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I was wondering if anybody could critique my first build so that I can hear what some more experience people think. I do want to note that I got some of these components cheaper than what they are currently at, such as the CPU, which I got for $199.99.

I personally love the way it turned out but I am not the most experienced yet. I mainly built this to game but I also do lots of model rendering in CAD. I was wondering if I should've gotten a better CPU such as a Ryzen 7 3700x and I do think I spent a lil too much on the motherboard but fortunately, money was not too much of a concern. Thanks in advance to anyone who is willing to critique!

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  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

nice build, but I think your desk is a bit too small for your setup. It personally looks cramped and uncomfortable

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I agree haha I think I'm going to get rid of my other monitor for now until I get a bigger desk or something. Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Pretty nice for first build :D. Maybe a bit more cable management on front panel cables and GPU power cables.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the cable management was the most stressful part for me haha and I know some places I can improve on. Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, pretty clean especially for a first time. I'm no expert on parts matching but i think your CPU and GPU should work well together. I have a R5 3600 and a RTX 2070 and they seems to work very well together. I might suggest getting a better cooler if you want to get a bit more out of your CPU. Not that there is anything wrong with the stock one, they are actually quite decent if you aren't overclocking.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I really like the stock one so far but I do plan on getting a better cooler soon. Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Cable management needs improvement. Like the case, how is it for airflow? EVGA CLC liquid cooler would alow for better overclocking. Nice looking build for your first. Gets easier the more you build. Something with an X470 or X570 chipset would have been a benefit as well.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I need to go back and manage those cables better, I goofed up near the bottom and didn't see some of my case's routing options. So I watched a lot of reviews about the case saying that the airflow isn't that great but I haven't had any temperature problems so far in any of my components and I would say that it's not bad. I want to say the reviews were saying that because they expected better for the price. I personally love the case and it is a bit pricey but it also comes with corsair's lightning node pro and fan controller. I do want to look into water cooling soon too. Thanks for the feedback!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Overall you did great. Faster computer than what 99% of people have.

As far as the case goes, to me it's overkill. But that's great if you plan on upgrading your hardware in the future - it should easily handle multiple GPUs, watercooling, overclocking.

I'll agree that you spent too much on the motherboard. When you get past about $150-200, the additional features primarily benefit heavily overclocked systems.

The 3700X is slightly faster, but unless you're constantly maxing out all cores the difference wouldn't be noticeable.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The case and motherboard were honestly the hardest decisions for me but I do want to look into water cooling and over clocking soon, which is part of the reason I choose that case. So I think I'll keep my current CPU for a long time. Thanks for the feedback!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Love the case, have it myself(trying not to be bias lol). Build looks great and I think everyone else has said this but that mobo is a bit overkill but the primary benefit you will get from that mobo is better power delivery (helps overclocking) as well as more efficient power delivery and better chipset and VRM cooling solutions. All good things especially since you're considering squeezing some more performance out of your system. That mobo is definitely justifiable for that reason alone. Feature set is also robust and will be good for a longer period of time. I suggest to get more ram. I know alot of people say that 16gb is enough but honestly i find that with my system i usually have 13 or 14gigs of RAM ate up at a given time considering i have alot of things going on at once. Plus games eat up VRAM alot more now and having more memory will help performance there. 3600mhz ram is extremely fast and that is an excellent choice. Just get some more. Also do water or a Noctua air cooler if you're trying to OC considering you're going to produce waaay more heat. Just be smart use common sense and do lots of research. Cheers

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for all the info, it is really helpful!