I've been wanting to post my most recent build here for a while, might as well dedicate this to a legend. Rest in Paradise, Black Mamba! 🙏 Your legacy lives on!
Built this one with parts I purchased back in USA during my 6-month work assignment there. I really want to thank r/buildapcsales for a bunch of steals! Only parts I purchased locally (PH) are the case, PSU, GPU, and motherboard (converted the prices to reflect Amazon exchange rate + CA tax). All others are from Amazon. It was a challenge figuring out ways to bring all the parts back home, especially the 24" monitor and the soundbar! Luckily, it went well and now the build is up and running.
☐ 2TB SATA SSD
☐ 1440p Ultrawide Monitor
☐ A more powerful graphics card to run 1440p ultrawide
☐ Ryzen 9 3950x, if needed
Best CPU of 2019. Enough said.
First time using an aftermarket cooler and had some minor difficulties in installing. Temps are quite hotter than expected but still okay. Maybe the weather back here is a factor, will test as time goes by. Also, this one is really quiet! Overall, really happy with my first experience with Noctua products.
Best B450 motherboard out there. Was planning for a mATX build but no MSI mATX B450 boards have addressable RGB so I went with this. Bluetooth and Wi-fi was worth the added price. Did not encounter any issues with compatibility and BIOS updates.
I'll admit that this is quite overkill. Updated motherboard's BIOS before enabling XMP and did not run into any problems. Ran at 3600MHz right after and was detected by Mystic Light 3.
This one's a steal from r/buildapcsales ! SSDs are truly a blessing to the computer world!
Ordered it during a local online store's 12.12 sale for a great price. Thankfully, I did not run into driver issues like some folks did. Used the Adrenaline driver update right off the bat and haven't experienced any issues just yet! I also bought a 3pin cable to sync this to the motherboard.
Very very fun case to work around. Cable management is a breeze! I replaced the foam filter at the front with one from DemciFlex as you can see in one of the photos.
I was looking for the Focus+ variant but the store gave me the Focus-GX one and said that this one's the updated version. No professional reviews just yet for the GX line but the removal of the in-cable capacitors is a big improvement.
Finally got the 144Hz experience and all I can say is WOW! No dead pixels for my unit but just ONE overly bright pixel but isn't really noticeable except for white backgrounds.
Purchased this from Amazon US on the first weeks of release and I was worried about how I'll bring this back home to the Philippines. Good thing that I managed to pack this into a box (with some clothes) that doesn't exceed airline limitations and had this as check-in baggage during my flight back home. Pretty good monitor overall!
Got this for 20 bucks thanks to r/buildapcsales lol
Good soundbar quality even for the small size. Not much of an audiophile so no more deeper comments on this. I managed to bring it home via sea cargo and waited for it to arrive before I post this build.