This is my first build for my personal computer, which was updated later in February 2016 where the MSI r9 390 was added. the purpose of this build at the time was to have a powerful PC that can handle a gaming, coding, multitasking and photo editing.
Overall an excellent processor, The 4 cores plus hyper threading made coding a breeze, temps never went over 65 under load. sadly i got ok overclocking performance only able to get it to 4.3Ghz. in retrospect this processor is a bit overkill, but i dont regret buying it.
Its an ok cooler, heat sink is really good and it kept my cpu pretty cool on stock speeds, i wouldnt recommend it for overclocking.
I love the asthetic of this board, the integrated POST indicator was very useful and not a feature you'd think about until something happens to your computer, the wifi adapter/Bluetooth is good however ive noticed drops in internet speed while Bluetooth is being used, the uefi was pretty simple as well allowing a novice like me to overclock with just a couple of clicks. the integrated sound on the board had nice features but i honestly can't say weather its good or not , same can be said about the cross chill feature as ive never used it.
not much to say, great ram, good speeds, support xmp, thats all i really want
I wish i had payed attention when i bought this, i would have bought a better one. its....not...terrible??
best card u can get for under 400, plays any game on max setting on 1080 and mid - high at 1440p. temps are around 30-35 on idle and 70-77 under load from my personal use.
bought this mostly because of the asthetic, give my build a very clean look and the shroud hides the PSU and cables. if u want good air flow your going to have to install some fans though
I bought this refurbished for 160 at newegg. Colors look great and the integrated speakers are surprisingly loud, theres some light bleeding out from edges that you really notice when the screen is black but nothing too serious.