Description

This will be used primarily for gaming and schoolwork, mainly Adobe Suite for design classes. I waited a few days after I built this to post, wanted to make sure everything works first. I bought most of the parts during the end of June/beginning of July, for Summer Clearance/4th of July sales, tho the CPU was bought during AMD's 50th Anniversary sale. Everything works pretty well, just have to add some LED strips. Runs very quiet, even while under load, although I have to turn off AMD's Sync settings so the monitor doesn't crap out. PS4 controllers connect pretty easily, just configure control schemes in Steam.

Part Reviews

CPU

Works pretty well, came with 2 free games. Easy to install, not much else to say.

Motherboard

I stripped a screw trying to remove brackets for CPU Cooler, the last screw was really tough for some reason. The Mobo itself is really durable, and configuration was pretty straight forward. Good enough number of slots and features for beginners and experienced builders.

Memory

Runs really fast right out of the box. May tweak some time into the future, but for now, it's pretty good.

Storage

Boots Windows in under 10 seconds, has a decent amount of space for quickly booting up programs. Came with a heatsink and had easy installation, also known as the "Samsung Killer" cause it apparently rivals EVO speeds.

Video Card

Screen WILL flicker when installing drivers, don't panic while that's happening. Installation was fairly simple, although the weight of this card may cause it to appear as if it's crooked when installed. Pls plug monitor into this, not the MOBO. Runs games REALLY WELL for the price, and never gets too hot. As mentioned earlier however, you may need to disable AMD's Freesync for monitors under 100hz.

Case

Case was bigger than I initially thought, but that does mean a good amount of space to work with. One thing I learned was that there is a slot for cables near the top of the Mobo, so run some wires through there before you screw in the Mobo. Looks pretty nice, even without too much LED. Acrylic side window smudges easily, but Glass cleaner works pretty well, and front and back panels have easy screws that u can use hands for, rather than screwdriver.

Power Supply

Gives plenty of power, not too loud, comes with plenty of cables that are manageable. Not much else to say.

Case Fan

Fans are nice and quiet, but I don't think they can daisychain, so have fan-splitters in case.

Monitor

The monitor itself works fine, has a nice display and is just large enough for any eyes. Bezels aren't too big, and this may be a good monitor for dual setups, though you may want thinner for dual monitor GAMING. I heard overclocking above 75hz isn't possible. This monitor WILL sputter, glitch, and sometimes make popping noises when freesync is on, because the GPU produces rates beyond 75. Some games run 100-200 fps, which is way beyond this monitor's capabilities. World War Z needs you to turn off Enhanced Sync for this game as well...honestly just turn off both syncs and you should be fine.

Custom

They work as advertised, not much to say. Just have twisty ties for cable management.

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

its a nice build you got there, one thing that doesn't make sense though is you should not have those issues when freesync is on. The whole point is to prevent screen tearing and other anomalies. That is either going to be a driver issue or something faulty with the monitor. I would definatley reach out to AOC on this. (i have a 144hz monitor freesync monitor from them and i play league with a vega 56 and a 4.1ghz ryzen 5 1600x and i go over that framerate all of the time)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build for a decent price. Good work. Not sure if you were aware, but when using NVME SSD’s, it'll typically disable two Sata ports by installing it. Might be why two of yours didn’t appear to function. How much of an overclock were you able to give that processor?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't overclock anything yet. I'm kinda new to this stuff, so I want to wait until oc-ing becomes necessary

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

iS tHaT a JoJo ReFeReNcE +1