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It’s been a minute since I posted my last build, so here’s the finished product as of right now. I started it back in 2015 with an AMD A10 6800k and an R9 290, and now it’s at this current point with a Ryzen 7 1700x clocked at 4GHz at 1.35v stable, and an RX 580, also featuring my boy Shreck. Mainly used for music production and 1080p gaming.
Bought it for only 150 bucks during Black Friday, which is a crazy good deal. Managed to get my chip to 4GHz at only 1.35V (stock voltage) stable. Tried going to 4.1 but it wouldn't budge, but it's all good. 4GHz at stock voltage for only $150. I really won the silicon lottery.
I just got it, it's definitely pretty, but it just looks cheap. It feels quality, but the pump just looks like flimsy plastic. It keeps the CPU cooler than my old Cryorig H7, but not by a large amount. Still a great cooler, and I trust it not to leak all over my stuff.
Was sitting on my shelf for practically a year until I finally ordered my CPU. I got it during Christmas time and had no way to test it until I got my CPU in early December 2018 (almost a full year). Luckily, it posted with no issues right when I first tested it. The only problem I have with it is with the memory. I can't get it to post at all with my memory set past 2666, even though the modules are supposed to run at 3000.
My brother had these in his system about 2 years ago when he built his Skylake rig, and it was decided that 2 of the sticks were dead because the system would hang after logging in. Then, a couple years later, he was having more problems that were resolved by swapping out the other 2 sticks with a new kit. I didn't expect these to work at all, but to my surprise there have been zero problems with them, other than the memory speed but that's more of a chipset problem.
Used to be my main boot drive until I got the 970 Evo. It doesn't have a lot of space, but it got the job done. Maybe I'll use it for extra storage or something.
So far so good, very fast speeds. I've been getting write speeds upward of 2500Mb/s, even though it's only rated for 2300, so I'm impressed. The difference isn't actually noticeable though with boot times or anything, but mainly when dealing with large files.
It's very sexy, sexier than my old 1070 Hybrid. I switched to a less powerful card because I do more music production than I do gaming, plus I only game at 1080p 60Hz, so it didn't make sense owning a 400 dollar GPU when I can't even take advantage of it. So, I traded my brother my old 1070 for an RX 580 plus an extra 80 dollars, and I'm happy with it. Overclocking basically isn't an option with this card though, the fans have an annoying whine that can only be heard up close, and there's a little GPU sag. Otherwise, it's great.
It's beautiful and very good for the price. My only complaint is that there's something seriously wrong with the top fan tray. I don't know if I just got unlucky and mine came damaged, but it's extremely hard to pull out and it practically grinds when you try to take it out. I also would have preferred it to have more front intake fans in place of the 5.25 inch bay. I had to mount my H115i at the top instead of the front because there was no room for it, mainly due to my hard drives being in the way.
It's good, but for the money you're better off with a 750W RMx or HX series. The fan is starting to make noises, and the PSU itself has some god awful coil whine. I got it when I was like 13 and didn't know any better.
Beautiful. Just beautiful. I love this mouse.
I used to own a K65 RGB, but I spilled coffee on it and now it's deceased. I don't need fancy *** RGB lights, I just need a white backlit, tenkey-less mechanical keyboard, and that's exactly what this is. For 30 dollars, you can't beat this quality to price ratio.
This is an incredible bargain. These are better than Cablemod cables, and they also include cable combs. They're great quality, very sturdy.