Description

Here's my first build and I learned it all by watching YouTube videos lol, it runs real smooth for development and high-end gaming... for a first so I'm satisfied.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

Based on that cable management i assume you based your build process on how The Verge did it.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that's cool for you to assume that bro, but nah, thanks anyway. I've seen the vid and tried my best to work with what I had. For my first build, it went smoothly and you're right, cable management could be better.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol just giving you a roast for the cable management. You did a great job for a first build. Tho heres some tips. First over clock your ram or replace it with a 3000 kit, Ryzen performs far better with higher clocked ram, but in most cases wont support speeds after 2933 (basically if you plug in faster itll down grade to 2933 in most cases depends on ram dimms). i would consider flipping your aio radiator, personal preference that tubing at top looks nicer, though definitely look into another 120mm fan for the rad. Having the one in front push air thru rad and the back of rad pulling helps performance of cooling considerably.

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Since your only intake is going through that radiator first its warming up the inside of the case. Flip the rad to the back or top and put your current exhaust fan up front as intake.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

There's an intake on the top as well, the picture doesn't show very well.. my mistake

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries man I just didn't see it. You could still optimize airflow a bit, YouTube negative vs positive case pressure and check out which type of setup you'd prefer. Also how you diggin' that GPU? I'm thinking of picking it up once it drops in price to <$200.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU is great, after running a few benchmark tests and was able to manage 87th Percentile on userBenchmarks. Turn out I could fit another intake below the radiator, probably another 120mm. Also noticed that if I had possibly used a different radiator i'd have more room to spare for the intake without looking jammed. you live n learn

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, would a 600W PSU be okay with a Ryzen 5 2600 and GTX 1060 (6GB)? Also, nice build. :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree with other commenters in that the placement may need rethinking, as hot air from the Ryzen 5 2600 will be displaced into the case and then the back 120mm fan has the job of taking all the hot air from the case out without resupplying the same amount of cool air flow through the radiator.

However...

If it doesn’t bother you and your temperatures are in check, who’s to say anyone is right? If you like how it looks and it performs okay, then I’d say don’t bother taking things out and changing placement of the internal fans/AIO Radiator.

I’m glad that you were able to be a part of this platform through the help of YouTube and your own intuition :D Best of luck to you!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey thank you for the advice, the picture doesn't show but there is another intake on the top of the case for more airflow. Also since I have an open-shroud GPU, it assists in moving the hot air out the bottom or back. Doesn't it? Thanks again

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

No matter how many PC's you build you'll always miss something! I had no idea the other fan was there on top. :)

I honestly think that the airflow isn't a big deal considering it hasn't been causing issues and isn't something that would likely cause random issues out-of-the-blue. And yes, there is less resistance for the air when the graphics card has a more open-shroud design. I know it's your first build, and it seems like you haven't been in the higher-end custom PC space for very long, but you will be assured to know that XFX has a good standing in their industry for their open-shroud design. Even going back to their Radeon HD 7850's and alike.

Bottom-line: I wouldn't concern yourself with airflow being inhibited when you should be focused on being happy and overall enjoying your experience! :D Cheers

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really, technically the card just circulates air within the case to cool itself. Its pulling air through the fans and pushing it towards the pcba.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor was actually $170 from Walmart lol, i couldn't find the correct HP so it was supposed to be temp placeholder and forgot to change it.

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

Why is the mobo the most expensive component here?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

true, he went a bit overkill with the mobo. Could have saved some money from there and got an rtx 2060. A b450 tomahawk or gaming carbon pro would have been fine.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

This is true and actually very helpful... This is also my first build so being new to this I expected that I probably could've been more frugal and wise about component choices. Thanks

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to find a reliable MO that's upgradable and allowed crossfire(eventually). On the plus, it's a good MO and a nice fit for the tower.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor was actually $170 from Walmart lol, i couldn't find the correct HP so it was supposed to be temp placeholder and forgot to change it.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The case only allows me to use 3 fans max, I have another intake on the top just didn't get it in the picture.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

You can for sure fit more than 3 fans in that case, check out some of the other builds on here that utilize it.

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