Description

This was my 2nd PC build. First one i built was in 7/2019 and this was a mere 5 months later. I was too niave the first time and bought a 1440p monitor to do a little gaming with a RX580 video card. This left alot to be desired! I found a buyer for the first PC and set off to quickly assemble an end of 2019 1440p workstation/gaming machine! I did a lot of Youtube university and had the following requirements. $1100-1200 budget. Wanted a SFF case. Wanted a 3rd gen Ryzen CPU. Learned way more than i wanted to about memory doing this research and ended up ordering 2 different Ram sticks. Had used the benzhaomin Samsung b-die finder helper, but alas..... my G.Skill F4-3600C16D-16GTZN were Hynix D-die!!!! oh well, still get plenty of kick with the 3600x and the 5700XT GPU. I REALLY REALLY like the Mini C case. First case I've worked with that had plenty of cable management options and tie downs included in the box. This is day 1 with the new PC. 1/7/2020. I'll update after we use it for a bit.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

ALL BLACK! Easy to install. Has a fantastic reputation to keep that 3600X cool. That sucker runs hot! Have played several hours of Skyrim, Borderlands 3, No Man's Sky. CPU average temp only gets to 58 C. not bad!

Motherboard

I read multiple different reviews on this board before purchasing. Seems it is a very controversial board. Here are my 2 cents. The board was easy to work with. connections were well thought out. It had 2 slots for M.2 cards, only 1 M.2 slot shared 1 SATA connection. I really like the RGB in the board. gives my build a nice little touch. I don't plan on doing too much OC'ing but I did dig around in the BIOS to see what was there and how it worked. I thought it was very self explanatory and easy to navigate. I would buy it again.

Memory

Good price on 3600 DDR4 C16 RAM! Can't complain about that. Hynix D-Die. Oh well. Plenty fast ram without the OC. Will still see if I can tighten timings any.

Storage

This thing is amazingly small. WD Black is always a win. Haven't figured out the game mode yet, but Really liked this piece. I got the one with the heatsink.

Storage

Big. Cheap. working good so far. Thinking about getting another SSD and setting it up with the Storemi software. We'll see.

Case

This is probably my favorite piece of my build. What a fantastically designed case. Very builder friendly. plenty of cable management help. Looks fantastic. I wanted a case that didn't have so much dead space like a full size tower. This more than exceeded my expectations! Highly recommend.

1 down size is the little circle power button is like crack to 2 year olds!!! :D can't keep my son from walking over and pressing it.

Power Supply

I like it. the Semi-modular was perfect for my build. Only other power cable I had to add was the Sata power. All black cables make it so you don't have to buy extra cables just to look good. 80+ Bronze. reputable name. good for the money!

Case Fan

Big. Quiet. Alot of CFM. Hard to beat. Cheap.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice system. I'd love a system like this. Amazing job. Enjoy it man. Good price on the 5700 xt.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I will. it was a very good price on the 5700XT!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Really wish I would've spent the extra few dollars to get an XT. Even tho Im waiting for the next generation lol. This is a well made build with some good hardware choices

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it was a good sale for the Gaming OC from the research I did. Thanks for the kudos! I got hooked after my first PC build and have been subbed to r/pcmasterrace and r/buildapc since then. been keeping up with good hardware discussions and new things coming out.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nothing but respect. Nice build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly I wonder where mine went. ... Oh right it went into a crap prebuilt. (Hp 690 0024)

That’s why I’m upgrading! Retiring it as designated dad computer.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Really good looking cable management!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you had any issues with the rx 5700 xt...i heard it has allot of issues wanted 2 buy one of those but with all the driver issues i keep hearing about im considering going for the rtx 2070 super....may i get your 2 cents plz👀

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry. Just now seeing this. Yes I have had a few issues. Currently doing an RMA process. I would go with 2070S.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have space for a radiator for an AIO? Looking to build a similar build but not sure if a AIO will fit in the front with that size gpu

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes I think. It would be pretty tight though.