Description

CPU: Was able to get 4.26ghz with just XFR. It's just awesome in BOINC and gaming. 15076 passmark score

Cooler: I wanted something a little different and that kind of blends in with the build. Also I really like how the fans plug into the rad.

Mobo: It's a great little board for what it is. It may be cheap there, but it was at the top end of my budget here in Canada. My main gripe about it is the lack of fan headers. The OC screen is pretty good too. Please turn off "gaming boost"

Ram: Rampant price gouging during the great mining craze. Stable OC 2933mhz.

Storage: Salvaged from my old rig. The Evo is really fast and dependable The HDD as slow as it is is still usable in gaming.

Case: I had my eye on this case for a long time now. The TG really makes it feel like a premium showpiece. I also really like the cable management options and the PSU shroud. I'm not fond of the front panel being a pain to get off though. (needle nose pliers)

PSU: I really am impressed with it. Also came with a pretty cool bag. Cool, quiet, no issues. Even with the old r9 Fury I had.

GPU: It was the cheapest at the time of purchase in this weird crypto craze. I still don't understand why GPU components are sold in Canada at higher prices that the US.

Part Reviews

CPU

Tears up the BOINC applications and works like a charm in games.

CPU Cooler

Pros: I like its simplistic design, it keeps temps super cool as well, automatic mode, fans plug into the radiator so you can hide the mess

Cons: The fans are noticeable if you're overclocking.

Motherboard

It's great for the price, the UEFI is decent, but it has 2 fan headers. Other than that I really can't complain about it. It also has some RGB for ambiance.

Memory

Considering ram prices right now it was the cheapes I could find that matches my color theme. RAM shouldn't cost more than your CPU.

Custom

Was the cheapest card at the time in April. Maybe next time GPU prices won't be nuts.

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Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Omg. Just finished a pc with the same PSU

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice budget build, but do recommend some cheap RGB LED strips for more colour scheme anyways superb job :)

  • Tryhard
  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch! What brand would you suggest?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Jesus RAM was expensive last year.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I am going to build a similar system. Which header on your mainboard did you use to connect the Celsius S24 to your Motherboard? CPU or PUMP?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

the one on top that says CPU, it's enough to run everything just fine.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. I had it on CPU too but changed it to pump. Works fine too. Have configured a very low fan curve so my system is dead silent :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I've gone the other route and OC'd the snot out of the chip lol It's still a lot quieter than a h100i with stock fans.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

With a MSI B450 Tomahawk there is not much headroom in OC, I just do PBO. Anyway was never the plan to OC much. Have now implemented a second fan (push) right over the VRM to give for airflow. With this I can limit the temp of the VRM to just 88 degree celsius with Prime95 (maximum heat stress test) which is pretty good in my eyes.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I'm just suffering builder fever lol, I should just upgrade my ram and get another SSD and be content.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

did you need a bios update since youre pairing a 2nd gen ryzen cpu with a b350 motherboard?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time yes I had to buy an A6 apu. I'd just get the B450 bazooka.