Description

(I do not have any pictures of me building it, or the parts, even though I still have the boxes because I build it Christmas 2015. I just didn't know about Sharing builds until now)

This machine started off as being just an improvement over my old gaming Laptop. However, I got really into it and used it for so many things that I had to upgrade it to what is it now.

I use this system for a very wide range of things. They include:

Editing on Première Pro (Able to live preview at Full HD)

Recording 1080p 60fps YouTube videos

Rendering Animations

and Gaming obviously.

If you are wondering what games I run and at what settings, I will tell you. (My monitors never go higher than 60, so I can only tell you their average fps, or if they are always at 60fps it means they could potentially go higher)

GTA V - Very High (53 fps average)

Dirty Bomb - Ultra (60fps constant)

Bioshock Infinite - Ultra (60fps constant)

HITMAN - Very High (60fps constant)

Tomb Raider - Ultra (60fps constant)

Far Cry 4 - Ultra (60fps constant)

Assassins Creed Syndicate - High (57fps average)

and my favourite PAYDAY 2 - Very High (60fps constant)

It just goes to say that this PC runs very well for the price of its main components. If you remove all of the peripherals, it only comes to £991 ($1243), which isn't bad if you think about it. The only problem with it is that it did take a lot of tinkering around until a got with a config that works because of the movement of hot air onto other components, which I wanted to minimise. It also needs really good airflow and a cold area to be in. Otherwise, it cools no better than other PC's, and it's probably louder due to the Noctua fans which are for the heat-sink. If you have a cold area, put it in there, and it will be extremely cool and with minimal noise depending on your fan curve.

(Just a side note, don't buy all of the peripherals in the bottom, they are purely for me. They are used for my editing, recording and gaming. If you want to, fine as they are good components for a gaming system especially if you make Gaming videos on YouTube. However they are not necessary if you are not too serious about gaming or editing or whatever DON'T BUY THEM) If you want suggestions on peripherals for your system, comment and I will try to respond if I see your comment.

Part Reviews

CPU

Only used it for a short while, but it works so much better than my old Piledriver processor. Its cooler and is far better for multitasking which I never used to be able to do. With the Ryzen...now I can

CPU Cooler

Cools amazingly, I did have to swap the fans but they are not the main part. When paired with new fans and my fan curve, kept my CPU always under 50

Video Card

Better than the Sapphire version, and better than my old card. Keeps itself cool with my fan curve and never ceases to amaze me

Monitor

Nothing wrong with it...ever. I've had it for 3 years now and it works as well as when I first got it. Great Moniter

Mouse

Simple, but efficient, and just enough buttons to suit me, but not too many as to be stupid

Headphones

Sound is great, mic is great for Skype and what not. Only issue are that it cant overcharge, or it starts to decrease the battery life. But it is wireless so I can use it from basically anywhere in the house with few to no connection problems

Speakers

Just a great little sound system, never caused problem, never not worked and plenty of bass. All round great speaker set

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

why don't you have your GPU in the top PCI-E slot on the motherboard?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I moved it down as I planned to move my Elgato Capture card into the smaller PCI which means I cannot use the top slot for anything, other than a Wireless or audio card

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

After my own heart!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Aww, Thanks

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

1+ for that FX 9730! :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Woop woop

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you should upgrade your monitor

  • 30 months ago
  • 0 points

Which one? You know, since I have 3

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Whatever the one you use for gaming, you know upgrade it to something with IPS panel or 75hz freesync/gsync.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That monitor runs through my Elgato capture card, so no matter how good the monitor is, I only get 1080p 60fps. If I ever experience screen tear, maybe I'll get a freesync monitor. Thanks for the advice though

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Bruh, that's not the dark base 700.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, I don't know why I put that. I think I just couldn't be bothered to find the actual case, since where it is stored now makes the case irrelevant. I'll probably update the photos at some point. I will update the list though and list the correct case for the time being

  • 33 months ago
  • 0 points

Dumb *** the graphics card needs to go in the first slot ur sacrificing almost 20% or its power by that

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe if I ever need the extra power, which I doubt, then I'll consider shuffling the cards (Yay for puns)

  • 30 months ago
  • 0 points

For anyone who is going to comment about the card config, cool your jets. I might move them around at some point, but since everything runs fine, you don't have to panic. If I ever see a huge problem I will move the capture card so I can move the graphics card up but until then...