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I have never built a PC before but I have always enjoyed gaming and thought it looked like fun. My goal was to build a computer capable of handling whatever was thrown its way all the while being aesthetically pleasing, and I'm happy with how it turned out!

As I'm sure you can tell, the next upgrades will need to be replacing the stock cooler and getting a better monitor, but I figured both of those could wait on a good sale to come up; I have no plans to overclock.

Thanks for checking it out! Let me know what you think.

Update 9/25/19: This computer has been great, but I have fallen in love with SFF. My Dan A4 V4.1 is on the way, so look out for that build coming soon. Based on my use, these components were more than capable enough. I did realize a few things though: 1) I should've gotten 3200MHz CL16 RAM considering price-to-performance 2) AMD stock coolers are kind of loud 3) 5 PWM case fans is way overkill for this setup; results in unnecessary noise

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Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

This build looks so clean, i'm jealous.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. You could have gone for 3200mhz rated RAM because the RAM prices nowadays are dirt cheap. It would have gave you a tiny bit more performance. Also, can you kindly run userbenchmark benchmark and maybe post a pic of the results? It would really help me out as i am thinking of building a pc as well. Cheers!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the comment. Just posted the result.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

great build ! lovely setup, amazing for first timer!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi! You can go as far as painting the cpu cooler white! If you type on YouTube something like painting a amd cooler, you will find it pretty interesting!!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

not much reviews for this motherboard, what's your feedback ?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not incredibly experienced, but I have had no problems. There are some drawbacks that one can expect with this size (most notably only on PCIe slot), but overall it seems to be great for the price.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, love black and white, is the graphics card rgb, and can it go rainbow without an MSI motherboard, thinking of getting same graphics card so thx

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately, it does not have lights built into it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok, nice build though, have fun gaaamammaing

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, very clean cable management for a first build, I know my first ones certainly didn't look as nice :)

No RGB on the video card but what's going on in picture 6? Looks like rainbow effect on the MSI logo?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yes, the card has no lighting, but it has a silver logo right there and it catches the light from the window in an interesting way.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally think you should have gone with the 2600. the 2600x is just an overclock 2600. Shoulda saved that money to get a better cooler. How is the 1660ti? How many frames do you get in your games on average? Would you recomend it over the RTX 2060(based on price to performance)?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair, but being totally new to PC building, I chose to take the factory performance boost in case I decided not to get into the weeds too much with tweaking settings. In terms of frame rates, I have played only a handful of games and am hardly qualified to speak on the topic, but max I out all the settings on the games I do play just to see what happens and have never experienced frame drops. As for a comparison, I cannot make one given my limited experience. Thanks for the comments.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

ya welcome man! +1!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question about that motherboard: does it have RGB LED's out of the box?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

It does have LED's built into the back but they seem to only be white. When I use MSI Mystic Light, they match the other lights in terms of breathing effects and such but do not match color.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you overclock anything, or did you just leave the way they came.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not overclocked, as I have not used any applications that really even push factory settings.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How are those fans?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

They look beautiful and have good fan speed variability but they could stand to be quieter. The noise level is about average but I almost would've bought uglier fans if they were quieter.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The fan splitters are in the parts list.