Description

I'm a 17 year old high school student and this is my first PC build. I built it mainly for gaming but I'll also be using it for graphic design, animation, homework, and live streaming Overwatch and LoL. I'll also probably be using it for college in the future. The only two difficulties I had when building was the usb 3.0 io port because I bent the pins of one of the headers on the MB luckily there were two headers... and the cable management in the back of the case... everything looks very clean in the front of the case though, especially with the cable extensions, besides that everything went smoothly and I love all of the parts I chose (They all get 5 stars)

P.S. I'm planning on fixing the cable management under the desk and managing the cables coming out of the rear io ports soon

Any feedback or suggestions would be appreciated thx.

Edit 5/20/18 Update- I added more pics because I got desk lighting and a lifx bulb

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor Purchased For $279.99
CPU Cooler Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 White 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For $37.99
Motherboard MSI - X370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $169.95
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Purchased For $190.99
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Purchased For $119.95
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $59.89
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW2 Gaming iCX Video Card Purchased For $659.99
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $99.00
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $178.51
Case Fan NZXT - Aer RGB120 61.4 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $29.49
Case Fan NZXT - Aer RGB140 71.6 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For $34.62
Case Accessory NZXT - Hue+ LED Controller Purchased For $55.45
Monitor Dell - S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor Purchased For $369.95
Keyboard Corsair - STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $109.99
Headphones Audio-Technica - M50x Headphones Purchased For $149.00
Speakers Creative Labs - GigaWorks T20 Series II 28W 2ch Speakers Purchased For $79.00
Other Blue Microphones Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone, Cardioid Purchased For $59.99
Other Corsair Gaming MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad, Extended Purchased For $27.91
Other BenQ ZOWIE CAMADE Mouse bungee for e-Sports Purchased For $24.99
Other Sleeved extensions Purchased For $61.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2797.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-02 13:25 EDT-0400

Part Reviews

CPU

16 thread CPU - 8 core @ 3.9Ghz... super fast, can be cooled with an air cooler if not overclocking, love this processor, great for adobe programs and gaming.

CPU Cooler

Very attractive air cooler, especially in white builds, can keep a non-overclocked Ryzen 7 1700x cool... great air cooler if you don't want a AIO or custom loop... temps are close to that of an AIO

Motherboard

Nice MB, very reliable, Carbon fiber accents add a bonus if u like the look of carbon fiber... BIOS is easy to mess around with if your into overclocking and system tweaking.

Memory

Nice in white builds, speedy ram, does it's job... not much else to say.

Storage

Very Speedy boot times and load times for games... seriously buy a NvME drive you won't regret it

Storage

Not much to say about a HDD... does what it's supposed to do and is fast enough for me.

Video Card

Beast of a GPU, temps are great, not much else to say except of how great a company EVGA is

Case

Lots of room, cable management was a breeze, plus a tempered glass side panel... amazing case for $100

Power Supply

Very reliable PSU from a very reliable company.

Case Fan

Vibrant LED fans that keep things cool.

Case Fan

Vibrant LED fans that keep things cool.

Case Accessory

Software is sometimes buggy but other than that it's great, software issues not so much of a big deal still gets 5 stars

Monitor

Great monitor for the price, does everything I need it to, default colors aren't the best though but after tweaking them it looks great.

Keyboard

Great Mechanical keyboard with vibrant LEDs

Headphones

Amazing Pair of headphones

Speakers

great budget speakers if you already have nice headphones but want speakers for your setup just in case you have friends over

Custom

Seems to pick up all noise which can be a good or a bad thing. Overall great sounding budget mic.

Custom

Nice and lengthy mouse pad smooth mouse glides, and doesn't slide around on desk

Custom

Does what it's supposed to... not much to say

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

Best build I've seen in a long time. Cable management is INSANE! +1 bro. Good job

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx bro

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem.

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

hey did you move the original two case fans to the front and replace the back two with NZXT fans?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man I will do that as well

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Np... I can't wait to see you're build man

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

The RGB and the cable management is amazing.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

What's a mouse bungee?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It prevents tangling and snagging of the mouse cable, while providing full freedom of movement, mostly used in esports and by gamers

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! great job!!! Might i ask where you got those cable comb / clips from on the 8pin connectors for the GPU ? they look fantastic!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Thx bro... they are from ensourced.net

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I know most people don't ask but where did you get the desk?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Someone at my uncle's work was giving it away and it looked nice so I said I'd take it... my uncle later told me that it was a $500 desk. And I don't know the brand or where u can buy it, sry.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Was the cooler hard to install and how is it installed

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s ready to install out of the box with am4 so it uses the clip method with the preinstalled mount on the mb... u just have to apply a bit of pressure