Description

I was fortunate enough to receive many of these components from my family for Christmas and my birthday (That's why many components are listed as $0). The keyboard is the Havit low profile mechanical keyboard. Which can be found in the link below. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0722GG88M/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

My Dad got me the mouse for Christmas last year. Everything with a price listed I bought myself and I was able to get better components in these areas for my needs thanks to everyone who contributed! I OC'd to 3.6 GHz (and added Blender 2.78c benchmarks). The speakers you see in my photos are Mackie CR3 Reference Monitors. Couldn't ask for better. Especially for the price! http://www.fullcompass.com/prod/264843-Mackie-CR3

UPDATE: With the AGESA 1.0.0.6b updated BIOS, I got RAM running at 3200MHz.

Part Reviews

Video Card

My only problem with it is that the fan they used is too cheap. The temps are totally fine (temps aren't my concern for such a low TDP card), but depending on your orientation in your case you made hear a slightly audible clicking noise made by the fan and upon further examination, it looks like the EVGA card might be better because it looks like it has a higher quality fan.

Case

The additional drive cage isn't very good. The PSU mounting bracket could definitely be better. The rest of the case was fantastic to build in though. There are some sacrifices, but I really like the form factor and price. It also practically cable managed itself.

Wireless Network Adapter

Fantastic reliability and performance. My only real gripe is that we can't just throw one in a M.2 or PCIe slot without those extra wires coming out of the back of the case and the plastic thing you have to stick to your case that's housing the antennas.

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

RIP neck.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

How so?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably because your monitor is way to the left

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It wasn't that bad before. I did end up moving it a bit further toward the center though.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

great build. Definitely upgrade that gpu down the line though.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

sweet setup and rig man

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Thanks for checking it out. I'm very happy with it!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I appreciate it!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

np you deserved it!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build. I thought there no rgb header for that spire rgb cooler :v

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right. There isn't an RBG header. The default LED works in a standard CPU fan header. Red does work and I've heard some people say that they got green to work by reversing the cable (haven't verified the green led).

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm at least it matching color with the mobo. kinda killing the rgb ring hype :'D

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the wireless card required for wifi?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, this board doesn't include wireless so I had to add my own. Most boards don't include it and you should check carefully. It is usually only present on mini-ITX but isn't guaranteed to be on those either.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Why such an awesome cpu and a meh graphics card. A slight bottleneck. But I guess if you only do recording and editing it should be fine

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

RIP bottleneck build

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! It's a freedom arm mount and your right about the speakers. These speakers are the best I've ever owned; for a reasonable price!

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, I didn't have enough extra money in the budget. I chose to buy a high-end CPU for development and upgrade the GPU later down the line. I prefer to go higher-end on the platform and keep it for longer. Also, the 1050 Ti is a decent GPU.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

That's definitely the right choice imo. The CPU isn't as much a victim of obsolescence as GPUs are.