Description

Used for 144hz 1080p gaming (1440p 144hz in the future.) Everything worked out fine, no problems at all. Excuse the lack luster pictures, I'll try and get some better ones when I move away. The lighting in my room is awful so it looks pretty grainy. Whenever I open up my PC I will take some pictures of the components themselves.

Part Reviews

CPU

Very fast considering how cheap it was. No problems at all, runs at advertised speed with low temps.

CPU Cooler

Keeps my 3600 cool and quiet. Just one design flaw where one of the mounting bracket screws is applying a lot of pressure to one of the tubes. Other than that, it works well.

Motherboard

Perfect motherboard for what I was looking for. Multiple fan headers, two rgb headers, and an ez debug light system in case I have any issues when booting up the system. I got my ram up to it's rated speed of 3200mhz easily, so no issues there. Overall a great board.

Memory

Ram is ram, and this set is no different from the rest. Does its job and looks clean and classy.

Storage

Cheap and performs up to my expectations.

Storage

Cheap and performs up to my expectations.

Storage

Cheap and performs up to my expectations.

Video Card

Absolute monster of a GPU. EVGA did a really solid job when it comes to looks and design of the shroud and back-plate. Very quiet and cool under load.

Case

Amazing cable management. NZXT's high quality cases truly are amazing when it comes to cable management and looks.

Power Supply

Probably one of the best PSUs that money can buy at the moment. Modular, good build quality, and EVGA's amazing customer service.

Operating System

I long for the day when Linux is a viable option for gaming.

Monitor

Colors look washed up out of the box. I used a color calibration guide and now it looks alright. Speakers aren't really great at all, but you can't expect much from monitor speakers in general. Other than that it works well and had no issues setting it to 144hz in Windows.

Monitor

Colors look pretty solid considering that it's a TN panel. Speakers aren't great, but you can't expect much from monitor speakers in general. Had no issues otherwise.

Mouse

Perfect mouse. Lightweight and is the shape of the G102/G203.

Headphones

Best bang for your buck headphones that exist. Detachable cable is a huge game changer for me, I will never have to worry about throwing away a perfectly good pair of headphones because the cable died. Just replace it and you're good to go. Doesn't feel tight around my head even when wearing glasses and a hat. Perfection.

Custom

Meh, it's ok. AT2020 is the better buy for sure.

Custom

Easy to mount my monitors and set it up on my desk. Definitely a good option if you're trying to not spend $100 on a monitor mount.

Custom

Solid keyboard. The one issue I had is that it will randomly disconnect from Windows, and you have to unplug and plug it back in when you restart your computer. Furthermore, the RGB lights are really low quality, Ducky's LED lights are much much much better.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Really liking the tapestry in the back with the warm lighting. Very cozy; hopefully not very dusty. The minimalism here reminds me a lot of my own setup and even gives me a little inspiration. I hope yours isn't covered in cat hair like mine, though.

Glad to hear the 3600 is working out for you.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to update the bios to use the 3rd gen cpu in your b450f motherboard? I was planning on using the same exact cpu and motherboard and am researching as to whether I will need to update the bios

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I bought the CPU and motherboard at Microcenter the launch of Zen 2. One of the reps there told me that they updated the bios on the mobo so that I didn't have to. If I were you, I would get a loan kit by AMD to upgrade the bios in case they aren't already up to date when you receive the motherboard. https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-100#faq-Short-Term-Processor-Loan-Boot-Kit

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