My reasoning. I have been for years, wanting to build a PC to play games at a much higher fps and I have been wanting to get into content creation and needed something better than laptop with integrated graphics and a 6th gen i3. I have been working for the past few months and saved up about a thousands dollars and wanted to build a PC that would play any game at high 1080p settings today and four to five years from now.

The build. Building the PC was plug in play and was a lot less stressful than I thought it would be and despite my thoughts and being ready to troubleshoot it booted on the first attempt. And two days later has still worked without issue.

Gaming. My current monitor is 60hz so a lot of the bigger games I play like Forza horizon 4 are locked to 60fps but it has no frame drop at Ultra settings. I do plan to pick up a 140hz monitor at some point and after using it I will update this. But games that are not locked example BeamNG. Drive run max settings at 60 to 75fps on base clock and my fans set to their lowest speed to keep things quiet. But OC through MSI afterburner I can get over 100fps with with fans set to medium the gpu surprisingly rearley passed 40 degrees Celsius. The noise is not bad at all especially when I am doing light gaming or browsing the web or doing word you do not here it despite it sitting a few inches away with headphones off. When I have the fans set to medium when playing forza it gets about as loud some one gently blowing into you ear for reference. And even with my headphones off and using just the monitor speakers you don't notice it. Once I get a chance to play more taxing games like battlefield five that require turning up the fans to high to keep things cool I will post an update for this as well.

Part Reviews


For the price it's an amazing cpu heck even if it was $200 it would still be great. It runs Siege and Forza Horizon 4 on max settings without breaking a sweat. Even when I tried doing some rendering and video editing it did not throttle even though I am using the stock cooler.


Great Mboard has a lot of features and now it ships with 3rd gen compatibility. It feels nice and is not flimsy. The Rgb is nice but wouldnt say its a feature with it only being in that one smaller corner and is not that bright. And for anyone wondering if you download msi mystic lighting it can be changed.


Not much to say it's ram that works and runs at its listed speed. Im happy


At first I was worried with the price difference between this and the other terabyte m.2 drives being so much more expensive. But it has been nothing but great and lighting fast, I have a samsung ssd in my laptop and it still feels slow when compared to this. Windows boots in under 15 seconds games are the same. Files transfer are nuts lighting fast even with bigger loads. Two reasons I would tell someone not to buy this is if you fill it up get another drive as it does slow it down to a normal sata drive speed and if like reading loading screen tips.

Video Card

For the price it is a great gpu runs everything at 1080p max setting without a real issue. And the noise isn't that bad yes you can hear it under a decent load and if you max it out it will sound like a small jet turbine. But even after playing forza horizon 4 for two hours at max setting it never got that loud or even passed 45 degrees C. When browsing chrome and doing homework it will never be heard even with headphones off. If you use over the ear headphones while gaming you will not notice it even when the blower is on high speed.


This is a awesome pc case. Easy to work, easy to cable manage in. Everything feels nice to touch and at first I wasn't sure about the front but i really like it now and it is great for airflow.

Power Supply

Great high quality PSU works well and the warranty is a plus.

Case Fan

Works great and is quite. My only complaint is the screws break really easily which at this price i cant really complain and they did still screw in and hold the fan up. But it is something to note if you plan to move these a few times.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you need to update the motherboard to use the 2700? Looking to do a similar build, and am having problems finding clear information.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it came ready out of the box.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thank you.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking for a first build and this looks solid!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Thanks for posting the build shots. Love the progression.

Thumbs up on your build.