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My First Gaming Rig (and first build) (name pending)

by crepppy


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Date Published

Feb. 4, 2019

Date Built

Feb. 1, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.05 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

15 GHz

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C


This is my first pc build and first gaming rig and overall went pretty well. I will definately remember to think about cable managment while doing the build rather than having to fumble around with it all after, and to take more photos mid build. Plan to upgrade the cooler to enable better overclocking in the near future, as well as add more [quiet] fans. Still deciding on a colour scheme, so sticking with purple at the moment.

Also, since I saw it on another build, planning on putting a big FunkoPop in there cause it looked cool.

Constructive critisism wanted.

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theedwardjc 2 points 27 days ago

Love the build! Working on something very similar but with a Ryzen 7 2700...

Any thoughts on your GPU? Would you change anything? Think the prices might drop soon?

crepppy submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

Personally, had no issues with the 2060, and it's really good for the price. If you're buying it soley for the raytracing, I don't think it's the card for that.

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

looks great! I don't see any issues with cable mgmt. looks clean and tidy.

I'd definitely add more SSD storage in the future though. Especially with SSDs coming down in price. Not sure how much it is in Britain but here in the US you can find 1TB SSDs for just over $100, that's cheap considering a year or so ago $100 net you 256GB. pairing one small boot SSD with a HDD just feels so high school now HAHA. That's my recommendation, not so much criticism ;)


crepppy submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

Plan on upgrading cooling first, and then maybe a M.2 NVMe drive, but didn't realise they were that cheap until I checked. Thanks

RoyalSovereign 1 point 1 month ago

Great work on this build. I am very picky when it comes to parts, but i would not change anything here. But i must say that i am a bit disappointed with 2060. I thought it would be less power hungry and i expected more than 6gb of VRAM, cos it is quite capable for 1440p gaming, after all.

theedwardjc 1 point 27 days ago

Do you have an alternate to the 2060 at the price point? Everything that seems worth opting for is at least $70 more

RoyalSovereign 1 point 27 days ago

1080 is alternative in my country for same price. 2060's are about 430-460 euro while 1080's are about 480. More-less But both cards are power-hungry and most 1080 models need 1x8 pin + 1x6 pin connectors. So you gotta spend some good quality time online searching for best offers.

crepppy submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 days ago

1080's are a lot more pricey where I am.

diypartsjoy 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

+1 for completing your first build.

crepppy submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

Thanks :)

Majekdor 1 point 1 month ago

How do you like the 2060? I've been thinking about upgrading...

crepppy submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

It's been great so far, especially for only have 6GB of VRAM. For some reason I can't control the fans manually, but I don't have much need to as the default fan curve seems alright, and it won't really budge as far as overclocking goes (I mean it's not that bad since it's pre overclocked)

Pwnzies 1 point 21 days ago

Great build! I’ll be going with similar parts here soon, once I have the budget.

I was wondering what that beautiful blue-green light is from on the 4th picture, is that just an LED strip? I’d like to do something similar with mine.

crepppy submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

That's just from the RGB strips that came with the case. There is probably a way to make it look like that, but it was just on color spectrum when I took the photo, so completely random. Thanks :)

RV_Salty 1 point 3 days ago

im building a pc almost identical to yours,it is also my first build so i was thinking if you could give me tips about cable management, retailers, anything else that would be useful? heres the link:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $184.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $129.00 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $90.98 @ Newegg
Storage Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card $379.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $71.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $43.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $970.82
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $950.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-15 23:06 EDT-0400
gtgarcia 1 point 2 days ago

Can you change the rgb on the rtx 2060? I have the same card but with an asrock b450 steel legend and i cant do it using their software

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