Description

For the computer and peripherals I set myself a budget of around $1500. I started gathering parts around black friday and cyber monday and I saved myself around $200 dollars in total. I knew I wanted to do an AMD build so I got the 3600x for the price of a 3600 at Microcenter for black friday. I wanted a motherboard that I could use for the next few years so I decided to spend the extra cash on an X570 chipset compared to an older one, but I'm not sure if this was the right decision. My only regret with my first build was maybe I should have spent less on the motherboard and got a B450 chipset and put the cash towards a 2070 super. The 2060 super is great and I have no complaints, but if I were to make any changes to what I purchased I might have got a 2070 super instead and a cheaper motherboard.

Part Reviews

CPU

No complaints so far, pretty much a 3600 factory overclocked. With the stock cooler I had no issues with temperatures even when overclocked to 4.1 GHz. 3600/3600x best budget CPU on the market rn. I got this for $200 at Microcenter on a black friday deal

Motherboard

Again no complaints. This motherboard might have been a little overkill for this build, but I splurged and spent some extra cash for a newer chipset. Mobo has plenty of space for expansion, hoping this will last me a while. Got it at microcenter for $30 off bundled with the CPU.

Memory

Great and cheap RAM for a higher frequency kit. Will probably look to upgrade to 3600 within the next year or so. Got the kit for $60 at microcenter on a black friday deal.

Storage

Got this for a boot drive. Kinda wishing i got a 500 GB, but I got this for $55 on amazon so I decided to purchase it. The Mobo only has two M.2 slots so I would have to add SATA drives for any additional storage.

Storage

Got this for bulk storage. Got this for $82 on Newegg around black friday. Can't beat that price so I had to pull the trigger. The MOBO has M.2 heatsincs so I didn't have to worry about the drive sticking out in the build.

Video Card

Got this for $430 on black friday. I knew I wanted a 2060 super, but I'm wasn't sure which company I wanted to purchase from. I narrowed it down to EVGA and MSI, but I chose to go with the EVGA. This is a 3 slot card and it takes up a good amount of space. I have no issues with max settings in 1080p @144 hz. I am hoping to see if it can handle 144p somewhere down the line.

Case

I love the look and the design of the case. The case supports both top and front mounted radiations and comes with two case fans included. There is a PSU shroud and plenty of extra room for any drives. There are cable channels with pre installed Velcro straps for cable management. Very glad I chose this case for my first build.

Power Supply

I have no complaints for the PSU so far. I was a bit nervous going with be quiet! for the PSU because I never had really seen their power supplies before. This was by far the best deal on any part I got in the build. I picked this up for $70 on Newegg for black friday. For an 80+ gold rated PSU that was a steal. Hopefully this PSU lasts me a while.

Wireless Network Adapter

Great cheap wifi card if you need one

Monitor

This is a pretty solid monitor, I have no complaints so far. It is only a 1080p monitor, but it is curved and 144 hz. It also supports G-sync and has 1 ms response time so I can not complain. Looking to upgrade to 1440p monitor soon if anyone has good suggestions.

Keyboard

Great keyboard. It uses logitech's own switches and they are not too bad. I got the linear switches. My only complain is that there is no numblock light above the num pad so I can never tell if its on :(

Mouse

Got this for $20 on black friday and it has been great so far. Might switch to a logitech mouse eventually to keep the peripherals all the same

Headphones

Pretty solid

Custom

Saw this release a CES and I had been looking into buying an AIO. No RGB fans and only the RGB block. I opted for the 280 mm to fit the case better.

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Nice build and great choice of parts! Don't beat yourself up about any purchase regrets, everyone goes through it during their first build. Next time you'll feel wiser and more confident in what you want.
Unless you're building in a mini-ITX or HTPC, using a 250GB m.2 as your boot drive is a wise decision. You should only have your OS and core software on it anyways. If the Windows files become corrupted through a bad update, chances are you'll need to reinstall OS, which means a drive reformat. I have the same boot drive as you, I have a 1TB SSD game drive and a 2TB HDD for everything else.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Don't worry too much about the GPU. Having an X570 board is great because it'll be supported for future Ryzen generations. Other then that the build looks amazing

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I like the purple theme that you have going on, nice snag on the power supply, and excellent cable management. The only things I think that it could use are 4 sticks of rgb ram or 2x8gb rgb sticks and 2 rgb dummy sticks. Overall, good try.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. I like the monitor you picked out and kept the whole thing around 2k. (doubt windows was $100) People forget sometimes still need a desk, chair, power strip, speakers, mouse pad... you might find it from a buddy or laying around but all and all it's nice to leave some budge for that stuff since it can add up quickly as well.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I like your build, +1. I would do it the same way with your budget. Don't stress about the GPU - it's a slippery slope... First, you get the 2070S... Then, you realize that in order to get the best out of it, you need a 1440P panel... Now, your $1500 PC is $2K!

On the other hand, EVGA does have a trade in program ;)

I have a Gigabyte AD27QD and it is rad - 27" and 1440P, IPS, is the sweet spot, but it doesn't come cheap! GL

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

Whatis their trade in program?

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

"EVGA Step-Up® - Upgrade program The EVGA Step-Up program helps you have the peace of mind to purchase your favorite product now, knowing you can upgrade to the latest parts that come out within the first 90 days from your purchase. In the computer hardware world, 90 days is a lifetime! With a valid part, once per purchase, you can upgrade your EVGA product by paying the difference between what you paid and the price on EVGA's website. It's really that simple!

Current cutoff for products purchased is 10/26/2019 in order to submit a request today."

https://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

GL!

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

How's the H115i pro xt? Currently shopping for an AIO. Thanks.

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Corsair is always a solid pick! I picked the H115i pro xt because there were no rgb fans, and only the rgb aio which fit well in my build. Temperature wise, it is great and I haven;t noticed it getting high. I'm boosted to 4.3 rn and its great!

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

I ended up getting the same one as you. it's been a week so far and the cooling performance have been good. Awesome build btw!