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First PC Build

by Xivilaikhys

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Details

Date Published

Nov. 1, 2018

Date Built

Nov. 6, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

2.147 PHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01 GHz

Description

I plan on using this build for gaming because my AMD FX laptop was not cutting it. It was for school anyway so it makes sense.

This build is amazing. It looks really nice and it runs like a beast. I play mostly Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft 2, and Ring of Elysium and I can say it runs them all really well. I average about 120-170fps in both Heroes of the Storm and Starcraft, and about 50-80 in Ring of Elysium. I have a 1600x900 monitor, but even at 1080p you can get really good frame rates on max settings. This is definitely an upgrade from my laptop. I am extremely satisfied with this build, and I have run into no issues yet. Installation was a breeze thanks to the way the case is made, and it posted correctly the first time. For the price, this is a beast PC.

Part Reviews

CPU

Probably the best bang for your buck if you don't plan on overclocking. Not one complaint from me. Why spend more on Intel when you can get almost the same performance, a nicer stock cooler, and more cores and threads for a cheaper price?

Motherboard

The BIOS is pretty straight forward. I had no issues yet. Lighting is pretty and everything was easy to install on it.

Memory

Couldn't get the RAM speed to 3000 with my Ryzen CPU but works well at 2933. Posted initially and its really fast. Lighting is bright and configurable but not compatible with AURA sync. No issues so far.

Storage

You can't ask for anything better, if you are willing to spend the money. installation is really simple and my system boots up fully in around 12 seconds. Lightning fast!!

Video Card

What a beast. Handles almost everything with ease. RGB lighting is pretty but I don't like the software. Does not sync with Aura Sync. Back plate looks awesome. No issues yet :)

Case

For a simple look, this case is perfect. I would suggest front fans so that you have good airflow, but even with the two fans the case comes with, you should not have any issues. Cable management is very clean.

Case Fan

My only complaints are the ketchup and mustard cables and how noisy they are. They aren't super noisy, but they do add more noise than the stock fans. When I play games with earphones or with speakers, I don't even notice the sounds. Obviously the more fans you put, the louder your system would be. Plain and simple. You can spend more on cool RGB fans or quieter fans if you want, but these get the job done and are a really good deal for the price I paid.

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ethanmazor 1 point 2 months ago

Why is there a different gpu shown in the pics?

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