Description

As a new member to the PC master race (originally a playstation guy) I was looking for a gaming/work computer that would tick all the boxes in general performance. Learning of the new CPU series I joined the hype train and got a high tier Ryzen 5 for its ability to multitask and provide impressive gaming performance.

CPU : I purchased the 'X' variant due to its faster factory settings and the ability to overclock further if I wish to.

Cooler: Originally I wanted the NZXT 'Kraken' cooler simply for aesthetics (with the case it looks like its balling out of control) but due to my budget I decided to choose a Corsair h60.

Motherboard: Had some issues with the mobo's factory bios unable to accept my ram speed of 3200. After a bios update I was able to achieve a speed of 2900 (hopefully future updates will allow me to use my ram to its potential)

GPU: To keep the budget reasonable I decided to go with a 1060 and wait year or two If I wanted to upgrade. At the moment it smashes most of my games with ultra settings on a 60hz monitor.

Case: Dat tempered glass.

Thanks for reading.

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Welcome to the PCMR. I don't understand the 3rd pic. You put the cpu cooler in the front of the case?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Using cooler air from outside the case is sometimes better to go through the rad is then using hot air from inside the case.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNAMxZgvves

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I ended up putting it at the rear of the case after originally having it at the front. I left the picture in there to possibly brainstorm which placement you think would be most beneficial.

Thank you, I'm loving pc gaming !

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I've used both configurations, and find little to no difference in CPU temps between the two. I do suggest a push/pull configuration if you're using it as exhaust, to help really cool the fins of the radiator. I use this radiator screw set to mount a second static-pressure fan to my H55.

Nice build; welcome to PCMR!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

AMD has RYZEN up from the dead!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build. Hope you enjoy it. +1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. I'm also in the works of making a build almost exactly as yours, may I ask what prompted you to buy the MSI tomahawk over the Asus Prime plus.. and does it have RGB :P

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey man I chose this mobo due to favourable reviews and the higher memory speed (articles have mentioned the performance benefit of faster ram memory with ryzen).

Yes it has a red LED strip on the left hand side and some back lighting.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad! Pick up a two sided velcro roll and cable manage your external cables to complement the clean insides!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I'll look into the exterior management.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Might I ask what keyboard that is?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a Steelseries Apex 300 :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Great ascension to the Glorious PCMR! Nice choice on the cpu as well. Never thought there would be such a perfect sweet spot between an i5 and an i7 for working and gaming.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man ! And it should only get more optimised in the future.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

A 580 would have saved you some money

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same mobo, CPU and cooler! How do you find the temps have been so far??

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I find it surprisingly cool even when gaming (below 60) . To be fair I'm not exactly pushing the system to its potential on a 60hz monitor.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough! I'll only be running on a 60hz as well so hopefully I can get the same results.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Blunty on YouTube has video where he went to the AMD ranch in Texas and one of the AMD techs explained it perfectly how to get your ram to run stable. It can be allot of work but he explains it perfectly. That is a nice build. I just did my estimate for one it came out to over $2700 but thats with everything I need from case to monitor. I really like that case since I saw it on HardwareKanucks.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you end up overclocking yet?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

So I am hoping to use the same processor and board with a Sapphire 480, an H100i V2 and some Gskill Ripjaws V at 3200 mhz. After you updated the BIOS how did you get the memory to clock higher the first time?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

You could've opted for the 1600, which is practically the same thing, but it has a cooler. Using a liquid cooler is pretty overkill if you ask me, as a decent $20 air cooler would do the job too. Benchmarks show that the RX 580 is slightly better than the 1060, but your gpu is good nonetheless.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Did any future updates fix the issue with the ram?

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't listen to blessthefall since high school haha. To hell and back was a dope song ;)

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