Description

This is my third building experience and probably the most stressful. Most of it was a breeze but I ran into a couple small issues:

  • Screwing the mobo in, two of the screws did not want to thread straight. The solution was to get angry, throw caution to the wind, and crank the screwdriver. I went through this twice because of my second mistake...

  • While installing Windows I discovered my IO shield had a metal piece bent in front of the ethernet port. Double check your IO shield before screwing things in, folks.

  • HDD cage has a preinstalled screw that will not loosen. I was able to fanangle my drive in there without removing the cage, though.

Overall it went fine and I'm happy with the results. I can't really speak to how the hardware performs just yet because I'm not currently playing anything particularly taxing. Rocket League performs buttery smooth and temps seem normal, so there's that.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I see the 860 Evo for that price which is very good but i also see the 850 with the same storage for $50 more. Just wondering which is better I assumed the 860 was but the 850 is more expensive everywhere I look.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe the 860 is just a newer version of the 850. The 850 probably appears more expensive because it's not in production anymore.

That being said, if value is a priority, I've heard good things about Crucial MX500.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh thanks I was just very confused about why a SSD that is a generation down is more expensive then the newer one. Guess i'm going with the 860 EVO thanks!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Red and angry... just the way i love my women. Jk. Beautiful build, nice done mate.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Hah thanks. The only reason there's RGB in there is because B450 boards weren't out yet, leading me to this mobo. I'm glad it's there now, as it'd be kinda boring to look at without the red glow!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, I like the part selection! How is that ViewSonic monitor working out for you, I am thinking of getting the same monitor.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like it, however I am very much not an expert on monitors. It's my first 144hz monitor so there's kind of a novelty to it that has yet to wear off. I'm also a big fan of the stand. It's tall and very adjustable.

I will say I had to do a lot of fiddling with color temperature (Also, be sure windows night mode / flux / whatever are disabled when trying to get your colors right lol).

It's $220 now after sitting at $250 for forever. Seems like a good buy to me, but again I am not an expert lol.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! What speed are you able to run your ram at stable? I'm only able to run my ram at 2666 stable for my Ryzen build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build !! What are yours cpu and gpu temp in full charge ( intense gaming )

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's a good review of the case: https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3309-nzxt-h500-case-review-thermals-noise-vs-s340

I'm using the default fan configuration. CPU idles in upper 30s, lower 40s. GPU generally sits in the 40s. I haven't seen temperatures above 60 for CPU, mid 70s for GPU during my use, but I haven't really messed with benchmarks or anything yet