Description

Building a new PC for myself for the second time ever (saved up for a good 6 months for this). Upgrading from my 5 year old gaming PC (i5 3570k, gtx660, 8gb ram, 240gb SSD, 2TB HDD) to an AMD build. Kept some of the old storage and popped it into this build. Hopefully when GPU prices in Australia are better, I'll upgrade the rx580 to something better and pass that onto my wife. Pretty happy with the results; however, in hindsight would probably change a couple of things like the Lian Li case fans (they are pretty noisy and one was really noisy so I just didn't bother putting it in at all), also although I like the look of the 275r case, at times it was a pain to build in).

Also, not sure why the case leds at the front in the photos look yellowish, they are definitely white in real life.

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm really digging the aesthetics. Looks very clean

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers mate

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

What did u use to keep the cable attached to the keyboard as you were making it go to the right of the keyboard?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I could take credit for doing some clever; however, the razer blackwidow chroma has a 3 small routing holes, one at the front and one on each side so you can decide where you cable runs.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

looking clean brother

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

The way you routed the keyboard cable.

Beautiful.

+1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome, great build!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the temps? Thinking about getting this case.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't really tested temps yet; however airflow is pretty restricted in the front, so if you are trying to push overclocks you might want to consider a different case, or go with water cooling.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the cleanest setups I've ever seen. I feel like for your budget you could've gotten a better gpu. Other than that great build!

In case you want to share any tips I'm all ears.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

You are correct, I didn't start out with a set budget, I just bought parts over the months as I saved up the money. At the time when I bought the rx580, prices were still pretty terrible; however, my plan is to update the gpu at some stage and put the rx580 into my wife's computer, which only has a gtx750.

As for tips, just buy whatever makes you happy, suits your needs and is within your own budget. Don't get stuck in the whole AMD vs Nvidia or AMD vs Intel fanboy argument.. (just my 2 cents)

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not a fanboy fyi. Getting good value personally make me happy.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

that gpu is hecking huge what the hell

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not actually as big as it appears in the photo, there is a GPU support bracket to prevent sag and a backplate from V1tech.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend getting a skin for your controller and also picking up a charging stand to clean up the overall tidiness of your setup. AMAZING build btw!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess this could also be called...

RGB in it's natural habitat

Srsly tho the colours are so beautifully matched

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

current price is 1488 loling pretty hard right now, good build though.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you like the gpu?

  • 14 months ago
  • -1 points

nice choice of everything; except the monitor. you could have gone with a smaller monitor with more refresh rate but great build I mean only if you're gaming, but with your choice of most things, I would think so

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I was weighing up refresh rate vs size, being a teacher I ended up going with an ultrawide for productivity reasons. If it was solely for gaming, i would probably agree with you, especially as I want to upgrade the gpu at some stage.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

For productivity ultrawide is great and for gaming it shows more on the sides for supported games which can be an advantage. However I prefer high refresh rates because I am mainly a gamer.