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Decided it was time to upgrade from my 4770k/GTX 780 build. I reused some of the parts from my previous build such as the HDD and PSU.

The Ryzen 5 3600 seemed like the best choice when considering price to performance and the MSI Tomahawk Max had been getting rave reviews so it seemed like the best combo. I ended up picking up the 3600 and tomahawk max together for $370 CAD on Black Friday which I thought was a steal for the kind of performance you get.

The Corsair Vengeance 16GB 3200 kit I picked up for $80 CAD and it matched up well with the Ryzen 3600. I haven't had any issues with that and I may pick up a second kit if it drops in price again.

The hard drive I pulled from my old PC and you can't go wrong with the Western Digital Black series. The biggest difference I saw was with the addition of the 500GB Samsung 970 EVO NVME SSD. This thing is fast! My computer boots into windows very quickly and I kind of wish I had pulled the trigger on a 1TB version for some extra breathing room.

I was originally going to buy the MSI 1660TI but then the Gigabyte RTX 2060 popped up for $365. I haven't had a chance to do any gaming yet but from the benchmarks I've seen, it'll be a massive upgrade from my GTX 780.

The Meshify C has been a dream to build in and I loved how easy it was to manage cables within the case. It has cutouts in all the right places for routing cables and it didn't take me long to create a clean looking build in it. The dark tinted glass side panel is actually pretty dark but I like the little bit of light that comes through from the motherboard.

Overall this build cost me just over a $1k CAD and should last me another 5 years easily.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Wish it could be a feature ;)

+1

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too 😂

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, congrats on getting good black friday deals!! Fractal Design makes great cases for the price and also look cool too! :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I built my parents a small pc in the node 202 and that was a breeze to build in as well for something so small. I’m definitely sold on fractal design.