Description

This is maybe my 4th-5th full build, but my second personal build.( i3 8100 w/ rx 570). My first build worked just fine for me, although with Cyberpunk 2077 and RDR2 coming out soon I needed that extra juice. Officially started the build about 10/1/19 But my PSU was DOA :( , so after the long return process I was able to get it to boot without any problems. No real issues with clearance other than the GPU is a little on the bigger side and scrapes the MOBO when installing. Built mostly for gaming although I might start streaming later down the line. (also no SSD in the list as I re-used the drives from my old system.) Went with a white and RGB aesthetic because it just looks so clean.

Part Reviews

CPU

Nice CPU. Good price after Ryzen 3000's release. Its 8 cores and 16 threads makes this a no brainer for gaming and streaming.

CPU Cooler

Nice AIO. Maybe a little on the pricier side but keeps my 2700x nice and chilly

Motherboard

Good MOBO for the price, there are definitely better B450 boards out there but I won't be doing any crazy OC's so this board will work for me just fine.

Memory

Solid kit. With XMP off it only runs at 2133Mhz, when I try to turn XMP on it gets up to 3200Mhz my games keep crashing and eventually I get a BSOD :( Doesn't really matter though my games run just fine with XMP off.

Storage

An HDD is an HDD. Seagate is always a good choice.

Video Card

Great GPU. Allows me to max out all my games 144fps 1920x1080 at all ultra settings. Very beefy so doesn't get too hot and is mostly silent.

Case

HUGE fan of this cases aesthetic. Has solid airflow as well. Only downside is the back of the case where the PSU goes is kind of cramped and small, cables just get crammed in and not really organized.

Power Supply

First one was DOA so I had to return it to Amazon. The new one works great. Comes with white cables too which is nice.

Case Fan

Got two of these to complete that white aesthetic I was going for. They are mostly silent and keep the rig nice and cool.

Keyboard

Bright vibrant RGB. Cherry MX Speed switches feels very good and aren't too loud.

Mouse

Great mouse. Gets up to 18,000 DPI in corsairs iCue software.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

good reasons to upgrade

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

should've got a 3600 even tho it has less cores, the new architecture deliverrs mroe power for less wattage, just saying, but nice build!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thermals aren’t really an issue with the AIO and the cost of electricity is trivial in NA and EU Mets, IMO.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The cpu and mobo were the first parts I ordered so I kinda locked myself on b450, do wish I had waited a bit for x570 though

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

This I bit like the one I’m planning to build!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but maybe considering upping your psu rating by a star. DOA's can be annoying but come on, thats a great psu, and just a week of waiting for a working one shouldnt bring thr rating down 2 whole stars

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

hey, how do you get around the issue of only having two chassis fan headers and needing to cover 4 fans and a pump fan?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The case comes with a Lighting Node Pro and a Fan Controller which only takes one slot

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

When you say fan controller, are you talking about the commander pro?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The included fan controller is just a generic RGB fan hub,not sure if it has a specific name, it's not the Commander Pro, sadly...

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

You said you made this for RDR2, How's it running it?

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Surprisingly, I haven't played much RDR2 on it yet, although when i do it gets 100+ FPS on all ultra settings.

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