Description

A build made for maximum gaming performance on the Samsung 49" 5120*1440 HDR monitor. Probably what most would consider overkill, I think these parts go very well together to create a very fluent gaming experience. I am not a fan of LED, hence my build is completely in black.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

For an ITX board, the B450 is enough featurewise compared to the X470, due to it only having space for 1x pciexpress port anyway. Support for newest Ryzen 3000 series, 2x Nvme ports and everything else you need for a high end gaming platform, this is a great bang for the buck.

Memory

Overclocked slightly to 3733 cl17, to be in sync with the Memory Fabric on the Ryzen 3000 at the fastest level. Great bang for the buck.

Storage

One of the currently fastest nvme SSD's, at a great price. Have had no problems with this one, can highly recommend, although it doesnt come with the same software package as Samsungs.

Storage

Slow for an nvme ssd, but the price makes it fair as an alternative to a harddrive for storage of normal files.

Video Card

A bit noisy, but I figure its hard to avoid being a card of this size being pushed to its limits. I wouldnt say its that bad - can't hear it with headphones on.

Case

Great little ITX case. I'm not crazy about leds, so appreciate the neutral black and sound silencing features of this - most of the time i cannot hear that the pc is on, unless its running a game. Great cable management and room for extra fans is a big plus aswell.

Power Supply

Leaves extra room for the GPU to breathe because of its smaller height - great performance, 7 year warranty and completely silent makes this a great PSU.

Monitor

I love this monitor, although it needs a 2080Ti to truly shine. 5120x1440, HDR with 1000 Lumens, Freesync and 100hz, this thing will make any game that supports the resolution look completely insane - it can even be divided into two "physical" monitors, so you can have multiple inputs at the same time. Only thing im missing is speakers - not sure why they left that out.

Keyboard

Great keyboard, very pleasant to type on. Not exactly a gaming keyboard, but great for coding and writing.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy crap, you could land an airplane on that runway of a monitor!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hah, yeah I probably could - also, should probably find something a little more impressive to show on it than a single browser :D

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

have you watch **** that yet :D?

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

sure - it can even run two at the same time :P

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

i have a great website to watch movies like netflix or hollywood pm me if u want it has also all shows like stranger things walking dead or GoT

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Ah thanks, but i think i got that covered already :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey!

I'm thinking about doing a similar build. Did you have to buy longer cables for your PSU? I was told SFX PSU have shorter cables. If so what did you buy?

Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Its been a while, but as i remember it, it was a pretty tight fit, but i managed to use most of the cables that came with the psu. The only cable i bought was the BitFenix 24-pin ATX extension - 30cm - black. Other than that corsair also sell extention cables sleeved like the high end that comes with the platinum series.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok and how about the PSU capacity? I was thinking about getting a 750W instead of a 600W to minimize the fan full speed time because of the load to reduce noise. Is your PSU fan making a lot of noise? I'm thinking about installing a RTX 2080 instead of a 2080 ti by the way

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

I had a i7-6700k, 1080 ti and more or less the same setup running on the sf450 gold before i upgraded to the sf600 platinum and it was running very well, couldnt hear the fan what so ever. As i see it, 600watt is more than enough for my current setup, i honestly never hear it either :) and if you are getting a 2080, i think it would even be fine with 450w, although 600 is obviously better for the reasons you mentioned.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Allright, I think I'll go with a 600W then thanks for your help!

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

No problem, good luck with your build :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

it's Ryzen 3000 ready out of the box? MOBO Just asking because in asus web page says it is, just wondering if its real

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I wish i could say - i had the 2600 before that (bought it with the motherboard to be ready to upgrade when the 3000 launched), and i updated the bios before installing the new 3700X. I wouldn't expect it to be, unless i could see a new production date on the box :/

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

In the process of building something similar, trying to find a mobo that supports two m.2 drives. I've read that the RoG Strix can have boot loop issues with both m.2 slots occupied and 7-series CPU running. Any problems there for you? The board has great reviews, but most builds I see have the earlier generation CPU's.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Odd, I have never heard of that issue, nor has it been a problem for me :) haven't experienced a single bootloop with this build so far.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

https://community.amd.com/thread/241423

I might just be looking too far into it; I'm sure there are issues and bad reviews on every board if you look for them. Hopefully buying through Amazon will give me sufficient buyer protection if something does happen. Cheers ✌️

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I guess im pretty lucky living in a country with very strict consumer laws - a company selling items on the internet is obliged to return practically any item for a full refund within 14 days of purchase here :) the bios has had four revisions since the post in your link though - think they made a lot of improvements on some of them, if nothing else. Fingers crossed that you figure it out :)

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

I see that you have two m.2 drives installed on this board. However, when I check the manual it states that if you use the rear M.2 socket that it forces the front Pcie slot to run at 8x and not 16x. Does that impact gaming at all?

I'm looking to install a 660p Intel drive on the rear, but I don't understand what the implication is on video card performance. I see that you have a 2080 Ti which is better than my 2070, so I'm wondering if you see performance issues.

Thanks. Your monitor is amazing.

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 points

Well it's true that it forces the speed to go from 16x to 8x, however according to this test the bottleneck is around 2% for a 2080 ti: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-pci-express-scaling/6.html

I doubt i would ever notice this in a real life scenario, so went for the two m.2 drives :D

And thx btw, I can highly recommend the monitor :)

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Ok sweet thanks I saw this article and Gamers Nexus but I saw your computer and this motherboard so I figured that I would ask.

Thanks

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Ah ok - well I didn't really run any tests myself, it's a bit unpracticat to take the m.2 on the back on and off :) but I guess if I got a stronger gpu i would also get a x570 without that limitation. But for now it runs just fine ')

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comment. I got the MOBO and I'll pick up a 660p 2tb drive for games etc.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

That monitor tho is S T R E T C H E D so far! Good job~

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

I like how you've only provided one pic of your build, and the rest of your monitor.

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I guess it's a little disproportionate - I only thought of creating a build here on pcpartpicker when I was done putting it together. Back then I just put up a few pictures of the pc and monitor. Later i added more pictures of the desktop as i added new keyboard, mouse, speakers, but i can see it looks a bit weird with the many monitor now that you mention it :D

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

It's okay, if I had a monitor like that I'd find any reason to post pics of it. hahaha jk

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

What's it like to game with an MX mouse?

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Personally i love that mouse, but i rarely game dpi intensive games, so not sure if im the right person to ask. Im sure there are nice that are better for pure gaming, but this is a great all found mouse :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Did you have to flash the bios? I have the same mobo and a 3600. Just wondering.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

I had a 2600 before i upgraded, so it was updated already when i got the new one - i usually update if its available regardless of the benefits :)

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