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Well, what an upgrade. My old laptop had been in use for about four years, could barely run anymore and the keyboard didn't even work. 1.9 GHz CPU with integrated graphics- I gamed on this for FOUR years. My gaming days are much reduced now, but they are so beautiful with this PC. My first build, I did about two months of research and spent every dime I've earn' from work on this. I live in Australia so the pricing is a stab in the back as well. I was surprisingly pleased with Dad's support throughout and he made this computer possible.
CPU: Fantastic processor, damn perfect for my non-overclocking wishes.
MoBo: Solid board, looks great, not spectacular but solid buy for the price.
RAM: This is excellent RAM but I might've got the short straw, it shows up as 8 gigs on my PC and appears to be normal, but the debug LED for ram turns on every boot and when playing the Witcher 3, I can get notices saying I have ran out of memory. Not sure what the deal is here.
SSD: I initially planned to get a 1tb HDD along with this but didn't buy one when it came to ordering time. I need to tattoo No ragrets on my ****, this SSD is so amazing. Boots are incredible, loading programs is ridiculously fast compared to my laptop, I'm just so happy with this and I'm sure I won't run out of storage soon, so no HDD for me :D
GPU: This caused me so much heartache. I almost had a breakdown during the build, after everything I encountered a problem but when it came to the GPU it just didn't fit. My brother came in the room while I despairingly was trying to fit it in and I accidentally slipped it in through a small notch. The PCB will not fit unless it goes through that little gap which is an inch or two from the PCIE slot, meaning I have to slot it in diagonally. Afterwards I discovered the PCI-E cables wouldn't fit. But for some reason, I only had one white extension cable (I don't know what possessed me to only buy one when I needed two), so for the next week I had to take the side panel off if I wanted to use the GPU. Goddamit. I made the conscious decision to buy a 380 rather than a 970 or 390 because the lack of time I'll have to play games over the next two years. So far, I don't regret it at all, Plays the Witcher 3 on high settings close enough to 60fps that I can't tell the difference anyway.
Case: Love this case so much, not perfect but definitely a 9.5/10. Beautiful chassis.
PSU:Last minute swap from a CX, the peace of mind I get with this power supply is just so good. Take my money.
OS: I'm really impressed with Windows 10, very fine operating system. Installing it was such a relief after my disastrous build, it really fixed up the day for me. Looks great, works great.
Wireless Card: Deliberately chose this over TP Link, excellent card for the price. Maintains a very solid connection and is far more consistent than my laptops wifi.
Monitor: All that research on the monitor was so worth it. I got this for a ******* STEAL, $179 AUD and it looks so beautiful. VA panel, such slim bezels, and a lack of physical buttons gives off a much more elite visage than you'd believe for the price. If I bought a 970 or 390 I'd probably buy another one.
Overall I'm so happy I went through and actually did this. Very happy with this investment and how it turned out . I could've got a 970/390 if I skimped on some parts, do I care? Not one bit. This does everything I want it to and more and looks great, and I'm happy with that.
Cheers lads, have a lovely day.
Fantastic processor, damn perfect for my non-overclocking wishes. 100% the new i5 to get for low or high end budget gaming and editing!
Solid board, looks great, not spectacular but solid buy for the price. Definitely one of the best budget boards you can buy at the moment.
Double thumbs up. Just wish I could buy it in white.
Can't go better with SSD's for this price. There's no question why this is the most popular.
Solid card, gets me 55-65fps on max 1080p in pretty much everything, definitely don't regret it.
Byou-tee-fool. Such an awesome and amazing case, 10/10 just wish it was a bit wider for certain GPU's.
10/10 would literally buy again. Seasonic inside, this is just such a fantastic PSU and I have so much peace of mind with it.
Excellent, very happy with this, ridiculous how 19 Australian dollars will provide such a necessary component for the function of your computer. Definitely advocate for this over TP-Link. Nicely done Asus!
Very beautiful monitor, so glad I spent so much time picking this one out. Love the thin bezels, matte finish, very premium design and such a good price. Quite literally 10/10 for this budget, this is one of my favourite parts.