Description

Second build ever, heard a lot of great things about the Ryzen. I wanted a smaller form factor PC, but I didn't want to give up on looks.

CPU - What a bargain for this CPU, such a monster. I've heard people can OC it 4ghz+ but I've only managed to get it to 3.8ghz. Either way this CPU is the best for the price and multi tasks like a dream. The stock cooler included looks great and is great, keeping my CPU at around 65c under load.

Motherboard - Always loved a monochrome build and wanted to keep it that way. This motherboard not only looks great, it allows decent overclocking and easy to use BIOS. Even includes M.2 availability for future upgrades.

RAM - Mostly for the monochrome theme, OC'd a little higher after BIOS update. Runs well.

Storage - Got the HDD for free as a gift, pretty fast and plenty of storage. The SSD is great and boots windows quickly. No problems as of yet.

GPU - Got this monster for £200 as I got it used from a friend. OC'd a little higher than stock and runs most low end competitive games such as OW, CSGO etc... at 144 FPS stable. Even runs 144 FPS on some high end games such as For Honor when the settings are toned down. Great card!!

Power supply - Once again got it for cheap from a friend, semi modular allowed me to keep my build nice and tidy. Great to have a modular PSU for smaller cases.

Case - This case looked so nice I couldn't pass it up. I love the metal look to it and how it hides the PSU to hide any messy cabling. Not much space for at the back though, however this wasn't a problem as I had flat cables.

Feedback appreciated. :)

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Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the looks, but I got to ask why the motherboard power cable isn't routed behind the tray. Is there not enough room for the sleeved cables? Otherwise, great build.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything looks great but uhh why'd you run the 24 pin over top of the motherboard there should be enough room and length to run it behind

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I just thought it looked better this way :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean it's definitly unique, and not my preference but as long as your overall happy with the build then that's a plus. This is my exact idea and thoughts of a budget rig, packing the most preformance per dollar