Description

NOTE: I have two plain white 140mm fans in the front that I couldn't find on here.

I don't play any really graphics-intensive games, mostly just Fortnite at the moment. I also do some video editing. If you want to replicate this, you should spend a little extra on a more reputable PSU (though I've heard good things about Rosewill). You may also consider getting higher speed RAM, since Ryzen scales nicely up to 3200MHz. There are comparable X470 boards that are cheaper to make up for it.

The only issue I have is that something in this build is a little loud. I think it's either the fans on the radiator or the PSU fan. This liquid AIO also gurgles for a second or two on startup.

Part Reviews

CPU

AMD is unbeatable at this price range. I would seriously recommend getting the 2600X, but this one is a good choice as well. I won't take a star off for the 2600X being better value. 6 cores, easy to push beyond 3.9 if you have a good cooler (don't use the stock one).

CPU Cooler

It does its job, but you get what you pay for. It makes pretty loud bubbling noises on startup, and occasionally you can hear air bubbles while it's running. The RGB is pretty nice.

Motherboard

Nice X470 board, wish there were a few more fan headers to play around with, I'll probably have to buy a splitter when I decide to upgrade my cooling. The RGB is pretty decent, but the software to control it is pretty crappy. Other than these, though, I've had no problems. BIOS is nice and easy to use.

Memory

Most DDR4-2400 performs pretty much the same. This kit does that and looks phenomenal. If you don't notice much a difference when using faster RAM, I definitely recommend this, as the relatively small performance gain may not be worth it.

Storage

Great as both a boot disk and for storing anything that you need to open really quickly. It's very reliable and has a tiny footprint. If you still haven't made the switch to booting from an SSD... what are you waiting for?

Storage

If you put this in your shiny new silent build, you'll definitely hear it clicking, but that's to be expected when buying a spinning drive. Great for storing pretty much anything, like games or large video files if you do recording or editing. Probably Seagate's best value drive.

Case

There is nothing I can say about this case that hasn't been said already. It's a dream to work in, tons of space, cable management was super easy. Looks great, feels great, definitely worth it.

Power Supply

Working great so far, zero issues. Considering the price, gold efficiency is awesome. Fully modular is a must, I'll never go back. I'll edit if it acts up.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice, Apex!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I always liked Trident Z RGB Ram. They always looked cool and performed well.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the aio good? I was thinking about buying it

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

look at Gamers Nexus video on youtube about AIO coolers. It is a very in depth video that test all the AIO's on the market and compare them to each other. Not only performance but also noise comparison.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, but I wanted to know how it is working for you.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I dunno, i dont own it

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh lmao ok sorry for bothering u

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty purple. +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Bet you can't guess my favorite color lol

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Neat setup, what’s that long pad underneath the keyboard and mouse?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! It's the Steelseries QcK Edge XL

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How many FPS are you getting for fortnite and do you think this build would work for streaming as well?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Just thought I'd share, bubbling noises on the first startup are actually very common for many coolers.