Finally decided to retire my 7-year-old "Gaming PC" and I had saved up quite a bit of money so I set out to build my new rig. I really wanted to do VR after I got to try out the original Oculus a long time ago and I am studying engineering so I thought it would be a good idea to be able to handle CAD software. My original budget was about $800 but obviously, the budget got away from me. I did a ton of research to get the best bang for my buck, despite my inflated budget. I was having a really difficult time picking out a case, no matter what I did I could not pick out a case, so I decided to build one! I wanted the find a slim case with a handle and I eventually got an old Mainframe maintenance toolbox. After a lot of sanding, cutting, and painting I installed all the parts with no problem. I was completely happy with the build but when Black Friday came around I found the Ryzen 7 1800x on sale for $300 I caved and got it. I then sold my Ryzen 7 1700x that was previously installed on this PC. I haven't gotten to overclocking the CPU yet, I installed it December 1st so I just haven't had the time yet, will update when I do!
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Super fast and I have no complaints.
Quiet, effective and sexy! Installation is a breeze and I even switched CPUs easily.
A ton of USB ports and has great built-in wifi. RGB control is cake.
Its fast and pretty
I just needed it for my OS so it was platy large enough and it lets me boot in seconds.
Cheap and a lot of storage, noise isn't too bothersome.
It can run anything and on the default fan curve, I have to do some serious gaming for the fans to even come on because it has to put so little effort in.
Has plenty of power options and served my needs perfectly.