Description

This is the very first time I have built a gaming PC in 10+ years! I did quite a bit of research to find out what was the best use of dollars for performance I could get. I must say I am quite pleased at how this build turned out! I use this PC for gaming FPS titles like Apex and COD as well as using it for some Adobe After Effects and Photoshop/Illustrator work. This machine handles very nicely. The temps posted are what I got while I ran a stress test.

Part Reviews

CPU

I upgraded to this from an i5-4570 processor and boy howdy is it better! Like light years better! This has plenty of power to play modern AAA titles and do some work with Adobe utilizing those 12 threads!

CPU Cooler

Good budget basic air cooler, nothing fancy here. I did end up swapping out the fan that has a blue led on it with a 120mm Noctua PWM fan. Seems to do it's job pretty well and the CPU never really gets too hot.

Thermal Compound

I bought this based off of the glowing reviews everywhere. Let me say it lives up to the hype! This stuff works great!

Motherboard

Wonderful board, I love the VRM setup on this x570 board and having support already for the new PCIe 4.0 in the future. I really like the bios and find it pretty easy to maneuver. The one dig I have is the Aorus RGB lighting software doesnt jive with the G.Skill Trident RGB Ram I bought for it. If you try to control the memory RGB effects at all the RGB on the RAM will just turn off. You have to leave it on default which is a rainbow effect.

Memory

Great fast CL16 memory, set the XMP profile with ease! The RGB doesnt jive with the Aorus x570 board though. If trying to control the rgb on the ram it shuts off the rgb entirely.

Storage

Made my O/S boot times lightning quick!

Video Card

I was all in for this card after seeing Gamers Nexus review and recommend it. It works flawlessly, updated drivers after install no issues yet. I was a bit hesitant at first on the new 5700 xt cards as some people have said there was driver issues. I haven't noticed seen any issues from my card. Just always keep drivers up to date.

Case

Pretty nice looking case. The tinted glass panel is a bit dark but that was fine with me as I was putting some RGB fans and LED strips inside. If you want to see inside and dont have any rgb lighting inside the case I would recommend getting the regular non tinted glass panel version of this case. Building inside this case went very smooth. It has very nice air flow and is easily cleaned if it gets dusty. Cable management was good, it was a tight fit for my psu but that may be just because i was using the 3.5" HDD cage in the basement. If you didnt have a 3.5" HDD you can remove the cage and free up some room.

Power Supply

Has everything you will ever need for power. The modular design is a plus, makes for a cleaner build.

Case Fan

I used this fan to replace a air coolers stock fan. Great fan, It is a very loud fan though. I had to turn the power down in bios.

Case Fan

Great undervalued bundle here. It includes 2 rgb strips and 6 rgb fans. The fact you can control them all from a remote and included hub is a plus for those whom dont like the rgb bloat ware on their pc's. The airflow is good but PWM would be a nice feature.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Best mid-range duo in my opinion (3600 & 5700 XT)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh by far! I love this build, it runs everything so smooth.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you running a 144hz or 240hz monitor?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

1080p 144hz

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

What, specifically, are your temps? Do you overclock at all or stay on base clock?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I have updated with temps and clock speeds.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Loving all the RGB! Great job!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, It's a really good kit for the money in my opinion.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Is the aprevia fan set up just powered by sata and controlled by the controller? Nothing plugs into the motherboard?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It's all controlled by a hub provided in the box with the fans. The hub plugs into an 4pin molex from the power supply.