Description

TridentZ RGB was used to test the build while I was finding a RAM deal, that's why it's in some of the pics.

This build all began with a $195 (prices CAD all-in) RX 570 Gaming X off of eBay last September. Originally, the card was not recognized by any official drivers or gaming support and would not boost to advertised spec. I figured it had a mining bios on it still, or maybe a poor re-flash job was done. I claimed most of my money back.

An open box i3 8350K on my local marketplace spurred me into finishing this build, as it was an amazing price and he also sold me the case he was going to use for just $10. I bombed it with some flat black and grey accents. I opted for a mid-range Z390 to ensure future upgradability but nothing extreme for 9900K overclocking. Maybe a 9700K upgrade in a year or two. All said and done, I was able to OC the 8350K to 4.8GHz with ease.

At this point, I decided to flash the bios on the RX 570 as a fix because I now had onboard graphics I could use as a display (my main rig runs a 2600X). I am happy to say that it successfully made the card work properly (for now).

Everything else was sourced used. The condition of the PSU was noteworthy for its age, seemed brand new. A pretty big bargain as the 850W model I have is a solid unit.

The gamer kid I sold it to loves the RGB and is super going to enjoy it playing mainly Apex right now. He wants to get into building so this will give him a very solid platform to start on.

Keep part pickin'

Mr3Pik

Part Reviews

CPU

Not the greatest value new currently, nor the highest thread/core count. Definitely an amazing deal for the price I got it for though.

CPU Cooler

Amazing quality. Amazing value. Do recommend.

Motherboard

At the time of building, this was really the only 'midrange' Z390 board to consider. Not very good at overclocking a 9900K but otherwise feature-packed. Overclocked my non-delided 8350K to 4.8GHz 1.35v with ease.

Video Card

After re-flashing the bios from a miner it runs like a charm. Sports a very good chip that overclocked well too 1400MHz. Tested OC on the memory and it worked as well. Comes with an 8-pin connector to provide the juice!

Case Fan

Not the greatest RPM range, but they are nice and quiet. Would not be my 1st choice for RGB fans at their current price (I got these in 2017).

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Very awesome!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

does your motherboard have wifi?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

This motherboard is capable of wifi with the short M.2 wifi sticks. It does not come built-in.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

oh thank you, but i forgot to ask, does it have bluetooth?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I do not think so. I believe you can get it on the same M.2 sticks depending on the model you buy, or as a seperate usb dongle.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you