Description

First off, I only put my CPU max temp under load as 26.7, because that as hot as I have seen it get when playing World of Warcraft. I am sure it would get hotter playing other games. My original build is named Shadowfax, but I have made so many changes to it that I wanted to repost it as a revamped build. I only use the build for school and playing World of Warcraft. They build works great. The changes were made for personal aesthetics and performance upgrades. The wraith prism cooler wasn't cutting it anymore. When I went from a 1080p monitor to a 2k 144hz monitor the CPU was getting a lot hotter and was getting into the high 60’s as well and my GPU followed suit. I just installed the Corsair H100i Platinum and it keeps my 2700X at 26.7 while under some intensive gameplay for a few hours. My GPU seemed to stay a lot cooler as well most likely because my cpu wasn't getting as hot either. I don’t really know why that is, so if someone can explain that to me please!

Part Reviews

CPU

My Ryzen 2700X still performs top tier in my opinion and a great value. Plays World of Warcraft extremely well at max settings. It only reaches 26.7c max temp when playing WOW when paired with my Corsair H100i RGB Platinum 240mm AIO.

CPU Cooler

2 weeks in and an amazing experience it has given me. Swapped out my Wraith Prism Cooler. Since I switched from 1080p to 2k 144hz, it couldnt keep up and would allow my Ryzen 2700X to hit up to about 65c and I was uncomfertable with that so this is where Corsairs H100i RGB Platinum worked out great not allowing my cpu to hit above 26.7c while under some extreme loads in a World of Warcraft sense. Like raids and battlegrounds would make it hear up quite quickly, so thank you Corsair for the great cooler!👍

Motherboard

This motherboard has performed great for my needs since I have installed it. The RGB lighting is quite nice and flows well with the rest of my build. The metal supports for the gpu are very strong and do not allow any sag with my 1080. Great buy👍.

Memory

Love this ram! 3200mhz easily reached with xmp enabled on my X470 Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 5 Wifi. The RGB is really satisfying and paired great with the rest of the build.

Storage

Fast boot and load times for WOW👍.

Storage

Great solid storage device and at a good price👍.

Video Card

Works great and performs like a chap in 2k gaming. Doesn't go above 53c when playing WOW. Other games would perform differently of course.

Case

Tight case to build in, but I managed to for a lot in there! Looks beautiful with all the RGB rainbows for everyone!!!

Power Supply

The EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W has worked well for my system. Plenty of power for future upgrades!

Case Fan

Beautiful👍! Used these to replace the Enermax RGB fans i had. The Enermax fans became loud and made rattling noises.

Case Fan

2 of the 6 fans began rattling within a month or two. Nice looking, but a shame they couldn't last for me.

Monitor

Is a good 1080 60hz monitor. Affordable as well. Switched out for my G-sync 2k 144hz Dell monitor, which by the way has treated me nicely!

Monitor

Great monitor. No problems so far and have had it for over a year now!

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

How long did you have the cpu and motherboard ?and how is the performance/reliability of them so far?

Thanks

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I originally built this back in April of 2018. The 2700X is a great chip and its worked great for me. I have had no problems with the pair so far at all. I get over 100fps in WOW in 2k at 144hz and the computer doesn't even break a sweat.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, I have a question regarding 'future-proof' desktops, people are saying that AMD is changing the AM4 in 2021 due to DDR5, so idk if X570 is worth it or not. The X470s seems good but considering the first question, in doubt. What's your comments on it ?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I see you point. I think the exact rig I have here, will last for quite a few years, if things tend to start showing age, ill begin either a new build or replace parts slowly. X470 has been very great to me I am sure they are a bit on the cheaper side now as the new 3rd gen Ryzen chips have come out. I think the 2700X is like $198, I bought mine for $324 just a year ago. Id say don't hesitate and build your dream PC that fits your target budget if there is one. 2021 is still a bit away, and they will keep coming out with new things anyway, I was a bit hurt after I bought my 2nd gen to find out they will release a new 3rd just months down the lone lol, but its how technology is, a rapid advancing feild. How is your current PC? Might I ask?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't have one yet :( but I'm trying to research what is considered future-proof pc, for me to build in the near-future.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

There is no such thing. The only thing you can do right now that would constitute "future proofing" is to get an X570 board, due to PCIe gen 4.

Other than that, plan for the best value for money parts within your budget.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I see, well do you know what kind of budget your workin with or unless budget doesn't matter?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

On another personal note, I came from a sandy bridge chipset so that lasted me from 2012 to 2018 but was way over due with building a new rig that was an actual gaming rig that old pc was a dell XPS 8300 that I slapped a 1050ti in for a year or so until i got this set up.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome looking build! Two quick questions. 1) Is there enough room in this case to mount the CPU radiator at the top of the case? 2) I see you bought six 120mm Fans. In your photos did you use them to replace the stock fans that came with the case along with two for the top and one for the back? I'm trying to figure out how many RGB 120mm fans I would need for a case like this. Thanks.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes lol the Enermax fans were cool, but began to fail and rattle loudly. So I bought the Corsair HD RGB 120mm fans to replace them and they work great. The CPU cooler Is the Wraith Prism Cooler, it wasn't cutting it anymore and my CPU was getting up in the high 60’s when playing WOW at 2k and it really shouldn't stress to much. The AIO from Corsair performs great and my Ryzen 2700X only hits 26c in the same intensive gameplay I put it through before. Granted this could change overtime. I bought the case that had only one fan as I got a good deal on 6 fans from Enermax and opted to install all 6, I didn't buy the 3 rgb fan edition. So i saved money on that to put towards the Enermax fan pack it was $87 for 6 fans lol. I have pics from my old build set up I can add it right now for you to see what it used to look like. The wraith cooler AMD provides worked great when I was playing with my 1080p monitor so i will use it for a small build I plan on doing for my wife.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And Yes lol I bought the version that only came with one fan because I was buying 6 fans for it anyways. The rad did not fir at the top because of my ram modules, so I stuck it in a push/pull configuration and it worked out great. Definitely get 6 fans for the case lol. I have 8 fans cuz of the push/pull.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Although it may be a bit overpowered for WoW lol. Big fan of AMD builds, and the X470 is a great chipset, albeit without the fancy(and expensive) features that x570 brings to the table. I don't know if your motherboard supports it, but i recently invested in an M.2 NVMe x4 drive(Western Digital Black) for $65 on amazon and it was the best purchase I've ever made as far as pc parts. I was upgrading from a SATA ssd and i could see a significant speed increase. Just a thought in case you ever want to upgrade your storage. Great job! +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the info! I think it has a couple of M2 slots but ill check again. Ill actually go by one I could use some better storage then the SSD I have lol i got that cuz i was on a budget at the time lol thanks for the +1!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

go for it! i use macrium reflect cloning software. theyre reliable and fast

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice ill be sure to look into that as well!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

THERE IS RAINBOW EVERYWHERE

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes lol I couldn't help but be sucked into the RGB craze lol!!!!😫😫😫😂😂😂

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

This is overkill for WoW. Never the less, great build.

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks lol. And yes, it is way overkill, but I wanted to build something that would last me a really long time👍.