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Multipurpose build

by admanajw



Date Published

Jan. 8, 2019

Date Built

Dec. 2, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

52.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.515 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

14.14 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C


This is my first PC build, I wanted something that could run anything for the next 5 years (at least) with plenty of room to upgrade and mod to fit my needs. I do a good bit of gaming and I'm in school to become an engineer so I'll be running a bunch of CAD programs as well.

Thanks to Black Friday I was able to get a few things upgraded that wasn't originally planned at a pretty good discount. I did a couple aesthetic upgrades as well (turning that Noctua fan into less of an odd color scheme) I put the stock Noctua fans on the top in the hopes it will improve my air flow, but I'm now concerned that it's pulling too much and not giving my GPU what it needs. Does anyone know a good fan control program to tweak this?

Overall I love the way it all came together. After playing around with some RGB fusion I got everything to sync up and I've kept it set to "music" mode. everything pulses whenever my PC makes noise and react to the music.

I haven't overclocked anything yet and don't plan to until It's necessary. stock XTU score:2274

One problem I did run into is that my motherboard only had one USB 3.0 port, but my case required 2 ports to power the 4 USB slots in the front. to remedy this I bought a USB 3.0 hub https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0794V75LB/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This works pretty well, but I did notice a few LEDs stay on even when my PC is shut down now. I flip the switch on my PSU to remedy this when the PC will be off for a while. any other suggestions to remedy this would be amazing.

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ThatOtherMore 3 points 2 months ago

Neat rock.

admanajw submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks! It's made of stress ball foam stuff. It's really fun to throw at people.

Simulint 4 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

That case and the H500P Mesh have some of the best out of the box thermals. I almost bought one. +1

Guitarpicker84 1 Build 3 points 2 months ago

Yeah, I'm a huge fan of high airflow cases. I'm using a TT Core V21. Though with two 200mm fans and a glass side, that things a wind tunnel!

Houndour 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Awesome build! +1 from me :) Some painfully negative reviews on that USB hub friendo. But yours is the first I’ve read whereby the LEDs don’t rest. Considering what I’ve read from other reviews, you’re winning.

Rx_Titan 2 points 2 months ago

I like the red and green

admanajw submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

had a little christmas theme going

MORPHEUS1986 6 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

looks nice, i would consider upgrading to water cooling in the future to leave more space for the GPU to breathe, i had this situation in one of my builds but the motherboard allowed me to move the GPU further away from the CPU cooler.

admanajw submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

That's a pretty valid point, I didn't think of that. I'll see if I can use the other slot.

or maybe ill vertical mount?

MORPHEUS1986 6 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

thats good too.

jeremysb 2 points 2 months ago

Sweet looking computer graphics bud. I see that galaxy watch charger on top. Samsung rocks.

Dievalkyrie207 2 points 1 month ago

Nice build! Just curious, it looks like you've got a pair of 140's in the top, and most people with H500M's seem to go for triple 120's up there. Gamers Nexus mentions the latter can steal cool air from a tower cooler - is this maybe why you went for this configuration? How's it working out for you?

admanajw submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I put the 140s up top because they came with my CPU cooler.

I am having a minor issue with the temps on my GPU under load. I'll look into unplugging those and running some tests to see if they are helping or hurting.

Dievalkyrie207 1 point 1 month ago


Parkour123 1 point 2 months ago

Yo, can anyone help me find a gaming monitor for like a budget of $150? I want to replace my TV with it.

Simulint 4 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

You can find 144hz 1080p monitors used for as low as $150 on eBay, 75hz 1080p new as low as $90 on Amazon.

Parkour123 1 point 2 months ago

Can you please send some links? I don't like buying off of ebay.

Simulint 4 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

If you're only willing to spend $150, I would go with either of these two 75hz 1080p gaming monitors: Acer, BenQ.

Christianjs 1 Build 1 point 7 days ago

Have your GPU temperatures changed? 75C seems a little high compared to other cards - and how are the noise levels? Cheers, Christian

Wolf88 4 Builds 0 points 2 months ago

Who’s ashes are in there ?

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GeorgeyLubbers 0 points 2 months ago

is that vase your grandmas ashes?

admanajw submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago


I think it came with some flowers, it just happens to be big enough to allow my headphones to grasp it without worrying about them spreading out.

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admanajw submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Yea right, I couldn't find a 1080 Ti under 800 during black Friday and I'm definitely not going to downgrade.

That's what I initially was going to use but ended up going with the RTX 2080 because it is a tad faster and they'll be gradually making more games featuring ray tracing.

..at least I hope so, I'd be pretty upset if they dropped the tech after all the hype.