Built for myself. Finally ascending from old, crummy, borrowed laptop. Budget of £1,400 including all peripherals, software etc. Purpose: gaming, graphic design work, general Internet usage, looking good.
Probably the best bang-for-buck Ryzen. Currently on stock cooler with stock clock. Planned upgrade to NZXT Kraken X62 liquid cooler.
At the time cheapest 16GB set of DDR4-3200 without weird colours or heatsinks.
Nothing to see here, really. Typical solution.
Best AMD card available to date. Chosen it for FreeSync and to support AMD - we need more competition on the market! I didn't want to wait for Vega, I can just upgrade to it later down the line if it proves worthy.
Sexy glass side panel and great cable management, and no unnecessary drive bays. Easy choice. By default both fans are exhausts - I switched the top one to front intake instead. There isn't a whole lot to show off for now - only the motherboard and GPU have LEDs - but I plan to add an RGB liquid cooler and a Hue+ with AER RGB fans later.
Enough extra power to handle some upgrades later down the line. Fully modular for ease of building.
24" is a good size for my desk and the distance I use it at. Very good tilt/height/pivot range. 144Hz, 1ms and FreeSync for the price is a steal. Doesn't have the greatest colour out of the box, but that's easily fixed with correct OSD settings and applying colour profile. I will definitely add a second one later.
- Nothing! Building it was a breeze!
Great performance for the money! Overclocked to 3.8 without a hitch on stock cooler, running at 34.6 idle and 63.5 load!
Good overclocking features, plenty of high speed USB ports, good fan header location. LED is nice and bright with plenty of options.
Runs Corsair Vengeance LPX 2 x 8GB at 3200MHz without a problem.
Great choice if you don't need SLI.
Only had to apply XMP profile to get full speed. Works flawlessly with Ryzen 5.
Drives a 1080p144 panel beautifully.
At least 60 fps across various games, generally in 80-90 range, and 100+ in less demanding ones. Overwatch never drops below 100 and averages 140.
72C load, 31C idle.
Extremely sexy. Super easy to build in. Managed cables without a single zip-tie!
Would give 6 stars if I could.
Good performance and fully modular, black, sleeved together cables.
144Hz, 1ms and Freesync is ridiculously good for the price.
It's a TN panel so colours are somewhat washy out of the box - I recommend going to pcmonitors.info review of this monitor and applying their OSD settings and colour profile.
The only feature I'd like to see is OSD crosshair but that's not a big deal.