Nice build! I know this is a bit old, but I really like the case, and the build seems very well balanced. However, not trying to sound like a jerk, but I think the cable management department needs some work, and isn't that cpu water block upside down, that ones not a big deal either, but why did you spend 400 dollars on 2 60Hz monitors, you could've easily gotten 2 144Hz monitors for that price as well. Other than those three things nice work!
I know this was posted awhile ago, however If I were you, especially with that RTX that you listed in there, (assuming you got it) I would spend 50 dollars or so and pick out any budget metal and tempered glass case you can find that you like. I had that case before my current, (Phanteks P300) And it is nowhere near the quality of my current one. Othere than that nice build, we have similar specs except you have twice the memory I do haha.
Nice build, I had a very similar story as you, basically Im a broke teen who couldn't buy parts full price. I bought my MSI 1080ti for 375 off a guy on Craigslist that was trying to get quick cash to pay some bills or something haha, no crypto mining or anything, anyways just a few things about your build that I would change maybe. The Case, the keyboard, and the monitor. If you can I would always try and stay away from acrylic, and plastic bodies for the case. They feel cheap, don't look as good, or last as long as a metal/tempered glass case, This is why I bought a Phanteks P300 for 50 dollars. The Keyboard, If you were going budget, why spend so much on a keyboard? I understand if it's a must have but you could have gotten it used somewhere for a lot cheaper, it's still 125.00 on Amazon right now. And the last piece, the monitor. My friend bought the same exact one, and he said he didn't like the colors or the stand and I wanted to go cheaper, so I bought my monitor through newegg open box insignia, the best buy brand 24" fully articulating stand with vertical screen support, for 120. and it's 144hz. The Monitor and the Keyboard aren't really that big of deals, just little tweaks I wouldve made, thanks for sharing your build.
Nice! Thats nice of you to give all that to your friend, but just wondering with those specs how is he going to stream anything but like CSGO or something?
How are temps on your 2600? I have a 2600x in the same case, and temps were getting a little high with the stock cooler. I upgraded to the hyper 212 evo, and I saw a decrease of around 10 degrees in my CPU temp under load.
Yeah it definitely wouldn't hurt, also it wouldn't collect as much dust!
And How often do people do that? I Know I would hate having to do that, If he did both intake it might work better, and pretty much no worrying about dust.
Yooo you should probably slap some intake fans on there man, It looks like you only have exhaust and no intake. Otherwise nice build.
Nice build and yes you absolutely need intake fans! Are you saying you only have two, both for exhaust? You should get 2 intake fans as well to match the number of exhaust fans. Theres no new fresh air coming in to your build so the air inside is much hotter than it should be.
Beautiful build, Im a big fan of Ryzen for their price to performance and general customer model compared to Intel. Also like that you guys aren't using Macs for your film production! I know a lot of businesses like to blow 3000 on a under-speced mac because they don't know anything about Computers haha but anyways love it that case is beautiful.
Forgive me malady, anyways one more thing sorry I feel like I’m naggaing you, but anyways I would’ve gone AMD if I were you. As you stated looks are more important to performance than you. With this setup a 2700x or even a 2600x would’ve been fantastic for your purposes, while also saving you hundreds on the CPU and boards. Then you could’ve maybe used that extra money for a 2080 ;)
You can expect performance gains of around 5% overall compared to that of the 1st gen processors. Where the 2nd gen processors really shine compared to their predecessors is single core performance which is what is still largely very important in today’s applications and games. Plus all of the issues are not all fixed, with ram compatibility issues on some 1st gen as well overall 2nd gen is better, more refined, more performance where it counts. I found a great deal on a 2600x for $50 btw! (Look at my build for how I did it)
Ahh okay got it that makes sense if you bought it brand new I would’ve gone zen+
Performance performance performance If he was rich he would’ve gotten sli 2080tis.
Why not go for the 2nd gen ryzen? Alot of improvements all around if your buying new for the first time.
I like it, only a few things, maybe tighten up your RGB strips so they don't look so sloppy, and also why didn't you go for maybe a used 1080ti for much more performance for close to the same price if you could find one that is!
So my CPU was originally a 1600x, however I was a dummy and fried it, (don't ask me how) so I went back to Micro Center, (where I originally bought it) and with no warranties, they ended up accepting an exchange to a 2600x for 50 dollars. Why? I still do not know, just because of my Micro Center's kindness towards it's customers I guess, and I am very thankful that there is one nearby.
Ahh ok no worries man that’s cool, I wish this case had more built in space for drives though!
I will update it with some pictures when it gets here!
Well thank you for the recommendation, I just put in my order! Do you have one, how did you find the guy?
It was either risking both of my kidneys for the deal, or losing one of them anyways for a full price 1080ti haha
Yeah I made sure to not go alone and dragged a friend up there with me, It was pretty sketchy but we did it at his house because he wanted to test all of my components and show me that the 1080ti was in working condition.
Yeah I actually noticed that looking at the pictures a little bit more, I’m not used to having such a massive card, before this I had a little 1060 haha
See now that’s exactly why I was sketched out but he turned out to be a pretty cool guy, so I think everything worked out quite well!
Nice build! Not sure I agree with you on the 1080 however you can find a 1080 around 450, and a 1080ti for around 600-650 thats a little more than 33% price increase for a 30% increase in performance, that's not marginally better.
Nice build! FYI Ryzen loves higher clock speed ram, I would have done at least 3000 mhz 2x8. They're not much more expensive, and you can get some nice corsair vengeance LPX's for 129.99 right now at 3000. Also If you built it in this past month why didn't you go for 2nd gen Ryzen, they're almost the same price with improvements for 2nd gen. One last thing the GTX 1060 3gb is lacking already on the Vram side. I play BO4 right now maxed out and Im using close to 4 gigs of Vram. I really am not trying to rip on you about your build, It's great but there are some things that could've been tweaked.
I have this case, you do know that there are two drive bays that are accessible if you remove the front panel, correct?