Thank you all for the positive feedback! I'd love to hear more from you guys! Feel free to ask as many questions as you would like, I will try and respond to all of them asap.
One day I was extremely bored so I said, I'm going to build a freaking PC. So I destroyed all my piggy banks, and gathered up some more pocket change and came up with around $700.
As my first build, I'd give myself an 8/10. I just wish I got a better case. This Bitfenix is total garbage. Cable management does not EXIST in this chassis.
Anyway, with this GTX 1050, I'm pulling around 140 fps on Fortnite running at high/epic settings (v6.20). And also, before getting angry, please not that I have shadows completely off. I've seen reviews complaining about how under-powered the 1050 is, and how it barely manages 60 fps on Fortnite low settings. Maybe their PCs just all suck.
Ps. Never buy a cheap case from Bitfenix.
Absolutely amazing. I was never fond of i3 processors previous to the 8th gen launch, but this quad core is destroying everything I throw at it. I mean, I don't do any 4k video edits or VR, but just check how cheap this thing is. Great value, great CPU.
Freaking amazing. Usually I enter a little pros and cons section, but this motherboard has no cons. Zero. It's cheap, works properly, and can pretty much do everything but OC. I don't have a high end CPU, so I won't be doing any of that anyway.
Ram is ram. DDR4-2400 isn't too shabby is it? This pair consistently pulls its weight at 2400mhz. The only thing is... they're freaking GREEN! Like old fashioned DDR2 green! They work, but just look dumb.
The cheapest SSD I could find at the time. And, it does its job. Read/write at max speeds consistently, and is just very fast. I boot my system in about 10-15 seconds.
BEAST! After reading reviews of this budget card, I was expecting much worse performance. I am CONSISTENTLY pulling 140FPS on max/high settings on Fortnite (1920x1080). One hundred and forty. I don't know if there was a mixup of 1050 TI versions at the factory, but this thing is pulling benchmarks better than a lot of 1050 tis I've seen on various websites.
I mean, It looks decent and is cheap, but can't they give a little more than 2mm of space at the back? And channels to run the cables through the top? The only way I can route my cables are through the right side of the motherboard. This means that ALL my cables need to go ACROSS the motherboard to find their ports. Just terrible.
Cheap, and reliable. Great choice.