Description

On Black Friday of 2018, I built my first PC. I went to Micro Center to get the parts to my build which I found many great deals. This PC is for me to competitively play Bedwars and Skywars I have a 80% win rate for Bedwars and 30% for skywars which is slowly climbing. I playon hypixel.net and have a consistent 39 ping. I pvp eith my g403 by doing a jitter clicking, block hitting, w tapping hybrid. The graphics card doesn’t can easily push 144hz despite me using SEUS shaders and a 512x pack in Minecraft, wish I would have gone 4K instead though. Great RGB in the build and plan to build another PC for college in a couple of years.

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Part Reviews

CPU

The Ryzen 7 1700X is a perfect CPU with decent clock speeds and 8 cores. 8 cites might be overkill, but as multi core performance becomes more important, and KSP use all 8 cores. Clocked at 3.6 Ghz.

CPU Cooler

Has good cooling for the price, I put another fan on the back of the cooler. Overclocked cpu 200 MHz and usually at 45-50 C.

Thermal Compound

Good thermal paste, easy to use.

Motherboard

This motherboard was great! It had great rgb, good max ram speeds, good bios, and good ports. B350 if great chipset because only doing mild overclocks.

Video Card

Good graphics card for a budget. Can play KSP max setting 1080p 144hz. I have Nvidia G-sync to eliminate screen tearing. Sadly no rgb lol.

Case

Wonderful case for $69 lol 69. Shuttle rgb that complements the build, I synced up all the rgb with a wireless controller. Cable management was a breeze and tempered glass panel is dope. Love it

Operating System

Got this for $30 off of eBay rather than $200. Works great

Software

This is usually $250, but we got it off eBay for $15!!

Case Fan

Just a normal case fan

Monitor

I love this monitor. It looks very good because of a VA panel and very responsive with the 1ms response time. This is my first 144hz monitor which looks slightly better compared to 60hz which was what I was at previously. Wish I would have gone 4K rather than high refresh rate though for KSP.

Keyboard

The g810 is a great gaming and typing keyboard. The gaming experience is smooth, and I love the slight bump that notifies, but also isn't too stiff. While typing I don't bottom out, so I can type at 80 wpm. Love the rgb, syncs great with my g403 and g633

Mouse

This mouse is a great mouse that was given to me by two friends for my birthday. Love the mouse, I keep the weight in, because it's already a light mouse, and I like medium weight mice, cable is really light, don't even notice it. I keep it at 1250 dpi.

Headphones

These headphones make my music come to life, when I bought these I yhought I would just use them for the pc, but I also use them to listen to music, and the detachable cable is very nice. Great soundstage while listening to music and outstanding surround sound in games.

Speakers

Just basic speakers, when using headphones don't make sense to use. However, makes a buzzing sound when turned on, so constantly have to unplug and replug.

Custom

I connected this with the fans and strips and used the controller to controll all the adressable rgb in the build. By the same company so works great. I Put this over my ram heatsink, because I tried taking off the old ram heatsink, and I broke that stick of ram. Instead, I just put it on top of the heatsink, and it works fine

Custom

This brought my system to life with the outstanding adressable rgb. I had low hopes due to the price, but the rgb is as good as a Corsair ll120! They are pwm, so usually quiet because at low rpm and sync well with the strips and ram heatsink. I used the included ram heatsink's controller to also control the rgb fans and strips, because they are made by the same company.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

Unless if you are using this computer for heavy cpu intensive tasks, upgrading to the ryzen 7 3700x when it comes out would be quite overkill. I think the money would be much better spent on a better cooler, monitor or better graphics card. Good 1st build though!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you you are completely right. If it becomes slow then we will probably add an aio but for now I’m focusing on peripherals. Then when I go to college I will hopefully be able to make a new pc.

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