Description

I'm 17 and I've had a low end prebuilt that cut way too many corners. I got a job 8 months ago... and now we're here. I wanted a Batman themed rig, don't know how it turned out in the end, but I'm proud, mostly of the cable management. I only wish the AIO tubes looked cleaner. I love how the PWM fans allow for very quiet experience. Not trying to have my ears stuck in a jet engine while I'm watching Netflix. Used for games and video editing. Shoutout to my friend Daniel for letting me use his fancy camera :)

Part Reviews

CPU

Got it for $330. Absolutely crushes my old i5-7400. Playing modern games at Ultra 144fps, CPU usage hardly goes above 18%.

Streaming Battlefront II in OBS, x264, 1080p60fps high quality preset, never broke 50%. If you aren't doing any heavy multi tasked workloads, the 3600 would be a better value.

CPU Cooler

Great at cooling, looks amazing and comes with pretty decent fans. If it came with NZXT's RGB fans, I'd rate 5 stars, but for the price, I can't.

Memory

Not only are these sticks at the best price for 3600 at the time of writing, but they look amazing! The Corsair RGB cost twice as much for the same performance, so if you like these, it's a win win.

Storage

Switching from a SATA SSD, it was like switching from hard drive to ssd all over again. Goes beyond advertised speeds into the 3000's

Storage

Quiet compared to other drives I've had. Good drive speeds, and a great value when I grabbed it for $80

Video Card

Quiet, cool, and looks great!

Case

Easy to build in, is great for displaying components. 4 stars because of price, and no included fans.

Monitor

I was a little worried about the viewing angles and color accuracy coming from IPS, but once I got it sat properly, it's very hard to see the difference from this and my old IPS.

1440p144hz with freesync changes the experience. No noticeable ghosting at the normal preset, but very fast shows some pretty heavy ghosting, though with 1ms, you most likely won't be using that feature.

5/5 Very satisfied and would recommend

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build gets me super excited to do my next build I I really want to do a full ryzen AMD build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Why thank you! Full AMD builds are pretty exciting, especially with the promise of the high end navi cards!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes the 3rd gen cpu's and the new navi 7nm has me really excited to do a AMD build

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Just wondering, why'd you go AMD on the GPU if you're streaming? I see a lot of streamers go nvidia because of NVENC

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't stream that often, and when I do, the CPU is fully capable of handling the encoding. If I went with nvidia, I would have paid $100-150 more, just to have the nvidia encoder. Plus wanted to support AMD, and imo the Nitro plus looks really nice!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree, and you have a point. Nvenc is good, but it's not worth 100-150usd

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate your comments and support! Thanks for stopping by!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Any issues with the 5700xt? I'm so torn. I really want the XFX Thicc 3 5700xt but after reading so many with driver issues I don't know if I want to go AMD.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Please excuse me if this comment gets long, but I'll try to give you as much info on the situation as possible to help you make your choice. Don't worry I'll put a TL:DR

There are currently 2 big issues with the navi drivers at the moment, both of them can be fixed within a couple hours. First issue is the actual drivers themselves. The current driver being pushed for navi is Adrenaline 2020 (19.12.3). This driver causes some games to flicker, and has removed a nessesary feature to ensure the freesync range stays in tact: frame rate target control or FRTC. Limiting the framerate to 140 instead of 144 allows freesync to stay active even if framerates jump up or down a couple units. I'm on Adrenaline 2019 (19.12.1), which has no flickering issues, and still supports FRTC.

Second issue is the lack of support for games running DX9. Lighter titles such as League, Indie games which run it (non demanding titles), etc. will have no problem. However, games such as Borderlands 2, A Hat in Time, and other more demanding titles will be almost unplayable due to stuttering (sometimes freezing for a second). This is tied in to the frequency control. DX9 and Navi cannot for the life of them communicate on a frequncy to agree with, meaning that it'll go anywhere from 200mhz-2150mhz and pulse back and fourth multiple times resulting in an unplayable experience. To solve this, you'll need a couple of files known as DXVK, which overlays the Vulkan API over DX9. Link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1765030676

Follow the instructions and you'll be good to go, (it's as easy as dragging a file into a folder, and you're done)

TLDR: Use Adrenaline 2019 (19.12.1), set FRTC to 4 units less than your maximum refresh rate ex: 140 for 144. Download DXVK to use with DX9 games that are stuttering. Do these, and you'll be fine.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate this in depth comment. I don't mind doing a little tweaking myself, but I really want AMD to fix these issues soon. I still really want the 5700xt because the price for performance is just so good.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wanted to let everyone know this post has been stolen and uploaded on reddit ---> https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/f18rin/my_first_build_16_finally_be_able_to_play_csgo/

I'm CaptStronger on reddit, and I do not find this funny. Guess I'll be watermarking my photos next time.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Just went and cussed that guy out in DM's, have a great day

[comment deleted]