Thank you for all the details! I also have a GTX 1060 6GB that is heavily overclocked but it's a pretty nice model and it hasn't crashed In a long time. I do like the AMD cards but I just gotta go with either a 1080 or a 2060, just because I am who I am xD. I see 1080's on eBay for around 250 and I think that's insane!!! Reliability out the window, if it doesn't work, eBay buyer money-back guarantee.
But if AMD surprises us with an absolute amazing launch of a new series of cards, plus they fix the black screen issues, I would have no problem buying AMD. And btw, I've been looking at the used market and can get a solid GTX 1080 for around 350, what do you think? Should I get RTX, AMD, or that.
I mean yeah, AMD is knocking business out of the park. They are absolutely killing it, but I still feel like I should get Nvidia because of pride lmao.
I've been looking a lot into the AMD side of graphics cards. I use GeForce Experience and can't live without it (even though there probably is an AMD equivalent), and I've heard nightmare stories about AMD cards lol, such as black screens and all.
After a while, I actually did end up with the R5 2600X and a 1080p144hz monitor (Acer XF240H). Build has been remarkable, 144hz is a totally new experience, and I still use my original 2x4GB RAM sticks lol. Plans for the future include getting an RTX 2060S or better, and upgrading RAM definitely.
Should I upload the new build? It looks significantly better. (new NZXT case and custom cables :D)
Still looks better IMO
This is SOOO clean! I love seeing builds like this that look like they've been put time into.
This PC is definitely capable of 1080p 144hz on some games at medium-low settings, so you should invest in a 144hz monitor if you don't have one. Great build!
Great. Saves time and money :D
Thanks so much!
Your description of the motherboard is kinda confusing. Do you need to have the CPU to update the BIOS for Ryzen 3000? Or can it flash itself? I'm wondering because I don't have another Ryzen chip and plan to upgrade to a 3600 but don't plan on buying an X570 mobo.
Turns out the 3600X is a 6c/12t like its old counterpart. Still not disappointed, but I may just be able to buy a 3600 and overclock it and get the same level of performance. I've seen benchmarks of the 3600 getting 9700K level of performance, and I think it's absurd because of how cheap the 3600 is xD.
Yeah! And their price is great and the core/thread counts are ridiculous! I'm pretty sure the new 3600X will be 4.0-4.8Ghz 8c/16t for only $229, which is a killer deal to me!
Thank you so much! I have made many changes to my build since I posted this last July and plan to repost the new build after I get more upgrades. I bought an i3 8100 for temporary use with my GTX 1060 6GB (got for Christmas), and I got a 120GB SATA SSD, but haven't much done with it. I plan on getting a 500GB 960 EVO for booting since I didn't feel like reinstalling everything. If I would've bought 16GB of RAM at the time I built this, it would've cost over $150. Now that the prices are down, I can easily put another two 4GB sticks in my system for just $45, which is an upgrade planned for the future. I do indeed plan on upgrading to the Ryzen 5 2600X, and if I wait enough, I can pick up the 3600X which would be much, much better. The last thing, I also plan on getting a 1080p 144hz monitor, since now that I have a 1060 6GB, it can actually handle that good of resolution and framerate, compared to the poor 1050.
Ah ok. Just wondering, because in the 4th picture it makes the motherboard look super tall. xD
I don't know if this motherboard is special, but moving the graphics card to the top PCIe slot would be ideal.
I can't find that exact model. I was looking at the Spectre C248B-144RN and C248B-144R. Which one do you think looks best?
I am - I got a 1060 6GB for Christmas and upgraded my CPU (I'll update the build later), and I am looking at a 1080p 144hz monitor for around $170, using both monitors in a dual-setup.
Beautiful! Love this build.
I can see the dust on the mirror in picture 2 but in all the other pictures it looks amazing
Ok, thanks for the info. :)
Oh, didn't know that. I guess it's fine then. I've never seen a GPU like that xD
Should be fine. Have you taken temperature tests on the 1660Ti? I know the Ryzen should be fine with its stock cooler but I was wondering what temps the 1660Ti stands around.
Hold up, you only have one 8-pin plugged in? Does your power supply not come with two?
If you can, I suggest you plug that in ASAP, unless it hasn't given you problems.
Beautiful! Totally getting an NZXT AIO when I get a cooler - That thing is just sexy.
How's the mouse? I'm wondering because I've been looking into Logitech mice.
Very nice build.
Cable management bro.
The build is solid though. Should last a long while with the 6C/12T Ryzen. That 1660Ti is dope too.
Amazing cable management! Love this build and how simple but powerful it is.
Very good job!
Very nice, clean and simple build. That 1080Ti should be good enough for that beautiful 240hz.
The noise should be fine, I was just mentioning how close they are together.
Those lower case fans are making out with that RTX 2080 xD
Solid build tho
Yeah IKR, when building a PC there's no one company that makes everything (duh), but it is cool how components from different companies all work together
and ASUS wallpaper. :D
Oh ok. Just wondering because I use that keyboard and it works well for me. Planning on getting a cheaper mechanical one soon tho
To be honest, cable management was not the easiest in this case. Might've just been me and my lack of skill in cable management, but it turned out pretty well so I'll say no, it wasn't a hard time. Thanks! :D
Is that the Corsair K55 RGB Keyboard?
Very nice! This PC is a beast
I suggest you delete that last part, I'm pretty sure it's a violation of the "laws" of this website.
I built my PC and submitted it on here on my 15th birthday, cool to see more people of the same age. My PC booted first try and only took like 30 minutes to build.
Yeah, the SPEC-05 case was kinda silently released and even I didn't know it existed until about a week before I ordered it.
Thank you! :D
Airflow in the case is excellent, with good cable management.
The cables weren't that hard to manage, honestly, but because the CPU and Motherboard power cables are on top of each other in the back (because CPU cable is way too short) it is difficult to put the back panel on without feeling like you're gonna kill something. The extra cables I didn't need I just shoved underneath the hard drive cage, wasn't really worried about those.
You're welcome :D
Thanks! One thing I can advise you to do (which I didn't) is to route the CPU cable near its plug on the motherboard through the case before you install the motherboard. As you can see in my pics, I forgot to do this and I had to zip-tie it to one of the open fan holes. Also, when installing the motherboard into the case, you may feel a ton of pressure being put on the motherboard, but this is okay, just screw the screws in and your good to go. Other than that it's pretty straight forward. I was able to overclock the GTX 1050 a bit, but don't go crazy. My CPU/MOBO don't support overclocking, so that's that. If you have any more specific questions let me know!
Feel free to get an i5 because it can only make the performance better. I was surprised with the results too, because I underestimated the GTX 1050, and it turned out to be a beast on a budget!