Start out by saying this is my first build. I'm no stranger to the pc world as ive been gaming on a mid range pre built. I wanted to build a gaming pc with up-to-date parts and a case that wasn't the usual style mid atx. Also wanted something that would last for the next couple years as they release more demanding titles. And third reason for this build was to have a dedicated pc for sim racing and one for casual desktop gaming (fps mainly). I spent about a month comparing different parts to my current pre-built Cyber Power pc. Literally looking at hundreds of reviews and researching every part. I ended up going the AMD route as I feel there is just more bang for buck using amd chipsets. Overall I had no issues with installing any of the purchased hardware. Took about 4 hours to wire everything up and dress cables neatly. Added some rgb strips to the case as well to give it a little more lighting. As I write this post ( 11/4/2019) I'm currently awaiting the GPU to complete the build. I ended up going with the Power Color Red Devil 5700xt. I feel it is a top notch unit for the 5700xt series to run the MSI 34" ultra wide at 1440p. For storage I decided to go with all m.2s. Corsair 120gb for boot drive and Plextor 1tb for game storage. At this point once the GPU arrives I can begin the fun stuff. I will update the build as the remainder of the parts get installed.
Update (11/21/2019) Side note my first child was born today btw so super excited writing this up in the hospital lolz. Anyways, finished the build a couple of days ago by installing the PowerColor 5700XT. First off this card is massive and looks excellent. The install was straight forward using Thermaltake's pcie riser cable as well as the driver/software installs(rgb software is nice). Card has been performing exceptional with temps never going over 60C running 1080p @75hz which is nothing for this card. Will have to give it another review once its on the ultra wide monitor. For now its been running great, no screen flickers or any of the other mentioned issues. Global wattman set on OC mode seeing clock speeds around 2035. In addition to the gpu install, I also overclocked the cpu to 4.2ghz and oc'd ram to 3600.
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Great cpu. Havent even began to work this thing to see what it can do. Overclocked it out of the box to 4.2 ghz. Shes been running smoothly paired with an Asus x570 mobo and 16gb of gskill neo ram @ 3600 mhz.
Amazing looking aio. Hoses were a little long for my configuration but id rather them be too long over too short. LL120 fans have beautiful rgb and spin up quick and silent. Install was super easy as well as the Cosair Icue software. Great product so far we will see how long the pump last.
Good motherboard. Love all the slots it has and the amount of control it gives. Plenty of space to support multiple ram and dual m.2s. Chipset fan has a non addressable led. Only con would be only (2) usb 2.0 headers. Loads of usb 3 headers.