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My (Pre)Built PC

by JulianRob37

Description

This is my gaming/video editing PC. I make videos on YouTube, and would love for you to check my channel out.

youtube.com/julianrob37

Anyways, this is a prebuilt CyberPowerPC. It's the first thing that shows up on Amazon when you search up Gaming PC.

Even thought it's a prebuilt, I have done some tinkering.

I added 16gb of RAM clocked at 3200MHz replacing the 2400mhz 8gb. I upgraded the 120gb SSD to 240, and replaced the 1TB hard drive with a 3 terabyte one. Also, I replaced the standard, non-modular 500 watt power supply with a semi-modular 600 watt EVGA unit. The fans were previously Apevia RGB fans, but I replaced them with Corsair LL120s. I added a Corsair NODE Pro RGB LED kit, with one strip on the bottom of the case creating a cool glow underneath.

This thing is a powerhouse, but I still experience lag in Vegas while editing, and in more demanding games like Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, the frames really drop unless I change the graphics to high. While I am happy with my current setup, I have a lot of upgrades planned for the future.

Upgrades Planned:

Not in any specific order

  • New CPU: Intel i7 8700k
  • New CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2
  • Two More LL120s for ↑
  • More RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16gb 3200MHz in White
  • New GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Gaming
  • New PSU: Corsair RM750x White (this is the least necessary, it's gonna be a while till this happens)
  • New Motherboard: Asus Z370-A II
  • New Case: Corsair Crystal 570x RGB in White

And after all that, I mean, I never have built a PC from scratch before, but I think I totally could. So I definitely want to do that.

Part Reviews

CPU

It works. Well. It's no i9, but this thing gets the job done rather well.

CPU Cooler

I mean, it works, but it looks ugly, and it keeps my CPU too hot for my liking.

Motherboard

Clean, inexpensive, and overall a good motherboard.

Memory

Fast, beautiful, and the best RAM you can buy right now.

Storage

EXTREMELY fast. I love it.

Video Card

Can play any game I throw at it. But some more demanding games you need to turn down a few settings.

Case

Cheaply made plastic, looks alright, overall a good case for beginners. But just a bit, well, crappy feeling. Too expensive for what your getting.

Power Supply

Inexpensive and very reliable. EVGA is a very trustable brand.

Case Fan

The best fans you can get. Extremely beautiful, and they keep everything cool.

Case Fan

The best fans you can get. Extremely beautiful, and they keep everything cool.

Other

Vivid, bright, easy to setup, and relatively cheap.

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Clone135 2 points 1 month ago

Cool underglow

DasBloonts 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Instead of upgrading your PC in any random order, I would highly recommend you get the Z370 Board first because the i7 8700k you plan on purchasing. Requires a motherboard that is able to overclock the CPU. Your current B360 cannot do that. And one more thing, I read that you have already upgraded your RAM, replacing your 2400 8gb with a 3200 16gb. Have you overclocked those RAM to 3200mhz or just put them in the system? Because they do not come from the store running at 3200Mhz. It says that on the box meaning that those specific RAM you purchased, are capable of being pushed to 3200mhz after overclocking them. Just some suggestions.

JulianRob37 submitter 1 Build 0 points 2 months ago

Thanks! I'll definitely take this into consideration.

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Jazz. 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

If he’s simply replaced the 8GB kit with the new 16GB kit then it’ll be running stock a lot slower than the 3200MHz it’s rated for. He may still need to go into the BIOS and enable XMP for it to push up to the 3200MHz, I’m assuming that’s what DasBloonts was referring too.

I do agree with the motherboard though, however OP would probably be best purchasing the Processor and Motherboard at the same time, senseless getting a K series without a Z series board.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Yep stock speed of the DDR4 3200 RAM is 2133. You have to enable the XMP profile in the BIOS to get 3200. Nice to have presets to enjoy your higher ram speed.

Jazz. 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thought that’s what he was on about, hopefully OP sees this and gets that extra bit of performance out of his system.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Me too. I also hope the one downvoting all our posts "feels better". Poor baby must have gotten their little feelings hurt ;)

ThoughtA staff 0 points 2 months ago

Keep it polite or don't comment on this site.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you, sir.

EthanA55 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Like the build. I have heard mixed reviews about the headset stand. How do you find it?

JulianRob37 submitter 1 Build 0 points 2 months ago

I found it on Amazon. Search up Corsair ST100

Samuel9 1 Build 0 points 2 months ago

I have that same case and a really good way to make your PC run a LOT cooler is to take the front of the case off

JulianRob37 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I did that but it looks a bit tacky

Samuel9 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Yeah :/ I'm probably going to buy a new case at some point or something.

Jazz. 1 Build 0 points 2 months ago

Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 0 points 2 months ago

Nice. Next one will be home built. Good job.

JulianRob37 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Your very right.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Putting one together and seeing it function is a blast. I like building a PC more than using one.

JulianRob37 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Yeah I agree. Installing the upgrades that I have done were tons of fun to do even if they didn't work the first time.

JamieTaylor 0 points 2 months ago

If you are video editing I would recommend an upgrade to a ryzen as they will never experience leg while recording and editing, are cheaper than Intel and are just as good as Intel at gaming once overclocked

HotShot_01 9 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I've never experienced leg in my life and i have an Intel PC! I do get a lot of arm and hand though.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Now that's funny right there

JulianRob37 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I am gonna switch to a Ryzen 2700x soon.

Samuel9 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Dude I have the 2700x and it is a BEAST!!! I highly recommend it for editing, gaming, streaming, ECT... You should go for it!

JulianRob37 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

That seals the deal for me!

Samuel9 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

You will not regret it, trust me.

JamieTaylor 0 points 2 months ago

Not sure you need a 2700x, way more than a 2600 and really not that much better and if you overclock just a little the 2700 or 2609 can be just as good for a cheaper price

HotShot_01 9 Builds 0 points 2 months ago

Hey didn't you post a picture of your PC on Reddit recently? with 2 cats inspecting it?

JulianRob37 submitter 1 Build 0 points 2 months ago

I did lol

HotShot_01 9 Builds 0 points 2 months ago

I knew i recognised it when i saw the pictures!

Were they critical of you getting a prebuilt :DDD?

JulianRob37 submitter 1 Build 0 points 2 months ago

Yes, and no.

Lots of people thought it was a Walmart prebuilt, actually. Most payed attention to the cats tho

aco08589 0 points 2 months ago

is it good for streaming

JulianRob37 submitter 1 Build 0 points 2 months ago

It works streaming lighter titles like Fortnite, but I tried to stream Battlefront II and it was a trainwreck. I don't stream too often tho so it's fine. It works better for recording my YouTube videos.

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