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Most of these parts were purchased during black Friday. This is my second build and I wanted to go with a theme this time around. I also wanted to have a clean white look,

CPU I wanted to go with a higher Ryzen CPU, but I settled for a Ryzen 5 2600 since this is going to be my Mid-range PC. I found it on special on Amazon.

Cooler I mainly wanted a white cooler, so my options were limited. I came to Deepcool's CAPTAIN White RGB Cooler. I liked that it came with two light strips that can connect with the overall system. I was originally going to get the 240EX model but, at the time of purchase, was higher priced by about $25 than the 360EX model. The radiator was nice and clean but came with a few dented fins. My gut feeling was to return it but I was committed to making it work.

Motherboard I had a few options in mind for the Motherboard. I ultimately went with the Gaming Pro B450 by MSI over an Asus board. The biggest factor that helped me make my decision was the included integrated wireless adapter. My first build was a X470 Gaming 7 wifi and I felt this was way easier to build on.

Memory I believe the standard now is at least 16GB of DDR4 memory. I went with the lowest priced RGB Corsair model to compliment the case I ultimately went with. When I first turned on the computer, the units were running at 2133 Mhz instead of their advertised 3000 Mhz. With my first build this wasn't the case. I had to go to the BIOS and play around with the system to get them up to speed. I am not sure if this was due to compatibility to Ryzen but it's running at 3000 now.

Storage I did a search for the lowest possible SSD and came across this unit. It was a plus that it was RGB but I wasn't able to show off its bling since the mounting points on the case I chose were all in the back. Installation was a breeze and I am happy with this choice regardless.

GPU Since I was going for a white build, I wanted my GPU to have some streaks of this color. After looking around, white GPUs are very limited. I chose a 1060 6gb because my funds were depleting very quickly. It was all white, on special, and came with a free game. The 1070 version of this was $100 more and I would rather save that money for a higher-end build in the future. I also purchased a custom GPU plate which was simple to install.

Case My three choices for cases were H500i, H700i, and the 275R. I went with the 275R for its flexibility. It was simple and all the reviews were positive. The H500i couldn't fit a 360 Cooler and I was already committed to this item. The H700i was way over my budget for this specific build. Everything about the 275R was smooth except the glass display. Its tightening mechanics are cumbersome and it annoys me to open the case.

PSU I purchased a Fully-Modular power supply since it was on special and had very good reviews. It was very affordable and I have no regrets here.

Overall The Installation was very smooth and took me about 4 hours. I did have a couple of hiccups along the way but nothing too big. My biggest problem was that I didn't think the tubing for the AIO cooler were that long. I miscalculated and the tubes touch the GPU card on the top left. Everything is running correctly but it bothers me that they are so close. By this time, I already knew I wanted a superhero theme. Spider-man is my favorite superhero but he was getting to much attention so I went with my second choice, Batman. I love the Joker and had to include some pieces of him such as the decal and purple lighting. The white aspects of the build really make the lighting stand out.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Good build. Had you done old school black and yellow batman I'd be happier lol and give you a +2! Since I can't +1, good job!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I actually didnt even think about a black and yellow build. I definitely want to start building more.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

what games do you play that use two controllers for 2 players? only games i know of are Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat, and King of Fighters.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I prefer the ps4 controller by a longshot. Certain games such as GTA V were giving me problems with the ds4 so I just keep the xbox controller around as a backup.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't get my PS4 controller to connect, so i use the keyboard and mouse. And after some time I've actually come to prefer the mouse and keyboard vs a controller.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

DS4 for windows application helped me calibrate the controller and it works for most games I played. Mouse and keyboard is what I should really use tbh

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did you get that gpu plate it’s amazing ! And also how did you do that front shroud decal if you don’t mind me asking ?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! The GPU plate was purchased from V1 tech. I was a little skeptical at first but the item was delivered with air cushions all around. It has so many light combinations to choose from and I am very happy overall. I couldnt upload a video here though.

The decal was ordered through blackpearldecals.com. Thy have so many options and you can also do some custom ones if you contact them directly. The decal was super super cheap in terms of pricing.

