Description

Build Requirements

  • Red/black theme
  • Meets VR requirements
  • Around $1000 budget
  • Run most games at 1080p ultra
  • Fit on the desk

Quick Description

This was a build for a friend in college who told me he finally wanted to build a PC for the Oculus Rift he had bought during their summer sale. He wanted the PC to be able to fit on his desk, along with the monitor, so the S340 was the perfect size and has some of the best cable managing features to make the build look perfect. He had never built a computer before, so I showed him the ropes in building everything. This was my first time building with a Ryzen processor, and so far it has lived up to the hype.

Part Reviews

CPU

Significantly better price than the intel i5 at the moment, saved $40 going with Ryzen. Runs smooth thus far and the stock cooler is actually quite nice, but would still recommend an aftermarket cooler to get the temps lower.

Motherboard

It has a cool LED lava line type thing running down the side and isn't too expensive for the options it provides for future upgrades. The board was absolutely perfect for the red theme.

Memory

Went with a higher speed for the Ryzen processor. The ram looks stunning and would recommend to anyone.

Storage

Fast and reliable, what else is there to say?

Storage

I have been using WD for a quite a few years now on multiple builds and it hasn't let me down yet. This hard drive is very good for the money, as always. Its not loud either.

Video Card

Very nice looking card that runs games very smoothly at 1080p. Oh and it comes with LEDs that shine down and a backplate.

Case

I will always recommend this case for anyone who doesn't want to break the bank, but still wants to get a case with excellent cable managing features and good quality. Sometimes its a little tight to build in, mainly with the hard drives tucked away, but it presents the computer very nicely.

Power Supply

Got it for around $30 after the mail-in rebate, definitely worth it. The cables look good too, all black.

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

In the 15th picture it looks like there's a nun's silhouette in the background.

+1 Cool Build

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks dude, lol I see it now

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Your house is haunted...

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It pains me to see someone put the Motherboard cable in front of the cable management bar, especially with that dedicated indent in it just to adjust for motherboard cables.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel ya, but the cable felt much better bending over the bar rather than being super bent going under it, plus I think it looks just fine too. I do get what ur saying lol, I did consider putting it under.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

yea i agree with keeper, I own an s340 and bending the cable behind the bar, can result in a risk of ruining the wire. wouldnt risk a wire for looks. nice build :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Would there be any clearance issues if you were to put another set of ram sticks in??

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

There actually is not an issue! It looks like it wouldn't clear it, but I checked, it's pretty nice. You just have to put the ram stick closest to the cooler in first before the other ones

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