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OFF/ON - Kamehameha Build

by Fifipin

Description

This is my very first build which I did at the beginning of this year. I tried to keep it simple with some subtle RGB.

CPU : R7 2700X because I also plan to do some photo/video editing and maybe stream. Haven't had time yet to test OC it

GPU : Runs every game I played so far on max settings @ 1080 144+ fps, was able to overclock it to +200 MHz core clock and +450 MHz mem clock in MSI Afterburner ( Temp Limit @ 86C)

RAM : Changed the speed to 2933MHz in the BIOS XMP, sadly the 3200MHz model was sold out in my area

Monitor : Monitor was included in the NVIDIA's "G-Sync Compatible" list right after I purchased it

Here are some random personal takeaways I had during the whole process (buying and building)

  • Should have waited a bit longer for the 2060 (same performance, cheaper price) or paid a bit more for the 2070
  • Having a video play along side while building was really helpful. I had Bitwit's and several videos on how to mount specific parts playing.
  • Easiest part was the CPU and RAM installation
  • Hardest/Tiresome would be the AIO pump mounting
  • Extension sleeved cables made it pain to cable manage at the back due to the added length
  • There is a lot of screwing and unscrewing involved in the whole building process (mainly things are sometimes hard to reach)
  • Motherboard manual is your best friend
  • It was kinda hard to mount the SSD because my PSU only came with angled SATA cables
  • Always make sure all the power cables are fully inserted (most of my cables were loose before double checking)
  • There are a lot of drivers to install
  • 144hz feels soooooo smooth

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Gibbytronix 4 points 2 months ago

Looks nice!

Eggoman 3 points 2 months ago

My build is very similar to this but more of a budget version. Yours looks really nice good job!

HomieOfBel-Air 3 points 2 months ago

Nice lense in the Background and loving the color scheme and parts! Also, how's the AIO?

Batmantis 2 points 2 months ago

Thanks for sharing this. The airflow and aesthetics look great with the h500 and radiator. The headphone mount on the front of the case is clever. I might have to steal that for my new build.

Majekdor 1 point 2 months ago

Nice clean setup +1

Px_mj9 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

clean and great

Flanker3 1 point 2 months ago

How are the rgb case fans? I am thinking about getting them but I have seen some bad reviews for rgb fans.

Ryzin 1 point 1 month ago

Please don’t get them. They have a 2 star average.

markker2992 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I love this! I just posted my Goku build a few minutes ago on here and this is great!

jackinpgh 1 point 2 months ago

I just built a pc with this motherboard. When I download the MSI mystic light software I get an error message saying "This platform is not supported" after the software is done installing and I try to run it. Have you had this problem? The factory red is so ugly.

Fifipin submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Did you install the correct version of MSI Mystic Light?

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450-TOMAHAWK#down-utility

choose your windows version, should be mystic light 3

RedpherGames 1 point 1 month ago

Quick question: Why did you go 3000? Are you overclocking your ram? Ryzen should be paired with at least 3200 frequency.

-parzival- 1 point 1 month ago

Looks great

falconboy389 1 point 1 month ago

do you know the voltage for the mother board? i am doing my first build and am not sure if the power supply i want to get is the right one

Radriar_ 1 point 1 month ago

For the cpu cooler can the light only turn solid colors, because the next step up of rgb on the coolmaster 240 rgb shows a rainbow of colors.

Fifipin submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yes only single color, the motherboard doesn't have addressable RGB headers so I went for this model.

1.0 1 point 29 days ago

how loud is the stock aio fans? nice build btw

diypartsjoy 1 Build 0 points 2 months ago

It is weird how those case fans are not cataloged.

benplaksienko -4 points 2 months ago

I5 9600k with rtx 2070 would be a better buy, but otherwise an ok build. Only reason I am saying an i5 9600k is because it was proven to be better in gaming and desktop applications including editing stuff. And 2070 to late

Fifipin submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

The 1070ti is enough for 1080p 144hz gaming and multi threaded performance is still better on the 2700x

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