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About 1 year ago I dipped my toe into PC building for the first time. I ended up with a Ryzen 5 system with a GTX 1060 6 GB. That build served me well for 1080p 60 hz gaming. While I was very happy with my first build I was doing it on a budget. After switching jobs and going up in income considerably I decided I'll upgrade my complete setup and go for the best parts I could afford. So after a couple of months of saving up I was finally able to complete it this week.
This rig's purpose is mainly to game on with some light video editing on the side.
Picked this up dirt cheap through some kind of financing with my employer. Got up to 4.8 GHz with 1.2 V and decided to keep it at that to keep the temps and noise down. My chip reaches 5 GHz at 1.32 V but my cooler gets pretty loud under load and that's not something I want in my otherwise silent build.
It's a 240mm AIO, it's RGB but the stock fans are very loud to my ears. I resorted to keeping the fan curve low and dialing down from 5 GHz to 4.8 to keep my build silent.
Picked up the highest end board that made sense for my build. I fell in love with the aesthetics of Asus Maximus XI boards and I went with this model because I'm not a fan of the mirror finish on the Formula boards.
Pretty, fast and overkill most of the time but I figured why not? Got the kit to run at 3600 MHz without touching the default timings which was a free boost in performance.
Brought this over from my old build. It's an SSD, it's big and it's hassle free, no cables. It's not the fastest SSD I could get with NVME SSDs out there. Nevertheless, it's was a good deal so here we are.
Pulled this out of an old pre-built PC from 2009. It's definitely due for an upgrade though, probably soon!
Wanted the best there was for 1440p 144 Hz gaming. Card's thick and heavy, definitely feels substantial and worth the money. Cooler performs very well and stays silent under load.
Liked Fractal's aesthetic, front I/O and the side panels mechanics. Case comes with loads of sound dampening foam inside and sleeved front I/O cables which was a nice surprise. The 3.5" hard drive bays on the back are very useful to pass cables in between. Too bad it doesn't come with a front door like the R6 but I don't really mind the new and improved approach.
Huge upgrade from my old 1080p 60 Hz TN panel. This screen is crisp, bright and smoother than I could've imagined. I'm not a fan of the bright red light in the base so I turned it off. Other than that it's an amazing monitor!