Hey everyone! My first build is finally done.
Haha I love that I could finally get a good PC with 6 cores now because Ryzen is out. I'm gonna be using this thing for both workloads like editing and gaming, so we'll see how that goes. I bought most of the stuff off Amazon, but I bought some off Newegg and the 970 off Ebay as well.
The motherboard is super weird, and it seems like the AMD Ryzen Master actually does stuff, because now I have about 1200 in Cinebench at 3.825 GHz, compared to the 400 I was getting at 4.4GHz. IDK what's going on, but whatever.
This thing is pretty quiet and looks nice too. Even better than in the photos haha. Btw, if it goes in askew, you can tilt it straight without taking anything off.
I only bought 'cause I didn't know the H7 came with thermal paste. Either way it had good ratings, so I guess that's ok. I don't really have much to compare against.
It looks nice so I'll start with 5 stars. -1/2 for that stupid GPU LED -1 and 1/2 for Click Bios 5. The RAM stays at 2133 MHz no matter what I do, I've tried almost everything basic. What is going on with the overclocking?!
Eh, it's RAM. What can I say.
I can't OC this past 2133MHz no matter what I do.
Quite fast. The sticker's pretty ugly, but that's pretty easy to remove.
Is this thing supposed to have LEDs? Mine doesn't, but I don't know if it's supposed to have LEDs or not. Whatever. Gets +615MHz in afterburner.
Looks nice for $70, and makes cable management pretty easy. Tempered glass gets smudged pretty easy though.
The 28?-pin cable is hard to twist, and the CPU 6-pin was a pain in the a**. Also the GPU cable is loopy-doop with the extra 2-pins, and that looks super ugly. Got this refurbished at Frys for about $37.
The LED's look really nice and cool pretty well.
Same thing as the SP120's.
Keyboard is pretty clicky and nasty, but the mouse is nice. Got this for $17 on a lightning deal randomly on Amazon.
Eh, it's alright. I had it lying around and I didn't factor in the cost of a monitor.
Resolution: 1680x1050 @ 60Hz, 16:10
Small and shuts off pretty occasionally, but this is my second monitor, so I don't really care as much.
Note: I took the photos before this was on my desk.
Resolution: 1280x1024 @ 60Hz
Died on me.