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Need a Stormtrooper POP to finish it off. (lol)

My first build that I finished about a month ago.. just had the thought of posting this at the back of my mind for a bit. I decided to go with a CPU that would be more future compatible and GPU that would be able to handle most games today. (Note: I have only ran WoW on it so far and was seeing consistent 120 fps on Ultra settings in the older/less demanding zones. Capped at 70 fps for the newer zones and less system stress?) Ironically, I was not planning on doing any overclocking on this rig as the GPU is already OC'd and I don't want to destroy anything in the process as I am a broke college student. (lol) The SSD and RAM are definitely on my list of "must upgrade" but can not complain with performance on each so far, although I am already nearing full capacity on that Inland SSD. (Load times are saucey. Period.) I wanted to stick to a Stormtrooper feel with the white case and black/red details, but I noticed that going for more aesthetically appealing parts cranked up the price a bit. Luckily, the case was at a much cheaper price than it is now (if I remember correctly) and comes with two RGB lit fans that have a red setting and fits in nicely with the rest of the system. Power Supply was kind of an impulse buy as I completely forgot about it until the last second. But, it powers my PC and hasn't burned down the house yet... so, it does the job. My budget was a max of $900 and at the time of purchasing parts... still came out roughly $70 less than that. Overall very happy with the outcome and was an experience I am very appreciative and fortunate of.

*Issues: -MOBO was incompatible with Ryzen 5 2600x due to out-dated BIOS. A quick BIOS Update at a local Altex fixed the problem and has been running fine since finishing the build. -Case had some lengthy extra wires and not much space for cable management (although this opinion may be due to lack of experience) and input backplate didn't line up properly. -Power supply cable designated for MOBO power was BARELY long enough to reach the connection point on MOBO and ironically, the case had barely any space between back of the motherboard and wall. Took some effort to get it through.

                                      - UPDATE (12/24/18)-

Threw in a 1 TB External HD as the SSD was already at full capacity. Looking into a bigger SSD or even an M2 and hoping to update the case and THOSE WIRES! lol But that could mean having to replace the PSU? More to come... catch me over on mixer for you gamers! Head to the link below!

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www.mixer.com/TheCrunkTrooper

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Thanks!

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  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

My only issue is the ketchup and mustard on the PSU cables, but this is still a very capable mid-range system.

80+ White is kinda cutting it close for 500W. Personally I'd swap to a 550W Seasonic Focus Plus Gold PSU.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

ketchup and mustard?

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

The PSU cables are not covered cables so they leave all the exposed color cables into your motherboard.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

In this case, the yellow wires that clash with the rest of the colored components. Which can be fixed with aftermarket wires but the PSU has to be modular? At least, to my understanding.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You can actually get cable extenders that would take care of the Ketchup and Mustard, and extend your MOBO power cable, but if you're already having trouble fitting the cables in the case that might not be the best way to go.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

The RX 580 can handle most games on ultra at a consistent framerate, so you should be fine.