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My first gaming rig so go easy on me.

I went with the ryzen 5 1600 as a decent bang for my buck processor with some overclocking room. The ROG STRIX B350-F was an awesome mobo with plenty of ports, as well as some great RGB although it is a little dim to me. What more needs to be said about the Trident Z ram it's fast and the RGB is fantastic. The GTX 1060 6GB seemed like a great choice when I bought it prior to the mining blowup last year or so and it really has outperformed all of my expectations I've been able to run the witcher 3 at 1080p on ultra no issues 60fps. When I decided on the Masterbox 5 the reason was airflow and cable management and it has both in spades this thing stays cool with no issues. Seasonic's focus gold 650 may have been overkill but with the mail in rebate it was a great deal so I couldn't pass it up.

I owned the two hard drives before and now used the blue for mass storage and the black for most of my game data. luckily I had a 212 evo so I took the fan from that and put it on the cpu cooler and put the led fan on the front of the masterbox 5 to add a bit more intake air and so the led didn't get in the way of the RGB on the other components.

Please be aware the temps posted are from my 1080p gaming not from benchmark stress tests so take results with a grain of salt.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, I think it helps with cooling of you put the fan of the cpu cooler on the other side of the heatsink.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It shouldn't make a huge difference, the fan is pushing air towards the exhaust. So far the CPU has stayed under 50c and the fan doesn't obsruct the ram.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but you should flip that cooler around so that it blows towards the rear exhaust.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

It has been adjusted to push to the exhaust. I used a buddies vape to confirm airflow.

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Build tip: the side of the fan with the struts that hold the motor in place is usually the exhaust side of the fan. About the pics: the easiest way to get good interior shots without the glass reflections is just to take the glass off. :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Why a hyper 212 evo?

  • 26 months ago
  • 0 points

Already owned the Evo and the led came with the case, saw no need for anything different right now.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

overall great build I really like the colour. but that CPU cooler gonna create turbulence with that rear fan. nothing will really happen other than more dust will settle into the pc. but am not forcing you changed it. if that how you want it, go for it. do you use this pc for gaming?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Care to explain? I mounted the CPU fan essentially to push air towards the exhaust

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Go easy on roderick... I have a 212 Plus (yes, that old :) ) and the fan brackets are the same, essentially; most folks don't realize they can be mounted on the fan to reverse the airflow, slide the fan up or down slightly for RAM clearance or clock the power leads in the most convenient direction. Nice build BTW. I'm a little jealous; I resisted the impulse to get the 1070 I was looking at before the mining craziness and now I'm stuck without a card for a new build.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure you could get a nicer X370 board for the same price no?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Define nicer and I'm not running a multi gpu setup so x370 is lost on me.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess nicer means better materials and easier to work with. Also more SATA and USB 3.1 G1 ports. I guess for what you're using it for it's fine.

This site can tell you more: https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2763-amd-chipset-comparison-x370-b350-a320

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Maple_Syrup I'm deciding between the Gigabyte GA-AB350 Gaming 3 MOBO vs the Asus STRIX ROG above, what do you think might fit better?

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wRdzMZ

My PC parts for reference

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

For budget, go Gigabyte, but if you're gonna spen $100+ on a mobo, get an X370. IMO they're nicer and better. That's why they're more expensive.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for such a fast reply man! I feel your advice, but any recommendations for which X370 I should aim given the build I already have?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you had any issues with achieving the advertised ram speeds on your Tridentz ram? I am about to pull the trigger on the asus b350f and trident ram but I have heard of people having issues with getting correct speeds.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

not in the slightest, I set it via bios after getting everything installed and it's been working fine since.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the PSU Considering getting it for my first build.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I've not had a single issue with it although if you want a cleaner build I would go with one that companies like cablemod supports so you can get custom extensions or replacements. for my use though it's excellent.

  • 26 months ago
  • 0 points

Why did you choose the Asus STRIX B350-F motherboard and not the Gigabyte-GA-AB350 Gaming 3 motherboard? Deciding between those two so I wanna hear reasons if you don't mind :D

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

it was preference really, I wanted the strix due to its aesthetics and their bios and aura controls work really well for me.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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