I’ve had this build for a few months now. When I initially put it all together, I had a Ryzen 3 1300x. It was still a beast, getting 70+ FPS maxed out in every game, most games over 100 FPS. I pulled the trigger on the 2600x when they were released, and now I am pushing it even more.

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600X - As I said above, I had a 1300X before and it just wasn’t enough. I started streaming and editing and needed a better multi-core CPU. The 2600X was perfect.

GPU: EVGA GTX 980 - I got this during the GPU market crash off of eBay for $314. Perfect for the price considering it’s MSRP was $500 at the time it came out.

RAM: Team Dark 16GB DDR4-3000 - Got this 2x8 kit for $140 from NewEgg. Cheapest you can get for amazing performance.

Motherboard: Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3 - I needed a new motherboard so I picked this up at Microcenter for $85. My old motherboard was an Asus AB350m-E micro ATX and died on me when I moved parts into a new case. Comes with RGB lighting and FIVE fan headers!!

Case: Phanteks P300 - This case is so beautiful and comes with everything I need. Great cable management, PSU shroud, and RGB lighting. My old case was a cheap one from Microcenter with terrible airflow. The cable management in the P300 works so well, the back has 3 Velcro straps and plenty of space for extra cables. I recommend getting a modular PSU when building in this.

Storage: WD 1TB and Samsung 850 Evo - Basic storage setup. OS on my SSD and programs on my WD.

PSU: Corsair CXM 650 - $60 at Microcenter for a semi-modular power supply??? Can’t get any better.

Those are the main parts. Comment below if you want me to add a review of the other parts :)


  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Like the case!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks beautiful... I would like to see more pictures from few different angles.

  • 9 months ago
  • -1 points
  • build called Arctix
  • doesn't use an Arctic cooler
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