Description

This PC is the very first one I ever built: the PC is specifically for gaming. It was extremely fun building this, just like an advanced lego set. Everything went extremely smooth, I had no components that were DOA and everything booted up fast. I tried my best when it came to cable management, and it's not so bad if I do say so myself. For Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, I was able to play at 1080p, 60fps on high/ultra settings. The hardest part was installing the cpu cooler. For the love of God, it took me a solid 20 minutes trying to set all the screws in so that they all were equally screwed into the bracket. Since it was my first build, I would obsessively, like a **** of ton of times, touch my psu to ground myself. I have ocd when it comes to double checking everything I do: for example, I'd screw in the m3 standoff screws and then untighten and retighten the screws to make sure it wasn't too tight. Even when buying my components, I'd double check to see if the shipping address was correct XD. My idle temperatures were relatively low even after hours of having lightweight programs running, and I think my temps under load weren't too high. Overall, I've been happy with this build and it runs almost anything I throw at at a solid 1080p 60fps.

UPDATE: Bought a Corsair K65 Lux RGB keyboard and the Logitech G502 about a month ago. the K65 and G502 are well worth the money. The lighting is bright but not hard on the eyes.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great cpu. The 6 cores and 12 threads are killer at it's price point. 10/10, would buy again.

Motherboard

RGB is a great feature. Aesthetically, this mobo is top notch and super sexy. There are a lot of great features like VR ready/ boost. Everything is great, however there are only 4 sata ports and the m.2 slot placement isn't very good: heating could be an issue for the m.2 slot. Overall, extremely easy bios to navigate and has some great features. The price is a bit steep since you could spend an extra $10 for an ASRock x370 mobo.

Memory

Bought it for around $68.99 on Amazon. Nothing to complain about.

Storage

Windows 10 boots up extremely fast. And for $60, there's nothing to complain about; it's an SSD.

Storage

No issues, $50 for 1TB, so not expensive at all.

Video Card

Sexy RGB and it just looks amazing. Core clock at 1425mhz, and extremely quiet and runs super cool. The fans doesn't start up until it's under heavy load.

Case

For $90, you get premium features. 3-speed fan controller, led control, reset button. Sound-proofing panels, a rgb led strip, removable hdd cage, rubber grommets, and Velcro-straps for cable management. Lastly, you get a sexy tempered glass window with blacked out perimeters. A lot of room for airflow, etc. Great features and design at a great price point when compared to other tempered glass cases.

Power Supply

100% Japanese capacitors, 650w 80+ gold, fully modular, SLI and Cross-fire ready, OVP, UVP, OCP, OPP, and SCP. Runs super quiet and there's an ECO control fan system. All of this for only $80 - $90. Worth the buy.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks absolutely great!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice work!

Does that RAM play nicely with your Ryzen mobo?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

They work great together, but when I first oc'ed my ram to 2993 my computer didn't post, and I freaked out lol. But I just cleared my cmos and oc'ed my ram to 2667 instead. Might try to get it up to 2993 in future.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you try updating bios to latest version (7A39v26) as the two last updates improve memory compatibility.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B350M-GAMING-PRO.html#down-bios

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought that was the issue, so I flashed my bios right after I cleared my cmos. I'm probably gonna try to oc my ram again in the near future.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Tell me about ram please

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you want to know about the ram kit?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous! ME like!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow nice build looks almost identicall to mine lol!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey did you encounter any ram compatibility issues? I've been looking at this mobo but it doesnt support the ram i want to buy...

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I haven't experienced any ram compatibility issues. Since I have drr4-3000, I did try to oc my ram to 3000 but the mobo didn't post. However, I just cleared my cmos to reset my bios settings and oc'ed my ram to 2666 instead. This only happened b/c I didn't update my bios. If you don't update your bios, you still shouldn't have any ram issues ocing your ram below it's labelled speed. If you update your bios, you shouldn't have any issues if you oc your ram to its actual speed.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it get loud?

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

It's extremely quiet, but since Im using the stock cooler, it does get loud when my pc is under load for a long duration. If you have money to spare, I suggest getting a AIO or better air cooler.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been a while since you shared this build but I wanted to ask a question.

Why did you choose not to have a rear exhaust fan and instead mounted it at the top? Also, did it effect temps majorly? I am planning on using the same motherboard and case as you and I know that a rear case fan will block the lighting on motherboard. Is this why there is no rear fan?

I'm curious to see if that fan placement messed up the airflow at all.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

The light that was blocked by the rear exhaust was the reason why I changed it. But nothing really changed, the temperatures stayed the same.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I did a lot research between the i5-7600k and Ryzen 1600. In the end, I went with the R1600 since I'll be starting college this Fall term. The 580 was super big, and I thought there'd be some sagging but it's been perfect so far.