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Zrobb 2.0

by zrobb

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Date Published

Jan. 20, 2019

Date Built

Jan. 19, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

12.212 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

Description

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.

Part Reviews

CPU

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.

CPU Cooler

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.

Motherboard

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.

Memory

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.

Storage

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.

Storage

Pulled this out of an old pre-built PC from 2009. It's definitely due for an upgrade though, probably soon!

Video Card

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.

Case

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.

Monitor

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!

Comments Sorted by:

Toddler 1 point 1 month ago

Clean looking build! Love the aesthetics of the build with the purple lighting and pretty much matte black when turned off! +1 from me

Fieldlokk 1 point 29 days ago

That's a lot for just couple months saving lol, nice!