Description

Goal of PC Build: 1440p at high refresh rates on Medium/High/Ultra

Reason for Purchases:

CPU - Price. Higher-end Ryzen 3000 CPUs don't provide much benefit for gaming.

Motherboard - Price and feature rich. Overkill for my uses, but I was already choosing between $260-270 X570 motherboards.

RAM - Price, RGB, and DDR4 3600 CL16.

Video Card - Price. X 5700 can be softmodded to RX 5700 XT. This is a placeholder card until the next set of AMD/Nvidia cards come out next year.

Case: Aesthetics and USB-C on the front panel. I came from a Rosewill Challenger case that lasted me several builds. Cases have come a long way. I love the idea of PSU shrouds along with not having to see the shroud through the side window. The NZXT H510 was a pleasure to build in. Both mounting methods for the side panels were well done. The NZXT H510 does run hotter than other cases due to a closed front panel. Hence, I did a front panel mod to help with airflow.

The Fractal Meshify C is a popular option, but that case is outdated. It could use a refresh to add USB-C to the front panel and a better side window mounting system. You currently have to unscrew four thumb screws, while the NZXT H510 just requires one.

Power Supply: Reputable brand. I use another SeaSonic model in my server that runs 24/7.

RGB/Bling - I didn't include them in the parts list due to this being entirely optional in a build. I picked up all the Corsair parts on the used market at very good prices. I'm using 3x Corsair LL120, 2x Corsair LL140, Corsair Commander Pro, and Corsair RGB LED Hub. I'm using Asiahorse PSU sleeving. The fan grill was from jmmods.com. I highly recommended their store.

Other stuff on desk - SATA/HDD 2 bay dock, Monoprice Desktop THX AAA DAC/Amp, Nixie Tube Clock (made it myself from a kit), and Rosewill Wattage Meter.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

thats cool

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

That front plate looks great! Also very clean inside, +1.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

This deserves a feature, that front panel mod is amazing. +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you CNC that front panel yourself or did you buy it somewhere?? Build looks Awesome BTW!!!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The fan grill was from jmmods.com. I highly recommended their store. I used magnetic tape to hold it onto the case. I'll have to look into get a dust filter for it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Super dope case mod 10/10!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you stream well on it?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't stream. It should be fine depending on the game and settings used. Nvidia would be preferred due to the hardware encoder. I think one of the bigger limitations is your internet upload speed. I only have 10 Mbps and I rather have more if I was going to stream.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the video card at such a low price?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Google Shopping's Best Buy store had a sale + New User Google Shopping promo code. I would recommend following r/buildapcsales on Reddit for deals. That's how I got all my discounts on this build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great, well done

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Noice!💪

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is fantastic! Similar parts to what I'll be building this weekend (waiting for the case to be delivered). How difficult was it to get the hole cut out for the fan grill? Would you recommend that process for a first-time builder?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Cutting the hole was fairly easy. You just need to be comfortable with power tools and have the ability to use a ruler.

You have two DIY options: rotary tool only and power drill/rotary tool for the initial cut then a jigsaw to cut the lines. A jigsaw should make it easier for a straight cut from what I'm told. I however only used a rotary tool. You will want to use cutting attachments meant for steel. I used the 1.5 inch Dremel reinforced cut-off wheels on my Black and Decker RTX.

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Awesome stuff! What is the reason you put the painters tape and what looks like foam on the case before cutting?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

question abt case. can u vertical mount your gpu?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No, you can only mount a vertical GPU on the h510i. So your gonna have to spend the extra 30$ if you want that feature.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You can do a vertical mount on certain NZXT cases. I believe the ones with "i" at the end of the model, for example H510i.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you get the white cables? very nice !

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Asiahorse is the brand name. You can get them on Amazon.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking build, but couldn't disagree more with your opinion on the Meshify C. To this day it is still one of the nicest cases you can get for sub $100

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I don´t know if I just overlooked it, but what CPU Cooler did you use? Did you just screw the corsair fan on the cooling grill ? or is there something I missed?

Greeting SweetCreep

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo. It comes with an extra set of mounting brackets to attach a second fan. I removed the stock fan and only used the RGB one.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Could I set this up on the left side of my desk (to my left where I sit) and still have the right side (facing me) be the "pretty side" of the case? Or does it have to be to my right to see the nice side? Thanks!

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