This PC was the result of 2 months worth of research and painstakingly watching for parts to go on sale. In the end, I ended up with one super powered Ryzen 7 Build!
Like many others on this site, this was my first ever PC build which has changed me from a Xbox player to the PC Master race. Originally, I was dead set on an Intel CPU till I joined the Ryzen Hype train and never looked back. If I could do it again, I'd do it the same.
One other quick note is I have yet to try overclocking this PC. Right now with the stock cooler I'm getting such great frame rates that I don't see the need to push it yet. I'll make sure to update if I do try though.
This was easily the most debated part of my build, but after firing it up I've got to say it was completely worth it! The speed and it's ability to multitask is incredible. I love running multiple things at once and this CPU does it without ever going over 25% most of the time. Another plus was the stock fan. If your looking at the Intel 7600k, your going to need an after market cooler which puts you close enough to this CPU that you may as well future proof yourself with more cores and threads. If you've entered my budget, get this CPU.
My Gamertag on Xbox is "Killer97xx" therefore, I knew almost immediately I was going with this Mobo or its close cousin the z270. So far it's treated me great and has some awesome features that are usually only in the higher priced boards. I knew when I bought it that the BIOS was not currently compatible with the Ram but I'm hopeful this will change in an update. Otherwise, I've been fairly impressed with this board so far!
With the White build, I had to go for the white ram. Ryzen's are also well known for running better with faster ram speeds so I saw this on sale and just went for it. No real regrets except for the compatibility problem in the Motherboard description (Hopefully this will be fixed in an update soon).
This Storage came on sale at the same time as the Barracuda storage and has worked great as a boot drive so far.
Got this for dirt cheap on a Newegg sale and have not even dented it so far with everything I've installed. From what I've read, these are very reliable and the extra space will come in handy 3 years down the road.
This was the first piece of my build and has made a great addition to my desktop. I encourage anyone whose looking at GPU's to compare the difference between the mini and regular sized 1070's. Often the only difference is an LED that lights up or an extra fan. Neither are needed and this makes the case look a lot cleaner. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO MINI!
Personally I think this case looks and functions great! As a noob builder, I did my best to cable manage, but finally gave up and somehow easily slide the back panel on no problems! The inside has everything you need and I have to say the noise dampening cushion seems well made. I opted out of using the fan controllers based on other reviews so I cant speak to those, but otherwise it's a well built case.
If your investing as much as I did in a build, buy the most dependable PSU on the market for a little extra and have piece of mind. It's entirely worth it.
Cheap and does what you need it to. I had some older PC games I wanted to play on this and this basically lets me do that. It's nothing special but it works and looks good.
When I realized what kind of a beast build I ended up buying, I knew that I needed to invest in a nice monitor to show it off. I started at Best Buy just to compare monitor quality and see if I really needed that "4k Experience". Personally, you really don't and many people like me would prefer to have a smoother experience than more pixels that are more demanding to achieve. This monitor runs and looks fantastic! The 1ms response at 144hz is overtop and the curve just makes it look classy. I feel that this monitor is underrated and is a great buy for the moderate gamer who also wants widescreen.