Description

Building a PC has been a dream of mine since I was a kid, however I have not had the need to build one until recently (or the money to do it right).

I will primarily be using the PC for gaming, and have found that some slightly older or less demanding titles can run in 4K high/ultra (Skyrim, Destiny 2, LoL) and newer AAA games are 1440p high/ultra instead which suits me just fine as I have been primarily a console player for a long time now. The monitor I am using only supports up to 60Hz so as long as I hit that sweet spot, I'm happy!

I will also be using it for my job when I work from home, for light video and image rendering alongside running some unique programs. I kinda went OTT with some parts, like the RAM for example, because... well why not chuck 32GBs of RAM in the thing? Sure I could have spent that money elsewhere but the way I see it, I won't ever need to worry about RAM. I also went in deep with the PSU because I wanted it to be as efficient (and quiet) as possible. I have done multiple stress tests and I have not seen the PSU fan spin once during any of them, so mission accomplished there.

PC build was a bit of a nightmare towards the end, as even though I have done months of researching and googling to source the parts I need I completely misjudged that I needed to do a bios flashback before it would even post with a 3000 series chip. This meant I spent a good couple hours troubleshooting, worried I had broken something, before I finally tried that and solved the issue. Safe to say, I felt stupid - but I won't be making that mistake ever again!

Overall though, I am extremely pleased with the build. Cable management is decent in my opinion (feel free to roast me) and it meets all my expectations and I couldn't be happier.

P.S. if you have a cat, don't leave lots of cardboard boxes lying around. He/she WILL jump in them and play, getting in your way in the process.

Part Reviews

CPU

Solid CPU. Literally can't complain about it at all, does everything you need it to well without breaking the bank.

CPU Cooler

Everyone knows how well this cooler performs, this one is just prettier IMO. Plus, I got the LTT edition which was a nice bonus!

Motherboard

Great mobo, solid price and lots of features. Probably the best B450 board on the market, plus it has RGB - a must for those crucial FPS.

Memory

Its RAM, works as intended and it's low profile so both D15 fans fit without issue in my case.

Storage

Bought this a while ago to revive an aging laptop. Gave it a new home in this PC.

Storage

The speed of this thing is insane, and the price is unbelievable for what you get. I regret not spending the extra pennies for the 2TB version now. Fantastic.

Video Card

Truly the best 5700 XT on the market. It's quiet (unless you jack up those fan curves) even under load in my experience, and destroys Nvidia in the price to performance battle even though this is an expensive partner card. If you are looking for something to game on for less than £500 just get a 5700 XT.

Case

Stumbled across this case when deliberating over my choice for months. It has fantastic airflow (I mean, you would hope considering it's name) and it basically just a Carbide 275 with a different front panel and a much better designed tempered glass panel. It's a great case and for the price you can't go wrong. It's often being sold for less than £70 and never more than £75.

Power Supply

850W, RGB, Plat certified, silent operation in my rig with the fan never spinning and I got it for less than £100. A no brainer.

EDIT: Turns out mine was actually faulty and had an OTP issue which caused random shutdowns on my machine. I am currently in the process of returning this, so have had to reduce my rating on this. Shame as it seemed great before I started having problems..

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! I'm trying to make my first build and I'm wondering where the case fans at the top and back of the case are from? Are they the stock case fans that come with the case? Also what are your thoughts on your build? Any changes you'd make?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey man :) thanks! The case comes with 3 black fans, and as far as included fans go they seem pretty decent! I added the LL fans to the front, and have a fan in the back and one in the top as exhausts. the third fan is going unused currently.

After having the PC for a while, there are a few changes I would make for sure.

  • The PSU as I would have loved to get some custom cables from someone like cable mod to really help clean up the build. I've also had a few random shut downs which may be PSU related but I haven't been able to narrow that down yet.

  • I would also be tempted to have gotten a better CPU, as I have been using it a lot more for my job than I thought I would initially.

  • A better mobo as one of the m.2 drives runs a lot slower due to limitations on the motherboard restricting the number of PCI-E lanes.

