Description

My first build, first and foremost do not order from Awd-It, had an issue of them repeatedly lying about sending parts (which I had been waiting 3 days for) and eventually cancelled my order and asked for a refund. CCL based in Bradford saved me and my build, managed to reserve parts online and drive to their store in Bradford to collect the same day, excellent customer service from start to finish with CCL.

Running everything at stock and very happy with the results.

Part Reviews

CPU

Excellent value for money, can even boost the base clock up to 4.2mhz using the game boost in the bios if you wanted to do an easy overclock. I run with the cool and quiet mode though and yet to see my CPU get to even moderate temperatures with the AIO I'm using on quiet mode.

CPU Cooler

Brilliant cooler, looks beautiful and no need for extra corsair lighting node pros or fan hubs to get RGB working, because it comes with everything you need to get it up and running. Quiet mode is more than adequate for almost all your needs, so you will barely hear it.

Motherboard

Aesthetically pleasing, not too over the top, nice clean board. Decided to go with the x570 over a B450 to pair with my Ryzen 3700x and don't regret it. Only using M.2 as storage at the moment as it has 2 x M.2 slots, so currently using 1 smaller M.2 as a Window's boot drive (C) and 1 as storage. The inbuilt Wi-Fi is actually incredible, can't be wired upstairs so Wi-Fi was a must. Had a few driver issues when trying to update audio drivers, but just rolled it back and it fixed it.

Memory

Somehow managed to pick this up for £111, was a no brainer choosing 3600mhz cas 18 for the same price as 3200mhz cas 16 with identical pricing. Ryzen loves G.skill and the RGB is the best on the market imo.

Storage

You aren't going to find better M.2 for the price range, looks nice if you don't have a heat sync to cover it on your board too.

Storage

Decided to upgrade my gen 3 M.2 to this gen 4 as my boot drive and the performance increase is impressive when running tests, you aren't really going to notice the difference in most tasks, but wanted to utilise the gen 4 socket on my board. The Sabrent rockets outperform the more expensive M.2s, would highly recommend them.

Video Card

Beautiful RGB customisation, runs really quiet in OC Bios, so not sure there would ever be any need to use the Silent Bios. Haven't seen it get above 73°C under any load and in Heaven benchmark on max settings, hits an average of 109 FPS out the box.

Case

My first build and wanted a case with plently of space for a noob to build in, can't think of a single issue I had building in this case, very easy cable management because of the dual chamber, even for a novice and has a hinged front window for easy access (would suggest taking this off while you build, with the allen key provided). Pricing does seem high, even at the cheapest it's been (£190), but when you take into account that it comes with 3 x LL120 RGB fans, 1 x LL120 (none rgb), a lighting node pro and a 6 fan hub, it's actually very cheap. Make sure you have plenty of space for this on your desk, it's a monster, if you want subtle this isn't for you.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Apparently this mobo is the worst and blawblawblaw. Glad someone put a 3700 in it. I just purchased the same mobo but using a 3600. Great build ✌

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a solid board, absolutely no regret in buying it, came with everything I needed and for a reasonable mid range price compared to other X570s...you won't be disappointed. Only issue I had was with an audio driver update, I'm sure I could sort it, but it's working with stock drivers, so it's a none issue to me.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It would have been better to get (2x16 GB) then (4x8 GB) for your ram it also would have been the some price

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Initial build only had (2x8gb), but upgraded to 4 purely for aesthetics. I'm never going to need more than 32gb of ram.