Description

This is my first time full build. I use this computer for gaming mostly and to do some database and reporting work. I play Total War: Warhammer 2 and I am looking forward to get Cyberpunk 2077 when it comes out. I wanted the best I could buy because my wife's "it's ok that you buy a new computer" window happens only once every few years.

I am very proud I was able to put everything together myself without external help, as I am a very clumsy person. I love the way this machine is working right now. The SSD and the CPU are blazing fast, and the graphic card is pushing great performance on ultra without breaking a sweat (I have a legacy 1080p Samsung monitor I plan to upgrade to 1440 in the future). Right now TW:W2 is running at around 90FPS.

Positive Experiences:

The NZXT case looks good and was very easy to build into. I was able to do some cable management in the back easily thanks to the straps that come with it. It is a great quality product and every screw feels premium. Airflow is good, especially after I added two intake fans. I would buy it again.

EVGA PSU. I originally intended to buy a less powerful PSU but I found this one at a few dollars difference to the one I wanted and I am glad I bought it. The packaging is fantastic, there are lots of accessories and the cables are beautiful. Right now the unit is mostly working under half load and it runs silently and efficiently.

I was very impressed with the Be quiet! Silentwing fans. Top quality components. They were the easiest parts to install and have great design, they are sleek, silent and very powerful.

The memory kit look great with the Asus Motherboard and works at 3200 with no issues (it does not appear in the compatibility list of the mobo, but works just fine). The graphics card was easy to install and does the job easily.

The motherboard was also a great purchase, it is very robust and is beautiful, with subtle RGB. The m-2 heatsink is a plus. Thanks to the motherboard manual I was able to plug in every connector in place in spite of having 0 experience.

Disk is running fast and was recognized immediately by Windows. I have more than enough storage for now, with no cables.

Hitches

I had lots of problems installing the Prism cooler. It almost did not fit and the latches that secure it in place are very quirky. I almost ruined the whole thing while placing it but ended up fine. Once in place the cooler does its job and looks really good, but I have a comment or two for AMD's design team.

It was also a bit difficult to get the IO shield to snap in place. I lost like 30 minutes trying when I decided to take a break, rest and try again the day after. I was able to finally get it to click in place, however I got a cut while doing it. I guess it just needed a little bit of blood to work.

Part Reviews

Case

The NZXT case looks good and was very easy to build into. I was able to do some cable management in the back easily thanks to the straps that come with it. It is a great quality product and every screw feels premium. Airflow is good, especially after I added two intake fans. I would buy it again.

Power Supply

I originally intended to buy a less powerful PSU but I found this one at a few dollars difference to the one I wanted and I am glad I bought it. The packaging is fantastic, there are lots of accessories and the cables are beautiful. Right now the unit is mostly working under half load and it runs silently and efficiently.

Case Fan

I was very impressed with these fans. Top quality components. They were the easiest parts to install in my build and have great design, they are sleek, silent and very powerful. Loved the packaging too.

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great, you should take pictures in the dark with all the lights on, and a tip is, clean the cables at the bottom and the right most fans, it would look so much better. But it looks good anyways.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Great advice, thank you very much!