Description

Hey PCPartPicker's, I recently finished my first build, and proud of it.

Also a note, this project isn't finished yet and I do plan on finishing it.


Before Building this,

I used to own a prebuilt HP. Had some decent gear I enjoyed, and actually brought over as temporary filler pieces. (i.e current gpu, nvme, and RAM). Over time however, I became more interested in the custom building. The satisfaction of turning on a PC you've built never gets old.


Why The Name?

I had initially decided a name for the PC way earlier to when I actually started building it. Packing Light was meant to be a mid-tier build that had the fancy lighting and proved itself well in performance.


Screw Ups:

  • When putting the RGB Headers into the fan hub, spent nearly an hour trying to figure out why the lights weren't turning on to find out I simply forgot the Lighting Node Pro. r/woosh
  • More of something that will bite me later is the cable management on the rear, in the rush of building, I will admit the management is um, terrible. But, this will later be corrected with Cablemod gear.

Although I hope you enjoyed the build and the rant of a description, if you liked it, maybe check out the project plans and maybe recommend something better. It's greatly appreciated.

Comments

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

wow! better than my first build :(

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Oh thanks! I'm still in the process of building it, but I guess with some time and effort, making the best of what of what you have can make it stand out.

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

Looks very nice! I would recommend getting 3200 - 3600mhz RAM for that Ryzen 7 CPU. With RGB to go right your theme you have going.

Overall though very clean!

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, I definitely plan on upgrading the RAM to a 3200mhz set. Just gotta make best of what you got till you can afford it. xD

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

Packing light is packing heat!

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

chuckles in Redditor

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

omegalul

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

I think you would benefit a lot from faster ram speeds since Ryzen REALLY likes >3000MHz. Also where did you get ram that expensive? A kit like that should be $55.

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

He went for a lower CAS #.

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the RAM was brought over from my prebuilt PC, and with that I hadn't realized I purchased a faster latency set. Initially when I saw other models, I thought I got ripped off hard. omegalul

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Which cable sleeves did you use?

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Funny thing with that is, it's the stock cables that came with the Corsair RMx White 750W PSU. Although I do plan on swapping them out with white Cablemod cables.

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Love your build, white+rgb always looks best in my opinion and that case looks bloody incredible. Hope you had a good time building and have a good time gaming ;)

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! When I was preparing this build online, I knew I wanted to go with the light chassis to have the colors pop when paired with the lighting. Definitely had fun with it all.

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! Loving the rgb! Maybe upgrade the GPU tho unless you're not planning on gaming much :)

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And regarding the GPU, I do plan on upgrading to a newer card, as this single fan RX 580 runs a wee bit warm for comfort. If you're curious on what's planned as the final product for the build, check this out.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Finally you "finished" your 1st build, but you still planning on "finishing" it. Good Description And why the hell 2400mhz rams, while you're picking Ryzen?!......

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 points

My bad on the grammatical stuff, I hadn't payed much attention to that. Though I do plan on upgrading the ram to 3200mhz. xD

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Was joking with you 😂 GL, sir.

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

This build is very similar to the one I will attempt to do very soon. I hope mine ends up looking like this! Only thing major that I have different is the all-white version of the RTX 2070 super

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that's one of the GPU's I'm looking into for my build, but unsure on what to stick with. Good luck to you as well. o/

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering if you had any issues installing the H100i rgb platinum radiator and fans, I am building almost the same exact build as you and I am having clearance issues.

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

Whelp to a late reply, my bad on that. But regarding clearance on this, I had actually put a lot of pressure into getting the radiator to fit up into it's place to be completely honest. It worked well for space, but was a fright putting in at first. xD

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

you should try going with a 2070 super or a 2060 super beuch directx 12 is out and it can help boost frames in games and a 5700 xt is cheaper but he performance of a2070 super is much better

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

hello! dope build i just have a quick question did you have any issues mounting your top rad? your mobo looks about the same size as mine the asus rog maximus code ix you think i would have issues?

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  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! When I first saw the case come out back in late July, I was like I want, I shall get. xD

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

are all fans ll120s? if so what a waste witht he included sp120 fans :( rip

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, the SP120's had been swapped out. A few reasons behind that too. I understood when putting the list of parts together online, I'd be trading the higher CFM, PWN control, iCue compatibility off the bat with the LL120's, but a louder fan-set unfortunately.

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

mind donating those sp120s :3 or for a discount

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