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Dream Machine

by maxzeightfive

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18 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Feb. 3, 2019

Date Built

Jan. 15, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.5° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

53.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.411 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

74.2° C

Description

Runs everything and it's pretty fast, no issues whatsoever. Kinda overpaid for it tho, but there is no other choice in my country.

If you got any questions or suggestions, post in comments.

UserBench Run

Update 16/03/2019: Finally brought headphones

Part Reviews

CPU

Best price/performance CPU right now

CPU Cooler

A very nice cooler, designed for TR4 but also compatible with AM4, if you see it cheaper than Esports One and compatibility isn't an issue to you (it doesn't support mainstream Intel sockets, and probably will not get AM5 mounting kit because of it's low market share), get this one.

Motherboard

Cheapest ATX board on my local market, works pretty good, VRM temps are fine.

There is a rumor circulating around these boards that there are two revisions, one with decent VRMs and one with crappy ones. I think I got the good one, it's pretty stable, I hope it will be able to OC my 2600 to 4GHz or run next-gen Ryzen CPUs if I will need an upgrade.

Memory

It works. One thing tho, this RAM got 16-20-20-38 timings which is not usual for CL16 RAM (I got Hynix C-die chips), I recommend slightly dropping timings to 16-18-18-36, I gained about 5.5 FPS in Arma 3 by doing that, will tune it further when I will have the free time.

Storage

Overall good SSD, but it can get pretty hot. Exceeding recommended temps under heavy load (Installing or verifying files integrity of Kingdom Come Deliverence which is 54.5 GB's can get SSD to 79c) I have OS + Arma 3 & KCD on mine, haven't noticed slowdowns yet.

Would recommend getting heatsink (or getting 2.5" version instead) for this thing, will be ordering it in the near future.

Storage

Good high-capacity HDD. I got the ST2000DM008-2FR102 version.

Video Card

One of the best 580's you can get.

Case

Love the minimalist design, little harder to build in than S340 because of the smaller size, but it looks better than OG S340, IMO

Power Supply

A high quality PSU, it has a pretty nice metal sticker bundled with it.

Case Fan

I gotta say, this thing is being quiet indeed.

Monitor

Good cheap IPS panel with Freesync support, got no issues other than IPS glow (didn't bother me much).

Keyboard

Nothing flashy, just a working, reliable keyboard

Mouse

Great gaming mouse for the price, got the reputation for it's reliability in my country.

Headphones

Pretty good headphones for the price, originally I wanted Cloud Core, but it seems Kingston stopped manufacturing these. So I brought Stinger (which is ~25$ cheaper than Silver (Cloud Core with volume regulator and silver paint on it), and I'm pretty happy with it as of writing this review.

Mic is pretty good for me, sound quality is superb for me, but I'm not an audiophile.

Comments Sorted by:

diypartsjoy 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

+2 for the video card and the case.

beardedmisfit 5 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Is your shield on backwards for the MOBO? +1 for the build though, good job.

maxzeightfive submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Nah, it seems like it, but its on the right side

BG17 2 points 2 months ago

Nah, ASRock (and others) still use plain silver io shields on their 'normal' motherboards. Heck, ASUS TUF motherboard came with a plain one too.

beardedmisfit 5 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

So weird. My apologies.

Sensible_Systems 55 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Clean! I like a good zebra build, and this one is very nice :-)

Edit: 'zebra' meaning black and white, please accept 'penguin' or 'panda' if you prefer either of those instead!

n7girl 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

I was just looking at builds with the RAM I was considering, and I happened upon your build. Which turns out to be nearly identical (brand and all) - so thanks for sharing =D Now I am even more excited.

maxzeightfive submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Feel free to ask, if you have some questions :)

YaKnowWho 1 point 2 months ago

How do you like the monitor? Did you feel like it was worth it? I'm currently trying to decide on one for my build :P

maxzeightfive submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

It's very good for the price, it was the cheapest decent Freesync monitor at the time. I'm going to use this monitor for at least 5 years, or until it breaks.

YaKnowWho 1 point 2 months ago

Hey! Thanks for replying! It seems like this might be the monitor I'm going to pick. Very nice build btw!

maxzeightfive submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you!

Best PC I ever had!

MEB006 1 point 2 months ago

How many fan connectors are on the motherboard?

maxzeightfive submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Three case fan connectors, as i'm aware of.

Three fans is enough to keep my PC cool, even stock H500 would do enough.

MEB006 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you. I needed to know if I needed to buy a fan hub.

MEB006 1 point 2 months ago

how many USB headers are on the motherboard?

maxzeightfive submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

4 usual USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.1 + 1 Type-C.

MEB006 2 points 2 months ago

thx