Description

This was my first PC Build and my first Desktop and my goal was to create system capable of 1080/1440p gaming and video editing/animation with a budget of $1800 (AUD). The end result has pleased me and I hope to go on to upgrade and maybe build another PC in the future. My colour theme wasn't overly important to me but I ended up with a majority Red/Black build (an overused theme I know). I apologize for the photo's I'm no photographer and they were just taken on my iPhone as I went. The Monitor is my next priority along with an SSD, but I just didn't have the money at the time of purchasing the parts and I didn't want to skimp out on parts just to get an SSD or Monitor because I can wait for these things.

I have no complaints with any of the parts in this build, the whole experience was very smooth and the only problem I had occurred when I put the GPU in the lower PCIE slot which I realized was only running at 4x when I checked AMD Crimson (I should have checked the manual). Anyway, the PC is not finished just yet, I plan to further clean up the wiring and add extra photos in the future.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Does the 212X fit very well in this case (is there much clearance)?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you overclocked the cpu and/or gpu? And what is your system tdp and is that psu good enough?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I tried to keep it reasonable because I wanted temps and power draw to stay within reason while still getting good performance so the CPU is at 4.5GHz and the GPU is at 1100 Core Clock and 1600 Memory Clock. These OC's have both been stable and temperature and power draw are well within reason.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is fine, but mediocre.

If something else that is better is on the same price as the PSU on this build, get the other one instead.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a PSU you would recommend ? (as I am soon to purchase the same in this build)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

EVGA GS/G2 Series Corsair RMx Series Silverstone Strider Gold Series XFX XTR Series CM V Gold Series

These PSUs ranging within $80-100 are so far the best I've seen.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Ended up paying $20 more and getting the G2 EVGA 750w :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Love seeing the 390 in builds. Very nice.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the Cooler Master Hyper 212X fit in the S340? Looking to go with the same case and cooler.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, it fits, but clearance is very close, I did the research previous to buying it and new it would be close but it's is more close than I expected, still nothing that prevents the closing of the side panel, its around a cm off.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I did, you can see it is moved in the later photos but thanks for looking out, because I didn't realize until AMD Crimson said the interface was 4x.