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So this was my first ever build as the title states but I was shocked at how well it went even though some aspects were certainly difficult. Going to be used for school work, music production, and some 1440p gaming (eventually).

The Sapphire Nitro 5700 XT is a gorgeous card that seems to run pretty well. I am having issues controlling the fan software as the fans seems to have a mind of their own even when I'm put a fan curve into place. The card's fans will ramp up to around 2000 RPM and then come back down and then rinse and repeat. Currently waiting on games to download and trying to learn Ryzen Master and Wattman so I can get to some overclocking. Temps on the card at idle are around 36 C. Seems to run pretty darn well. Also waiting on 1440p monitor with 144hz so I can see what the card actually can do. Update when that comes. If anyone can provide some info on OC'ing, that would be awesome because I'm an absolute novice.

2600 runs pretty well too. Usage is low with 1080p 60 but it's still butter smooth in the Apex I play. Idle temps around 33C with the H100X cooler which is awesome. Seems to be a pretty strong cooler and it doesn't seem to get as loud for me as the reviews stated but we'll see.

H100x is a great looking cooler with a silent pump, good-looking block and great performance as well. Was difficult getting it into this case in a top mount because of CPU power and VRM heatsinks on the board but I took my time with this part so I could get it in properly.

Ram works perfectly with this Ryzen generation as well.

B450M Steel legend board looks awesome and the RGB looks great as well but the software side is pretty lackluster. Had to uninstall Polychrome sync as Apex's anti cheat software will actually keep the game from starting up... pretty damn annoying but it is what it is. Strong fan support too for a MATX board.

Sabrent Rocket is a blistering fast drive as well, majorly impressed with that.

EVGA power supply works fine for 30 bucks so I cant argue.

Glad I built in the Meshify mini as well because damn was it easy. Also such a perfect fit in the end for the GPU and the H100x. I did add a bottom mounted fan to help the GPU breathe and cable management was extremely easy as well

EDIT 1: Put in two Noctua redux 1500 RPM 140mm fans as front intake and also moved the standard case fan to the rear for exhaust and I've dropped about 5 degrees on the GPU during Heaven runs and also had some good improvements on scores. Noctua is awesome!

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  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

would have gone for a 3600

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I was originally planning on it but I just decided to save the money for ryzen 4000 when it arrives

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

We don't know yet if ryzen 4000 will support am4? Hopefully though.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe amd's plan is to support am4 throughout 2020 luckily but Ill probably buy a b550 board for the next gen cpu any ways.

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

AMD announced Ryzen 4000 will support AM4 already

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

A 2600 is not that hard to cool. Could have gotten a H60 or Hyper 212 or Mugen 5 Rev. B

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

guessing he was thinking long term. if he upgrades to lets say a 2700x or 3700x(if the board can hand it well enough) then the cooler he picked will be worth it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, at the moment with Black Friday deals, I knew I could score with that cpu/cooler combo while also having plenty of performance for right now. I think that when the next AMD Zen cpu's arrive, I'll be set up well and won't have to make any serious changes to cooling especially with a Ryzen 5 piece.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

it is a really nice setup. cable management is on point and the aesthetics are pleasing

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Cable extensions eventually on the way!

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you going for 100% positive air pressure ? that might make your temperatures high since the air is going no where

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I think I'm going to add another quality fan (noctua) that could help pull some heat away from the gpu. Temps for everything seem pretty good so far but then again I haven't really pushed anything to its max yet. I'll try to add one soon so I can help the GPU evacuate the heat though.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Consider have another SSD like 1TB for all your other data's because your Rocket is not enough

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh for sure. not sure if i want another nvme m.2 or just a regular 2.5. Also not even sure if another nvme will work in the other m.2 slot with this board since it says it supports only m.2 sata 3. Trying to see if the nvme will still work but maybe at just regular speeds.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If it says SATA III (6G), then that is what you get; a NVMe SSD will NOT work under SATA III...

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I would definitely take your time selecting a nice monitor and I would favor image quality over speed. I bought a 144hz 1440p monitor and discovered pretty quickly even with pretty high end hardware (Ryzen 1700X and a GTX 1080Ti) that's it's very hard to drive those kinds of refresh rates at 1440p. I love my monitor, but I sometimes wish I had got an IPS monitor with those specs instead of a VA since I'm rarely able to take advantage of those high refresh rates. I would've spent a little more for IPS, but when I'm sub 100 FPS a lot of the time, the extra image quality would be nicer then the speed of this panel. I think we are still a generation or two away from maxing 1440p 144hz monitors on reasonable graphics cards. In the meantime beautiful color and contrast I feel is a better investment then screaming fast pixel response, and refresh rates.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for that input, monitor choices are huge these days so I'll have to keep my eyes open to other higher end monitors well!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

For a first build, it's definitely really good. The only thing I would suggest is getting some cable extensions. Those ketchup and mustard cables are horrible looking and completely ruin the aesthetic. Here are some cheap ones: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C6CLXW8/?coliid=I1M84D8B6PZDDL&colid=3DZ858DO4HYXK&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Hope this helps.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot and definitely, my friend was kind enough to give me his 850W gold power supply so as soon as I'm putting that in, I'll get some good looking extensions for it. Thanks for the link as well!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great. Toss in an exhaust fan will help move some air. Nice work

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Fo sho. I'll get one soon in the coming weeks.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Can the Team-T Force TLZGD416G3000HC16CDC01 be overclocked to 3200mhz?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

not sure honestly havent tried, it reached the 3000 mhz perfectly as its rated for that but i do know some ryzen boards are picky on their memory and i didn't even check to see if it was on the supported list.

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Your going to need more than just 256 GB of storage thats like 1 AAA game. Also Suggest better Ram you can get the Gskill 3600 CL 16 for only $10 more. Was looking at the Meshify to transfer my hardware to, wanted to see the clearance on the nitro+, looks good to me.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah eventually I'll upgrade the cpu but right now at 1080p Im not even close to maxing out the cpu or gpu. I think a quality 1440p monitor is the next upgrade for me. Also yes, Asrock's board design here was awesome but the polychrome sync software really blows. Still looks good to me though!

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

1080p 60hz. :/ Yeah need something a lil better with Freesync and strong refresh rate. Looking at an Acer TN panel and Viotek VA panel currently. Both have decent reviews.

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