this is my first build ...and it's an editing / light gaming rig
so that means ryzen :D
i based this build around the zen 2 and i thought to myself i really really need to upgrade from this 2014 imac that my parents gave me. as a video editor, cpu + ram + storage is what i really focused on
i did skimp out a little on the storage, will upgrade later but having a fast ssd to boot after effects on makes the experience feel absolutely amazing !!
i expected this gpu to bottleneck the system or atleast underperform but i tried out the games i casually play, rainbow six siege, overwatch, paladins.... and >100 fps at ultra settings is actually amazing for its price
the ONLY PROBLEM(s) i had during this build was..
well figuring out how to take out the front panel on the case cause i'm an idiot
RGB software. an absolute nightmare. okay so basically i DONT use asrock's polychrome rgb software. it doesn't allow the user to assign each individual led in the trident z royals and the gskill software turned out to not play nicely either. i had to boot into safe mode in order to completely uninstall both of the softwares and i found the fix.....
and it's hilarious.
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MOTHERBOARD MANUFACTURERS RGB SOFTWARE!!!!
yeah that's right, asus got it right- on an asrock motherboard. that was just stupid to think.
asus aura was able to configure the ram leds with no problems no weird system services that required me to uninstall and no reinstalling just stay on my pc forever now
don't mind the bad furniture i know its ugly its all from my mexican neighbors and the garbage ): i got them 13 yrs ago and i'm only a little older than these pieces of junk
really nice for the price
decent thermals for an aircooler
really annoying fan mounting solution
pros -3 fan headers -lots of sata ports -looks decent -is a cheap x570 board -usb 3.2 on the back
cons -for some reason all the m.2 screw placements have layer of plastic that you have to poke to put in a screw ??? maybe thats normal but i'm pretty sure that would be counter intuitive to have that -i broke the lock in the main pcie lane because i couldn't pull my gpu out but it functions fine so uhhh lolol -no usb 3.1 connect for my front panel io ):
looks good is good feels good
too bright for me
good price, i mean i wish i waited a little bit cause it went on sale 50 dollars off a week after i bought it
great 1080p card and very capable overclocking potential is nice
hot looking case, needs some more powerful leds in the front io but the modular design is beautiful and ooooooooh the white coat? it just feels like its a white metal. it feels solid EVERYWHERE. and even better, the tempered glass is almost completely not tinted. it also comes with a fan hub that you can control the speeds on the front. very nice.
wow this looks better than i thought it would. 75 hz, decent anti-motion blur, decent color, low price, freesync, and thin as heck.
the glossy plastic is forgivable but ah those thin bezels are nice to look at
the logo isn't obnoxious and the menus are workable good product