Description

Was pretty straight forward build, ran into a few hiccups. Apparently the H212 EVO mounting brackets have nylon sleeves which I neglected to put on at first and then had reinstall the heat sink because the brackets weren't long enough without them. Also the MSI Z370 ATX GAMING PLUS has very tiny text which made mounting power cables more difficult, especially the system power and led cables. Lastly I should have saved RAM and CPU Fan Installation for last, cable management was nightmare with them in the way. I payed around 1110 USD after tax and s&h, if I get my rebates back it should only be about 1040 USD. I would have got a 1060 6GB, but the cheapest one at the time of purchase was around 440 USD and it didn't get very good reviews, damn bitcoin miners.

Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

minimalistic. love it.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. Not too little, not too much. About the best you can do for your money right now.

Great job on the cable management, too!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

looks great. Is there any intake fan?

  • 16 months ago
  • -3 points

Hey! Nice build, I think you should have, spent a little less money on the processor, and went with a Ryzen 5, and gotten at least a 1060, I think you could have spent a little less on the Ram as well, and add that to the GPU money, because since you have an SSD, it takes car of loading things and such, so have a better GPU would have taken your build to a new level. I believe, the price would stay under $1400

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

at least where I am the ryzen 5 1600 is more expensive than the 8350k, and performs worse in dx11 games, as it is a rebranded 7600k

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

no the ryzen 5 is actually 10$ less

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now the r5 1600 is $188 and the 8350k is $166. And also, unless you really need loads threads, which most games can’t use, the coffee lake lineup makes more sense for gaming.

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  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Use of Windows must be done with a legitimate product key.

Per Microsoft:

You are authorized to use this software only if you are properly licensed and the software has been properly activated with a genuine product key or by other authorized method.

For more information please see: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Useterms/Retail/Windows/10/UseTerms_Retail_Windows_10_English.htm

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

What if I told you that the 8350k thrashes the 1300x in games, some people would rather have a vastly more responsive machine than to have a more powerful one, and while a lot of people do what you are saying with windows, it is technically pirating if you don't buy a key, which is illegal.

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