Description

I use this PC for gaming and photo editing. It took me about 6 months to buy all the parts I currently have installed since I was waiting for good deals. The Meshify C case by Fractal Design has been a joy to work in. Love the tinted tempered glass and the cool mesh grill up front. Has a lot of tie downs and a lot of space for storage. The Noctua 140mm case fans I installed look amazing to me. They're quiet and move a lot of air. I was able to mount 2 40mm Noctua fans to help exhaust the GPU's hot air using the Ventilation holes and Noctua's silicone anti-vibration mounts. The motherboard I chose could have more fan headers but has plenty of sata ports for future storage upgrades. I love the RGB and the Mystic Lights gets a 6 out of 10 imo. I was able to mount the cpu cooler fairly easily and it came included with a huge tube of thermal paste from Noctua. The ram is good but I didnt note that my motherboard can only run 3466 memory instead of the 3600mHz G.Skill offers. i set it to 3600 in the bios but my PC kept crashing so I had to bring it back down to 3466. PC is stable now. Storage for me was easy. I wanted lightning fast boot times so i went with a Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250GB M.2-2280 NVME SSD i got at open boxed at Fry's electronics. This drive is for Windows and Drivers. Boot times are at around 7 seconds. The Kingston UV400 240GB SSD is for other apps and some games. Has good build quality and looks good. The Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SSD is for photos, large games and everything else I want to throw at it. I couldn't decide if I was gonna get a RX580 or go with a 5700XT. The prices are so good for the 580 right now and they're highly reviewed. But I decided at the end to get the Red Devil RX 5700XT since it was on sale. Glad I did because as I'm writing this, the price went up tp $658 on amazon. I payed USD $420.00. Benchmarks are good and I messed with the fan curve of the GPU to be fairly quiet for me while gaming heavy. Seasonic made an amazing power supply that's incredubly quiet and powers everything without a hitch. I wish I would've waited for the Black Friday deals to buy the monitor. I wouldve saved USD $30.00 that could've gone to buy a Noctua fan for exhaust. I am using the 2 Fractal design fans that came with the case as exhaust behind and above the CPU cooler. But they're quiet and look nice and exhaust a good amount of air so I'm happy. Feels good to have built my first PC. excited to see how long this will last me.

Part Reviews

CPU

USD$200.00. Overclocked to 4.3 but stable at 4.2 @1.38V. Does its job and has worked well so far. Will upgrade to 3800x or 3900x in the future.

CPU Cooler

It works! Its large but easy to mount. No ram clearance issues. Lots of thermal paste included. Quiet. Keeps my CPU at 31C while idling and 71C under load. I'm satisfied so far.

Motherboard

Good board. Wish i would've gotten the one with WiFi built in but i get by with a usb WiFi just fine. Has a good amount of fan headers and SATA ports. RGB lighting effects are cool but some lighting modes don't work and it is dissapointing. The ones that do work are really cool and control over colors is okay 6 out of 10 for lighting software imo. 4 out of 5 stars overall!

Memory

Got it for a good deal. Looks kind of like a deep deep purple color instead of a jet black but still looks good. Works.

Storage

Fast enough for loading my games and pictures. Easy to install. Happy with it.

Storage

My Windows boot drive. Boots so fast makes the PC feel more expensive that it actually was. Got it with open box pricing from Fry's electronics. Would buy again!

Storage

1TB from a trusted brand for USD$87. Works fast so far and it looks good.

Video Card

Got it before the price went up $200. Freesync works well and games @144Hz look incredible. The packaging is nice but didn't include a display port cable or an HDMI cable which was disappointing. Build quality is really nice and feels like a quality product. Cant overclock past 2150mHz but im gonna try to figure out a way around that. The RGB is really good and the lighting software is great and easy to use. I hope this GPU works for many years to come.

Case

Its Tinted Tempered Glass for a subtle RGB build. You can tell the case is well designed and well thought out as you build your PC. Lots of tie down points to organize cables and the included velcro straps are strong. Has a restart button on top. Lots of vents and fan mounts. Cool grill upfront. Looks sexy. Happy with this choice.

Power Supply

Fully modular 750W 80+ Gold rated. Thick black cables are sturdy and aren't the easiest to bend. Has enough cables for everything i need and a few extra. The 10 year warranty is the icing on top. I'm sure this will last me for many years to come.

Case Fan

Giant case fans mounted as intakes for my case. More quiet than other case fans I've used. Love the color and build quality. Would buy again.

Case Fan

Two of these mounted as exhaust for my GPU are probably my favorite thing to look at in my PC. I love how much hot air you can feel being exhausted through the back of my case. Lucky these Noctua silicone anti-vibration fan mounts are a thing. You can mount them anywhere the mounts fit. Would buy again.

Monitor

Big monitor with Freesync. It's adjustable by height, screen angle, side to side and flips vertically. its very sturdy and the base is nice and weighted. No dead pixels upon arrival. Honestly, I kind of prefer a curved display when gaming. But for movies and pictures this monitor works well. Got a good deal on it and for my first AMD PC build I'm happy to pair this monitor with it.

Keyboard

Its a good keyboard. Negatives for me are that it only has red lighting and the included gaming keys aren't as textured or as curved as you expect. Overall its a good started keyboard that works well and is fairly quiet.

Mouse

The mouse is light and responsive. Has easy to use RGB controls and enough buttons for me. Price is attractive when its on sale.

Headphones

These cans have an incredible premium feel to them. Pads are so comfortable I can wear them for hours. The highs and mids are very accurate and for an open back design these cans provide a great amount of tight bass. Highly recommended. Would buy again.

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The rubber mounts for the 40mm fans looks a little goofy, but I guess you don't see them as much with the tinted side panel and it's a great idea. Nice build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

They're awkward looking but I like that I can uninstall easily and its functioning as an exhaust well. You're right about the tint hiding them well. Virtually unnoticeable since they're dark brown. Thanks for the compliment.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright! Finally another ATX case with 40mm fans on that rear grid. That's been one of my favorite additions since I built my first system. Leave no air unmoved!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly one of my favorite things to look at on my build. They're functioning as planned and exhausting lots of hot air that would would be trapped otherwise. Thanks for likeing.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Shout out to phooeyptooey for sparking my intrest in 40mm fans! his 190921 Deadpan Demiurge build was the one that did it. Check it out!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Woo! \o/

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Did your motherboard work with the CPU directly out of the box? I just received the same mobo+PCU and noticed the mobo box only says Ryzen 2000 ready. New case isn't here yet so I haven't tried to build it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

it didnt post out of the box. i downloaded the drivers off of msi website.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hello,

I have exactly same case and GPU, but my GPU is sagging a little bit.

Did you face this issue when you build your PC, or is it sagging now?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey there! Yea sad to say my gpu sags just enough to notice. I realized after feeling how heavy the gpu is that its gonna sag. You use a prop to help keep it level. Ive seen it done on themed builds in the past to help keep the gpu horizontal.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

what camera?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Canon eos 40d with 50mm stm