First ever gaming rig after years of gaming on my school laptop. This upgrade is like finally trying on your first pair of comfortable boxers after wearing whitey tighties two sizes too tight for the first 23 years of your life. First time building was a blast. There's something very satisfying about building a computer then getting it to boot. I have been researching for this build for nearly 5 months and I am very glad that I waited as long as I did. The amount of performance you can get in a mid-range build right now is incredible.
Lives up to the hype. There isn't much else to say about it.
I read that the box cooler that comes with the 3600 is a bit loud. This cooler runs extremely quiet and keeps cpu temperatures relatively cool.
Purchased with the BIOS already updated to support Ryzen 3000 from Microcenter. I have had 0 problems with the board so far.
This kit is only $58 if bundled with a ryzen 3000 cpu from microcenter. It's good cheap ram. Was able to achieve small OC. I'm sure I could push it further but I am satisfied with the current performance I am getting.
Probably would have opted for an EVGA card if they weren't sold out when . However, this card has been a beast out of the box. It has crushed any game I have thrown at it at 1440p max settings.
Fell in love with the clean design from NZXT. Stock fans seem to be doing a decent job but I might upgrade them in the future for aesthetic purposes. Cable management was a breeze for a first time builder.
I came from playing on a 1080p 60hz display. This change has been revolutionary for me. Only small complaint is that 32" is huge. I wouldn't even call it a complaint. Just something I am getting used to. Freesync seems to be working like a charm.