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Got the itch to build my first PC and had a great time doing it. Everything went very smoothly and turned out just how I wanted. Could do with less lighting after the fact, but went with a blue/orange theme and have all opacity way down now vs. pictures.

I did lots of research before and had watched a lot of YT channels on builds and parts.

Was originally going 3600X, but got a deal on the 3800X for basically the same money, so I just went for it and upgraded the motherboard while I was at it. Not a heavy gamer (only games like Civ, Xcom) and use the PC full-time for work (business), but thought I'd give it some extra power everywhere just because.

Haven't overclocked or anything, just setup stock for now.

Running like a champ. So far, so good.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

This is a stellar build man!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! Not a great photographer either, but I really like how it turned out.

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice and fast AMD 8 core build! Congratulations!!

You should be able to OC the CPU to 4.0 or 4.1 GHz w/out breaking a sweat.

What monitor are you using?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Next step is a new monitor! Have any recommendations? Not going 4k for sure and maybe just even 1080/144 unless there's a deal at 1440..

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm no expert on Monitors, but would think you can get a nice 27" or larger with 2K resolution and good color/clarity for as little as $220 on Newegg. Not being an avid gamer or needing 100% RGB colors will save you a lot of $. Just keep an eye on what's on sale on-line, read plenty of reviews and be ready to purchase on a moments notice.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do. I have the luxury of a Micro Center close by that I can run over and check them out/price match everything as well. Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I got an MSI MPG27CQ for about 272 USD

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Is the stock Wraith cpu cooler working well for the 3800x?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like I've barely even pushed the thing but temps have hardly moved. Very pleased so far. Watched a few videos about it and seems like unless you're really pushing it and OC, the wraith prism is just fine.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I will go with the Wraith. I can always upgrade if necessary.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Those cables damn

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

This case made it easy to work with for sure.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I found it hard to work on the cable management with this case ;-;. Otherwise great build! Awesome cables!

Edit: perhaps it was difficult to manage my cables cuz im a beginner

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The back panel is very narrow, so it's hard to bulk everything together, for sure. Especially if extensions are involved, it gets pretty cluttered. I removed the 3.5 drive bay (mainly to fit the PSU). With that still in there it would've been much harder.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh i did remove the hdd cage aswell

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I'm glad you don't have any driver issues, I have tons :( Happy gaming!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great. Looking to make a similar build myself. Have you had any issues with 5700 XT crashing/overheating, etc?

That is the only thing I am really worried about. I have an AMD Free Sync monitor that is not 100% G-Sync compatible so trying to stick to AMD.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all, though I may not be the best test subject with my gaming choices.

Most days I think I barely get the fans to even kick on it stays so cold. I have not upgraded my monitor yet either (hopefully this weekend?), so I haven't tried 1440/4k yet either.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Got ya, thanks. Yeah the 1440 144+ does make a difference. I would recommend 27" or bigger.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. That's exactly what I'm looking at!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you so much for proving to me that the Sapphire 5700 xt Nitro+ can fit inside of the Corsair 220T with the fans in the front, god bless. I also love those orange cables, are those the Funtin Sleeved Cables or another brand? Very beautiful build.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It is suuuuper tight but it does fit with a mm or two to breathe, but the fan blows right on it.

They are the Funtin cables! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VYVDN9K/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_XpDvEbAHGK06W

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated with the monitor purchase and decided to go ahead and add the other 16gb RAM while I was at it.

Really happy with everything. Thanks for all the comments.

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Neat! I'm going for a similar build with a similar color scheme as well (orange at the front and cyan/white inside though). I'm not sure how airflow works entirely but I think the only issue I can see is venting the heat front the bottom because of clearances. Would you be able to confirm that by stressing the GPU?