Description

First PC I've ever built. Aimed for an overall clean look. I'm pretty happy with how everything ended up. Daily driver for school, gaming, videos, and whatever else needed. Wasn't planning on a full AMD build, but you can't argue with the RX 570 at this price, even if its the MSI Gaming OC version. You're being scammed if you're still buying a 1050 Ti at $200 for casual gaming.

Most, if not all parts were bought around Black Friday. Pretty decent price drops on everything (CAD):

  • Ryzen 2600 - $210
  • Phanteks PH-TC12DX - $45
  • Asus Prime X470-Pro - $160/170
  • Delta RGB RAM - $150
  • 860 Evo 500 GB - $100
  • WD Blue 1 TB - $40
  • MSI RX 570 8 GB - 200 (extra $30 MIR and 2 games)
  • H500i - $130
  • EVGA GQ 650W - 80 (extra $20 MIR)
  • Corsair AF120 Fans (x3) - $40
  • Asus VP247 24 in (x2) - $130 each
  • Primecables monitor stand - $25
  • Primecables extended mousepad - $4
  • HyperX Alloy Elite Red Lighting MX Blues - $75

  • PC total = $1115

  • Total = $1479

Main Problem Funny enough, this build might've died if it weren't for my pickiness. Originally, I had 2x Corsair AF120 fans as top and rear exhaust and moved the stock NZXT fans to the front. About a week or two later, one of them was actually spitting lubricant all around the fan ring. If it were the top exhaust, it would've probably dripped all over the GPU PCB. Luckily, it didn't and the build's still running smoothly.

Performance On idle, fans spin at 710-ish RPM for the CPU cooler, 1200 RPM for the GPU, and 800-850 RPM for case fans. No noticeable noise. The same applies when under load. No overclock on anything yet. Performance is smooth, no hiccups. A mix of some medium, most high and ultra settings get me well over 60 FPS in decently optimized titles.

Final Thoughts Overall super happy with everything. Just minor aesthetic stuff here and there. Would've probably gone with the EVGA G3 550W if I realized the GQ is semi-modular without braided cables, but no big deal. The DisplayPort cables for the monitors are too short, so they're just hanging in the open as well. Next upgrade is probably gonna be a PCI-E wifi card.

Question I could've sworn the RAM lighting was synced before I messed with Asus Aura, but now they aren't. Software doesn't resync them either. Anybody know a fix?

yes that's a windows watermark, no bully pls. haven't found a windows key for it yet :(

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice and fresrh look with mostly white. Especially digging the fan cooler. I just finished a similar all ryzen build in the slightly smaller h400i https://pcpartpicker.com/b/7XBbt6 Also I'm curious to see how your 2600 compares to my 2600x after you overclock, especially since you have a high end motherboard for it

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank youu! It's too bad the cooler covers up the back half of the mobo, but its grown on me. 100% I'd keep this over a water cooler. Little more unique too, compared to all the water cooled builds out there.

Haven't really bothered messing with clock speeds and voltages, especially since performance is fine rn. I'll let you know if I end up OCing it tho :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build for a first timer! I ended up using a 2600 and 570 as well; they're both the value kings with current pricing in mind. As for your question, to put it bluntly, the most probable explanation is that RGB software across all manufacturers is garbage. MSI, Asus, Corsair, Logitech, XFX, Gigabyte, it doesn't matter. Many of them conflict with each other or outright disable the functionality of other components. I recently had to deal with a nightmare on my girlfriend's PC for the same reason. MSI Mystic Light, XFX Trixx, and Corsair iCue with her Vengeance RGB. The solution I've found is to set your 'board lighting how you'd like it and then uninstall its software entirely before attempting to change the lighting effects on other components. Beyond that, certain updates to said software seem to break functionality as well. You may have to revert to older versions and never update it after that.

Hope some of that helps. I honestly hate RGB stuff and this is one of the many reasons why. If going for a color scheme is the plan, I always go for a case and the hardware that suits it, or neutral colors at least, and then add accent colors through modding, painting, or cathode/strips of lighting that run independent of gimmicky software.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Its interesting since the RAM is supposed to be controllable through Asus Aura Sync. Unless NZXT CAM is conflicting with it, Aura should control mobo and RAM, which it does. The other lighting modes have both sticks synced, but not rainbow. I might be wrong and the rainbow mode never synced at all.

You're right tho, so much different software just for lighting smh

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the look. Enjoy!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the style and choice of hardware, but keep an eye on your card. The MSI ARMOR MKI doesn’t have a backplate like the MKII. My friend has a Nvidia 960 that is starting to sag and bend at the PCI slot. Hopefully this problem doesn’t arise for you.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm seeing a little bit of sag at the power connection end. You might be able to see it in pic 3. Nothing at the PCI-E yet. There's still a stock NZXT fan at the top too, so GPU might die if that one decides to spin lubricant out too. Might look at buying a backplate or DIYing it later on so there's a bit of protection for both.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Really clean setup +1

( I haven’t activated windows either its ok

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the H500i. Beautiful build!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely top 3 for me. Thankss!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build for a first one, and always nice to see a different cooler used. Matches nicely! Not a fan of that model GPU looks wise, but definitely can't go wrong with a 570 at the moment.

What made you go down the X470 route instead of a B450?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea the GPU isn't the strong point, but it was $170. Too bad the fan shroud plastic doesn't extend up the side. I might buy/DIY a backplate for it. If that goes well, I might consider painting a few super simplistic, minimalistic lines to add a bit of a secondary colour accent. In my mind, it looks amazing, but I don't have the balls to risk ruining my build lmao

X470 Pro was on sale for a pretty decent amount, and should fare a bit better for an OC. Little better for upgrading the CPU too if I ever decide to. I thought it looked considerably better than an MSI Tomahawk or something too, but the CPU cooler basically blocks out all the pretty parts now lol.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

i still have a windows watermark and i built my first pc almost a month ago

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

That Phanteks cooler is listed as incompatible with AM4. I assume it started shipping with an AM4 mount some time ago, and PCPP never updated the information. Or did you have to go to Phanteks to request an AM4 bracket?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm completely late to this lol. Haven't checked this site in a while.

It's listed as incompatible, but somebody on r/bapcsalescanada bought one for their Ryzen. I bought in store and got to check for a bracket. I think the newer boxes include AM4 brackets. It was a pain in the *** to mount to the mobo tho. Not sure if that was design or user fault

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Its cool, isn't it? Totally unintentional too lol