Description

It's been awhile since I've made a computer build for my own personal rig, and i'm super proud of this new build. I will primarily use this computer for advanced editing, gaming, and other productivity purposes. I chose ryzen because it fits those needs very well. Also, all the parts in this build were very easy to install, and I was able to complete the build in a little over an hour. The main goal of this build was sleek and powerful. I think I accomplished that by sticking to a black and grey color scheme. I also put some extra attention towards managing my cables. Hope you guys enjoy! Positive feedback and critique is always welcome.

Here's a link to the benchmark results: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/18563600

Part Reviews

CPU

8 cores, 16threads, what more could you ask for from a cpu? I was able to pick this up for $199.99 on amazon prime day!

CPU Cooler

5/5 Stars because the installation of this thing was super simple. I will update more information on thermals once i do some more testing. But i would recommend for the installation process alone, which uses the included AM4 back-plate (making it a breeze).

Update: After taking some temps. The idle sits aroud 32-35C & the average gaming temps peak at 60C, but never more. So, pretty decent temps (not the best), but its SUPER QUIET. Virtually zero noise.

Motherboard

RGBs are super nice, wish it also hard rgbs under the ram too tho. The included thermal guard for the M.2. SSD is amazing, and i wish more motherboards did this. Overall very easy to work with and no complaints.

Memory

It's ram, its cheap. Not much more to say. I was able to pick up 32gbs for $120 on amazon prime day.

Storage

The actuall ssd i purched was the addlink S70 ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F9PWJM6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )

I wasn't able to find a link to that through PC part picker, but WD makes good products as well. The speeds on the addlink ssd are insane for the price.

Video Card

It looks AMAZING. No gpu sag, no coil whine, simply perfection. I opted for the normal 1660 and not the ti because i typically just game at 1080p, and don't need an insane card to accomplish ultra settings at 60fps.

Case

The tinted side panel is amazing. Corsair updated the screws from hex screws to thumb screws. So it's easy to take the side panel on and off. The overall space in the case is perfect, and is a breeze to install in. I typically use NZXT cases, but i think i found a new favorite case.

Power Supply

I've heard mixed reviews on this power-supply, so we will see how it holds up overtime. But as of now, so far so good.

Operating System

Installed windows 10 pro through a thumb-drive. I'd recommend this over the others because of the added features.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I would be proud of this build as well - excellent job.

Also, excellent job on benchmarking your build. I love that you did that. It is "the new build's test drive".

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! Yeah a lot of research and thought went into this build, so i was super pumped when i saw the benchmark results! Anything you can think of to improve the build?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, if some $$$ comes your way, do update your GPU and monitor to really make the graphics in your games pop. Other than that your build kicks butt. Even then the 1660 is no slouch, it is a very very good GPU for the money and will eat 1080p like I eat my Wheaties (not sarcasm, I actually like Wheaties a lot and can chow two or three full bowls in one sitting :D). Thanks for your comments on my build for my nephew. I actually have 4 completed builds and pictures since then but am far too lazy to upload ;).

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you ever get around to uploading them I'd love to check them out! Yeah, I originally wanted an rtx 2060 or 2070 and a 4k monitor, but couldn't fit it inside my budget. I'm a college student right now, so I had to sacrifice in some places haha! 4 completed builds is a lot! Right now I'm sitting at around 8. Maybe I'll upload the build i did for my girlfriend earlier this year. I also like wheaties haha :D

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a question, would a 550w psu work with this gpu?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it would

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah a 550w psu should work fine!