Description

Updated My recent college graduate build. I added the AIO cooler. I also swapped out the elgato capture card with the evga nu audio card. I was not streaming or using my capture card at all like I thought I was going to. I do use Audio all the time though. The mobo sound card is not bad but its not as good as the dedicated sound card. I had a noticeably better audio experience using the nu audio card. I use this PC primarily for gaming and some hobby programming ranging from number theory to OS development. This case is fairly easy to build in. It is my first build keep in mind. The most difficult part is cable managment and landing the connections to the 2.5 inch storage drives. they are located in a spot that is super compact with the PSU and PSU cables.

Part Reviews

CPU

This thing is a power house. Gets the job done. If you can grab it for sub 200 USD, Do it!

CPU Cooler

Giving it a 5 because it works as advertised. I am still getting used to AIO so IDK what to compare it to. Temps are lower overall. Lower V draw with same CLK speeds compared to what I had with the stock cooler. paired with 2700x

Motherboard

Everything works. My ram clk speeds did hit 3200 when i was using the stock cpu cooler. now that it has an aio i can only use stock 2666 ram speeds. refuses to post at 3200 or anything above stock. dont know if its the board or ram.

Memory

works. My ram clk speeds did hit 3200 when i was using the stock cpu cooler. now that it has an aio i can only use stock 2666 ram speeds. refuses to post at 3200 or anything above stock. I dont know if its the board or ram. RGB does work

Storage

works, used it in ps4 and now pc

Storage

great boot times. great price, great experience

Video Card

no problems. Great experience worth the price

Case

I love this case. Cable management is difficult but if you take your time you will reap the rewards. Really difficult to connect the 2.5 inch storage drives if you are going to use their slots. Only part of the build that I cursed during was those damn drives haha.

Power Supply

works. love the option to switch to power save mode on the psu itself. it disables the psu fan while W are below a certain draw.

Sound Card

Ill give it a five but I am new to sound cards. It was a noticeable upgrade from my onboard mobo sound card so that is a plus. I have not tried to drive any high ohm headphones with it yet. RGB is pretty cool. has some neat preloaded features.

Monitor

works, great experience so far. had it for years.

Keyboard

enter button on number pad gets stuck if hit with normal force. not a big deal. easy to get unstuck and i don't use it now that i noticed it.

Speakers

great quality for the price

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

There are no comments.