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This was my first build and my budget was about as middle of the road as it gets. Had a blast, toughest part was fitment in case. Its definitely a good case for the price, but it was a bit tight, and my cable management isn't the best (hence no pics of that). Snagged a bunch of parts at local stores, so check ads regularly, some of the prices are actually pretty competitive to online.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

NICE BUILD! +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build and awesome setup!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Love it! Very similar to my pc.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

boi, i5 16gb ram rtx2070 thats your average midrange gaming pc

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Nooo... its above average... Duhhh

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

price wise its above average XD

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, its not an i9 32gb ram 2080 ti...so kinda upper midrange I guess?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

im not saying its a bad thing by any means, very respectable build, honestly would slay in almost all applications. i would say high end requirements would be i7 or better, atleast 32gb and eh i guess like 80 sku or higher from nvidia. either way hardware now is kickass and you have a nice build B)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

So you're saying the literal 3-5fps difference between the i5 9600k and the i7 9700k would be the difference between high end and midrange?

The i5 9600k is within 3-5fps of that chip for gaming, and is $160 less.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

you're more than welcome to keep your head up your ***. There are many times where both processors will dip in performance in say a certain area or scene and the 9700k will pull easily closer to a 20fps difference but sure 5-10fps on normal circumstances dont seem like much. honestly theres almost no difference in performance comparing the 9600k to the 8600k, on top of the 8600k being cheaper, not to mention z370 boards being cheaper as well. But anyways, you also seem to discard the fact that the 9700k has 2 more cores which would make a night and day difference for other work loads, since most people who like to game also like to record and upload game footage.

  • 11 months ago
  • 5 points

I wake up and go to sleep watching benchmarks on these CPUs. As a value proposition, it's the 9600k all day. They literally barely separate in FPS any more than 8-10 frames. If that's worth almost $200 to you, that's your call. <10 FPS when you're talking 130-150fps is such a minuscule differential (~7%) , and it's barely even noticeable to the human eye. And yet, you're ready to call the i5 "midrange" when it really performs in the top 10-12 of all available gaming CPUs.

So, to recap:

  • Everything I just said, plus...
  • i7 9700k performs 7% better than the i5 9600k
  • It costs 39% more.

-McNucca

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a 1% build, look at the steam hardware stuff, most people are on quad cores.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry, is this some sort of peasant joke that I'm too rich to understand?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Ugh...that 8pin across the mobo, no bueno. Nice parts list though. I like that corner desk too, happen to have a link?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at the pics, I see how messy that looks, I'll have to move it. And that desk is over a decade old from office depot, so check there maybe they have something different

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is your rear fan configured for intake? Gives for a weird airflow i feel like. plus the fan would look better if configured for exhaust.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah installed it backwards, got it right after I took the pic

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Shame you have to stick the tower under desk. Building a custom desk for my son's build so pc is show cased next to monitor. Curious how is the airflow, I have 2 140s in front 1 140 in the back and 1 140 on top. Have an extra 140 but read adding another on top did not help with airflow.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Even though its under the desk, its still up off the floor on a platform, so less risk of dust and airflow is pretty good. With the fans configured as they are, I played Anthem for about 2 hours straight with the CPU reading 45C and the GPU reading 70C, the case temp was consistently around 35C. What you have sounds like it should be enough to handle a similar setup.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I may want to put an Intel Core i5-9600KF on the same motherboard. Did you update the BIOS/UEFI?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not update the BIOS, it shipped with the next-to-latest version and it recognized my 9600k right out of the box. I had the option to update the BIOS but the update didn't apply to anything that i had so I opted to put it off.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing pc, I have nothing to say, just needs some cable management.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you need a wireless internet adapter? I'm building with the same motherboard......and CPU, and graphics card.....

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you would need a wireless adapter, the motherboard does not have it installed.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your desk lighting!

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The case was just okay in my opinion. It was cheap, but you get what you pay for. Overall the quality feels good but its lacking the cable management features other cases have.