The noise may have been one of the fans not being fully clamped onto the heat sink? You said it went after a week so maybe it just needed a nudge? Anyways great looking build and at least that noise Is gone
$250 is still a lot spent on ram....
Very nice all-round build dude. And also a very nice price! Only request would be some more photos and maybe some benchmarks from games? Either way good job!
Despite the hiccups you mentioned, looks good and well balanced. Only request would be more photos!
Red for communism, that’s gotta be an upvote there man. Seriously tho great build
Nice build man. Your pc looks very balanced between aesthetics and performance which is nice to see and actually id say that it’s above entry level considering you have a 3600x and 1660 Ti packed inside. I mean the only constructive criticism I could give is possibly an nvme SSD might have been better for speeds (although less storage for price). Overall great first build and should last a while or until your next upgrade whenever
Yeah, which the 2600 firmly fits below but not too far below, and the 2600x sits just above
But the 2700 would be out of the 1700 price range. Even the 2600 is pushing the budget and the spire cooler is still good.
But 2nd gen likes it even more and the 2600/2600x would have been a better option
If you go the mini-itx route it will always be more expensive and always be warmer, if that’s how he chose to build it then he must have understood that he may have to compromise better parts for form factor.
He was going mini-itx so that would consume some more budget. The 5700 XT has an rrp of $450 which would go way over the pricepoint he had. A 1660 Ti and 3600 is still a very solid build with very good price to performance. The extra cost for minimal extra performance wouldn’t be worth it.
Although your monitor did take up $600 of your budget and you could get an equivalent for $400-500
Generally it’s an SSD for booting and then a hard drive for mass storage. Considering your budget though it’s not necessary to have a hard drive if you can deal with 1tb of storage. If you need more then you may have to change a bit to suit you.
Also you shouldn’t be getting bottlenecks with the cpu. The r5 2600 is a very solid hexa-core cpu and the 1070 isn’t that new. Obviously I would recommend to upgrade the cpu to a 3rd gen or later on 4th gen Ryzen but for now the 2600 should be perfectly fine
I mean rgb isn’t a necessity as he has plenty of blue LEDs. Maybe his colour scheme is black, white and blue. Rgb doesn’t suit everyone and the blue LEDs really compliment his build in this case.
Ok, to start, please learn to paragraph as I physically couldn’t read that lmao.
Secondly, very nice and balanced build, apart from the mobo which you said you were going to upgrade next.
Thirdly, could you add some benchmarks so we know how your pc performs. Obviously it will be on the high end as you have arguably the best cpu and the second best gpu for gaming.
Yeah, another £40. It’s not really worth it when it comes into price to performance. They might have been on a tight budget at that point and decided that the 2060 would fit their needs. Also Fortnite, csgo and gta do not need 8gb of vram to run at 1080p and a 2060 can hit well over 100fps which would make the most of his 165hz monitor
I mean if you aren’t comfortable with building nzxt bld is a good option
Ok I made a part list for you. It is in the upper end of your budget, however, so you may want to tweak and tune some of the components on there which were down to personal preference.
You shouldn’t have a problem gaming on that considering it has an rx 580 and a quad core processor. Although if you were to adapt it for gaming I would definitely say a hexa core processor would be ideal
I agree with you that it looks better but I would definitely recommend an upgrade in the near future to keep the temps down and push the performance (if that’s his goal). But either way a good cooler goes a long way on many fronts.
Nice overall build, although I think the aesthetics are still holding it back. Your case could have been a h500/h500i which look so much better than the Corsair one (but I guess that’s down to preference). Also I don’t understand why you bought 32gigs of ram for a gaming pc. That’s definitely excessive and you could have spent that money on a better graphics card (I.e 2060)
Yeah, and the ones that do look good online actually are pretty bad in real life so if you make it yourself at least it will be more reliable and you know what you are getting.
Yeah I actually was going to do that until saw a good deal on a 2tb hard drive and some faster ram. Didn’t realise how cheaply made the case I did choose was going to be, as the photos online mask a lot of it. Wouldn’t recommend. I think the psu shroud and general aesthetics of the h500 would have come in nicely.
I would wait until (or if) the new threadrippers come out and upgrade the board alongside it, but your cpu should not be a priority for you, considering it is arguably the best on the market in some areas.
