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My first attempt (and successful) at building a gaming rig. I'm very satisfied at how it turned out. There is plenty of room for upgrades as well. I got the power supply second hand for very cheap and it works quite well. The cable management was a nightmare, but I did it.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the first build! Looks solid for the price.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I put focus on future proofing the motherboard. This one is supposedly Zen2 ready in the event that I want to upgrade the CPU. The 1660Ti cards were on clearance at Best Buy, so I couldn't turn that down. I was going to settle with a 1660 Super, but the price to performance difference was in the 1660 Ti's favor. I'll try overclocking at a later date. For now, XMP does just fine without the need to upgrade the cooling fan that came with the CPU. Kingdom Come: Deliverance looks immaculate. I was using an ASUS G75VW before, so this is quite the jump for me.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats, very balanced build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate it. My only bottleneck is my monitor from what I can see. I'll worry about that next year.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Good system at a good price!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Good first attempt! How the heck did you get that PSU for $10?? eBay? Craigslist?

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Just a coworker who valued a 6 pack of beer more than a non-modular power supply. He wasn't even sure if it worked or not. Glad it did. My wife called it a gorgon from Greek mythology.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

haha

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No storage?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I have storage, but it was all from inventory. Still learning this site. Using a 250GB SSD with a 4TB 7200rpm HDD. I'll see if I can modify this.

UPDATE: Okay, added. Again, the storage was from parts that I had on hand.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You paid the same for a 1660ti as you can get a 5700 for

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't want to deal with the drivers from that product. I have consumer reports to thank for that. Plus, the card I bought was on clearance and it was available in store. At the time of purchase, the 5700s were around $300 and I wasn't about to buy second hand. I love AMD, but I'm not the biggest fan of their GPUs. I'm not saying that I think they are bad, I just don't want to deal with the baggage that the drivers tend to present. This is a vendor preference based on consumers. I did plenty of research on GPUs and I didn't like what I was seeing on the AMD side of things. Love their CPUs, though.

I was eagerly awaiting the 5500 series, but I just didn't hear anything further about them since the 1660 Super was announced. The 1660 Ti serves all my needs and more. This GPU spoils me and I don't exactly play the latest and greatest things in 1440 resolution. No regrets for the purchase.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool cpu/gpu combo! Did you have any difficulties connecting the front type c of the H510 USB to the tomahawk max. I heard others have issues with it I don't know why.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I couldn't find a spot on my Motherboard to make that connection feasible. I don't have many devices that utilize that connection, so I don't feel like I'm at a loss. The headers on the motherboard are 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type A, 4x USB 2.0, and 1x Serial. There's a USB Type-C port in the back, but again, I haven't intended to make use of it. The only thing I've seen others use this port for are eGPUs, but that seems to only be useful for laptops. Anything else that people use it for hasn't fallen into my scope of interest yet, but if you know of anything, I'd love to hear all about it.

My purpose behind choosing this board was that it was $5 more expensive and it was future-proofed for all I intend to use it for. The case was still a great price and it has utilization for the future for when the Type-C headers go mainstream. My next upgrade will probably be the CPU cooler down the road.