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Built this pc w/ my dad for my birthday. The drive isn’t on the list. It’s an 860 evo 1tb that we had laying around. Using it for mainly gaming. I play competitive games like Fortnite and CS:GO, as well as more lighthearted games like Universe Sandbox. Took around 5 hours to build. Sadly, I got a weak core i9 and it could only get up to 4.9 GHz. Although I think it would get a little warm for my liking at 5. Decided to go for a prime z390-a as it was in the price range and had some decent RGB. It runs CS:GO at around 230-270 FPS on max settings. Monitor looks amazing. It is a beauty. Going from a 2ms 60hz monitor with horrible input lag to this 1ms 240hz was the best decision I ever made. Every movement is smooth and my mouse swipes are instantaneously displayed on screen. Speaking of, I run a HyperX Pulsefire Surge (although I might get the model O) and a Corsair K70 mk2 cherry mx speed. I use my old monitor as a secondary one. I’m super happy this turned out and works great. I hope to build computers for my friends if they need it. Building this was very fun and an experience I will never forget.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! You must have gotten a lot of money to build this beast of a system! :-)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the Alienware AW2518HF 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz for so much cheaper???? It is at $389.89 at OutletPC right now.

Please. I need it. I NEED IT!!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it off of amazon at the time, but currently Best Buy has it for only $292!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you connect the RGB for the case fans, the lights on mine are not on and not sure where i messed up, the fans spin but no rgb.... did you buy a rgb control hub etc please let me know if you can much appreciated

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure both cables from the fans are hooked up to the motherboard and make sure that your motherboard has connectors in the first place. Also be sure to download the correct software for your fans. You might need to buy a separate controller to get the fans working if your motherboard doesn’t have the correct connectors. I plugged the RGB fans directly into the motherboard via a 5-1 four pin splitter and the ARGB ones into the controller that came with it. I was unable to plug the ARGB fans directly into the motherboard because the Z390-A doesn’t have any 3-pin ARGB connectors. I keep the lights on color cycle because that’s the only way I can really synchronize the two ecosystems. Although I may buy an aura terminal sometime soon so I’ll hopefully be able to synchronize all of them on any light show I desire.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

i have an rog b450 motherboard i found a possible fix but if that doesn't work it looks like a controller is what i need to do........on that note what should i watch out for when buying a controller

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The ROG Strix B450F has 2 RGB ports and the B450E has 2 RGB and 1 ARGB. The B450I has 1 ARGB and 1 RGB connectors. All 3 of those ROG b450 boards should support your fans. You said you have an ROG B450 board. Look around in your manual or actual motherboard to find the connectors. Remember to NOT plug in 3 pin connectors to 4 pin plugs. Etc.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

so I found my solution the rgb controller wasn't even plugged in...ultimate fail

now all that's left is to figure out why my ssd cant be viewed from my computer and doesnt have a letter drive but my regular hdd is viewable

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build and look up for a software that will disable cores so your gaming performance will be better. I don't know the name of it but will let you know

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh I can adjust that in the BIOS. I prefer to have all cores + hyper threading active for games that do allow more cores to be active. Although one day I might try to see how high of clock speeds I can get on 4 cores. Or even two cores lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't really make sense to disable cores on a $500 CPU, the cooling should be enough to overclock near the 5ghz range. If your going to start disabling cores then the OP should of gone with the 9700K or 9600K and saved money.