Yeah, it’s basically a slightly undervolted 1660 Ti. I think nvidia just wants to milk the mid-range market so they can be competitive with the rx 570-580. They also manufactured a 1650 Ti, which may make more sense.
I mean typically people upgrade their motherboards alongside their cpu, but your cpu is already very beefed out so you only need to upgrade your motherboard.
I would say to invest in a 2060 super or 2070 considering their very good price to performance would have been a better option and possibly spent less on a 550w psu (although it is very reliable) or maybe to not have spent £95 on a keyboard. But hey, it was your choice and you chose mostly good.
Well that’s a very nice build you got there. However I’m confused why you spent so much on a top notch CPU and graphics card, but then went for a b450 mid range mobo. It doesn’t exactly fit in with the price point of the rest of the build, but if it was because of budget constraints then I do understand.
The rtx 2070 is better than the 2060 super though.
That feeling when you could have put your own Lego to use but didn’t realise that was actually possible. Looks by far better than many cases on the market, good job! Well rounded build as well.
For that price point I believe that a Ryzen 5 3600/3600x would be a better option. Along with saving money on RAM (i.e Corsair Vengeance or something like that) you could have invested in a 2060. Great quality for a first build though and most of the part list seems good.
I think the challenge there is to find a 450W psu of decent quality. I wouldn’t stray too far from known brands as that could make it more likely to fail, and even cause your other components to be damaged. But I get where you are coming from on the power draw front.
He should have put that towards an RTX 2060 super which would have practically doubled his performance. Is it too late to refund that?
I agree with you on the motherboard point but I believe that he still could have gotten away with 16gb of RAM. You can get 2666-3000 speed 16gigs for £65-75. Also, I think that 450w is too low if you were encouraging him to get a higher spec cpu and gpu. If he had kept what he had on those fronts then I would understand but I think 550w would be a minimum if he were to upgrade.
Well in that case I am glad that I decided not to spend more on a H510 for my own build then.
If it was cheaper then that’s a good deal, just pcpartpicker doesn’t show the price of products at time of purchase in completed builds so I wasn’t sure
I didn’t realise that you got it on a sale lol. In that case then it was a good idea to nab a psu like that one.
Great first build and good quality construction. However I’m baffled why you spent £105 on a 650w PSU? I understand that it is gold certified and fully modular but you can get some very solid power supplies which are fully modular for £70-80. You may have been able to spend that on more storage, or invest it in a 2070.
Nice overall build at a nice price point but something here confuses me: why did you spend £90 on a 750W gold PSU for a 2600x and a 1660 Ti? It’s a little overkill, which is why I thought you should have saved some money on the psu a bit to get a larger SSD or a hard drive
Ok fair enough
Might have been a better idea to invest in a 1660 Ti rather than a Vega 64. Although it does perform better in raw tests, the 1660 Ti is much newer and has had ray tracing unlocked a couple months ago through a drivers update. Not saying it would be a good idea as it would run at 30 FPS but still a useful feature.
That’s why he chose the hyper 212 RGB black edition then
Very nice overall build. Only question is why you spent so much on a power supply to power a 3600 and a 2060 super? You could easily have spent £60 on a solid power supply and put the rest of the money forward to get a 3600x
Surely a 750W 80+ Gold is a bit overkill for a 3600 and a 5700? You could have been just fine with a 600-650W unit and saved about £30. You also could have saved on the ram a bit (i.e Corsair Vengeance LPX) and the case to put towards a better gpu or cpu? The rest of the build looks good though.
You said the cpu runs hot under load and to use a 3rd party cooler. I recommend that you should invest in a modest budget cooler such as the hyper 212. I bought the black edition and my 2600 runs at 50° after csgo, a pretty cpu intensive game.
I mean it would be a better idea to invest in a slightly more future proof upgrade for him, such as a 1660 Ti, 2060 super or 5700 XT
Well in 2019 if you want to do 1440p gaming like he does, then it is a good idea to have enough storage to house all your games. It makes life easier in the future so you don’t run out of storage later on but I get what you mean.
Yup I hate io shields too. When installing mine I cut my finger on the guides. Nice first build tho