This build is for productivity & video editing first, music production second, and gaming third.
What I Liked!
Ryzen 3000 is awesome! Price-to-performance is absolutely legendary. I've got a clean overclock to 3.8GHz.
Assembly. The H510i is actually quite nice to build in, save for some fan and mobo spacing. I'll discuss that below.
Aesthetics!!! The white case and white cables really pull it all together nicely. And I think the RGB is tasteful.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to use the 8-pin CPU extension due to how stiff the Asiahorse cables are; bending them up and over around the mobo tray was too hard. It's okay though, that's a much more subtle area of the build so I'm really not too disappointed.
Cables got THICC in the back. I could have put in some more effort to manage better, but it wasn't a big deal. A little side panel bulge won't kill ya.
3132 points - better than an Intel Xeon X5650...
Time: 260.63 seconds
Overall FPS: 128.953
Minimum FPS: 9.21097 (how????)
Maximum FPS: 283.827
This CPU is superb when it comes to price-to-performance. It can demolish video editing tasks and gaming, and at $200, it's excellent value.
Wary of this one. Thus far, installation has been great, but the new NZXT CAM software is still (more than) a little buggy and so fan and pump controls are a nightmare. It's super sexy though.
It's got great build quality and aesthetics. Simple, cost-effective, and pretty. My one gripe - all of the RGB bits except for the IO shroud bit are trash. And the RGB Fusion software is BEYOND BROKEN and has always been just as such. SMH.
Woof. This is some sexy and reliable RAM. The RGB LED's are gorgeous and bright and the finish is super clean. Highly recommend these for any Ryzen CPU user.
Just as fast as expected and at an excellent price. Feels a teeny bit cheap, but it's far from deal-breaking. I would recommend it, especially if you're looking for a good budget NVMe drive.
Dang. This thing is pretty and has a great feel to it. It has a great weight to it and the design is incredibly tasteful. The RGB Fusion software is broken as it always has been, but better than nothing.
Wow. This case is beautiful and the build quality is superb. This is what we've come to expect from NZXT. Also, the RGB strips are brilliant and vibrant. The NZXT CAM software is excellent for lighting control and, honestly, not a whole lot else... Otherwise great product.
Simple, reliable. That's about it.
Great mouse. Pretty RGB and great mouse function with nice programmable macros.
Great cable kit! Amazing for the price and only issue I ran into was that I couldn't squeeze the 8-pin CPU cable in to that spot. I used the stock Corsair cables for that, but it's tucked away such that it doesn't detract from the aesthetics.