Description

Hey PCPP community, this is my second build. My last build was a serious budget build. It only cost me about $600, without the GPU which I bought about 2 months after I built my old one. My cable management was rubbish and it did not look good at all, so upgrading to this was very fulfilling. I'm using the same CPU, GPU, and RAM from my old PC, and they work fine for me. I'm planning to get some RGB RAM the next time it goes on sale, and I might upgrade my CPU/GPU later in the year. Most of my games can run at 60 FPS at the highest graphics settings, so I'm satisfied with its performance. When I first heard about the PC-O11 Dynamic, I was set on getting it. If you are considering to buy it, I would recommend reading my review. Feel free to leave any suggestions or questions in the comments below.

UPDATE: I upgraded my RAM to 16 GB at 3000 MHz. I didn't get RGB RAM just because of how much less expensive the Vengence LPX was compared to the Vengence Pro RGB

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU for its price. If you're looking for a good and reliable budget CPU, I'd recommend this. I've had it for almost a year now and haven't experienced any problems. However, the integrated graphics can be a little tricky to configure.

CPU Cooler

Works great, haven't had any overheating problems yet. Would recommend to anyone getting a 360mm radiator.

Motherboard

No problems with this motherboard. BIOS is easy to navigate through and I had no difficulties installing drivers or any of that. My only problem is that the USB 3.0 header is at the bottom of the motherboard and it could not fit because of my fans at the bottom (I have a Lian-Li PC O-11). It shouldn't be a problem for most people, but it is something to keep in mind.

Storage

Good SSD, I have experienced some freezing, but it is expected as it isn't the highest end SSD. If you're looking for a cheap SSD, this works fine.

Video Card

I've had this GPU for a little over 6 months and I've had no problems with it. I can run most games at 60 FPS at the highest graphics settings. For its price and performance, you are probably getting the greatest value out of the GTX 1060 and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a low-cost GPU.

Case

This is such an elegant case. It's beautiful and very unique. My experience has been great, however, being such an unorthodox case, I did run into some inconveniences. My biggest difficulty was cable management. For a case like this, the cable management is actually pretty good, but it can still be difficult to organize, especially with all the thin fan cables. Which leads me to my second problem; having so many fans in a case like this, means that you would need some kind of fan hub. This isn't really that big of a problem, it just means you have to spend some extra money on something that you might not want to get. And my last problem is that temperatures aren't the best. They are still pretty good, on idle I'm usually between 30 to 40 degrees Celcius, but in a regular case, cooling would obviously be better. In my overall opinion, these are the sacrifices that you would have to make for such a unique case. I would recommend it, but you would just have to keep in mind, that it can be difficult to work with at times.

Power Supply

I haven't had any problems with this PSU. It works great and it is very reliable.

Case Fan

The cooling on these fans are great, and The RGB illumination is just as good. There is no miscoloring and the lighting effects are beautiful. If you want to get RGB fans, I'd definitely recommend these.

Keyboard

Everything about this keyboard is amazing. There is no miscoloring with the RGB illumination and the switches are great. It is also very easy to clean and grease doesn't show prominently. My only problem was with iCUE. When I upgraded from Corsair LINK to iCUE, my keyboard was locked on the colour red and I was confused and frustrated. I found the solution eventually, it was to disable SDK. I still prefer LINK over iCUE, but I'm just throwing this out there in case anyone else has the same problem.

Mouse

What can I say that hasn't been said about this mouse. If you like bigger mice then I'd definitely recommend this mouse. It is great for people who use the claw or palm grip. It is built to fit the shape of your hand thus making it ergonomic. The programmable buttons are very useful for whatever you would like to use it for, and the Logitech software is very easy to use.

Headphones

Great value headset, especially for its price. It's very reliable, and the sound is clear. I've had it for about 6 months and I haven't experienced any problems with it.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I see what you did there. :D Sweet pc, and cool colors.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Why such slow memory? Ryzen processors love fast memory. Also, the price difference is only about $10.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, you're right. I got this RAM back when RAM prices were really high; around 8 months ago. I was going to upgrade the RAM with my new PC, but it wasn't in my budget. Looking to get the Vengeance Pro RGB 3200 MHz soon though.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, I would just OC the RAM you have right now.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe I'll try that. Thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Big fan of the color scheme going on In your rig, not so much the ram speed lol

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, upgrading my RAM soon. This RAM is from back when RAM was still super expensive.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

pretty beautiful colors!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

so you had aio cooler for the top and side slot, which is which ? for the gpu and cpu? :D

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I only have an AIO for my CPU and it is on exhaust at the side. there are more optimal fan setups for better cooling but I just chose this one because of the aesthetic.