This is my first desktop build ever and my first desktop in 15 years - I've been using laptops mostly. My goal with this build was to have enough horsepower to play 1080p games on ultra settings, but also to leave myself a lot of room for upgrades down the line (including buying a better monitor).
I actually made a mistake of buying solid side panel edition of this case, so there's that.. :( That means that I don't need RGB parts, which saved me some money.
COLORFUL GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB iGame Advanced OC This video card isn't listed on pcpartpicker, so I had to add it as a custom part. This is the most expensive part of this build and it's amazing. Specs are awesome, 3D performance is out of this world and it heavily outperforms all other 2070 Super graphics cards. Despite the little known COLORFUL brand, it does it's job perfectly. RECOMMENDED!
Passmark Rating: 5992 (Percentile 96%)
CPU Mark: 19523 (Percentile 99%)
3D Graphics Mark: 14782 (Percentile 99%)
2D Graphics Mark: 723 (I don't know why this is way lower than 3D Graphics score...)
Disk Mark: 27905 (Percentile 99%)
Memory Mark: 2559 (Lower score because of only 16GB RAM)
I don't have a HDD so my results were hurt a bit. Even without HDD and with 2% background CPU utilization, it scored UFO on all the categories!
Gaming 113% UFO
Desktop 137% UFO
Workstation 105% UFO
NOTE! all my prices include 25% VAT
This CPU was chosen due to its best cost/performance ratio of the newest 3rd generation of AMD processors. I left the stock cooler on, but will consider changing it for some aftermarket option if it doesn't work out. There are some weird temperature spikes to 60 °C while working on 15% utilization.
Having X570 chipset motherboard enables me to upgrade to stronger CPU down the line and not worry about compatibility, especially with AM4 socket that AMD promised to keep in next generation(s). It will also let me use PCIe 4.0 standard cards when they come out.
The motherboard doesn't play nice with the case, I couldn't get one motherboard pin screwed.
Very fast and plays nice with Ryzen third generation processors. Has one XMP profile. I went with filling a single slot, but I'm hoping to upgrade it by adding another 16 GB stick to make it dual channel in the future.
This SSD is supposed to have speeds of up to 3500/3000, which is just impressive on the paper. Combining this with 3200 MHz RAM leads to my Windows 10 taking 6 seconds to load from me pressing the power button to the desktop ready for work. Amazing!
The case comes with two fans, but I'm in the process of ordering another fan and putting in on the front as intake fan. The temperatures are OK, but this older case would really benefit from having another intake fan. It has a lot of knots for cable management, but since this is my first build, I wasn't able to make use of that. One of the motherboard pins was located in the wrong position.
All the fixed cables on this one are OK - it comes with fixed motherboard, CPU and GPU cables, which you most definitely will always need, so it's not a problem that it's not fully modular. I don't have SATA HDD nor SDD so I didn't need any extra cables, but they're there. There is also a cable for LEDs, but since my case is closed, no need for spending money on that.
A really nice and cheap curved monitor that is nothing special, but it works. Probably the weakest link in this setup and the first thing to be replaced in the future. I still haven't found the right deal for the gaming monitor. 144Hz or 4K? Who knows...
Nice RGB keyboard and mouse combo. Mouse is nothing special, but it does its job well - it has adjustable DPI and programmable keys. Keyboard is not mechanic, and can be hard to type on. it has various RGB settings that you can control using keyboard shortcuts.