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My friend told me that his co-worker was looking for a PC to game on, and I jokingly told him he can buy mine (i5-6400 / GTX 1050ti) if he wanted, since I was planning on a new build later this year anyway. A few minutes later he said, "give me two weeks" and I had to buy all my parts within that window. Sales tax is included in prices.

Most of the parts I ordered on Newegg and Amazon. Overall, I had no problems with the parts. I originally ordered a STRIX B350-F motherboard, but the lack of a PS/2 port was a deal-breaker for me and I found the B450-F for $10 more at the time. A bit ridiculous to say, but looks played a factor as well...

UPDATE (5/19/19): As of 5/17/19, my RAM crapped out on me. I had numerous BSODs and browser crashes within a few hours, with the dump files showing memory-related issues. I am currently using a temporary Patriot 2400 MHz 16GB while I am currently in the market for new RAM...

UPDATE (6/5/19): I have replaced my Team Vulcan 16GB with a set of G.Skill Trident Z Royal 16GB 3000 MHz. My current plans are to RMA the Vulcan RAM and sell it once I have received a replacement.

The first thing I bought was the Ryzen 7 1700 for $135 on Rakuten. I was a bit torn because the Ryzen 5 2600 was on sale for just a little more, but I figured the extra cores wouldn't be bad for what I planned on using with this build (moderate gaming, recording/rendering, Excel, university work, Stata/SPSS, etc.).

My first build had an NZXT S340, and I knew that I wanted to stay with a similar case. Since my original build had no RGB and no actual color theme, I wanted to go for a white/gold/silver theme this time. I decided to keep the protective plastic on the tempered glass for now, as I'll be moving next month.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

The lack of a PS/2 port was a dealbreaker? I am mildly confused. Nice build though! +1

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering that myself. Basically all current keyboards and mice take USB these days unless he has a really old keyboard that he loves. Are there not USB to PS/2 adapters still?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You are right... at the moment I currently share a room with someone else and the BlackWidow gets ridiculous at night. I have Cherry MX Black and Red boards on hand as well, but I often bottom out so it’s a bit of a nuisance. I switch to a QSENN DT-35 (got two as a gift) at night since it’s relatively quieter. Thank you for mentioning the adapter, though.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Very very clean :) +1

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

The gold lighting on your blackwidow and mouse is nice

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the Prestige KDA Kai'Sa wallpaper and love the build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It's been an inspiration for the build ever since it released!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I really dig this even tho I prefer black peripherals and purple glow. I really like this

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitor is that? And are you satisfied with your purchase?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a 24" LG 24MP59HT-P 75hz (1080p). After gaming for years on a 20" 900p 60hz, it's a big upgrade for me. I've had it for about two years now and I'm satisfied with it. My only gripe is not going with an AMD GPU this time for Freesync, but overall it's been great for my uses such as browsing, schoolwork, and holds its own for gaming (FPS/RTS Game mode is pretty neat to use, decent monitor for PS4 as well).

  • 8 months ago
  • -1 points

Im prefer orange monster. 2 stars.