My new PC to replace my laptop, after it inevitably stopped working on me. It is mainly used for digital painting, sculpting, and rendering, but I play games on it occasionally. Currently rocking a portal theme
I based this build loosely off of the one that Gear Seekers did with the H210i, but decided to opt for an RTX 2070 Super and a Ryzen CPU, having to change the MOBO because of it.
Cinebench R20 Score: 4826 pts
UserBenchmarks: Game 112%, Desk 140%, Work 129%
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - 94.7% GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) - 113.9% SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB - 319% HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018) - 125.6% RAM: Corsair CMW32GX4M2Z3200C16 2x16GB - 90.5% MBD: MSI B450I GAMING PLUS AC (MS-7A40)
For anyone planning a similar build as their 1st, BE SURE you have enough internal USB ports on the motherboard to actually complete the build. I didn't and it costed me about a week waiting for the internal USB hub to arrive. so that I could complete the PC. Additionally, with the SF750 PSU from Corsair, make sure to get longer PSU cables or at least extensions, as the stock cables will not reach the PSU from the motherboard (mainly CPU and 24pin). I also didn't realize that the X52 comes with mounted thermal compound, so I added my own anyways - meaning I had to remount my AiO a fair few times because of too much thermal paste. ;-;
I'm currently running this system in Push/Pull, with both the AiO fans and stock case fans being used. I know it isn't the most ideal setup, but it keeps my pc cooler for now until I can afford some better fans for the pull part of the configuration.
Brilliant for handling intense workflows, not had any issues so far.
A real pain to get in the case but it performs well and looks beautiful.
Great thermal paste but didn't expect it to be so goopy, easily gets everywhere. On the plus side, it's ceramic-based, so won't short out your MOBO if it gets in an undesirable place.
Gets the Job done but only has one USB 2.0 Internal Header, so be aware when building ITX with an AiO.
It's fast and pretty at the end of the day. The only thing I don't like is how much of a pain it is to create custom lighting in iCUE.
Great for work in Premiere Pro and as my OS drive.
A lot of decently fast storage for a great price. No complaints here.
I had to RMA my 1st one but the performance is amazing for the price and size. It doesn't look cramped in my case either, allowing for better airflow.
I want to give it a higher rating because it's a beautiful case that was nice to build in, but pretty much every screw that I had to undo gave me grief. Felt like undoing cross threaded screws for the most part.
A small and powerful PSU that is perfect for small form factor builds. The power cables are painfully short though.
It's Windows 10 kinda speaks for itself. does the job basically...
really pretty fans that run at a decent speed. the controller is easy to set up and being able to daisy chain the lights made life a hell of a lot easier.