Description

Took about 4 months to properly plan and buy this build. Bought the Storage first but then realized I should buy this all at once in case something didn't work right so I was still in the return window.

Built this to replace a 2011 Macbook pro. Wanted to start light gaming and Lightroom/Photoshop capabilities. Spent about $300 over my limit but it was well worth it.

Please excuse my cable management. I have a work laptop that I need to connect both monitors/keyboard/mouse to everyday so I haven't found a good system yet.

Part Reviews

CPU

Very good processor. Haven't pushed the limits but can handle everything I throw at it at once

CPU Cooler

Love the look of this. The matte white finish looks great and the RGB isn't half bad. Probably won't overclock my cpu so I can't test temps for that but its super quiet.

Memory

Every review has been positive and I can't disagree. Looks great and does the job.

Video Card

Pretty good GPU. Haven't tracked every game but Apex Legends hovers around 65-70 fps on ultra settings.

It can run Battlefield 5 with no problem as well.

Case

Awesome case. I was worried about the size and cable management with the extension sleeves but there was plenty of space for everything.

Case Fan

SUPER QUIET. Sometimes I have to check below my desk to make sure the dang computer is even on....

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Bi-racial?

Also, what brand/part are those cable extensions? Looks slick!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Asiahorse sleeved cables

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Asia Horse. Got them on Amazon for around $30

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

$300? Nice try! Too late now, but Thunderbolt 3 and dock would have been an elogant solution for swapping peripherals between desktop and laptop.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, does that work for Lenovo laptops? I thought it was just for apple.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That's a feature of Thunderbolt 3, whether Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux. Not real common on desktops yet, but present on a lot of recent laptops. It makes for a super convenient docking station when you just plug the Thunderbolt cable into your laptop and you have power, displays, input devices, external storage, LAN, even an external GPU all instantly connected. In fact, with the rise of Thunderbolt, an argument could be made for not bothering with the desktop at all if you need a laptop anyway.

Your specific motherboard does have a Thunderbolt 3 header, so with a add-in card you could do this. Of course, it would only make sense if your Lenovo laptop already has a Thunderbolt 3 port. https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboard-Accessories/ThunderboltEX-3/

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is great insight, thanks!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Pandas are black white + asian

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Australian, too.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice 👍🏾

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sounds like a Logic reference to me lol

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Love the build though mate Question, how are the idle and load temps?

  • 1 day ago
  • 2 points

I’d love to know too. I’m really concerned about the h510 case and GPU temps co differing the thermal reviews on the case.