EDIT: I've added load temps!
After running my FX-6300 for about 4 years, I decided it was time for an upgrade. Initially, I was going to upgrade to an R5 1600, but I couldn't afford it. I looked at the other options and finally chose the i3-8100 -- The new 4 core (real cores) i3 in the coffee lake line up. Great little CPU so far.
Everything marked as $0.00 is from my previous build or already owned!
I know the cable management in the back isn't that great, but honestly it was the best I could do. And yes, I am aware that my GPU should probably have more space for airflow. I'm looking into some solutions for this problem.
A family member gave this to me for Christmas last year and I haven't had a build to use it in until now. Only problem I had was one of the standoffs didn't fit through the hole in the motherboard and I actually had to widen the hole in the motherboard for it to fit. Besides that it's a great little cooler.
Went with a Z370 chipset because it will allow me to easily upgrade to an unlocked processor in the future and it's the only chipset compatible with Coffee Lake available right now. Really nice motherboard. It's priced reasonably and comes with all the features you would expect on a premium motherboard.
I've been a fan of Crucial since my first build, so naturally when it came time to upgrade to DDR4 I went with Crucial. Great RAM, runs at 2400MHz just like it's suppose to.
This really is an incredible case and I got it while it was on sale on Newegg. I love the small form factor of it and I was able to fit my massive 180mm PSU in there without to much difficulty. Obviously though, I would suggest getting a smaller PSU for it, but I already had my big one from my previous build and didn't want to spend extra for a new one. Only gripe is the lack of a dust filter for the top air vents.