Description

I have been wanting to build a PC for the past 5 or so years until now. This is my first PC build so any criticism is appreciated. Yes alot of products are from corsair but I trust their quality as well as ASUS and T Force and Cooler Master. CPU: AMD R7 2700x is a great cpu for gaming and for my game design college courses that I will be taking soon. Mobo: its the nonwifi version of the ASUS crosshero VII, I have a 25ft Ethernet so Im covered in that aspect. Its a really great oc board for my needs and I highly recommend it to anyone. RAM: I wanted to have RAM that didnt look plain or that was an eye sore to look at. So RGB fixed that. CPU Cooler: I went with the Corsair H115i because I had the previous iteration from last generation which ran pretty smoothly. SSD: For now I have 2 500GB and in the near future will be looking to expand to buy 2 1TB SSDs to fill in the bottom 2 slots. I chose these because of their RGB capabilities and that they were selling cheaper than most. GPU: This was the most stressful part of the build, installation wise and choosing wise. Once the RTX line of gpus released I thought it would have been the perfect chance to buy a 1080ti only to find out that most if not all reviewers said that the RTX 2080 was not worth the initial cost and to chose/stay with an 1080ti. :( So after alot of consideration between a 2070 and 2080, I 2080 stole my heart so here we are. Case: Cooler Master Stryker was a great case from my previous PC (it was a prebuilt). They improved the cooling but didnt really prefect the design. The bottom fan is not fully visible and the pull out tray is gone. PSU: It was the only white PSU that was highly recommended. 850 was the same price as 750 which is either way more than enough to power my build. Fans: Since I had a big ecosystem of Corsair and these fans were recommended as well, why not?

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! I bought the trooper se (black version of your case) and 4 of those 500gb rgb ssd's. Glad to see someone else had the same idea I do! I can't wait to start building.

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Lol nice. Not alot of people chose to build in this case. Theres only 2 videos on youtube and a handful here. If you have any questions let me know.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do. I have the original storm stryker, but i know they have made some changes. I loved the case so much i wanted the newer one in black. I will probably get a psu shroud on this build. I saw some custom made ones on eBay that look pretty nice.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

https://www.savantpcs.com/store/psu-shroud-cmst/ This website makes custom psu shrouds if it fits within your budget.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep that's the one I saw! I definitely need to get one.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh one question. I noticed you have your gpu vertically mounted with a bracket instead of the slots the case came with for it. Just curious why.

I was planning on doing this too for a specific purpose. You use this one? https://store.cablemod.com/product/cablemod-vertical-pci-e-bracket-2-x-displayport-black/

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes thats the exact one. Because this gpu weighs alot I felt it was better to have it like this so the weight is better handled. My advice is to plug in the cables before you screw it in.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build but cable management could be improved a bit. I'd recommend getting cable ties at your local hardware store or something, they cost less than two bucks. I think the only thing you really need to do is manage the cables at your power supply

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Im thinking about buying a 3rd party power supply shroud. The cables are not entirely neat because I felt that I had to leave a bit of snag so that other time the cables wont disconnect or something. Its a bit of an anxiety thing I guess

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

"NEON"... Nice name. It quite suits an RGB build. Nice parts btw.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Suggest that more ram for video editing and web design.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like your mother board? I want to use the same one for my build but I see the horrible reviews about it failing all the time.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I havent had any problems with mine as of almost a week.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you mount your video card? I doesn't look like you're using the built in vertical mount (probably for airflow reasons?) and I'd like to copy what you've done in my next build.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I used a 3rd party vertical mount from CableMod. I highly recommend it considering the weight of my 2080 and for looks. Yes, many people stated that using the built in mount suffocates your card so another reason why I chose CableMod.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet, thanks for that! Gonna have to grab that for my next build. I really wanna show off the 1080 Founders Edition shroud, but yeah having only like 1mm space for airflow sounds stupid, and from reviews, causes like 15% thermal throttling. No point getting a fancy card to not get to use it all.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed

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  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Ryzen needs fast RAM not lots of RAM capacity. 32 gigabytes of RAM is unnecessary for gaming.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Is 3200 enough?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It's unnecessary. No one needs 32gb for gaming.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I have another pair of 16gb on the way.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh no its cool

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I think what you meant to say was that they like high RAM speed.