Description

This was quite an adventure, I won't lie. I was always too stubborn to learn how to build a PC so I always stuck with cheap prebuilts. Obviously doing that bit me in the *** because the computer I bought crapped out on me within 4 months. After finally saving up the money and receiving a chunk of tax return money, I went ahead and bought the parts. There was no turning back from this. I spam watched Paul's Hardware, Bitwit, LTT etc. so that I could get a jist of what I had to do. And I did it. By golly it took me well over 3 hours but I did it. I think the hardest part was installing the CPU cooler because I felt like I was going to destroy my CPU while doing it, and second to that was definitely cable management. I was even able to overclock my CPU to 4.0 GHz and my GPU as well (but I don't exactly know the numbers to that, I think it was +140 core and +200 memory on afterburner). Overall, I'm pretty proud of this build. The next thing I need to do is invest in a 144hz monitor and a funko pop of Vanitas.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Well done.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

How are you liking the 2060 so far? What games do you play with it?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

So far so good. I did have some slight issues while I was trying to overclock it. Temps were hitting around 80C after 1-2 minutes of benchmarking. I ended up just doing a very small overclock. I think I ended up around +120 core and +180 memory on afterburner and decided to keep it at that. Compared to what I'm used to its giving me AMAZING graphics, but my frame rate is capped at 60 because of my monitor, which I'm planning on upgrading in about two weeks!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

You went a bit overkill on the psu. Everything else is excellent.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

PSU's are most efficient at around half load so he/she actually got the perfect PSU.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't see anything overkill here. The minimum wattage TXM unit is 550W and in some cases, the 650W is cheaper or just a tiny bit more than the 550W

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I felt like I was, but I'm okay with it. I was originally going to get an RTX 2070 but it put me over budget :I

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Paul's Hardware, Bitwit, LTT etc must be giving out pretty good information based on how well put together your build is. My first was not nearly as good. (i7 2700k on cheap mobo with 750Ti.)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

They are! Paul uploaded a new series of how to build videos and I went off of his ~$900 build from last month!

  • 9 months ago
  • 0 points

remove dimwit from that list.

That guy is a tech blogger parody. Inviting GamersNexus to delid his CPU, some other guy to bend his tubes, the GF does the editing - and he calls it "MY BUILD" :D

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I watched Paul for his tutorials and Bitwit for montage builds. I enjoyed them both :)

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I have 2 more parts to go :( Ryzen 5 2600 and 16gb ram kit. Been dragging for 3 weeks could have the similar build as yours. Currently my Rtx 2060 was used on external GPU docking for laptop... Mobo, PSU, casing already in my hand :D

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I know your pain. I only had a week of waiting for my parts to come in but it was still painful. Let me know when your build is complete!