Description

I take lots of pride in my build. I really like it, and can run all of the games that I could ever want at max 60 fps (until 2021 or something). Most things worked out well, and what didn't was all my fault, like that one screw that I accidentally used to screw the mobo in. The only main issue I have is overclocking the cpu, but I think that's my fault as well.

December update: I've added an SSD, another fan, monitor, new keyboard, and new headset since initial build. Still satisfied with it. Looking in to the 7nm Ryzen, that's pretty cool.

Part Reviews

CPU

A great CPU for it's price to performance- that is where intel needs to step it up. The 8400? Yeah I guess, but it's $50 more for maybe 3 FPS. The 2600 on the other hand, is even more impressive than this. Probably should have went with the 2600, but hey, still not a bad buy.

Motherboard

Good motherboard. Only 2 fan headers, so if you have like 6 fans, go with an x370/x470 depending on your cpu. You could use adapters, but it is easier to have more fan headers and can also help out with cable management.

Storage

Haven't had a problem except the color. I hate the green color scheme, as it doesn't fit my build... or anyone's in general.

Storage

Good, solid SSD to store my games as my parents slapped 500gb worth of photos on it. Some of them might be as old as I am...

Video Card

Great GPU by the green team! My only problem is the temps. Nvidia should not have went cheapo on the cooler, as the temps show.

Case

If you are a first time builder, pick this case up. Very easy to work with and cable management was a piece of cake.

Case Fan

Good, and has red LED's!

Case Fan

A great case fan, improves the airflow of my PC greatly. A little on the pricey end, but it's still good.

Monitor

240hz vs 60hz is a life and death difference. I got it for $290, and you can set the refresh rate to whatever you want. However, the base refresh rate is 60hz, and took me 15 minutes to figure out how to get it to 240. The TN panel color is really average for a TN panel at 60hz, but at 240hz, it actually improves. Thanks to the packaging company, I found it with a huge dent at the top of the box, and now have 3 dead pixels at the bottom.

Keyboard

I haven't had it long, but this is my first mech keyboard, and is very satisfying! Good by to the pain of school essays!

Mouse

a good, solid, and cheap mouse by redragon. Can't ask for much more at the price

Headphones

Good, but go with the wireless ones if you hate cables. The cable quality isn't something I would expect for this price. other than that, It's really good.

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Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

You should change the orientation of the corsair fan! Now its working as an exhaust fan :D

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the issue you are having with overclocking the cpu? I’m sure someone here can help

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows your mouse now?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Still very nice

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you set the monitor to 240hz? I'm considering one with my first rig

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Through monitor settings in windows

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh alright. Laptops direct has it for 200 right now so I might buy. ----------(EDIT)---------- 200 Pounds, ~230 USD.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you mount the monitor to the wall

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

no