Description

When picking out parts my initial goal was to put together a PC that was tough enough to run my favourite games and handle Adobe Premiere Pro on fair budget of around €1.300. Along the ride of deciding which parts to buy I decided to put a bit more money into it, such as paying €15 extra for the RAM to be the RGB versions of Corsair Vengeance, and a 3-pack of Corsair LL120 RGB fans while being on sale for just €66, down from €95. Unfortunately the 2 RGB fans I put in front of the NZXT H510 aren't used optimally because of the closed front panel.

Part Reviews

CPU

This processor is great for its price. €299 for an 8-Core 3.6 GHz processor is great if you compare it to its counterpart from Intel. The Core i7 9700K is priced at €399. Installing the CPU was very easy.

Motherboard

The Tomahawk MAX has got everything I need. Installing it into the NZXT H510 was quite a pain because I did not have a magnetic screwdriver.

Memory

So, I went for 4 x 8 GB instead of 2 x 16 GB because I wanted the RGB effect of 4 RGB RAM sticks. There was an option to buy 2 dummy sticks just for the RGB effect but that would cost a total of about €50 extra, which exceeded my budget. Installing the RAM kit was easy, it required a bit of force but the sound it makes when clicking in is delightful.

Storage

I decided to put in a 1TB M.2 SSD for my operating system, favourite games and editing software. I could've gone with a 500GB version, but I wanted to have plenty of extra space for the future.

Storage

Nothing special about this one. I use this HDD to store all the 4k footage I shoot with my drones and GoPro. It works fine.

Video Card

This GPU has so far been a beast. Running games on at 1080p on a 144hz monitor is easy for this thing, I might upgrade to a 1440p 144hz monitor at some time. I don't doubt this card can handle it. When picking this card I looked up a lot of benchmark videos comparing it to the Nvidia 2070 Super card. I decided the €100 extra for a few frames extra was not worth it in my opinion.

Case

I went for the NZXT H510 purely because of the aesthetics. I know airflow is restricted, I've read dozens of reviews. The case looks great with the tempered glass and the matt black front panel. Cable management was a little hard because of the lack of space, but that could be because I used sleeved extension cables that didn't bend very easily.

Power Supply

A great power supply because of the modular cable system. The only cables I put in were the 8-pin CPU connector, 24-pin motherboard power cable, 6+2 pin connector for the GPU and a SATA power cable. 750 Watts is enough to handle any future upgrades.

Case Fan

This set came with an RGB hub and the Lighting Node Pro. The fans look great and the software to control the RGB LEDs is great too. Unfortunately the NZXT H510 doesn't optimize the use of these fans because of the closed front panel.

Custom

The €30 spent on this cable kit is purely for the aesthetics. They aren't CableMod quality but they look much better than the standard cables you get with the power supply. Installing the 24-pin cable into the motherboard was a bit difficult, but they're worth the money if you care about aesthetics.

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the first build! It looks very clean and is an amazing job for a first build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

wow nice pictures i wish my photos looked as neat as yours. its a super clean looking build, loving the black aesthetic

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I borrowed a semi professional camera from my girlfriend, my phone doesn't make these quality pictures unfortunately

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Hi, nice specs buddy. What are your temps on idle and full load? If you don't mind me asking.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

CPU temp while idle is around 38-45. GPU around 55. Don't know what temps are at full load, haven't properly tested it yet.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply, by the way have you had any problems with the AMD drivers?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I have. BUT, it's pretty much fixed. I simply turned off some useless settings and it was fixed. I also think they just released new drivers that should've fixed everything.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What are some of the settings you turned off? I'm thinking of getting this card but with all the driver issues, I'm not sure anymore. And have you noticed any coil whine? It seems to be a issue.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

nice

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Ziet er vet uit 👍

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

Lovely build, very neat well done.

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 points

did the ram reach 3200mhz without a hitch

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

Didn't have any issues. Had to set them to 3200mhz through the bios, almost every setup guide explains how

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That is CLEAN. Big props to your cable management and your photos! I know this is an AMD themed build, but the borish I am I must say that if you're frequently using Premiere I would suggest siding with green albeit with lower raw performance.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'm not very pleased with the cable management but I couldn't do any better because the sleeved cables were really difficult te bend.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful pictures!!! A+ for presentation. Very excellent cable management as well. Your build has convinced me that I should invest in some cable sleeves. Lastly, very nice color theme.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! These cables make a big difference for just €30. I guess it depends on what you spend on the rest of the computer. If your total budget is 600 then 30 is alot. At 1500 not so much

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This looks amazing!! Well done!! I'm so excited because I'm currently waiting for the same case, mobo, cpu and ram!!! Can't wait to build it! How is the boot time on this mobo? I read some complaints that it's a bit slow.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What programs you use for video editing? Very nice build too btw!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Adobe PP

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Also, what lens and camera was used for photos?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I have no clue, sorry. I borrowed the camera

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If you knew the NZXT H510 doesn't optimize the use fans because of the closed front panel. Which case would you rather have bought instead of the 510?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't know to be honest. I haven't looked much at other cases because they didn't look good enough to me.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

beautiful!

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

How has the B450 Tomahawk Max worked out with your Ryzen 7 3700x? I’m having doubts about doing the same build. Also do you use the wraith prism stock cooler?

Looking good man! Awesome build

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

The Motherboard is doing fine imo. Temps are good. I use the Prism stock cooler and it's doing its work, it's a little loud so I might think of swapping it out for a liquid cooler in the future

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice. For my case of choice there could be some interference depending on Rad size for an AIO and everything I've got. I think I will use the stock cooler for now as well until I find something to upgrade to. Done any overclocking for your CPU? Also, does the stock fan interfere with your ram at all?

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Were u on techsource setup wars?

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Unless I've missed it, I don't think so

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

U dont need fans for the front intakes and u should have with noctua black fans but great build