Description

This is the 2nd rebuild of a gaming PC that I build last year as my first build that I never got round to posting - Same system as here except with a Ryzen 5 1600, STRIX B350-F, and a CM MasterLiquid 240L RGB. Got the yearning for an upgrade, so here it is. May I present, [INSERT NAME HERE] V2.1.

Performs about like you'd expect a system with this parts to perform - that is to say, excellently. Everything I play on it is maxing the refresh rate of the monitor (except PUBG, but you're running the GTX 999980 TiTi or something if you're maxing that out at 1440p 100HZ).

Part Reviews

CPU

I'd give it 10 stars if I could. I got a great overclocked, I had it up to 5.3 GhZ for benchmarking, but that was a bit on the hot side, so I turned it down to 5.0 for day to day use

CPU Cooler

Awesome. Nice and quiet, performs well, easy to mount, ML fans are near silent and move a heck of a lot of air.. Only complaint is that there's a lot of cables coming off the block.

Motherboard

All the motherboard you could ever need. Got mine on open-box clearance for $80 at Micro Center. Same VRMs as the much-loved E Gaming, and all the same features except front panel USB-C but almost nobody has that anyways. M.2 for another upgrade, enough USB ports, USB-C 3.1 10GBPS, ASUS's great UEFI BIOS, I/O fascia piece, what more could you want?

Memory

RAM is RAM. Doesn't work with ASUS Aura, though, and I can't even turn off the LEDs. Would not buy again.

Storage

Ahh yes the much loved 850 EVO. Plenty fast, enough space for OS, programs, and my favorite games. Got it LITERALLY A WEEK before the 860 Evo came out, though.

Storage

As above, but now with 1tb of space. I use it as a game drive. Got it for free from my grandpa's old PC. He gave it to me as payment for building the new one.

Storage

Works great as expected. WD is always reliable. Great for pictures, not that I need the space.

Storage

Works fine for overflow. Noisy and slow but no more than any other HDD out there. Great for bragging about how your PC has 4.5TB of storage.

Video Card

Performs like a 1080 Ti, has a backplate, RGB. A bit loud though. Kind of wishing I got the STRIX instead.

Case

Clean lines, nice glass, PSU shroud, cool front SSD mount. Airflow could be better, however. Probably going to replace with an Enthoo Pro M TG at some point. Radiator was hell to mount, but that's just me getting a big AIO.

Power Supply

850w 80+ Gold fully modular unit from a reliable brand. What more could you need?

Case Fan

Really loud, doesn't work with Aura Sync. I'm gonna replace it with a Corsair ML120 soon.

Case Fan

Actually removed it it was that loud. Don't buy these fans.

Monitor

AWESOME. Super high resolution - from 8 inches away I can't see the pixels; high refresh rate AND G-Sync; decent included stand, IPS, and Ultrawide is amazing- feels almost like VR. 11/10 would reccomend

Monitor

Mine came broken, but luckily I was able to return it through micro center. It's cheap for a reason.

Keyboard

Awesome keyboard. MX Browns are lovely, RGB is cool, and I love the palm rest and volume wheel - so convenient!!. Macros are cool too.

Mouse

It's the world's best selling gaming mouse for a reason.

Mouse

Works fine, G403 clone. Bit heavier than I'd like with both batteries in though.

Headphones

Can't go wrong with the Cloud IIs. Cloud Alphas aren't out in something color neutral yet, so I got these. Great for music, mic's OK from my experience of listening to friends with them (I use a Blue Snowball). Nice and bassy for gaming.

Speakers

Aaaaaawwwwwweeeeeesssssooooommmmme. Project sound all around my house. Having a dedicated sub is awesome. Nice & small for fitting under my desk too. Literally nothing bad to say about them.

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

It's a really nice first-ish build. I hope my first-ish personal build will turn out as good as yours.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Just looked at yours. Noice. That's an... interesting monitor configuration.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! The pc's are not for me, but for my sister. I don't have a pc of my own just yet.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the aoc monitor cheap?

  • 18 months ago
  • 0 points

By ultrawide standards it is.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

$1050 is cheap for an ultrawide?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it was $699 when I bought it.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

so, how did you manage to get a 1TB evo for free, or is that just a part list error? nice build either way

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

No I got for free. Dude gave me a dead PC, said he didn't want it anymore.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

damn, nice one, that's a $500 drive

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

$250 actually but yeah. Almost perfect SMART scores too

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

still, 250, 500, who cares you got it for free, and it even works

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Yee.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick, sick build. Need more pics!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats an impressive first build, will take a long way before needing an upgrade. Wish the pictures where better

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

holy **** it's you, I've been following Caution! Overclocked over on the LinusTechTips forums, how's that going?

I'm actually doing a case/cooler swap, to an Enthoo Pro M TG and a Dark Rock Pro 4 soon, cause noise

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome case the Enthoo Pro, never build in it but would really like to one day. Yea im almost everywhere tech related ;) actually have some very interesting updates that might go online later this week, stay tuned over on the forums for it

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Shall indeed, yeah the Enthoo Pro M looks awesome, can't wait to build in it - Just a week till it gets here!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so much better than mine. Nice!

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