Description

Still a work in progress black & white desktop setup

CPU: Ryzen 7 3700x 8 core 16 thread - price/performance all-rounder choice for content editing, gaming and VMs.

Mobo: MSI B450m Mortar Titanium - so far no issues running 3rd gen Ryzen, cheap, good vrm and heatsink, matx small form and close enough to white...=]]

RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200mhz - coz it's color waaayyyttooo!

Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1tb - fast... so fast.. and its on sale! =]]

GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC - simple... its white

PSU: Seasonic Focus+ 850w Gold - efficient, cheap especially on prime day.

Case: NZXT H400 (dumb version) - I dunno why they called the H400i as intelligent version by having rgb strips and controller hahaha... but its white, black, small, good enough airflow and tempered glass side panel... or should have waited for the h500 elite.

Monitor: Aorus AD27QD - most expensive part of my build, would have been happier if they remove the back RGB lights for less cost. =]]

Keyboard: Drevo Tyrfing v2 - hesitant at first due to being unknown to me keyboard but liked it in the end... mechanical, tkl, liked the clicking sound, and many more.. haha

Mouse1: Logitech MX Master 2s - old mouse got it on sale, great for productivity tasks, love the feel, wireless (dongle, bluetooth), great battery life.

Mouse2: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrun - coz everyone on the IT Audit team have this mouse. hahaha

Speaker: Logitech el cheapo, cheapest minimally designed I can find. XD

Part Reviews

CPU

Waited for this 3rd gen ryzen before deciding which processor to use in my build and it didn't disappoint me in everything that I throw at it be it gaming, photo and video editing. Currently using the stock Wraith prism and its good enough for normal/general load usage. at this price point 300£ for 8cores/16threads processor I don't see any other better choice than this although I haven't seen it reach the advertised boost frequency.

Motherboard

Updated the bios using the on board bios flash without the CPU and works without a problem. So far system is pretty much stable running ryzen 3700x and corsair vengeance rgb pro 3200 (axmp) in advertised frequency. Opted for b450 chipset as I don't want to spend money for 570 board.

Memory

Spend hours of deciding as what ram to get, finally decided to get this RAM as I cant justify the price difference of a samsung bdie 3200 cl14 or 3600 cl16 RAM. Runs on advertised 3200mhz on a-xmp profile on first boot and no issues so far, will probably add another 16gb in the future.

Storage

Decided to get the xpg 8200 pro until I saw this on sale and cheaper than the xpg.

Video Card

I didn't have much games to run and test this card but so far I'm getting what the online benchmarks fps on it so I have no issues with it plus its white.

Approx ave. fps on the following games Shadow of the Tomb Raider: 80 Forza horizon 4: 130 CSGO: 380 Wolfstein YB: 150

Case

Good looking case, didn't have any problems with it, easy to install components on it and cabling.

Power Supply

850w might be too much for my build but this was on sale and in about same price as the 750w so went and got the 850w one.

Monitor

First monitor arrived with 3 dead/hot pixels and was returned.

I'd say it is a good monitor but a bit pricey. I don't get the rgb on the back as it wont add any performance benefits on it and you wont see it as well for aesthetics. Colors are good need to calibrate it a bit to be more accurate, its gsync compatible, back light bleed is acceptable but may vary on every unit.

Keyboard

have nothing to compare it with but so far I'm enjoying using it, the sound and feel is much better than any other keyboard that I have used before.

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Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of frames do you get on games with this setup on that monitor at 1440p?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Approx ave. fps on the following games Shadow of the Tomb Raider: 80 Forza horizon 4: 130 CSGO: 380 Wolfstein YB: 150

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the monitor so far ?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, I am pretty much satisfied with the monitor so far. I am not a heavy gamer and this is my first high refresh rate monitor so I really don't have anything to compare it with for the colors as I do some editing it is good out of the box and with some minor calibration it is much better. Back to gaming, everything I have played on it looks smooth didn't experience any tearing when playing CSGO. Back light bleed is acceptable but may vary as this is my 2nd unit as the 1st one has more back light bleed but was returned due to 3 dead/hot pixels on it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

what do you think of the monitor is it alright

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It is alright but a bit pricey compared to lg 27gl850

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Stellar build! I'm looking at almost the exact same parts, you're swaying me towards dropping a little extra for the Vengeance RGB.

Since you use it for work, has 16GB of RAM been a bottleneck at all? I've read Ryzen plays best with two sticks and wondering if I should future-proof with 32GB now.

Also thrilled to see the stock cooler for an idea of what that will look like. Thanks for that. Has it kept the temps in range to your liking?