Description

I have been a console gamer for most of my life, mainly Nintendo fanboy but did own a Xbox 360 during that era and often played on the PS2 before that. After getting a lot of graduation money I decided to use most of it to build my first gaming PC. I decided to go with a Ryzen 2600 and rtx 2060 build. I don't plan on getting a 1440p monitor and don't really play games over 100 fps so this build should last me around 5 years maybe even more since I mainly play fighting games and those games usually have fair to low PC spec recommendations. I plan on adding on a 1tb WD black HDD or Samsung Evo SSD. Some problems I went through when building this machine is the CPU cooler. Arctic provided a video guide on their Youtube channel on how to install it but they couldn't show a close up of which side to put the cooler standoffs onto to the mobo since both sides fit into the CPU back plate. After installing it the first time I notice the cooler isn't held on tightly and had to redo the installation flipping the standoffs, but it worked out well in the end. Another problem or a simple mistake is that my case has controllable rgb but my mobo doesn't have addressable rgb headers for me to alter the color scheme and pattern. Now it just sticks to teal blue which I don't mind. Overall it was a good experience and definitely looking forward to my next build.

Part Reviews

CPU

Maybe I was lucky with my CPU as I was able to overclock it at 4.125ghz @ 1.318V with it being at no more than 74 degrees Celsius on Cinebench with a score of 3042, I've heard about many people who could barely go over 4ghz on this CPU. So practically got similar performance to a stock 2600x but for about $25-30 cheaper. Edit: retested it and got 3082 on cinebench and temps did not go over 72 degrees

CPU Cooler

Very exceptional so far. Could provide a detailed guide so nobody will make the same mistake as I did.

Motherboard

Overclocks well. Bios aren't confusing. Many rgb and fan headers.

Storage

No problems so far. As for having an SSD for the first time, my past laptops only had HDD, the difference is night and day.

Video Card

Got it for $50 less than msrp. Factory overclock and fans are silent and run when needed.

Case

Very clean and seems to have good airflow and construction compared to other cases within the price range. Just make sure to have a mobo with addressable rgb headers to take full advantage of the rgb capabilities.

Power Supply

It works so far but PSU cables seem very cheap along with its sleeve but you get what you pay.

Case Fan

They're silent and help keep the PC cool.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn, your PC looks sweet.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree with you

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks pretty good. May I suggest you add one more case fan to the front for a more balanced look and you have to get some sleeved cable extensions as soon as you can. Anyway, nice job!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Actually there is another fan on the front forgot to take a picture of the front when I installed all the fans.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome pc.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice PC. Looks great without unicorn vomit RGB everywhere.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah never really like the how people can go overkill on rgb.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Interested in the GPU now its pretty cheap, can you comment on how much noise it makes, I can't find any reviews!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Very silent. Fan speeds vary depending on what games I'm playing. Right now I have been playing Tekken 7, SFVAE, Witcher 3, and Overwatch all at max settings and the fan noise is little to none during gameplay. Anything none gaming the fans just shut off.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome thanks for the reply! Def getting this card now :)

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I realized the case fans I bough weren't running as fast as they should so I changed the daisy chain i had for them and now got a higher cinebench score and lower temps with it. Now it doesn't go over 72