Description

Hey there, this is my first desktop PC I've ever owned. Coming from a 60Hz 14" laptop screen with a 6 year old GPU to a 144Hz Freesync 27" monitor is insane.

When building this, I really wanted it to have a good aesthetic but I didn't want to get too crazy with custom water loops and all that. I really, really like how it ended up.

There were a few kinks in the way, my motherboard came defective the first time with the wifi chip not working, but amazon sent me a new one real quick! Also just in general it was a learning experience, I ******* hate 24 pin connectors!

Worth every cent to me. I'm gonna keep this thing running for as long as I can, and it's super nice because I can just swap out a part whenever. I love the case.

I have yet to run a full on stress test on this thing yet, but at 100% gpu usage I was seeing a max temp of about 65*C when playing some games for a while. Definitely in love with this thing!

Also, sorry for the potato pics I'll add better ones soon :)

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Best motherboard for its price bracket in terms of VRMs. Software isn't amazing but I can put up with it just for how good the price is. Motherboard looks good with a vertical GPU setup and the black PCB is really nice. Took a star off cause the first one that I got had defective wifi chip but besides that the new board is excellent!

Storage

Great price to performance compared to Samsung's 970 EVO if you can find it on one of the many frequent sales.

Storage

Loudest part of my build, but it does whats advertised. Overpriced for what it is, but no other hard drive has a warranty this long, and I don't **** with storage

Case

Beautiful case. There's lots of cases that have the dual tempered glass setup but this is the only case I know of that has the bottom like that. Almost looks like a display case! Super nice and may be called overpriced but actually a deal if you were planning on buying AER RGB fans and a hue 2 in the first place. Worth every cent

Monitor

I got a good deal on it ($70 off when it literally just came out) and to me it's completely worth it. 27", IPS, 144Hz, lowest total input lag of any monitor with the same specs (check out hardwareunboxed), and it's only downside is poor contrast ratio which isn't even that much lower than comparable monitors in the price segment.

Perfect colours, no BLB, some IPS glow but minimal, and a surprisingly good stand though it can't swivel. 10/10 if you pay MSRP it's also cheaper than the Aorus, and overpriced 4 year old Asus monitor

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I used to think that the h510 elite looked unappealing imo, this build changed my mind. Good work +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

No problemo

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I think everyone should build as they want to with their priorities. Some people go for better performance, others go for aesthetics, but this is a perfect example of pure balance between performance and aesthetics. That case is **** btw. Really nice work. +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Like your build, it's awesome! :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build! Definitely going to recreate it myself

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Cheers man

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 points

Great build! I'm thinking of getting this case, how did you manage to mount your GPU vertically? I've only ever seen people mount horizontally with the H510 Elite.

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! You can mount vertically (the case has vertical PCIe brackets) but by default it's very close to the glass so your GPU gets a lot hotter.

I bought a cablemod vertical PCIe bracket conversion kit, so I lost all horizontal PCIe slots but it's worth it for me. I lose maybe 2-3*C (negligible) in performance and it looks a lot cleaner IMO.

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Superb build!

How is the 650W PSU holding up?

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And it's perfect. I don't think I've gone over 430W