The very name shakes with pure Simplicity, and perplexes with sheer Complexity.
Such a powerful name... and such a powerful build.
Nothing much needs to be said about this build. A picture shows a thousand words, but only through the most meaningful words can a picture be depicted.
Thus, I bring you the only explanation of Bob that I possibly can:
Bob, by cheezmeister
I once did have a laptop, 'twas so old,
That not for $10 it would have sold.
So I got myself some money,
And in summer, hot and sunny,
I created a PC worth more than gold.
Right prior to my PC building day,
I had not a thousand bucks at bay.
So Raven Ridge I went,
And off at once I sent,
To Memory Express's opening hey.
I bought a whole garage of PC parts,
"From there," I thought to myself, "the fun starts."
And right, of course, I was,
The reasoning because,
I could at last be popping Bloons with darts.
I waited months and months to build my PC,
But, I tell you, the process wasn't easy.
It took a lot of strife,
A screwdriver, a knife,
But the end result must make your stomach queasy.
The added RGB strips ('twere a gift)
Really add contrast, they my build uplift.
However, the real sight
Is not found in dancing light
But in the GPU lies the real nift.
Now I must thank you for viewing my build,
And by now if your spine has not been chilled,
Then analyze the pics,
Sift your eyes through the thicks
Of PC, and your desire will be fulfilled.
GPU- 1343MHz (1835 memory) @stock
Unexpected performance as a CPU, plus the iGPU is okay for most games at 1080p. Definitely viable if you intend to buy a GPU in future for games, and a great deal for casual esports or office work. I was able to get 4.1 GHz out of the CPU and 1550 MHz in the iGPU, but I have dropped the clocks in favour of undervolting.
Looks bad, I don't like the light, cheaply made, bad stock fan, thin radiator, not significantly better than my AMD stock cooler but that's OK, you get what you pay for. A cheap part that I was going to mod and didn't care if I was going to break it: great deal.
Seems to work fine out of the box. I like the MSI BIOS, though it's a bit slow to boot, it looks nice and is easy to navigate, would switch to Coreboot if I could though. I try to update the BIOS 3 times, bricks the motherboard every time. I re-flash to the old BIOS, it works. If MSI wasn't shipping broken BIOSes, I would rate this highly, but I don't see how I am going to upgrade my CPU without BIOS updates.
Looks great. Doesn't overclock well (3333 MHz max at stock voltage/timings) but it is decent for the price. I overpaid for it (115 CAD) but it's a lot more reasonable now.
Write is a little slow but I got a good deal so it's fine
Gets REALLY hot (60C idle sometimes) but it's fast, amazing random speeds, overall worth the money. Slows down a lot when it is full due to the lack of cache, I have to leave 10GB free all the time.
Just about what I expected
Totally worth the money, was dirt cheap on eBay (140 CAD) so I bought it for my freesync display and it performs well no matter what I put it to. Only gripe is the RGB is absolutely trash.
For the price, it's okay, front acrylic panel scratches a lot, installing lights is really awkward, cable management is good though. Less airflow than is ideal, I was told to go with a Phanteks P300s and in retrospect that is a better case, I recommend that over this.
I don't know what all the fire-starting stigma is about, this is a PSU and it looks nice and stays quiet.
Damn cool radiator
These contribute nothing to my airflow
Great deal, highly responsive and amazing contrast.
A nice introduction to mechanical keyboards for a beginner like myself.
Flick shots 10/10 and really small claw grip mouse
They look amazing but the cable combs are clear