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 :(