Description

2nd generation AMD dream build with "RGB deconstructed" lighting. I built this as a replacement video editing and gaming machine for my previous i7-7700K/GTX1070 setup. I still love the look of this build even though it has since been replaced with a 3900X/RTX2060S build.

Part Reviews

CPU

Excellent CPU for my purposes: video editing and gaming. When I bought it before 3rd gen Ryzen came out there was nothing like it in terms of price to performance.

CPU Cooler

Excellent cooler for the price. It works well on my 95w 2700X but I reckon would really shine on a 65w CPU.

Motherboard

Expensive but very high quality.

Memory

It's RAM. Good price to performance on this set.

Storage

Solidly decent but nothing special.

Storage

It's... fine? Good for a build if you have one lying around like me, but I would not go out of your way for an old HDD like this.

Video Card

Performs well but runs hot and loud. I suppose that's to be expected with a blower card though.

Case

I love this case. It offers a clean aesthetic and nice cable management possibilities. It could do for a refresh with a tempered glass side panel and a USB-C port but it gets 5 stars from me nonetheless.

Power Supply

Excellent, reliable PSU at a good price point.

Operating System

Hmm... Windows 10. It's good, it's bad, but it's more good than bad IMO.

Case Fan

Good balance of low price and noise but solid performance.

Case Fan

Good balance of low price and noise but solid performance.

Custom

Does the job and has a nice braided cable.

Custom

These RGB strips look good and are significantly cheaper than comparable strips from Corsair and the like.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

good pictures of a cool lil build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Love the pictures, indeed dreamy.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

great. can you provide some cpu/gpu under load temps?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Sorry but I don't have the PC hooked up anymore-- it's currently for sale. It gets pretty toasty though tbh.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

So cute! Very nice build, Love it. I need something like this, my redstone block build is a mess.