Description

An updated version of my first pc. RGB is everything. This pc runs every game I throw at it at 1080p 144hz. And if you think it's gaudy, well you can change the colors but RGB = life.

Part Reviews

CPU

Probably the best CPU for gaming. I can open 10+ applications while gaming and it will stay under 70% load and stay cool at under 40c.

CPU Cooler

A beast. Keeps my Ryzen 5 1600 under 40c at all times. The tubing is a little stiff, but also very strong. Love how bright the LEDs are, but I wish it was more than static.

Motherboard

Need an RGB motherboard? Here you go. A gorgeous MB and has all the inputs I need. Would wish there was a bit more lighting, and more accurate colors. Other than that, this is an amazing board.

Memory

THE best RGB part in my pc. 10 LEDs in each stick and each LED is very accurate in terms of colors. Probably the most beautiful ram I have ever seen. I do have a problem with it being at only 2100mhz and not at the advertised 3200 though. Other than that, I'm just mesmerized by the RGB.

Storage

A great solid state for all types of uses. I put the os and many other frequently used applications on it. Boots windows and all other applications with ease and is very quick.

Storage

I use this drive mainly for documents. Does what it needs to, and there are no issues.

Storage

Love this drive for games. A very good hybrid drive.

Video Card

This thing is huge first of all. It is also pretty heavy. (we all love taking off the protective plastic). The RGB is nice and all, but I wish Asus Aura had more options, and the LEDs under the GPU aren't very visible at all. The LEDs are definitely very accurate. Runs literally everything I throw at it. Including ice cubes, soup, and bricks. Jokes aside, there has been no game that I have encountered that I cannot run max settings at 1080p 144hz. A beast.

Case

The only reason anyone would get this over the 570x is because they cannot manage cables lol. A beautiful case non the less. Love the amount of airflow and the 2 sides of glass. There is not much room for cables in the back though, the front has enough space and is beautiful.

Power Supply

Does what it needs to without blowing the pc up. I was ok with it being modular because I used all the cables anyway. Love how they are not mustard and ketchup colored as well.

Operating System

I mean it's windows.

Case Fan

Fantastic fans. Not super loud, and the RGB is just beautiful. Love how you can also change each LED separately with iCue. I could take hours just creating profiles with iCue. Keeps the system under 40c and works well.

Monitor

Has a kind of wobbly stand. Had to have it rest next to my other monitor. Since it is anti - glare, the colors are not super vibrant. However, the 144hz does really help with smoothing out games.

Keyboard

Love this keyboard. The RGB is amazing and the amount of functions packed into this is also great. I myself am a fan of Cherry MX reds so the silent keys are great for me; especially since they don't make a lot of sound now. Also like the addition of textured keys.

Mouse

Possibly the best mouse? It fit my hand immediately when I got it. A very accurate mouse and love the addition of weights and the sniper button. The RGB is great and all, but my hand is on the mouse sooooo

Headphones

It's great and all, but doesn't really feel substantial or solid. I could just tilt my head down and it would fall off my head. The mic also feels kind of loose. It is also really big. On the bright side, it is super comfortable with the mesh. It sounds amazing, and the mic works great. I feel like the RGB is only there because well, its RGB.

Custom

As a person that uses 400 dpi normally, this is great. It fits my keyboard, mouse, and headset perfectly. A very smooth surface and feels really nice to use my mouse on.

Custom

Since I do not have an Xbox, I didn't really want to spend money on a wireless one. This works just fine, but feels kind of cheap? The joysticks are also really hard to push down, or maybe I just never had the real ones.

Custom

Need RGB? I gotcha. Beautiful lighting. Easily controllable with iCue and have very accurate lighting. Love that I can sync everything together.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

hey there dude, saw your comment on the ram only running 2100. Did you turn on xmp? or manually set it to 3200 in the bios?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Oddly enough, whenever I turn on XMP or manually set it, the pc doesn't like it and I would have to reset the bios to the default values before I can access my pc again. Do you have a solution to that?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Umm is your bios up to date? That could be the problem as well. If not at this moment I am not sure. Maybe your ram isn't compatible for your system or maybe you just have some bad memory? It can be several things but I'm leaning towards is your bios updated and if so then maybe the sticks aren't compatible for your system.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I read that you found the ram sticks not running as advertised. The reason why is because XMP isn't enabled so you're running at stock speeds. Hope this was helpful. Edit: After enabling XMP, you can look for your desired speed.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The problem with your X370 isn't the lighting. It's the software lol and I know bc I have one but I still think it's fantastic.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a different software that I do not know of? I use MSI gaming app for the colors.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

No that's what I'm saying. MSI Gaming APP just isn't that good lol

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Can it sync it with the GPU even though it's ASUS?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk. My GPU is Gigabyte and they have their own lighting software.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

so you run 2 separate software for GPU and other stuff? does it all sync? what mobo do you have?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

So your memory is letting you clock it nicely? I currently building mine she trying to find which memory to buy

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

1st gen Ryzen cpu's had major compatibility issues with certain Ram mods on certain MB's. You can try 2666 ram mem speed in your bios settings. in theory it should run fine with XMP enabled at 3200 but in practice, its another thing. check your motherboards max ram speed setting depending on your chipset but you should be able to hit the 2666MHz with this setup if you haven't figured it out yet.