Description

(sorry for the subpar picture quality)

Since I built this rig in the middle of the school year, I've mainly been using it for typing up papers and 3D Modelling. In my free time I'll play games like The Division 2, League of Legends, Minecraft and Devil May Cry 5.

So far it's been a pretty smooth experience. My hard drive came DoA so I'll be looking at getting a new one or a big SSD most likely. My original keyboard (An EagleTec KG010) was returned on account of the shift keys being unresponsive. As a result I ended up picking up a refurbished Corsair Rapidfire.

My next priorities are probably to get more storage, a second monitor and an aftermarket CPU cooler.

Part Reviews

CPU

Got it for 150$ while it came with a copy of The Division 2, pretty good deal if I do say so myself. Works great for everyday and gaming use.

Motherboard

Has overclocking capabilities and some RGB. The IO shield is built in, which is nice. It's kind of expensive though, which is why I took off a star.

Memory

At the time I bought it, it was the cheapest kit of 2x8 3000MHz RAM I could get. I like the look a lot, despite it not being too visible in my case. RAM is RAM though.

Storage

Does what it has to do well and fast. Extremely glad that I bought an SSD for a boot drive.

Video Card

I bought the graphics card just before the release of the 1660 TI, mainly because I didn't pay attention to the news. Live and learn though. ¯_(?)_/¯ For what it's worth though, the card is pretty great. Fans aren't noticeably loud until 40-50% load, unless I'm in a dead quiet room.

Case

The case looks pretty nice but the acrylic front panel is a drag. If you build in this case, remember to connect the SATA power cable for the fans and connect the fan header to the RGB header, I wasted a lot of time not realizing my mistake. The expansion slots are also really hard to take off, you need to pull them off with force. Make sure to do it before putting in the motherboard as well. tldr: Nice looking case but has flaws. If I could choose again I'd probably get a different case.

Power Supply

Does what is has to do with no issues. I wish the cables weren't yellow and other colors but I guess that's what happens when you go for a lower end PSU.

Monitor

IPS, FreeSync, more than 60Hz, there's not much more to expect from a $90 monitor. I took off a star because it didn't come with an HDMI cable though. If you want, it does come with a VGA cable.

Keyboard

Great looking keyboard with a volume slider, some media keys, USB passthrough and a wrist rest. The RGB is nice too, will automatically change to certain color themes in certain games. (EX: The Division 2 it has a Blue/Orange Rain effect)

Mouse

Pretty smooth RGB effects for a budget mouse. Can go up to 10000DPI and has some extra buttons. My only complaint is that the software is buggy sometimes and doesn't always make the changes I want to the mouse. Other than the software though, no complaints.

Speakers

I'm no audiophile but to my untrained ear they sound great. They can also get really loud and look pretty nice. At $20 I'm not sure how much more you could ask for from speakers.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are looking for a larger SSD you could go with an Intel 660p 1 TB which is a NVME M.2 ssd for around 110$

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

wait it is 110?! I bought my Samsung for 130

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

like the colors

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice clean blue build, I really dig it, how was the Sapphire RX590 because I heard there are problem from Amazon's reviews

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

"are problem"? what kind of problem

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had any issues with it aside from the color. (Color sorta locks me into a light blue theme) Aside from that it's a great card, though now that the games deal is over the GTX 1660 is probably a better choice.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice m8 I like this clean build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

what rgb fans came with the case?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not sure what the model is or anything, sorry.