First Gaming Rig
i just said the title out loud to my friend, and he died laughing. Witty title bud. +1
where is that aio?
Hasn't been installed yet, I decided to wrap it for christmas so I had something to open for the benefit of the kids.
Hasn't been installed yet, I decided to wrap it for Christmas so I had something to open for the benefit of the kids.
Ah fair enough, definitely respect that. Just curious, nice build!
Any issues with your LAN NIC dropping out?
I was on the fence about this board having Realtek ethernet, but still opted for it VS the Aorus...
I'm waiting 'til after new years to build and test, just anxious to know if the issues I read about Realtek had any merrit?
No problems so far, I use the on-board WiFi mostly, the only time it was hooked up to LAN was when I was setting everything up.
The title tho. +1
how well does stock cooler perform?
The stock cooler works well enough, running Modern Warfare on highest settings the CPU gets up to about 60c. I havent installed the AIO yet since I'm going to wrap it so I have a present to open on christmas for the benefit of the kids, and I expect that it will keep it cooler, all in all the stock cooler doesn't do a bad job whatsoever.
For those wondering why the AIO listed isn't in the pictures, I decided to wait and install it after Christmas so that I could wrap it up so my kids have a present to give me.
This graphics card seems more recent than the regular Nitro +. How has your experience been with it? I plan on getting the SE version for my i7 9700k build. Excellent build btw. +1 for the name.
I would highly highly recommend switching your CPU for a Ryzen 7 3700X. Twice the threads and very similar single core performance.
Sorry for the late reply, I have been playing too much Modern Warfare (averaging over 200FPS with this build btw) The SE version is great once you get a cable to manage the rgb, I have yet to see it run over 60c and every game I play is set to max graphics, Modern Warfare, World of Warcraft, Borderlands 3, none of which are easy on a graphics card at max setting (World of Warcraft taxes the gpu the most with the sheer amount of detail it has to process)
Thank you for the reply. I was a bit discouraged from the reviews on Newegg, specifically because of the clock speeds this thing can achieve on the current Navi architecture. That's great that things are running well on your card. I'll have to put the SE into greater consideration now. :-)
Just looking at the parts list, I have three complaints...
1. AMD Ryzen 7 2700x is far superior to the AMD Ryzen 3 3600 and the former is cheaper (+2cores and higher clock speeds).
2. NZXT cases have horrible air flow and are priced way too high
3. a segate barracuda compute 2T and a 128 MVME SSD (operating system) would be cheaper than the single EVO and still have all the benefits.
overall, you could have saved a ton of money and had better performance than your current PC
Just wanted to expand on some of HarryxDresden's comments (which I agree with). The Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 3600 both have strengths and weaknesses. The Ryzen 7 2700X is better for multi core workloads, while the 3600 has better single core performance and the advantage of being the latest generation. It boils down ultimately to the end user's uses, and for a "First Gaming Rig" as stated in the description, the 3600 was the right choice.
NZXT cases do not have "horrible airflow". With a good fan configuration you can get good temps with their cases.
Going with a mix of HDD and an NVMe SSD is a decent choice. However, HDD storage is inevitably going to be slower, and it'll be more of a hassle to install a second drive. Going all NVMe albeit with some less storage leaves more options for storage, and installation is simply screwing in a screw with no wires to worry about. Once again, like the CPU choice, this boils down to the end user's preference.