It does work completely fine though, and none of these things are a limiting factor when it comes to gaming or the majority of my uses. Everything else in the build has been fantastic.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I ended up getting the same case as you! Just one question, the case fans for the Corsair seem to be running pretty loud in my build (~1500RPM). Have you been able to get the case fans to run quieter? The lowest mine go are 1500RPM (60%) despite CPU temperatures of 40°C. Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I will be honest, mine are running completely stock and I am not having any issues with noise, the whole thing is silent (unless under load, then the GPU is load). Only thing I could think is they are plugged into the wrong header on the mobo or something.. the power being delivered to the fans doesn't sound right.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I have two case fans that are 3 pin plugged into 4 pin fan connectors so maybe that's why I'm not able to control it

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Are they definitely sys fan headers that they're plugged into? Sorry to ask simple questions, not sure what your level is in regards to PC building so don't want to assume anything!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick build! The airflow on that case must be pretty good.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) and it's fantastic.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Good choices, I like it!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! :D

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the 3600 to work with the mono? I’m planning on getting the gaming pro carbon instead of the Tomahawk Max but I heard it’s not compatible?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

A lot, if not all, B450 boards are compatible with 3000 series Ryzen with a BIOS update. You would need to have a 1000 or 2000 series CPU or get a local shop to update it for you. This particular mobo however has BIOS flashback, which means to do it all you need is a USB stick and another machine to download the update file :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I have the same mobo & gpu and i love em! How is your gpu temps, especially hotspot/junction temps? After installing latest drivers (19.11.1 & 19.11.2), my hotspot temps has gone up to 95C during gaming, while memory and edge temps stay around low to high 70s.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey! I haven't been measuring junct temps, but usually I hover around 68C (I imagine edge temp) when not OC'd but have seen it hit as high as 80 when I push it. Will come back to you when I do some more testing.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Would be really appreciated. I still keep testing different drivers. Please share your results when you are done testing and enjoy your build ;)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice build!!! What is the quality of the case like?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic, can't recommend it enough for the price.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Did Corsair fix the issue of the TG. Where the rubbers kept falling out. I have seen heaps of reviews of the soild face and it was the major issue

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh right! Not heard about that, but the rubbers on my case at least don't look like they're budging anytime soon (I have opened the case about 10 times so far) and it doesn't use those pesky Allen screws anymore which is amazing. Considering that, it wouldn't be a long shot to assume they also tried to resolve any other issues they may have faced with the glass, like rubbers falling out.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

how do u like the look of the case? im deciding between this and the nzxt h510. I feel like the nzxt has a cleaner look, but this has better airflow

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I was debating between this and the H510 at the end too.. I went with this one mainly because the airflow is insanely good, makes my build almost silent and run way colder than it otherwise would have. Also, the H510 is clean but the 275R gives a lot more options on styling with the open front. I can go all blacked out by turning off the RGB on the front fans or deck it out red throughout. That's why I picked this one :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

what is the cable management like? I just bought this case and am wondering if its good or not

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Decent enough :) has a good number of places you can run cables through and the PSU shroud is a great place to hide some extra cables. Considering the size and price it's solid.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the monitor in terms of motion blur (response time) and input lag?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been great for me, imperceptible input lag and the response time is as good as any gaming monitor I have used. My only caveat or issue is that for my rig, a 4K monitor is hard to drive on some AAA titles. Running games at 1440p works just fine though.

For work and anything other than gaming, it's been fantastic.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll mainly be gaming and programming, so this does look like a good buy. No issue on the games either, got a 2080 Ti and have no problem turning down a few settings to get 60FPS in the more demanding games.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the CPU cooler? Do you think it can fit regular sticks of RAM or is low profile the way to go?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU cooler is fantastic. It performs just as well if not better than most water coolers! If you're gonna go air cooler, this is the best IMHO.

And there are definitely height restrictions, especially if you want to use both fans, so you can't get Vengeance Pro's or something similar and use both fans. If you do adequate research on your RAM height, or are happy to lose a bit of cooling power, you should be fine! :) I personally wanted to use both fans so the Vengeance LPX RAM was perfect.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Are the fans included in the 275r pwm?

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, I appreciate that :) I really wanted it to look clean and run cool and quiet, so I knew cable management needed to be as solid as I could.

Yeah, the mobo and GPU cables are the main two things I don't like as much right now, but I can't think of a way to clean it up yet. Cheers :D