Description

I just got my 2nd monitor and finished my build on 7/24/19

To start off, I am a sucker for RGB, and will happily overpay for it, as I will spend many years enjoying the colors as I continue to upgrade my CPU/GPU. This aesthetics of this build was inspired by the Corsair Vengeance 5189 (a $2800 PC)

This was my first complete build and I am very happy with it. Went from a a PC with i5-3330 and RX 570 that someone else built, and am loving the performance upgrade. I mainly use it to play RPG games and watch movies and stuff. Because I dont do competitive gaming, I decided to go with the cheaper ASRock B365M motherboard and i5 9400F CPU, since I dont plan on overclocking the CPU or RAM. I plan on saving up to upgrade CPU/GPU when Intel's 10th gen arrives. I have however slightly overclocked my GPU with a boost that goes to 1917MHz. The 7 case fans are loud at times when they are running full speed, however they keep the case nice and cool.

Part Reviews

CPU

This cpu works great for what I use it for. I can have several tabs open, youtube playing, discord, and my game going all at once without pushing over 50% load.

CPU Cooler

Overkill for my system, but my old fan wouldnt fit in my new case. The RGB alone had me sold. Keeps my 9400F under 45C even under load.

Motherboard

Its ok I guess. Nothing special. Really cheap and works well. Does everything a motherboard should. Easy to work bio, got my RAM to its 2666 easily. M.2 slot works well.

Storage

Instantly saw a difference using this for my OS. Super fast booting, and makes my games load crazy fast.

Video Card

Love this graphics card. The fans and heatsink are great quality and keep the card nice and cool. Was easily able to push boost past 1900, and runs my games at 1080 between 80-144fps on max settings. The RGB are pretty, but unless you have your computer/GPU up high you wont notice it much.

Custom

Love this thing. Can adjust speeds of any connect corsair fans, adjust individual RGB, get temperature readings from various spots (I have one in my separate wire area) and stops wire clutter by allowing you to plug in usb items (lighting node pro, H100i liquid cooling) to it instead of motherboard.

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Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

Love the build and setup overall. PC looks super clean and that chibi figure gives a nice aesthetic. If you don't mind, who's the figure of?

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you :D its a char from one my favorite manga Laid back camp, her name is Rin Shima

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

I kind of feel like you overpaid... like 1000 dollars overpaid. I did a 9400 build and I paid 900 and with better gpu. You could’ve saved hundreds of dollars on getting less expensive rgb. I I hope you found better deals than what is shown on the parts list. Slot of those items are shows as well over msrp.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah im not sure how to put in prices of parts, but i bought almost every single piece either on sale or returned, so in actuality i spent about 60-70% of the price shown lol also know i overpaid for the RGB, but the whole point of the build was to make it RGB, i could have saved hundreds by not doing it, but then I would have still spent nearly 1K on a computer I dont really like lol

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

Rgb should only cost around 150 at most. I spent 75 on my rgb

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

but your rgb mobo/ram in your completed build cost $260 together?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Most high end boards and ram come with RGB built in these days, there are other reasons to buy them such as the VRM, frequency, ect.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah ive noticed alot of the new 390z boards have RGB, but most are also around the $200 price range, almost 3x as much as I spent for my current MB lol next cpu upgrade in few years will be adding those to the list of RGB items i have tho

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

but compared to non rgb parts it’s about 75 more total

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  • 7 months ago
  • -1 points

Also noticed you didn’t get rgb mobo or ram

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

lol yeah I wanna get a nice RGB mobo with my next upgrade. They were the first parts I got before I started down the RGB rabbit hole lol

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It makes me want to puke. Aesthetics are 10/10

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Gold dab did you have to get Corsair rgb hub for the fans

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah I used the LED hub for the fans

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I love your build and I've always wanted one like it. Can you judge my budget build which I haven't yet built. I am saving up for it. Here is the link: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/W3wqdm

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What do you think of the case you used in this build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm currently building my first pc and your parts list is similar to what I am going for as well. I'm doing a white build rather than black tho. Love the look of the RGB lighting and the figure was a nice touch! :)

  • 6 months ago
  • -3 points

this build is comedy

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

What I find comedic is when people spend as much money or more as my whole computer on a CPU alone (9980), or spend half as much as my whole computer for a Graphics card alone (2080ti). Yet if my build had included those, people would freak out over how great a build it was lol. If it was cars, comedic would be all these people buying Lamborghini and Ferrari's and never being able to take them out of first gear lol I know what I wanted and what I was going to use this for. Currently 80% of my gaming is with a game that ran perfectly fine on my old i5 3330. So instead of spending money on a stupidly fast and unnecessary cpu/gpu, i spent that money into aesthetics, which for as long as I own a computer, even 15 intel generations down the line, it will be looking beautiful.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

you can still make a great looking build with the same performance for cheaper than this

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  • 7 months ago
  • -2 points

I agree. All I see here is bad money management. You should be getting more for $150 than an i5 at 3ghz and a more powerful gpu for almost $400. The PSU is bronze and not in it's efficiency curve as well, but they went and bought $200 worth of Corsair LLs and actually bought windows at full price, lmao who does that?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

lol yeah I definitely overspent on the RGB, but when i consider most friends i know who play PC games have spent hundreds on games they rarely play, id rather have something that I always see for the money XD was super pissed when i found out about the new super line tho two weeks after I bought my 2060

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't think it's worth buying new parts unless you need to be on the cutting edge. You can get a barely used 1080 for around the same price as a 2060 and get much better performance. My $150 980ti still maxes out every game in 1080p, and my $150 6850k still wrecks most of these new cpus in every benchmark. There's also the argument of gambling with reliability and serviceability on new parts. Bios/software can be unstable in the first year or recalls can happen. It's like spending twice as much on a new car instead of buying a used one.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

First off I would love to know where you got a 6850k for only 150$ XD i would definetly have gotten that If anywhere online had anything close to that price range, unfortunately as of this post cheapest is just under $600 lol could get 4 of my cpus for that price

Yeah you can get alot of saving going second hand, then again you can also get alot of problems too. Nowadays you cant trust anyone. People wouldn't blink twice to sell used equipment on the verge of breaking or already broke. Its a sad world we live in. Id much prefer to pay for something I know is in good condition versus pay for something that may break down that day and wasting me money lol at least on big purchases like graphics card. Tho tbh if I had found a used 2080 anywhere for the same price as 2060, id have snagged. But even on Amazon used 2080 cheaper ones go for $600, about 50% more than my 2060 cost, and like you said would have barely been able to use its performance. No use buying a Ferrari if your just driving down the block to the grocery store XD

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I got lucky on the 6850k. I bought it bundled with a Godlike Carbon on ebay for $300. The board has a few quirks but he was honest when I asked him about the condition of both and I haven't had any other issues in the 6 months I've been using it. Treat an online sale just like you would craigslist. Ebay protects you from paying for a broken product but you still want to get to know the seller and ask the right questions.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 5 points

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