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Aluneth - Purple Meshify Build

by sashimilu

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25 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 18, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.544 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

Description

Hello PCPP! This is the first PC I've ever built and I'm very happy it all came together with minimal issues. I first looked into building a custom PC two years ago and finally decided to blow a hole in my student wallet to make it happen.

I went with a Ryzen PC because of the better multitasking and possibility of streaming in the future. Paired it with a 1060 graphics card because my existing monitor is 1080p, 60Hz and I wasn't planning on upgrading it in the near future. I'm unfamiliar with the specific benchmarks, but I know it can run my casual games smoothly at high settings (Guild Wars 2, League, Sims 4, etc...) - a huge improvement from my laptop gaming days.

The build process was much easier than I anticipated. If you are also using the same motherboard/case as me, make sure you put the front panel USB 3.0 cable through the bottom cut-out before screwing on the motherboard because otherwise the cable will not fit. I also made the mistake of plugging my monitor HDMI cable into the motherboard, and wondered why there was no display... make sure you use the HDMI port on the graphics card!

Lastly, I spent some extra money on a Corsair Lighting Pro kit which came with 4 LED strips and a control hub. This is just for the aesthetics. The LEDs are extremely bright, and very easy to put up because of the magnetic strip. However, the inner frame has a few clip-things from the front panel which made it impossible to lie the LED strip completely against the frame.

Overall, its silent, pretty, and I love it! Thanks for reading :)

Part Reviews

CPU

Recommended by a friendly user on r/buildapc and overall I'm very pleased with it. Will try lightly overclocking in the future.

CPU Cooler

Very small and aesthetically pleasing cooler - I had no issues with RAM clearance. The box came with an AM4 bracket. Installation was a little difficult since it was my first build - screwing it in from the back of the motherboard was really stressful... The fan is very quiet, and I love how the lights from my RAM reflects off the white fan blades.

Motherboard

Great motherboard, don't have any complaints. If I wanted to save some money I could've went for a B450 instead but decided to stick with this one for the looks.

Storage

Very fast SSD that is capable of booting Windows in a few seconds. Just be careful when taking it out of the box.

Video Card

Went with a 1060 graphics card for my 1080p 60Hz monitor. So far it works great and can handle the games and software I use. Bought it during an Amazon prime sale. However, there's only one HDMI port.. not sure if this is the norm, but it'll definitely be extra work if I do decide to get a second monitor.

Case

Love this case, it's super easy to build with, and has lots of options for cable management. The instructions were very easy to understand and it came with all the accessories you could possibly need.

Bought two 140mm Fractal Design fans to replace the one 120mm fan at the front.

Power Supply

Works great, no complaints. It's semi-modular but I didn't find it confusing to install at all.

And it has black cables.

Other

Great RGB RAM that goes well with my Ryzen CPU. Personally think it was well worth it to pay a little extra for the bright lighting.

Comments Sorted by:

KING_i 2 points 3 months ago

Hey can it run destiny 2 ?

Twinkie_Doge 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

It should be able to run anything as long as you're not expecting 4k gaming. Destiny 2 isn't a problem for my 2200g 1050ti system. Nor should I be for this one.

deathraydave 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

No problem

NerdyTurd 2 points 3 months ago

This looks incredibly pretty, nice job on the cable management too! +1

sashimilu submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks!

IPS2080 2 points 3 months ago

What samsung is that and how good is btw love the case

sashimilu submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks! It's a 24" 350 Series monitor, I've had this one for ~2 years now and it still works great :)

IPS2080 1 point 3 months ago

No issue with freesync i have gtx 1060 3gb and want to buy lg 23 inch freesync but not sure about it

RoyalSovereign 2 points 3 months ago

I guess there is no need to visit real **** sites for a month now... :D Well done. I love white builds. White perfectly reflects LED lights so every white build looks so glamorous.

sashimilu submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Yup this exactly is why I went with the white case over a black one! I also really love how the white cooler fan reflected the RAM LEDs. The GPU was going to be a white ASUS 1060 but the MSI one was so much cheaper I had to go with it instead.

RoyalSovereign 2 points 3 months ago

Yea... I feel ya. I wanted ASUS as well but went for G1 Gigabyte. It was nearly 90 euros cheaper.

BetrayedPredator 2 points 3 months ago

I see you did the same thing I did the first time I built a PC

The front panel USB cable should be plugged into the header beside the 24pin ATX power, instead of the one near the bottom of the motherboard

sashimilu submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

WHAT I swear I could not find any other place to plug in the front panel USB - does this mean I'll have to take EVERYTHING OUT AGAIN to move the motherboard and swap the USB cable?!

JK but actually, thanks for letting me know, I'll go check this when I get home :')

BetrayedPredator 3 points 3 months ago

You should be able to just remove the cable and move it to the proper connector without taking anything off but the side panels.

It can do some cosmetic damage to the motherboard if its constantly putting stress on the connector. Like for me it pulled the plastic guide off and was a pain in the *** to get off, didn't damage the pins.

JustBuilding 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

For your first build, this is really simple and clean.

Nice!

sashimilu submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks!!

Trey509 2 points 3 months ago

Just wondering, why did u add an extra cpu cooler with an amd cpu? I believe their cpu coolers are pretty good (especially comparing to intel cpu coolers that come with the cpu).

sashimilu submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I'm planning on overclocking the CPU, hence why I upgraded the cooler. This is totally optional, but if you wanted to use the stock cooler, people have suggested getting a 2600x instead of the 2600 because the AMD Spire that comes with it is a much better stock cooler than the Stealth.

lextaliones_ 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

ah we have kind of similar builds! LOVE yours!

sashimilu submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks! Your build looks suuuper nice too, love that purple theme <3

EndritGurgule2002 2 points 3 months ago

Does the cryorig h7 come with a included am4 bracket

sashimilu submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Yes, I bought mine off of newegg and it came with the am4 bracket. Newegg has it listed in the specs under "package contents" whether it includes the bracket :)

EndritGurgule2002 1 point 3 months ago

Ok thanks I’ll be sure to check that

Gielsaidice18 1 point 3 months ago

Are you selling this?

BetrayedPredator 2 points 3 months ago

Nothing about this build is challenging in the sense of copying.

Buy the same parts and assemble the same way, no custom modifications done.