Description

This was my first build and I'm very happy it turned out the way I envisioned!

Hardware is almost all white and black, tried to get 50/50 balance which led me to plastidip the pulse's backplate (which turned out great) and buy white cable extensions. The fans are white NZXT fans and the cpu cooler is a wraith prism.

The primary goal of this build was to handle most games at 2k resolution on ultra settings, while also looking really clean and being affordable. After months of hunting for deals I think it came together beautifully. Does everything I hoped it would with ease!

Magic keyboard is an odd choice perhaps but I got it for a steal and it matches the aesthetic nicely so we are gonna roll with it until I need a mechanical.

Its also worth noting that the monitor in the parts list isnt the exact model I have as mine is white and compatible with amd freesync.

Got all the parts for cheap on ebay or mercari or similar.

Thanks for looking!

Part Reviews

CPU

Theres a reason this is one of the most if not the most popular CPUs. Price to performance ratio is among the best. This chip in that value sweet spot that was perfect for my build. Not overkill but plenty powerful enough to handle anything i can throw at it.

Motherboard

Affordable and stylish. The bios is easy to use and it has a decent amount of features. Not much more i can ask for from a MB.

Memory

Looks decent, very affordable (bought on sale), but for some reason that i cannot fathom, these sticks are unstable above 3000 MHz even though they are rated for 3200. I don't know if im doing something wrong (ive researched and dont believe i am) but they just wont get up there. Oh well, i still think they are mostly great.

Storage

Oh this little guy is blazing fast. Boot times are like 6-7 seconds and its glorious. Definitely going to need to purchase a second one at some point because 500gb is just not that much, but its that value sweetspot that was just too perfect to pass up for my build.

Video Card

This card... I love it, incredible value, performs like a beast running games at 2k 144fps, even painted the backplate to match the aesthetic of my build (which i suppose has no bearing on this review but it looks sleek now and before looked kinda like a hotwheels car:( ). My complaint is that my card has very faint coil whine. Not while gaming or under heavy load, just when scrolling through webpages... its a bummer but i dont care that much, i really love it otherwise. I purchased for cheap off ebay open box so no warranty:( silly me trying to save a buck

Case

Sleek, spacious, fun to build in, good cable management. One complaint is that the glass panel has no cushion between it and the metal so if the fans are roaring i will get a case rattle:( fortunately my fans never roar

Power Supply

Got for an absolute steal and it does the job without a hitch. Eco mode is a nice touch too. Nuff said

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

You should get the white corsair MK 2 for your next keyboard it will be a better keyboard for gaming and the white on it is super nice

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Great suggestion. I like it!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean, beautiful, and well budgeted build. Congrats!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Cant say anything, it all in the title: KLEEEN!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! I really dig the 50/50 black white! Btw can you tell what mousepad that is?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B7LBPNZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Super nice, super cheap, no weird smell or fraying edges, couldn't be happier with it... it looks like its unavailable on amazon though:(

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely stunning mate

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 points

My dream pc in a nutshell, super clean.

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir! You should totally go for it and build this guy for yourself! Not too hard, nor expensive! I would love to see it!!:)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the mobo compatible with the ryzen 3600 out of the box or did you have to update the bios before you could install the cpu?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard was NOT compatible out of the box. A bios update was completed.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you with the SteelSeries my guy

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

beautiful build you got there! I was just wondering, did painting the backplate affect the thermals of the GPU?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Ill have to test it to give you a definitive answer. I would assume not; thermals have been a nonissue for the GPU but the sapphire pulse is pretty nice. I'll check the thermals later and compare them with numbers online, I am not much of a benchmarker though.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Looks really clean. With your RAM, did you activate XMP profile in the Bios? If not, I recommend doing that.

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

I did. Perhaps I somehow managed to do it wrong?... idk, ive been using it at 3000mhz and it still crushes everything I use it for. That coupled with my laziness has led me to not investigate the issue further:/

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

nice 5

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Dam, how did you get that Power Supply for so cheap! That really was a steal and a half. Was it used?

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Yessir, got it used on Mercari! Works great!

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Your build is nice. I was wondering where you got your parts for so cheap? Like your psu is 200 dollars now.

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I got all my parts from Mercari or eBay second hand. It took months of patience but people sell stuff at very low prices once in a while, just gotta be persistent. Bargain shopping is fun but time consuming for sure. The psu was a great deal tho!

  • 10 hours ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the Monitor? I am thinking about picking up that same one I think.