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by Hyprodimus



Date Published

Jan. 18, 2019

Date Built

Jan. 18, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

39.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

59.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.411 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

2 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C


My first PC build ever.

I wanted to build something good for both 1080p gaming and workstation engineering loads. I also aimed to have a very quiet system and selected components that offered maximum control over component variables like speeds and lighting.

If I could spare some change, make it look good too. The lighting theme is Star Trek ship related. Blue for warp, red for impulse.

Very satisfied with its performance and features. All for about $1300 if I sell the games that came with the GPU.

Part Reviews


Simply the best value processor out there. Good enough for games, and with multiple processors, can handle higher workstation loads.

CPU Cooler

Stood out because you can control the fan and pump curves and see readouts from iCue. Has zero fan mode.


Great for budget builds. Heat sinks arent top of the line like other brands, but for the price, you get hardware that will get the job done, and has additional features like ARGB which would be on competitor motherboards twice the price. It could have been $30 cheaper if I was in town to mail in the rebate form. ASRock's MIR is only a 10 day window. ASRock Pollychrome is very basic, with limited modes, and limited control granularity. It has the main features I wanted to get the desired look I was after, so anything else was icing on the cake.


A good deal at the time. Decent speeds for the price, plus RGB.


The same price as other SSDs, but this was PCIe not SATA. The awesome speed boost comes at the cost of longevity. But I really dont think Im rewriting hundreds of gigabytes on a regular basis daily. For media, just use the HDD.

Video Card

Performance reviews seemed standard across most RX 580s, so I went with a card with good thermal and sound reviews. RX 580 performs about 10% better than the GTX 1060, yet was cheaper. Has zero fan mode.


A great looking budget case with windows. Not the best airflow, but Im not heavily overclocking. Cable management was difficult in the back. Just not enough space.

Power Supply

A fully modular PSU with zero fan mode. A reliable model according to reviews.


What was available. I found them hard to bend and train to keep their shape. Get arc-ed ones next time.


These beauties come in a pack of 3 with 2 ARGB strips and controller included. I want to use motherboard control anyways, so a remote wasnt needed. The fans have both PWM control and motherboard connectivity; something very hard to find for RGB fans. A similar Corsair purchase would literally be 3x the cost. Havent played with fan curves too much yet, but they don't push much air, but are reasonably quietly.

Comments Sorted by:

-Iron-zer0 2 points 29 days ago

Looks good

dawson_sayler17 2 points 28 days ago

Very cool build. Cable management is great!

Hyprodimus submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 days ago

Thank you!

JerardBlack 2 Builds 2 points 27 days ago

Lovely build. Rx 580 nitro...my very first card. Keep up the good work

RustyFire 1 point 29 days ago

Star Wars is the way to go man.

Colemanfaris 1 point 28 days ago

What FPS does this run on?

Hyprodimus submitter 1 Build 2 points 28 days ago

Any game in particular? It's pretty standard RX 580 and Ryzen 2600 performance.

Colemanfaris 1 point 28 days ago

I’ll mostly be playing fortnite, gta, and rocket league. I’m not very smart when it comes to computers so I don’t know how well this would perform.

Hyprodimus submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 days ago

I don't play those games, but you can just Google, " Ryzen 2600 rx 580 Fortnite" or whatever other game.

Fortnite is 93FPS GTA is 54 Rocket League is 131

All at 1080p resolution, max graphics settings

PersonPerson 1 point 23 days ago

how well does this play triple a games? I have a very similar system but I do not yet have a graphics card and I was wondering how well my system will play games and I am looking at the rx 580 as an option.

Hyprodimus submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 days ago

You can play most games on Ultra settings on 1080p monitors with at least 70 FPS. 1440 will be maybe 20 FPS less, and you might have to drop detail settings.

70+ is good enough for me. The 580 is probably the best budget graphics card.


Demify 1 point 2 days ago

Thinking of getting the cooler you have. Just a question does the hot air from the radiator raise the temps or is the air blowing outward

Hyprodimus submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 days ago

Thats the age old question. Exhaust or intake radiator.

You will find many people testing configurations, but it might differ only by a degree or two.

There are more important factors to consider like the overall airflow of the case, the number and type of your fans, and your fan curves for positive or negative pressure.

If all you are concerned about is the CPU temp, then an intake radiator will provide the highest temperature differential.

Thermal transfer speed is based on temperature difference between the hot and cold object.

So an intake will give you the coldest air.

It will certainly increase the temperature of the intake air for the rest of the PC, but you are probably throttled the most by the CPU temps.

GPU can operate much higher temps.