Description

My intention with this PC is do some FPS/RPG MMO type games. Eventually I will try to learn and tackle the whole streaming thing.

What worked well: -Used the Arctic thermal paste rather than what came on the processor -Having a friend over to help hold parts into place while screwing in the motherboard/liquid cooling unit -Having someone over to make margaritas while building -using bowls for parts for different components

Problems: -Couldn't get video card to recognize the monitor upon first start-up -After fiddling with power to the GPU it came on -OS would crash after about 2 hours of gaming -After re-installing the OS this seems to have worked (not a single crash since!) -Still cannot figure out how to get the RGB to work with the Team T-Force SSD

Part Reviews

CPU

So far, so good. Had to figure out the clamps for an AMD installation, but that was the only hang-up. It slid right into the motherboard, no need to clip or anything.

CPU Cooler

This was real hard to mount. I definitely needed another person to help hold it while screwing it into place. The RGB isn't fully custom either, so you're really stuck with the presets. I think it keeps my CPU cool, though?

Motherboard

Solid motherboard, even with beating it up on my first build it didn't break. I definitely needed to look at the diagram when plugging things in a couple of times.

Memory

It works and looks amazing! Plus real easy to install.

Video Card

Amazing video card, I also got a free copy of Battlefield V with it! Real easy to install and keep up to date with the software you can get from Nvidia's website.

Case

This tower is awesome. Fully custom and very durable. I gave it beating while I was building and it still works!

Power Supply

Talk about all the power and cables you will ever need. There seems to be very little space when running the cables, but it's solid.

Monitor

Beautiful monitor for my budget.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 4 points

You need to plug in the cable that came with the ssd to the motherboard rgb header.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! That helped me figure out that I didn't have the correct SSD for the motherboard.

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

I would replace the fans on the liquid cooler with the LL120’s. I think it would look a lot nicer.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I love that idea! Yeah, the stock fans aren't on the level of the LL120s, but they do their job.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you make sure you had the right model of that ssd for your motherboard for the rgb to work out the box? I have the same hdd 5v model and it works perfect, no idea why you would give only 3 stars for a ssd that performs perfectly fine...

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

You hit the nail on the head! I had the wrong SSD. Thanks for the input!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Cooler Master makes an affordable +5v controller and it works decent enough if your mobo doesn't support it. Especially since the 5v rgb looks so much better.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

just built a PC with essentially identical specs, love it!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

That's great! Yeah, I'm real excited to use mine as well.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Not gonna lie I've got a really similar build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

That's so nice to hear! You like it?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, you know it's pretty good. I can run Overwatch on like 1440p ultra settings at about 144 frames, which is all I need (And More). But like powerful enough to actually run newer games too.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Without gysnc, what do you do if you can't achieve 144hz? Looks nice, good job

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not entirely sure what gsync is... I haven't made it to overclocking my CPU yet.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Its for monitors and gpu "combos" Freesync is for Rx, and Vega Cards, and GSync is for nvidia cards it just smooths out and makes the game not stutter i think

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  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

oof

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

My mistake, I totally purchased the wrong SSD. I didn't realize there was a difference between the 5v and 12v headers. I will change my review. Thank you for the comments!

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  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

Why? First off its a 1440p monitor so that removes most of the cpu bottleneck and is mostly gpu bound. Second they overclock roughly the same on average (minor clock speed difference stock) but with a decent price gap lately with sales.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Your actully somewhat right when you jump to 1440p your more gpu bound then cpu, this eli guy is a 100% troll if you look as his comments from other pages its the same thing. Hes trying to annoy people. Your build is nice and a ryzen 2600 vs 2600x is very minimal, if you were to get a better cpu youd be better off going to a 1700x or a 2700x for a jump from 6 to 8 cores. But a 2600 at 3.4ghz vs a 2600x at 3.6 ghz is really pointless if you are trying to save some money.

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah but it hardly matters at that resolution unless you want to waste an extra $30-$50 depending on sale prices that keep happening plus they are both unlocked and overclock about the same. Stock clock speed differences are also minimal at best, fast ram with tight timings will matter much more.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you both for the advice! There's still much for me to learn about this system and building in general.