Description

This is my main build for gaming and other things like photo/video editing.

CPU:

Ryzen 5 1600:

A great price to performance ratio for gaming and content creation. The Corsair H500i v2 keeps it nice and cool at a steady 3.8ghz overclock.

Cooling:

Corsair H500i v2:

Quiet while also managing to keep temps low while overclocking. The RGB logo and the sleeved tubing really enhance the look of the build.

Graphics Card:

Asus GTX 1050 ti 4GB Dual:

Budget friendly and excellent performance in recent titles at 1080p 60, medium settings.

RAM:

Team Force Dark 16gb 2400mhz:

The red metal style heat sink really stands out and looks great.

Motherboard:

Asus STRIX B350-F Gaming:

Good overclocking and extra features while remaining under $120

Case:

Phanteks Eclipse P400 Tempered Glass:

Amazing cable management and aesthetics. The tempered glass panel really makes the build look its best.

Storage:

Mushkin Reactor 500TB + Seagate Barracuda 2TB:

The SSD was picked up for a good price to store the operating system and other apps and the HDD with 2TB of storage is great for my steam library / raw video files.

Performance:

Cinebench Score: Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.8ghz: 1249

Unigine Superposition Score: Asus GeForce GTX 1050ti: 5454 (1080p medium)

UPDATE 5/20/18

The motherboard has been upgraded from the MSI b350m Gaming Pro to the Asus Strix B350-F Gaming. The stock AMD cooler got replaced by the Corsair H100i v2.

UPDATE 8/5/18

2 more fans have been added to the top of the case as well as to the back of the radiator for push/pull. The stock PSU 24 pin atx cable was replaced with an individually sleeved cablemod extension.

Extra note

The processor and graphics card are from an older build.

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Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

+1 for the wall to match your color scheme :0

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, not much to say. I love the matching wall color, and the contrast between the green mousepad/keyboard and the PC. Great work! +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, Red wall to match! I like that case and the powder coated red parts are a great combo.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the dimensions of your desk?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

My desk is 55 inches wide x 20 inches deep

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that same case--- Any thoughts on how loud it is relative to similar price-range cases?

I replaced my Nanoxia Deep Silence 4 (which in hindsight was a mistake for a few reasons) and thought the sound-proofing was a little BS, but the Phantecs is noticeably louder, even with similar fans and dialed down speeds.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have much personal experience with other cases within this price range, so I really can't say. However, the Corsair fans I installed are definitely louder than the stock fans the case came with.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fans do you have in the front of your case?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

One fan in the front.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your temps like because i'm gonna get a 1050ti and ryzen 3 1300x and not sure to get one fan in the front or two because i'm not sure if it will be good to oc with one fan in the front.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

My CPU stays relatively cool at around 25-30 degrees Celsius when Idle, and around 45 when gaming. With my experience, one fan in the front is fine, but if you want to overclock, get a bigger cooler than the stock one.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

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