Description

Mostly for gaming and light content creation. A little video/photo editing, music production. I built my previous machine about 10 years ago, and it was really starting to show it's age. lol Built this as a jack of all trades. So far so good. Loving the Ryzen 2700x! I am also really digging the Corsair Obsidian 500d RGB case. Super easy to build in, plenty of room for expansion later on down the line. Cable management wasn't a complete nightmare, but there could be some definite improvements. Such as, the cable cover in the back of the case needs to be a bit wider/thicker. But Other than that, I'm very happy with the build.

Part Reviews

CPU

Performs like a champ!

Motherboard

Not a terrible board, would like to have seen another usb header or 2, and a usb-C header........but I guess that's why this is an "entry-level" mobo.

Memory

looks great, the RGB is really nice. Performance so far is fantastic. Tried and true.

Storage

Coming from a straight HDD setup to an SSD setup, my opinion might be slightly skewed. But man, this this is faaaaast.

Storage

So far, so good. Nice and Quiet.

Video Card

Running all my favorite games perfectly, with blazing speeds!

Case

Style and Function all in one package. I'm really happy with this case.

Case Fan

Nice and quiet. Even when fan speed is maxed out, it's not like a jet engine. And the RGB looks great too! What more can you ask for?

Custom

Nice, Vibrant LED Strips. The magnets are a nice touch and make for easy placement inside the case.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

This definitely bends into the 'high-end' category.

+1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

What a beauty! Love your case choice for the internals, nice work!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

idk should this get featured??

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Every build with RGB must be featured. We are failing the PCPP community otherwise.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

That was a good one.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your cpu temps on stock cooler?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

to be honest, I've been building PC's since I was 12. So that's 20 years now. I'm at the point where I don't even check my temps unless I run into performance issues. I have had no issues with this build whatsoever, so I haven't even checked.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Building a similar pc, anything you would change if you could now?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

For my applications, I wouldn't change a thing. Could be different for you, depending on what you are trying to do. I mostly just game on it. It runs everything that I have thrown at it flawlessly on max settings. I recently just started doing VR with it as well, and have had absolutely no issues.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds good, thanks.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

such a nice build was wondering why u didn't go RGB with your psu since u went rgb with your fan...

corsair 750w gold @ $110 u cld hv gone4 - thermaltake rgb 750w gold @ $93.33

for video editing, u should hv gone with trident Z egb 32gb $60 more and Asus prime x470 for $30 more. The ryzen7 2700x sits best on x470 mobo BUT still a cool build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

my psu is inside of a shroud. I, personally, didn't see the point in going RGB for the psu.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

When you spend over 200 on your case and you don't have a cpu cooler that isn't stock lol. Nice build tho

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The mobo, cpu+cooler, and Ram came as a bundle through newegg at a pretty sweet deal at the time. Haven't upgraded it yet. But the cooler does surprisingly well for what I am doing.