Description

First build, I had a blast building this! Used for editing, CAD, and gaming. Purchased all the parts over the span of a month which helped save quite a bit of money. This build is an upgrade of my 2014 build (i7 4771, 770) because it was becoming unreliable.

Now all I need is to get a good monitor. My janky setup with my old 1080p monitor is losing its charm...

Part Reviews

CPU

Great OC and performance! Intel is kind of scummy though for removing hyper threading. Still a beast.

CPU Cooler

Pretty, quiet and cool. What else is there to say?

Motherboard

Amazing motherboard. Great overclock, loads of features. Highly recommend.

Memory

Nice looking and good performance.

Storage

Blazing fast and tiny! Amazing coming from a 850 evo.

Video Card

Hefty card. Runs great, this card will never really ever get hot.

Case

Had a blast building in this. While small, it has tons of room for cable management, very easy for first time build. Also, looks great!

Power Supply

Good PSU with nice looking cables.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice monitor stand. Overall good job on your 1st build.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty good job for a first build +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

An overclocked RTX 2080 with that monitor is causing me pain. Really good build for your first though. +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't worry, planning on getting the LG 950-B 1440p 144hz ultrawide. Just waiting for it to come to Canada :\

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the graphics card performance so far? would you recommend it?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Its been great so far. I've been able to overclock it significantly since the cooling is amazing. Great compromise between a 2070 and the much more expensive 2080ti. I'd check out the 2080 super, I know they're very new but they may be cheaper.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

That HP monitor tho lol

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the black and white theme.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m planning on building a similar rig as yours. However I keep getting a compatibility warning for the SSD that I don’t understand. Any idea what this means?

The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh don't worry about that. There are three m.2 slots. I think the top two (?) use SATA bandwith, so you lose one SATA port when you use them. I used the one on the bottom that doesn't use SATA at all.

However, I'm not even using any SATA ports in this build, so I have 6 extra. I wouldn't worry about it unless you plan on getting a lot of hard drives or something

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know. Thank you

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build! Got the case here aswell, just waiting for some parts to start my build. Just wondering, how ‘white’ is the white lightning on your RAM? Cause when I put white on my Vengeance RGB Pro’s, its more like a sort of white with pink/red-ish glow on it, definitely not clear white :(

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine are very white. There is ever so slight pink-ish tint near the top and bottom, not noticeable unless you go up close and really look at it. Do you have the black or white Vengeance pros?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the black ones, but i’m thinking of switching to the white ones, since the parts i’m waiting for are the white Corsair LL120’s and white Corsair H100i rgb platinum AIO ... :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

I have been looking at the Gigabyte Aorus z390 ultimate for my build also. I contacted Gigabyte support as the Corsair Vengence Pro RGB arent listed in QVL as supported. Same goes for Corsair's website... when I select that board the Vengence RGB pro's don't show up. So you had no problem enabling xmp and having them be recognized as 3200? I don't want to drop 350$ on 32 gb of ram and have them not work with this board at full speed.

Thanks!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, they're working flawlessly. Been clocking at 3200mhz since day one and has been 100% since. Haven't tried OC yet though. RGB and what not also works flawlessly! Definitely buy these, they're amazing!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

That you! One other question, are you using the bios firmware the board shipped with or have you updated it? Looking forward to having a similar build as your, looks amazing!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, immediately updated to the latest. Had to do it via USB. Super easy and quick! Don't waste any time with the F3 bios :D

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build. Can I ask where you used the 2 extra LL140’s and the LL120? Did you replace the H115i’s ML140’s?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually only ended up with one extra fan (with the exception of the default NZXTs). The LL120 went as the back exhaust. The LL140 went on the top, however the second one that came with the kit is not in use atm. The reason why is that it was impossible for me to get the Lighting Node Pro on its own (at a reasonable price), so the kit was cheaper. Not a complete waste however since I'll replace it in 3 years when it starts to ware out. The H115i are still using default ML140s too.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh right ok ! I didnt realise the top exhaust could fit a 140.