Description

This build actually turned out better than I expected. I know optical drives are rapidly becoming a thing of the past, but I wanted one anyway. To get the best performance-to-price ratio I could, and keep total cost under $950; I went with a pre-owned gtx 1080 (runs great!), and a refurbished power supply. The ASRock motherboard with built in wireless connectivity, and RGB sync software was a steal at $75! You could not ask for more in a motherboard at that price! The UpHere case fans and controller are an unbeatable value, and work great! The Intel m.2 drive is just incredible! So fast!

Complaints:

Patriot Viper RAM is unstable at, and crashes when run at it's advertised speed using xmp profile.

The Cougar mx330-g case is great in almost every way but two: 1) The glass panel is made intentionally too large, and hangs down almost to the floor, and leaves a significant gap between the glass and the case. 2) The rear expansion slots are designed as break away, so once removed for the installation of an expansion card, they are not replaceable.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Great motherboard at a price of $75 at time of purchase. Built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as ASRock's Polychrome RGB sync software. 4 DIMM slots, two full PCIe x16 expansion slots, and and an m.2 slot that does not share bandwidth with the 4 SATA ports. Can't really ask for more! Highly recommend!

Storage

This is an awesome fast drive for the price! Highly recommend!

Case

It's a solid case, and would recommend- especially at the price of $48, but two things to be aware of: 1) If you get the tempered glass version, the glass peel is cut much larger than the acrylic panel, and so does not fit as well on the side of the case, and hangs down low, almost to the floor. 2) The rear excision slots are break-away, and so are not replaceable once removed.

Custom

It works. And it's actually pretty quiet.

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Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I would add the custom prices that you bought each part for. That would help with accuracy of cost.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You are right, I will fix that.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had a preowned gtx 1080 T_T

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you put your RAM speeds at?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I was able to get it to run at 3000mhz, with 16-18-18-36 timing. Any faster and it crashes.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! How much FPS does this build average on Fortnite with ALL Low settings?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You can search up a benchmark with the cpu and gpu to find out.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to use any fan header splitters to get all of the fans onto your build?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

All 5 of the fans come together in a pack with a hub they all connect to, so no. It's actually quite convenient.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thanks! How many headers are in the board itself though?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How loud are the fans at full blast?