Description

Updated and refreshed just in time for spring. I finally had time to install my Kraken X52 and was able to squeeze 4.1 GHz out of the CPU stable. No hiccups and very quiet when compared to my Cooler Master hyper 212 black edition.

Part Reviews

CPU

Best bang for the buck for the average gamer. My last rig was running a 6600k which still performs really well today. The Ryzen 5 2600 is a decent upgrade and a great value for those that don't have deep pockets. You will see random temperature spikes with Ryzen CPUs but this is normal.

CPU Cooler

The slickest looking AIO for me that fits nicely with my build and keeps CPU temps pretty cool under load.

Motherboard

I was able to snag this for under $100 on Amazon during black Friday deals. Very easy to work with and the bios was super simple to use. You won't see too many micro ATX B450 motherboards available, this was one of the few that caught my eye right away and the price was too good to pass up.

Memory

Solid RAM. I was able to overclock this to 3466 MHz stable.

Storage

Not NVME but fast enough for the average gamer. Another black Friday purchase, great deal for 1 TB SSD.

Video Card

Great GPU. I'm impressed with how cool and quiet this card is when compared to my old 980ti.

Case

My favorite case to date next to my fractal design mini C. Very easy to work with and great cable management.

Power Supply

What can I say, it powers my set up nicely and it's fully modular.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

This one looks great. You did awesome work with the cables in that case too.

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

titanium>gaming x every single time.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks Kanye Very cool!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

are those the cables that came with your power supply? They look really good and I'm considering even replacing my non-modular PSU just for that.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

No, those are cable extensions that should work even with your non-modular PSU. Look up EZDIY-FAB Sleeved Cable on Amazon. Decently priced and comes in a variety of color combinations. You will need room in your case for cable extensions however.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hats off to you man. I love the consistency in the color scheme. I'm sure pure white led case lighting would look great in this build. +1

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It's one of the better options for 1440 gaming, perfect for my set up.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

If your system specs are similar to mine then yes I would recommend it. It all depends on what you want for your own gaming experience.

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