Stole his son's LEGOS and sealed them in a glass case so that his son could see them every day, but not touch them #diabolical
I was lucky enough to receive four games as part of promotional offers when I purchased my CPU and GPU. I received game codes for Anthem, Metro Exodus, Battlefield V, and Tom Clancy's: The Division 2. I have only played BF:5 and D2 so far, I have had flawless game play on both of those titles, though I only have about 2 hours played of BF:5 and more like 22 hours on D2. Off the top of my head, I do not know what my fps was. League of Legends, which I know is not a good benchmark because it's requirements are so low to begin with, runs at 240 fps for me. It's no extra effort on my part at all though, I will get that information. This rig could run in 4k if I had the monitor to do such. So it doesn't really break a sweat at 1440p/144Hz.
I didn't really cut any corners with this Ryzen build except for perhaps storage, but even still my storage is more than enough to start out with (especially sticking with Samsung). I highly recommend getting your Samsung storage off of Best Buy, refurbished and certified by their Geek Squad. It's a perfect product and saves you tons of money. I hope you do go ahead with the build. I can attest that it works amazingly well. I am glad you're at least honest enough with yourself where this is what you decided on for a price point. This was not my initial budget I set for myself. I may or may not have gotten a little carried away haha
During my build, I had a 'mini' heart attack because of this. Initially I thought it was not going to fit. That said, it really was not an issue at all. It fits just fine. You could go with the H700 if you wanted to stay with NZXT and just get a little more room, but I can confirm that the Kraken x62 and the 2080 Gaming X Trio will be quite compatible. Tonight, when I get home from work I will take a picture to show the actual clearance the two have with each other. That way you can see for yourself. I hope this helps put your mind at ease.
I really appreciate this compliment man. Thanks for the love and bode of confidence.
The whole experience was something else. Disappointment which led me to wanting to build a PC for myself. Curiosity when I began researching and learning as much as I could. Excitement when I began to purchase my items. Deciding to finally build once all my items arrived I felt intimidation. Frustration when I ran into road blocks during my build like how my AIO was suppose to be mounted in regards to the fans, removable bracket NZXT supplied in case design, and radiator. My motherboard manual became my best friend for a lot of my issues. Truthfully, I was even scared after having everything hooked up and I took that moment to just sit there before I switched on my PSU and powered everything on. When it booted right up, instant relief. It's been a roller coaster man.
Thanks man! I appreciate the love.
It's funny, when you start doing a build and deciding what components you want to use I found myself debating and reading more reviews on the peripherals more than anything else. In a word, yes, it is worth it. I was torn between multiple keyboards, but ultimately decided I did not want to spend $160 on one. That being said, I would buy it again. Love it!
It is incredibly solid once you get it leveled. If you have your case on top and a larger monitor you'll fit everything just perfectly on the 48 inch workbench. I bought mine on sale for $291; $19 of that was taxes.
I dig this
For $30 more, I would have gone with the Ryzen 5 1600 versus the Ryzen 3 2200G. The Ryzen 5 1600 has 6 cores and multi threading, while the 2200G only has 4 cores and no multi threading. The 2200G is generally a CPU used when you are looking to save money by not having to buy a designated video card since it has integrated graphics. Since you did include a graphics card, I would have opted for a CPU with more computing power. Aside from that, it's a great build!
I am fairly new to PC building myself, so I would like somebody to confirm what I am about to say. In picture 4, which shows a side view of your motherboard, your Mobo is warped because something has been tightened too much. Whether that would be the result of one of your mobo mounting screws with standoffs or the CPU cooler. I would like someone else to confirm this concern.
Can't see the forest for the trees. In other words, your pictures focus too much on the details. Stand back and give us a whole shot of the build in it's entirety.
Decent build though. I may have chosen a different CPU since you inherited a GPU from another build. The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X (+/- $125) or even the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (+/- $140). I used a 2200G for a friend's build who was going entry level gaming PC(Budget was approx. $450), and was only looking to play games such as League of Legends whose requirements are low. That CPU was perfect for the title and saved him money and space in the build by not having to buy a GPU.
So many wires to roll a chair over O.o
More to the point, aside from CPU, what parts have you used in this build? You're destroying people's lives on here by only posting one part.
For his sake, I hope you are correct. The NZXT vertical mount they supply if you buy the HX00i models supplies this and it puts it incredibly close to the glass. The result is perhaps greater aesthetics but poorer performance due to an increase in GPU temperatures.
I would like to hear an update from discotoppin with numbers on whether he has experienced temperature improvements or not. This certainly has me curious.
You thought you had issues before with a suffocating GPU. Now that you've installed it vertically, you're going to be choking it with two hands with those fans pushing up against the tempered glass.
The best results I have seen online for fan configuration on the NZXT H500 has been both top fans being set for exhaust (stock) and a 280mm AIO set up on the front panel as an intake. This case design has been noted to run slightly higher on CPU temps, but with negative airflow, lower GPU temps.
Drizzt is a nice touch +1
This is nuts!
The keyboard made me flashback to 1995. Thanks for the trip!
I agree with this advice. Those beefy GeForce 2080s need that added support to address the sagging they're prone to. Other than that, great build. The scheme made me think Terminator with the red glowing GPU and muted black/white colors.
Personally, I am a huge fan of the Raspberry Pi display. I like the soft neon glow you gave the build in a solid black case. As a college kid, your build is well above average. Good Job! Keep up the hard work and when you graduate you can build whatever you want to!