I'm super excited about Cyberpunk 2077 since the E3 teaser back in 2013. And after watching the trailer and the 48 minute gameplay footage multiple times, I decided to build a cyberpunkish PC.
After eyeballing for components for a while, I finally decided to get some discounted parts during Black Friday. My plan was to wait until CES in hopes that AMD will drop the third Ryzen generation and maybe a new GPU kinda went down the drain, because having 60% of a working PC kind of sucks. So I decided to get a cheaper CPU and GPU, some RGB RAM and a high quality motherboard until AMD announces their new stuff hopefully during CES (which they didn't), so I can upgrade eventually.
Today I finally got to work on the Cyberpunk 2077 logo. I bought a sheet of acrylic glass of ebay, printed out the logo and tried to grind it with a Dremel after watching dozens of youtube videos for acrylic LED signs. This took me around 2 hours and my hand still hurts.
I know I could have gotten a PC with the same performance for probably half the price but I focused heavily on the looks (and upgradeability), which I honestly don't regret.
The Ryzen 5 2600 is a great CPU for gaming for an excellent price.
The Kraken x62 works great and looks awesome but CAM is a real pain in the ***. Initially it worked great out of the box until one day when CAM stopped detecting the Kraken. Long story short, after switching USB headers CAM detected the Kraken again.
The worst part is however the constant data transfer. My internet connection isn't that great and for some reason CAM is uploading and downloading stuff 24/7 for no apparent reason.
The Taichi is an awesome motherboard. A little pricy but loads and loads of features.
Initially I wasn't able to control the onboard RGB and the Corsair Vengeance RGB with iCUE. A few weeks later they released a BIOS update (v2.0) which solved these issues.
The build quality of the heatsink is superb and and the RGB looks really cool. I had no issues clocking it to the listed speed, might try overclocking later. For some reason I can only set the LED to a single color per stick but thats not to bad considering how nice it already looks. EDIT: This was because of a setting in iCUE called "full software control" which was already turned on but didn't have any effect. After disabling and enabling it again, it works
In the past I only had good experiences with Samsung SSDs and the 860 Evo is no exception.
This graphics card is amazing especially for the price. I'm able to run all of my games on max settings 1080p (Overwatch: 90fps, Assassins Creed: Odyssey: 45fps, Witcher 3: 70fps!,...). I didn't expect such nice results after being used to a R9 280X which I got for 240€ one and a half years after its launch.
Plus: I also received a copy of Division 2 and Devil May Cry 5 for free!
My favorite in NZXTs H-Series. Loads of room for cable management and air flow. Escpecially cable management was a fun and easy process with this case. I dig the flat simplistic exterior design and the large plate on the inside which is a real eye catcher in all color variants. I'd recommend getting the cheaper version without the smart device though, because of CAM.. I immediatly ripped out NZXT's lighting and the smart device in favor of Corsairs RGB & fan solution.
This was definitly an overkill power supply for my build. Atleast I'm definitly ready for to upgrade my CPU & GPU without having to buy a new power supply. Watching your power consumption rise and fall live is a nice feature, even if it's not always available after every restart, at least for me. The included power cables are of excellent quality so if you don't mind black, there's really no need to buy sleeved cables.
Corsairs best looking RGB fans yet. I'm really excited what they're going to do with their new LED technology. The fans are bearly hearable under idle load.
Corsairs best looking RGB fans yet. They're bearly hearable under idle load and not too loud under heavy load. The fans are not ideal for a 280mm radiator but are working fantasticly for me.