Description

This was my first time building a PC and it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. I had a few issues after everything was set up but it was mostly just me plugging stuff in wrong. I do believe I made a mistake by choosing this motherboard though because it doesn't fully support my RAM frequency but I think it will be fine and I did get a smoking deal on it. RAM and GPU prices were crazy right at the time I built this but I was able to snag a RX580 for $360 when they were going for $500+. I haven't tinkered with overclocking yet as I am just happy it actually works!

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

good job for a first time build! Now you need to get yourself some full-length custom cables (or extensions if your case has ample cable management space left) for the ultimate "clean and polished" look!

How's the cryorig treating you? what do the temps look like idle vs load?

+1 mate! :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't done much stress testing yet so I'm not sure. I was a little bit worried it wouldn't be as good as other coolers with its small profile though.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

What kind of FPS do you get in games because I'm building the same config and wanted tot know if going with a 144hz monitor was a good idea

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I basically built this PC because my laptop broke and I wanted to try PUBG. So I just fired up PUBG to get some FPS readings for you and won my first game! Fraps was saying 60-70 FPS for most of the game on ultra settings!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Also what as been your experience with freesync on the 144hz monitor? Is everything thing smooth?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues that I've noticed!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

do you get to 144fps when you play on low settings or med on some games? you're supposed to achieve 144fps or higher if you want that smooth refresh rate experience...

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

easy, upgradability also you can lower the graphics and you got the 144fps

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build!!!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Mind sharing the RGB values for the blue and purple? the retro look is AMAZING...

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea sure! I did the bottom and left strip in 00FF57 and the top and right one is 6B00FF. I'm not really sure what I'm doing yet so I was just tinkering around and liked these 2.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

This is very similar to my build. Nice dude looks nice.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

You motherboard does support that ram speed and I've seen it go higher. Just play around with the overclocks until it works

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I LOVE the blue lights! cheers pal looks good

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

When I first set up my build, the mobo I have wouldn't let me set it past 2400mhz until I updated to the most recent bios and now I'm at the full 3000. Maybe that could work for you if you haven't tried it. Just a thought.

Nice build.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice part selection. And a good deal on the 580 in todays market for sure.

Thanks for Sharing !!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same monitor.. FreeSync rocks! It really changes alot. I gamed on my buddies who had a 1070 w/o any sync technology and it was tearing everywhere at 144 hz.. almost unplayable to me.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, looks very clean. The only thing bugging me is the ketchup and mustard cables that are a bit of an eyesore, but that is it. I also would like to know the name of the RGB fans you used, because they look just sick. Thank and good job.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I was a little disappointed when I saw that cable but I don't mind it anymore. I used the NZXT rgb fans with the hue+

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not, I'll admit I goofed and didn't realize the CPU came with a cooler so I just used the after market one I ordered. I just preferred the low profile look of it.

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

The C7 will be a much better option then the stock, I've used both but decided to keep the C7 on

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