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This was my first build, so I made a few mistakes. But man, is it nice to have a remotely powerful PC. In retrospect, I wish I had gone with faster memory, as I didn't realize that it affects Ryzen's infinity fabric, but I have the memory comfortably overclocked to 2800 mHz, so it's not that bad.

I also wish I had gone with a slightly more powerful graphics card, as that seems to be the ceiling in most games. I did overclock it, but it didn't make too much of a difference. I was a little worried about the 2200g being powerful enough, but I rarely see it hit 100%. It is also overclocked to 3.9 gHz at 1.4v. I was also worried about temps a little bit, but even with the overclock, it's max temps on HWMonitor are below 70 C.

This PC is nice and inconspicuous too. I have it hooked up to my living room TV, and the PC sits right next to it. It's actually a nice looking addition.

All-in-all, I'm very happy with this system, though I can already feel the itch to upgrade, lol. If you're thinking of building something similar, and you don't need ultra settings on AAA titles, go for it. It's well worth it.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, pretty ballsy making your first build an mATX format.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

mATX isn't that bad. Honestly, it is my favorite format. Just the right size. I built my first PC since 2006 a year ago in a Corsair 460X and I'm using the MasterBox Q300L for my little sister/dads PC. Cable management is a challenge but it is part of the fun :O haha. I know too many that buy a giant case and let the wires run wild inside.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice well balanced build. Well done

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

only thing i can say is that it might be better to get a full atx board just for the extra expansion slots in the future, otherwise its a great build.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I have pretty much the same build but mine only has the apu

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice choice of parts. I don't think you made any mistakes at all!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the nice comments, y'all!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

question, if you have a small home can this case fit with a small desk?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely. It's shorter than my coffee table if that gives you an idea. And the cable management on the case is pretty good.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, none of the youtube video show how large they are.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of games do you play that require extra juice lol.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it's not that they require more juice, but the Witcher 3 on Ultra settings would be nice :)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice rig! The itch to upgrade is always there! Haha. I sort of have it scratched by making my PC look as pretty as I can. So when I'm playing a game at 40fps and my friends are at 120fps with their 1080Ti's or 1070's I look into my Corsair 460X's tempered glass and I feel a little better lol.

I have a GTX 1060 6GB and I really wanted a GTX 1070 but prices were insane. They are much better now. 1070Ti's going for as low as $300 USD and perhaps they will get cheaper in the future when the new cards are out (although the prices this low are partly because Nvidia made more 1070 and higher GPU's than needed).