Description

Mid range build used mainly for casual World of Warcraft gaming. It handles WoW on ultra settings with 95 FPS on average. This is my first build, and other than dealing with moderately compact case, there were no issues with putting this PC together. I was a bit worried about the airflow, which seems a little restrictive with the top filter in place. After removing the filter the CPU temperature dropped by good 5 to 7 degrees (measured by Core Temp). I have also removed the hard drive cage, since I don’t need it, which gave me a little more room to tuck in the cables. Mobo was Ryzen 3000 ready and worked without BIOS update.

https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/20358745

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Love your build! I'm looking at a lot of the same parts rgb wise so cool to see what it would look like, just wondering what software you use for the cable combs or if icue works for those.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I am not sure if they can be controlled through the Corsair node controller (iCUE). I meant to test it but didn't get around doing it just yet. They are plugged into to the motherboard, and are controlled through RGB Fusion. The software is less than perfect, but still lets you customize colors, and has plenty of modes to chose from. I am looking to swap the motherboard for an MSI one with x570 chipset (will use the existing mobo in a build for my mom's desktop), and i really hope it is compatible with their software.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the response, definitely still gonna get them bc they look cool, but I'll just have to figure out what software to use. Good luck with the mobo swap!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build! Interesting to see that the Gigabyte mobo comes preflashed, where did you buy it and is the bios update pretty smooth? Also, how has the mobo been working for you? I've heard mixed things about the VRM overheating, especially, when trying to oc a cpu.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The mobo was Ryzen 3000 ready, yes. I didn't have any problems with the BIOS, CPU OC through Precision Boost Overdrive with easy 4.3 GHz without overheating. Although I have run only a few tests before changing the MOBO.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

hows the temps? is 120 rad enough to play and stream games?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The 120 radiator is doing just fine. 4.3 GHz CPU overclock stays under 60 degree F when stress tested.

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