Description

I wanted to build a somewhat decent but modest bang for the buck all purpose PC. This is my first personal computer I have built. All of the parts were purchased on black friday / cyber monday / amazon or second hand ( GPU & CPU Cooler).

The CPU is currently overclocked to 4.1Ghz using 1.4V, RAM is overclocked to 3200Mhz, GPU is overclocked to 2050Mhz on the core and 5500Mhz on the memory.

Cinebench Score = 1400

Overall I am really happy with the level of performance and the total cost. Total cost of the build before tax in Canadian dollars came just shy of $1400.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Small form factor, nearly silent, exceptional build quality, incredible cooling for air

Memory

Runs perfectly fine OC to 3200mhz. RGB is nice

Storage

Blazing fast, Exceptional value

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Daaaamn. That's too nice.... I am familiar with Canada's pricing so this is a lottery won.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too. This tower is great bang for buck that's for sure.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Very Clean! How much did that monitor cost?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I think once I stacked all the coupons it was $380 all in. This is the Free-Sync version

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

That monitor is great!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the monitor

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

same

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

nice pc man, sweet overall, if i was going for a budget build atm i would go for this exact config. +rep

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

get some nzxt fans for your case they are pretty good

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I currently have 2 140mm Fractal Design HF-14 fans for the intake.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! U ever going to swap out those Noctua fans?

jp

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

For something a bit more subtle looking yes :D

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I was hoping so lol +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

lol i love those noctua fans, but I'd go with water cooling personally, it leaves everything looking much cleaner and quieter. you could probably get a evga clc 120 for the price of that noctua cooler.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I got this air cooler for free so i still have a budget left for water cooling down the road.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

tru but there is something about a big air block that does look good.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I wouldn't call that so modest because of the 1080 lmao, but its a super clean and nice build nonetheless. +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

True I guess the 1080 turns it up a notch :D. Thanks for the kind words.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Super smart build!! Congrats +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

We’re you able to run your 3000 MHz ram at 3000 MHz speed with that motherboard.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually got it to run at 3200Mhz

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow even better. I am getting the same ram and motherboard for my build also so I just wanted to know if it worked

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya no problems with a slight overclock to the RAM and CPU (assuming u have a decent cooler) on this motherboard.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i am just going to use the stock cpu cooler for now so I won’t be over clocking the cpu. I do want to overclock the ram but I’m not too familiar with doing that.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

You do it in the bios. Make sure you enable XMP profile for the ram.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Daaaaaayyyyuuuuum

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice mouse, I can't even say how much I am loving the ryzen CPU's my first build was an intel i3 8100 and it doesnt even compare to one of my friends pc's that include the ryzen 3 2200g and a GTX 1050ti and he is getting around 190-240 fps on fortnite at low settings.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

How is gaming with the 2600 + gtx 1080? Any fps issues such as stuttering/frame drops?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues with this setup when I ran it. I am now on a 2700x and 1080ti.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

The ryzen 5 2600 will bottleneck the geforce gtx 1080 even if its overclocked and also amd ryzen cpus benefits from having higher ram speeds which you could have spent around the same and it would faster ram which is one the most important parts of the zen architecture in the ryzen cpus. Also why would you spend $380 on a 1080p 240hz that's 24 inchs from alienware when you can get the same thing from other manufacturers.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback. There is always something I could have done differently. One of the reasons for the cheaper motherboard and Ryzen 5 2600 is the AMD 3000 series is right around the corner and if the performance upgrade is worth it I will go that direction. $380 Canadian for a 25" 240hz monitor is a pretty good price and every other comparable was easily $100 more.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2600 only has a -8.1 FPS impact on the 1080's performance.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

A lot of my peripherals are a few years old and I will slowly upgrade them over time. I purchased a 1080 strictly due to bang for the buck reasons 500 < 675. The 1080 I purchased was only 9 months old.