanted to do a purple build at first, so I asked for these cables. Then, I decided I wanted a red build. It is no big deal though, because I can't see much of them when they are installed in the case. They are great cables for very little money.
My only concern about this product is that it will breathe out a little fire every once in a while and the fans have to spin a lot harder then they usually would. It is very detailed and fits my red theme. It has silver and gold on the top and bottom also so it gives my build something more interesting.