EDIT: I actually did upgrade to an AIO and a better mother board. I started overclocking and while the stock air cooler was keeps temps manageable, they were still higher than I wanted. The AIO keeps my cpu cool even while gaming for a while.

I use this for gaming on max settings in 1080P. It works fantastic so far. I might upgrade the CPU cooling to an AIO in the future. No problems with the setup other than just figuring out the orientation of some of the pins :).

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Good price to performance CPU here. 6 cores and 12 threads are more than enough for me to game and stream at the same time.


A decent motherboard for the price. I wanted to be able to overclock my CPU and not break the bank.


Pretty good RAM. I haven't updated my bios yet to make full use of the speed, but I am doing that soon. Hopefully it makes better use of it because when I used userbenchmark, it was seriously underperforming.


Cheap and fast storage.

Video Card

Fantastic GPU. I haven't ran into any problems running any game at 1080p. I might upgrade to a 1440p monitor later and see how it performs, but so far, I don't have any complaints.


Solid case for the price. I really like the cable management shroud. The only complaint that I have with this case is that it only supports 240mm on the front and only 1 120mm fan on the top and back. I know that I could have gotten any case that supported more but I think that in the future, more fan/rad support should be there.

Power Supply

Cheap 850W PSU. Overkill for my build but I hope to keep this PSU for future builds and I can support bigger and faster equipment.

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  • 28 months ago
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How much Bottleneck do you get with that cpu and gpu

  • 28 months ago
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Not much that I actually notice. I would probably have to download some programs to test in game but I doubt it would bottleneck very much if any.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

he shouldn't really get any bottleneck, I have a 1500x OC @ 3.9 and I get no bottleneck

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you happen to know if your ram is running at the full 3200 by any chance?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I checked the bios and it says 2133. I haven't updated the bios to make it run any faster yet.