Description

Built this for school and gaming as my previous laptop with a 1050 ti kept freezing and required a restart every hour or so. Started off with a 1200 cad budget and it ballooned into $1800 cad for the tower only (not including the misc peripherals) Runs CSGO at 200+ frames and is relatively stable so I'm pretty satisfied, even though my monitor is only 75 hz I plan on keeping this build for 5 years or upgrading my monitor latter. Regret not getting a 3700x for $200 more for the 2 extra cores and higher clock speed.

Have encountered a few black screens and weird glitches so AMD can def step up their software side a bit. The Noctua fans are noticeable sometimes when running above 50%.

Part Reviews

CPU

Excellent budget CPU with good enough single thread and great multi-thread performance for a low price. The included wraith stealth is pretty garbage though

CPU Cooler

Better than stock cooler for a low price. Temps are okay

Motherboard

Good features for the money

Memory

Cheapest DDR4 3200 at the time of buying. Runs well with no issues at default XMP profile

Storage

Really cheap at time of purchase for a blazing fast nvme drive Wish I bought the 1TB version

Video Card

Much cooler and quieter than reference for only a bit more

Case

looks nice and has built in lighting.

Case Fan

Quality fans that move air

Case Fan

Lights up and moves air. Feels a bit cheap

Headphones

Good bass that doesn't overpower

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Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Relatable :') Spot on choice of parts though!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend the Phanteks p300 case with the 5700 XT and ryzen 5 3600?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow I havent logged on in awhile sorry if this is late

The P300 looks great and is easy to work with but the front panel blocks a lot of airflow so temps are kind of higher. The 3600 hits 80 when gaming but the 5700Xt stays below 80 so its not the worst. after using the two I think if you're willing to spend on the 5700XT an 8 core like the 3700x is better suited. The 3600 goes better with something like a 580 or a 1660 super

hope that helps

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a solid system. How is MB and Monitor doing?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, havent logged in in awhile.

MB is doing fantastic, the built-in wireless card is very useful and so far haven't had issues RAM runs perfectly and the bios is easy to navigate but the fan software is sometimes messy and doesn't listen though. The monitor is also pretty good, but for me as a CSGO player I really wish I got a 144hz like the 24G2

Hope that helps!