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I haven't built a PC in 10 years now. I decided to build this as my son prefers his PC gaming over consoles and his old Dell AIO was struggling massively. It has been built for 1080p gaming for him and performs great at that. I changed the monitor to a 144hz mainly because most games I ran seemed to run at well over 100fps, his favourite, Star Wars battlefront, runs a consistent 150fps+ at ultra so seemed silly to waste all those extra frames on a 60hz monitor.

Overall pretty pleased with it. It was originally built with an AIO 240mm cooler but the pump noise drove me insane so swapped to an air cooler. The AData ram overclocked to a stable 2800 and the processor to a a stable 3850. The Nitro+ RX570 runs great at 1425mhz with 2000mhz memory overclock. It gives me 4080 on Time Spy which I am pretty happy with.

Went for some LED's in the system as he loves those when he see's them in the shop. It is going to be wall mounted above his desk and the P3 was the only wall mountable solution I found at a reasonable price.

Very pleased with how it's turned out and how it performs. It was a surprise how much things have moved on in 10 years since I built my last system but enjoyed building it.

Added the photos of it wall mounted now that's finished too.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

Very cool! Dad of the year!

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Wall mounted photos added now that's finished :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks amazing! It looks like the case was custom fabricated to mount in-wall, awesome job!!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately I had to custom fabricate the wall to fit the case ;) Worth it in the end though

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Some people mod their cases, some mod their desks... and some mod their houses, lol. Well worth it!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

why you have this 3 fan for ? this case is more like open frame . and i cant see any water cooled radiator. is just for the esthetic reason ? if so be ready for dust :) lol

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  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Lit build man!!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks everyone.

The fans are just sitting over the drives at the moment. They were bought to fit the AIO cooler that a I sent back so I just kept them to fill the case a bit and give some extra RGB for the boy. I might go back to water cooling one day but no need at the moment with how it's running and i've spent enough for now ;) It's cooler now on air than it was on the ID cooling 240 that was fitted.

Ram is definitely in Dual Channel. Slots 1 and 3 to be precise.

The 570 card was a nightmare to find. I ended up ordering it from Spain (in Spanish even though I don't speak Spanish!) - Paid 219 Euros which worked out under £190 at the time. I think I got the last one in Europe at a decent price!! I have had one on preorder from Amazon for months for £171 but given up on that to be honest - I don't think it will ever arrive. I did look at the 1050Ti and decided this was much better value if I could get it. It was the right decision I think - I am getting similar benchmarks to the 1060 in games. Sometimes a couple less frames, sometimes a couple more but the card is a little cheaper than a 1060 for about the same performance it seems and everyone is saying it will only get faster with driver updates.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

ppl are telling me the 1500x isn't compatible with the GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming 3 MOBO. Is this true and how is it working out for you?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

That's not true. It works fine. Mine runs great and have overclocked it to 3.9 on stock voltages. Dropped it back to 3.8 for long term use as its for my son and I want it totally stable but no issues at all.

I know RAM is an issue so maybe trouble with that? I'm using Adata XPG 2400 overclocked to 2800

Links to the benchmark results on 3D Mark so you can see :

https://www.3dmark.com/spy/2723704

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you do to find the gpu? I would love to get one of those at a decent price!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but are you sure the RAM is running in dual channel?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build. Though I feel you could've had more power with a cheaper gpu. Maybe the EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC. But idk. Im newish to Pc building.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

if he didn't overpay for the 570 then this is way better

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh. Thanks guys. I'm still trying to learn some things.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The 570 is about 20% more powerful then the 1050. It is about on par with the 480 if you get a good overclock on it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually it's 40% more powerful than the 1050 ti.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, I get it, you need the 3 fans there so that it doesn't look empty. But the point of this case is for water cooling, and there are a few 360MM AIO coolers that aren't too expensive.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on everything!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see why you would go with a rx 570, a 1060 or a 1070 would be the best option.

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

Price and personal preference. I wouldn't have bought a 3gb card. Had to be 4 minimum. Therefore the 1060 becomes an expensive option for about the same performance as 570. 1070 was way out of budget. Plus the 570 does what I need it to do just fine without chucking money away. It's for 1080 gaming. Not 1440 or 4k.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Not everyone has enough money.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

RAM working at its full capacity?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It is 2400 ram and working at 2800 stable so yes, more than its full capacity.