Description

This is the first computer I've built for my girlfriend. We love playing tower defense games together and needed to upgrade from our PS4/Switch couch co-op situation. I had some old parts lying around from old used parts pickups, so it was finally time for her to graduate to the PCMR.

Most of the key components were picked up on /r/hardwareswap in the past year and were being used in my old build. I saw the Deepcool case on sale and was happy to pick it up since I've been curious to build in it after watching many reviews about it. I also bought a 5-pack of chinese fans that I've never used before and they are actually pretty great for the price.

With all the crazy Ryzen deals going on right now, I definitely want to swap out the CPU/mobo/ram in favor of a Ryzen 5 combo in the future. I just need the ram prices for DDR4 to drop a little more and it'll almost be a no-brainer. We only play Starcraft 2 and Dungeon Defenders 2 right now so there's no immediate need for the extra power with the i5-2500k hitting 4.5ghz. Overall the build is extremely quiet and I'm pretty happy with the cheap case and fan purchases.

EDIT: The H80i v2 does a good job cooling the CPU but it's LOUD AF. Like jet engine on an airplane loud. The girlfriend doesn't mind since shes mostly using headphones but my OCD is killing me boys.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang, nice cpu overclock. But, you have an H80i v2, so the speed is possible with that. I wanna see the stock cooler achieve 4.5 GHz

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a pretty amazing price for 5 RGB fans. Are they controllable? How satisfied are you with the fan performance overall?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

The ones that I bought are controllable through a remote. There's the option to purchase fans that can be synced with your motherboard, but mine doesn't have a RGB header. Overall the fans look great and are very quiet. As far as temps go, I haven't seen the the aux temps go above 37c.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn. That sounds awesome. What a deal. Thanks for the reply!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

So many colors!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

loll nice build btw!

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

the i5-2500k and rx 580 bottleneck

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you referring to the 2500k bottlenecking the RX580? So far it's been crushing the games we've been playing but I can definitely see a 6c/12t upgrade down the line.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

It will crush any game. But the 580 will only work at 70 to 80%.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha. Yeah if we ever get around to playing Monster Hunter World, i'll definitely upgrade the CPU.