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New PC. First time I've done this in a long time. Motherboard is a solid choice so far, but don't buy it if you're expecting to be wowed by the RGB. The light by the IO Shield is very nice, the bottom ones are meh. So far everythings working great. XMP worked right away on the factory bios, NVME drive is incredibly fast, GPU runs super silent but crushes anything I've thrown at it so far. My favorite part of the build was the NZXT case, by far. It's such a basic case but it looks so good and it was very easy to cable manage, and bonus points for having the Type-C port on the front to hook up to my motherboard. I want to add an RGB strip inside the case, but overall I am happy with how it came out. (FYI Ignore the Type-C plug that fell off in the bright picture, I wasn't aware it clicked into place and it came dislodged when I was tying everything up. Problem solved, plug clicks into place it doesn't just slide in.) Update: 1/7/2020: Everything’s running well. F11 Bios and newest chipset drivers straight from AMD. Had a few small issues with audio drivers, but managed to fix its by just uninstalling and reinstalling gigabyte drivers. Had to create custom fan curves in bios so the CPU fan would quit ramping up and down. Also lowered fan speed under 70 degrees so it would run quiet. This CPU fan sounds like a vacuum cleaner at high rpm but the changing the fan curve fixes it while maintaining good temperature. Also had to increase system fan speeds slightly but now I feel like everything stays cool and very quiet.

Part Reviews

CPU

Many people I talk to are Intel lifers, but in my opinion you can not beat these CPUs for the price. Probably overkill for what I'm doing, but it's nice and easy to set up and work with. Wraith Prism cooler is fine, RGB is cool. It's the only part of the build that's audible, though.

Motherboard

Only bought the WiFi version because it's what Microcenter had in stock. There's alot of mixed reviews about this board, but so far my experience has been very good. RGB Fusion software causes issues, avoid it if you can help it. Not really a big issue for me so not worth a star. BIOS is nice and easy to work with, updating has been easy, and so far is running great. Only issues were with RGB Fusion software and the RGB on the bottom left corner of the board doesn't really show colors too well if you actually chance the software and change it. But meh the orange looks nice enough.

Memory

It's RAM. It works with XMP on at 3600 right away with my board. Good, cheap RAM.

Storage

Never really even know about NVME technology until a month or so ago. This thing is about the size of half of a credit card, so it kind of blew my mind. It's super fast, though. Picked it up during black friday sale. Nothing bad to say about it so far. Plug n play.

Video Card

This things pretty beastly so far. The fans don't run unless it's necessary, so it's very quiet. When I'm gaming, temperatures don't even really get hot anyways. Should be good for what I'm using my PC for.

Case

This thing was the highlight of my build. It's such a nice, inexpensive case to work with. It has a few lanes and velcro straps for cable management, zip ties, every screw you could possibly need in your build, and a couple fans in exhaust configuration. I took out the fan on the top and put two fans in the front as intake. Temps seem great. The motherboard did fight me a little bit on install. Make sure you don't tighten any screws until you have all the motherboard screws started. Type C port on the front was the perfect pairing with my motherboard, and the regular USB port on the front is purple so it matches my color scheme (This wasn't really intended just a coincidence when I unboxed it at home). Just make sure to handle the tempered glass panel with care.

Power Supply

Good quality part. Comes with a case to carry all of the cables that you don't need right away, thought that was clever. My first build used a Corsair PSU so I figured I'd stick with what I knew. I could have went 550 or 650w and saved money, but the theme of my build seems to have been buying a step or two above what I actually needed.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build bro!

  • 2 months ago
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Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
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A very good build and solid choice of hardware. Also, prices over in USA are really good, a 3700x costs at least 100$ more in EU. +1

  • 2 months ago
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Thank you! Yeah, to be honest the 3800x went on sale for Black Friday and it was only like $30 more than the 3700x. I wanted to go that route but I sat on my hands too long and the price went back up to where it wasn't worth spending the extra money for little gains.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

First build in nearly 10 years. One moment; preping your shock. WOW, PARTS ARE SO MUCH BETTER NOW! Shock completed.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Much better lol

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you could get it, what is the fps difference between this and your previous build on your favorite game (preferably a recent one).

  • 2 months ago
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Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I have just gotten around to really digging with some modern titles. Best example I can give is Monster Hunter World. On my old PC on lowish settings, I'd be lucky to hold 60 fps in any kind of battle settings. New build on max settings, I've yet to see it drop below 60. It's a relatively poorly optimized title, and I usually don't run it uncapped because it utilizes quite a bit of CPU power (which makes it a good game to test a new build on lol), but when I uncapped it for a lil bit it was anywhere from 70-130 fps. It's definitely been impressive as far as FPS goes.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice.