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This computer is the first one I built. I used to have another desktop that my older brother built for me when I was in middle school (7th Grade). Sad to say while that one was died due to age as it lasted 7 years as it died during my sophomore year in college (this was in 2017 when it died). When I built this computer initially, it would have been considered a mid mid-level gaming PC. Nowadays it is more of a PC that is a low mid-level gaming PC.

The main games I play is that are graphics heavy are (please understand I am playing at 1920 by 1080):

War Thunder (~60fps at maximum settings)

World of Tanks (~90fps at maximum settings)

World of Warships (~90fps at maximum settings)

Minecraft (~180 fps at maximum settings but then again I usually play with graphic intensive mods like the nuclear weapons mod, tornado mod etc)

Train Simulator world 2020 (~60+ fps at maximum settings)

I never had any issues with this PC as its only a couple months old. None the less I am considering at the moment to either buying and assembling a high end gaming PC (which I am thinking of a RTX 2070 or better build) or a major upgrade (swapping out the motherboard for a x470, swapping out the 860 QVO SSD for a 970 Pro SSD, swap the RX 590 for an 5700XT or 2060S, change the cpu from the ryzen 2600x to 2700x, and change some of the fans etc).

Sidenote: The fan controller that is used is a Kingwin FPX-007 but pcpartspicker does not have that here. Also the cpu cooler is the stock AMD Wraith Spire cooler.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

a little cable management will go a long way

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. Just wish I have the time to do that. Work life can sometimes take over the major aspects of anyone's schedules.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice overall build, although I think the aesthetics are still holding it back. Your case could have been a h500/h500i which look so much better than the Corsair one (but I guess that’s down to preference). Also I don’t understand why you bought 32gigs of ram for a gaming pc. That’s definitely excessive and you could have spent that money on a better graphics card (I.e 2060)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Its an okay build, it was more or less built so I can use it as my learning experience moving on if I choose to build more computers in the future. I didn't care much for aesthetics in this one as again it was used to teach me on how to build a proper PC. BTW I usually have mutiple things running in the background of this PC that is why I use the 32GB of ram. Adobe, Wargaming Game Center, MyGames.com Game Center, iCue, Bitdefender, Malewarebytes, Steam, Discord, Teamspeak3. This usually uses up 20% of my 32 GB of Ram or about 6.4 out of 32.

The RTX 2060 when I built this thing was in the 300s whereas I gotten the RX590 on sale for about 200. This PC was again built to teach me on how to build a proper computer. If I do build my next PC, I plan to incorporate AIO CPU coolers, RGB and better aesthetics into it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

So what fps do you get at lower settings?

I wouldn't bother with an SSD change, you'll never notice the difference. A GPU upgrade to 2060 Super or similar would probably get you almost all the way to where you want to be, maybe together with a better CPU cooler to give the 2600X a little more boost headroom. Or, upgrade the BIOS and swap in a 3600, no need to change the motherboard. (but still do a better cooler)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the recommendations. I do agree there are some minor tweaks I can do that would push this PC to the next level, but I am considering simply to build another PC and incorporate everything I learn from this and move on.

The FPS I would get at lower settings will usually go up to the 100s, but I as a person like quality with decent screen resolutions.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking for a CPU vs GPU indication, and it sounds like your CPU has plenty of reserve. If you do decide to upgrade, I'd focus on the GPU.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Even if you can't see the cables with the case panel on they still block airflow and choke you parts leaving them to suffer in silence.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

There are several videos on YT debunking this belief. Not even stuffing the case with random junk blocks airflow. It still looks likes terrible though.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree that the cable management is terrible. But my plans currently may be that I use this as a temporary PC and to used it to learn how to build my second PC. There are somethings I know I can do better but I don't have the time to fix it as my work life has pretty much taken over my schedule. Hopefully my build if I choose to go for it will be better and incorporate the lessons I learned from this PC. I might go into AIO cpu coolers for my next build to avoid all this terrible cable management.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

GPU sagging already and cables all over the place :c

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I know. The cable management is terrible. But I intend to use this as a temporary PC and to use it to learn how to build my second PC. There are somethings I know I can do better but I don't have the time to fix it as my work life has pretty much taken over my schedule. Hopefully my build if I choose to go for it will be better and incorporate the lessons I learned from this PC.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I have some questions about the PC and Benchmarks.

1.) Did you test Minecraft with or without the mods? 2.) How well is the fan controller? 3.) Would you recommend this system? 4.) Why did you go with 3 HDDs and 1 SSD, and are you running them in Raid?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll answer this to the best of my abilities.

1) I usually run it with mods (Tornado mod, weapons/nuclear weapons mod, pixelmon) as I find the base version of the game boring. Don't get me wrong, minecraft is a fantastic game but I had the game since it first came out (played it on my old pc before it died) and it gotten stale.

2) The fan controller Kingwin KPX-007 does most of the work for me as I have it set to auto. Its an alright fan controller. I like it as its easy to use and great for me to learn when I built this computer.

3) I would only recommend it if you're learning how to build a PC. This PC in my book is a great way to learn how to build your first PC. It's within decent performance in my book (with 1920 by 1080 resolution). If you want to go into even better computers, I would say this computer may be too weak, but again you have to start somewhere and this is my starting build.

4) I don't use raid. I do have a gaming laptop that has raid, but for this PC, each HDD and SSD is configured for a specific role. I prefer to have each of them being individual so I know which one has which role. For example one of my hard drives contains all the games I have and another is where I save the recordings etc).

Sorry it has taken me so long to respond back, work life (I work as an Airline Operations Coordinator) has taken most of my time.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say the computer is really good for upgradability since you have so many fans in the case, so you can cool high-end parts.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I might go for a new computer. My next computer budget is going to be a lot higher than this one.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How high is your next budget? I'd keep the Case and Storage Drives for your next PC.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Around $2000-$3000. Depends if I get the time to build it and all as my worklife is extremely busy.