Description

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 G​eForce RTX​ 2070 SUPE​R 8GB iGam​e 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!

Benchmarks

PassMark Software

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)

UserBenchmark

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

Part Reviews

CPU

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.

Motherboard

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.

Memory

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.

Storage

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!

Case

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.

Power Supply

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.

Monitor

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...

Keyboard

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.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a nice build and some really nice scores wow! I really like how you commented on each component of the setup! you really did a great job of optimizing the price to performance. The meshify is one of my top 5 favorite cases. by tomorrow Ill have my build up on site, for around the same price/performance. Ill endeavor to post all the comparable data, thank you for the inspiration!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Just a warning that 2070 Super is too strong for Ryzen 5 3600, so I'd suggest going with Ryzen 7 3700x instead.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

whats your graphics card? its not listed

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

COLORFUL GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB iGame Advanced OC

pcpartpicker doesn't have it in the database, so I had to add it as custom.

At first, I was a little skeptical about the manufacturer, but after doing a bit of research, I was convinced it's a good choice. And it turned out it's awesome, it's beating all other 2070 Supers on all the benchmarks - 99% percentile. Recommended!