I can upload more pictures of both the decal and GPU plate if you want.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

That would be great thank you! Def looking to do the same to my new build looks awesome!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

b450 or x470? I hear x470 gets hot and throttles and covers up ram slots

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

In terms of installation, over the x470 gaming 7, the b450 was easier for me. When it came to price, most x470 were super high when compared to b450s. I also wanted it to have wifi integrated and all the x470s that included them were pricey, especially the ASUS boards which were my prefered choice.

I must say though that I am not planning on Overclocking, even if I upgrade to a 2700x or something. I am not entirely sure but the x470 might be better if you were.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, is it just me or do you like batman? lol good build

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

You like batman by any chance? (Good build btw) : )

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The RAM did the same in my system. I had RAM clocked at 3000 MHz, but when I first built it they were clocked at 2133 mhz. On the plus they’re now running at 3333 mhz

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Gave you more bang for your buck.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, really nice build, especially the batman theme, you are also using practically the same parts I want to use in my future build haha.

I have a question though, how are temperatures looking in this case, as i've heard temps get a bit high with the front panel on. Has the AIO negatively or positively impacted these thermals, as i'm not sure whether to get a 360 rad as you are using, or used 3 120mm fans and a tower cooler. Thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Man!

Temps have been good for me. I did a test this morning before work just so I can have some numbers. At idle, the machine ran at 34 Celcius. I then turned GTA V and left it running for about 30 minutes and the temp was at 48 Celcius.

I have also left it on all day in the past just on facebook and non-heavy loads and never more than 40 Celcius. The highest Ive seen was Halo Wars but I think that might have been to my room being unbearably hot during the winter. The temp was 51.

Note that I have a ultrawide so this will push the computer a little more which I think might increase the temperature. I could be wrong though.

Hope your build goes well!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks for the quick reply, sadly i'm not as good at replying haha :D

Those temps seem really good to me, I was more worried about GPU temps in particular with an AIO installed and the restrictive front panel, but those temps seem very good either way. I'm torn between this and the NZXT H500 for the case as its the only part I haven't really decided on.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

The front panel intake isnt as restrictive as I initially thought. You could feel the fans taking air in which is good.

Funny story, Im actually building my brother's rig as we speak in a H500i. They both are very similar in size but tthe 275R actually has more room for fans which I like. Also I feel like the overall larger glass is a better look for me. The H500i was definitely easier to build in though. All the wires came pre-tied and the glass display along with the mounting bracket were super easy to take off and back on.

I feel like the 275R will cool better due to the higher amount of fans I have, but I could be totally wrong. I can have temps for you once I set up everything and install some games, note that I did install an i9 on the H500i which runs much hotter than the Ryzen I installed here.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, sorry for the late reply, i've been away for a bit. Oh really? thats good to hear. Oh awesome haha, let me know how it goes! Yeah I agree, I prefer the option to have 3x 120s or a 360 rad in the front rather than just two 120s or 140s in the h500, I also prefer the full TG side panel, and not to mention, more fan options up top aswell.

Yeah a temperature comparison could be nice, despite the drastic hardware differences. One thing I will say though, the cable management seems to be better in the h500i than the 275r, but thats nzxt for ya.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Man! The cable management on the H500i is definitely better. I felt like a cable management pro! I didnt have to worry about tucking wires in or how to route them. I spent no time managing the cables since it was soooo easy.

I ran the i9 9900k in the H500i with the NZXT x62 kraken and the temps weren't as high as I thought. It ran a little hotter than the 275r but not much of a difference considering my 275 has a 360 rad and an extra exhaust fan. Playing GTA V for about 30 minutes gave me about 55 Degrees Celsius

I will say that one thing I found that I didnt like about the h500i was the where the USB 3.0 connector slot was to connect to the motherboard. Dont know how to explain it well but I will be posting the build soon so you can see what I mean.

My opinion, I still prefer the 275r. The smart control isn't really that good in the H500i plus I like the full panel glass that comes with the 275r (even though it is a headache to take off and put back on).