Description

MB came pre updated for ryzen 3000. Second ram kit is on the way, Maybe going to swap out the case fans and add an m.2 nvme ssd but this should be the final parts list.

CPU is totally serviceable, Using stock cooler with my own thermal paste.

Bought the GPU on a good deal locally, it has been very solid for games at 1080p 144 fps.

Case is very sturdy, the thumb screws make everything easy to deal with, and the position of the holes on the back that feed the wires to the components are well thought out. Very easy to build in this case for a first timer.

The only problem, which is 100% my fault, is that the case has a USB type-c front IO which my motherboard doesn't support. Not an issue as nothing I own really uses USB type-c yet, but in a couple of years when it starts to become more mainstream I can just get a pcie card fix that problem.

Part Reviews

CPU

Pretty good, stock cooler is fine but not the best.

Motherboard

Came already updated for my ryzen 3000 series CPU. Haven't had a problem with it yet.

Video Card

Runs a tad hot under load but that might just be a symptom of my stock case fans

Case

Very solid case. Just make sure that your mobo has support for USB type-c, or else you will end up with a useless front IO port.

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Excellent build! How did you get the mobo to come 3000 series-ready?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The motherboard probably came factory bios updated.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

yes but how do you make sure of that? Do they advertise it? Do you need to contact them and ask for it? I've always wondered about this but never knew how to do it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I ordered it off amazon, half the reviews said that the board did come updated and the other half said it did not but they were semi old reviews. Not that big of a deal because the board supports bios flashing via usb. The mobo box had a sticker attached that said ryzen 3000 series ready and it worked out of the box. Pretty sure by now most of the stock on amazon is probably updated.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

oh that's awesome. thank you!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

From what I have heard the MSI max mobos are 3000 series ready out of the box

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

that pc leaning half off the side of your desk is making me nervous... +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

nah i don't think it is, probably just the angle he took the photo from

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i agree

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The right most leg of the case is firmly on the desk! Wish I had the room for a bigger desk but thats a very hard problem to solve : ^ ()

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Smack a NZXT cpu cooler in there.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Next time I order something for my build Ill probably throw in a couple case fans/cpu cooler but as of right now its not needed. 100% on my radar though!