Description

After what felt like months of researching, I had finally come to a decision on which parts to opt for. This build has been running flawlessly so far with no issues. The building process was enjoyable and fairly straightforward, although I did encounter a few minor problems (mainly due to my stupidity). Cable management was pretty easy too, but the GPU cables were a little stiff which I had to leave positioned weirdly. I also achieved a mild overclock on both the 2600 (3.7GHz@1.15v) and 580 (1500mhz). Overall, I am pleased with the outcome and will consider upgrading in the future.

UPDATES/EDITS - Added some better photos (30th June) - Added 2 Aer F120 fans at the top(20th September) - Added more photos(9th November)

Part Reviews

CPU

Great value CPU, would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a solid performer in any task. Overclocked to 3.8GHz @ 1.15v, with temps at about 40 degrees celsius idle and 75 under load. Stock cooler is great and doesn't look that bad.

Motherboard

Design of this board is among the best in the B450 lineup; the BIOS looks the best when compared to other manufacturers. Great VRMs and overall a great mATX motherboard.

Memory

It's RGB and performs well. Overclocked to 3200mhz.

Storage

One of the best budget SSDs on the market right now. Boot up times are less than 10 seconds and gives me no time to go downstairs for a bite.

Storage

Plenty of storage for my games and other applications.

Video Card

This card is simply amazing. It has a well designed backplate and a SAPPHIRE logo that is RGB. You can use the Sapphire Trixx software to customise the RGB of the logo, as well as customise the fan speeds and clocks. I would highly suggest getting this card if you're opting for a 580. Overclocked to 1500mhz

Case

Probably the best mATX case out there. Cable management was fairly easy with the included velcro straps and routes for cables. Airflow is great in this and the tempered glass makes the build stand out even more. Highly recommended.

Power Supply

Solid PSU with high quality cables

Mouse

Comfortable and a good mouse overall.

Custom

Build quality of this keyboard is very well made and is satisfying to type on. A good compact option for those who want it.

Custom

Achieving my advertised speeds (110 Mbps) with no disconnections whatsoever. Great budget PCIE WiFi adapter and comes with Bluetooth capability too.

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

Peel. That. Sticker!

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

I actually kinda like it on xD

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I have used it personally and it performs superbly with no hiccups or stutters.

  • 4 months ago
  • -1 points

Lmao

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That is an awesome setup/build! RGB Lights, cable management, everything seems to be perfect! Also, that background is awesome, where can I find somn like it?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful! I love purple color schemes. They make everything a bit more... galactic, I guess.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic looking build, I'm jealous! May I ask what monitor are you rocking? Thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

LG 22MK600M

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

XD lmao Oliver noob, nice pc, very clean and minimalistic, NZXT will reign superior

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

agreed

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is the 2200g still your only favourite part?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

lol idk

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I am planning on making my first build soon but what problems did you encounter and what tutorials helped you? Very aesthetic build by the way.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points
  • one gpu fan wasn't spinning because my pcie wifi card was blocking it, i moved the pcie wifi card down to the x4 slot to allow the fan to spin

  • forgot to install 2 mobo standoffs so i had to unscrew the others and put it back in again

-bottom hue strip wasn't on, had to match the arrow with the 5v symbol.

I used Paul's Hardware's tutorial

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

How much fps on RLcraft?

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

He doesn't know he's never played it he CBA to respond he's reading this over my shoulder

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

nice build

the sapphire gpu card is £187, how did you manage to get it for £129?

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

yes i like this pc very much, i was not asked to upvote it at all

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

definitely not