Description

Saved a lot of money buying some parts used on craigslist/Facebook and at the end of the day for just over $1000 (us) This PC runs any game I've throw at it (1080p max setting) without any issues. It runs cool, quiet, and FAST!

This is the first build I've done in 10 years replacing a I7 920, Asus P6T Deluxe w/OC Palm, 6GB DDR3 1600, 2x 500GB Western Digital Black HDD, 250GB Samsung 840 Evo, EVGA 660Ti SC 2GB, Antec Twelve Hundred Full tower case, Hyper 212 Evo, Corsair 750 Watt PSU.

--- Update: I switched the memory to A2,B2 on the motherboard and was able to enable XMP 3200 without any issues. I then selected 3600 memory speed but didn't mess with any of the timing and it's working great and did memtest86 without any errors. I did try to mess with the timing but got tons of errors so will have to try again later. (Samsung B-Die) Running XMP 3600 16-18-18-36 timings @ 1.45v Overwatch crashed so I went back to XMP 3200 for now.

Part Reviews

CPU

Good CPU runs everything I throw at it without issue. I used Asus ai suite to overclock it to 4.15Ghz but had a few crashed so I dropped it to 4.1 and it's been running good so far.

CPU Cooler

It can be a pain in the butt to work with at times, I had to uninstall and reinstall a few times to plug things in but for the performance it's amazing. running around 35c idle and max temp I've seen so far is 64c, more testing to be done I'm sure I can get the temps up more with prime 95. 240/280 water cooling performance without the water or the cost in my case. I bought it used on craigslist for $40 couldn't pass it up.

Motherboard

Good board with a lot of features without breaking the bank. I got it from Micro Center and the price would have been $148 but they price matched my memory and somehow put the price match on this instead so it ended up costing me $99 + tax.

Memory

As mentioned above I was going to have it price matched to $99 but they matched the mobo instead so I payed $139.99 for this ram but considering it's Samsung B-Die I can't really complain. I haven't done much testing or messed with the overclocking yet except I have tried to run the XMP to 3200 and it failed to boot with crash loops but I think the issue it I put the ram in A1,B1 and instead I should have used A2,B2 for 2 stick according to the motherboard manual. I'll do this soon and try out xmp and maybe some mild overclocking on it since it's B-Die and report back, only reason I haven't done it yet is I may have to take out the GIANT heatsink to switch the memory (see above noctua review).

Storage

  • 1TB TLC (not qlc junk)
  • PCI Express Gen 3x4 NVME (FAST)
  • m.2-2280 (no wires yay) ???? PROFIT This thing is cheap for what it is and it's FAST! CrystalDiskMark has this thing at 3470 MB/s Seq read and 3060 MB/s Seq write. Highly reccomended best bang for buck M.2 NVME on the market if you want TLC and not QLC.

Video Card

I had my eye on the 2060 and 2070 and after lots of searching I found this gem for $350 on facebook marketplace local and couldn't pass it up. The fastest, coolest and maybe quietest 2060 model on the market. retailed for $400 so saved $50 and it was still in perfect condition. Runs any game I throw at it (1080p Max setting) without any issues, and I haven't even tried to overclock it yet.

Case

I got bundles with the Power supply and heatsink for $125 so that made this effectively $25 and that's an amazing deal on one of the cases I was looking for. It was between this and the NZXT H500 but for this price and the fact it has much better airflow than the NZXT I went with the Meshify C. The Tinted glass is hit and miss, if you have a lot of RGB is may still look nice but keep in mind it will be harder to see unless they're super bright. I personally like the look, the only rgb in my case is on the motherboard and the GPU and the motherboard is RGB is mostly blocked by the Heatsink and GPU. A good thing about it being tinted is I can't really see the ugly colored Noctua D15 and it just shows the cool rgb from my gpu so it works for me. I am missing one of the four thumb screws for the side panel glass and that's one reason it was so cheap, but it works none the less and if I really wanted to I can order replacement thumbscrews from Fractal but they cost around $13 shipped (from Germany)

Power Supply

Not much to say here other than I got it for a great deal on craigslist, it powers all my components, and runs cool and quiet.

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Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

So legit man! You really did a smart build happy for you definitely deserve this.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Big Kenny =D

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the graphics card performance/ stability so far? and do you play on daily basis ?

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey sorry for the long wait to reply just noticed your message. The graphics is is holding up pretty well, I've been gaming on a 4k tv and the performance on 4k isn't that great. most games I can run well on low to med settings but escape from tarkov still runs kinda poor at about 45-50 fps avg on lowest settings. This is just 4k performance and this card is out of it's class at that res, if I drop any of my games to 2k or 1080p they run amazing. The only issues I have has is with Overwatch I would get crashes all the time and I found a way to fix this is underclock my cards memory by about 100Mhz and it never crashes now, I think this is due to the known issues that some 2xxx series cards come with either bad memory or underperforming memory that can give you crashes sometimes. I've never got the super bad effect such as space invaders but I think this is like that issue just not nearly as bad. Hope this helps :)

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

If I were to buy a new GPU right now I would recommend the 2060 Super or 2070 Super.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Any issues getting the ROG STRIX 2060 to fit in the Meshify C? I'm looking at the same two components, but I'm worried it will be tight with front fans.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 140mm in the front top, then below that I have a 120mm. The card and fan have about 1 inch of space between them, so you shouldn't have any issues. Here is a photo I took so you can see how much space there is. https://imgur.com/RruBx6X

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, appreciate it!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you sure that RAM's B-Die? I have the same set but it has Hynix chips :(

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe I won the ram lottery? Proof: https://imgur.com/C97FwHO

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess you have