Description

The price of the PC was 1001 with tax (not including peripherals, just the PC and monitor), so almost 1000. The build went perfectly. I was able to overclock the Ryzen 3 1200 to 3.9 on stock cooling, and the RAM got to its XMP on Ryzen

I get great FPS in all my games and the 1060, despite what many say, is a perfect match for the 1080p 144hz monitor.

The prices were pretty good because I live near a micro center.

Part Reviews

CPU

This chip is amazing for the price, and until Intel releases their budget mobos, it's probably the best budget CPU on the market.

Motherboard

It's a motherboard. What can I say?

It looks good and has a relatively good feature set for the price. Just wish it had an RGB header.

Memory

This memory is great for Ryzen. It ran at the rated speed just turning on the XMP. Don't be fooled by the fact it says Z170 on the product page, it works flawlessly with Ryzen.

Storage

This is my first SSD, and it is really amazing. It boots into windows super fast, and is so responsive.

Storage

Stores a lot of stuff and isn't too slow. It's a hard drive.

Video Card

An amazing card for the price. Make sure to buy this one, and not the base Gaming 1060 though, because the other one runs extremely hot.

Case

A good looking case, and very high quality. I just wish it had more top fan slots.

Power Supply

Keeps my system powered. I have no idea what else to say.

Case Fan

Pretty OK fan. It doesn't feel like it's pushing as much air as my stock NZXT fan, but I wanted positive airflow, and the LED looks good too.

Monitor

I actually have the KG240, but it's the same display, only a different stand. It's a pretty good sized monitor, and 144hz is amazing. I can't use the freesync though, since I have an nvidia gpu.

Keyboard

Corsair can make an amazing keyboard. Much RGB many Clack

Mouse

It has side buttons and RGB, and really comfortable.

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe i just got lucky but my 1300X, which is basically the same cpu just already overclocked a bit is sitting at 3.9 that when under full load only gets to 68 with the stock cooler. my idle temps vary depending how hot my room is usually around 35. Also my gpu, the zotac mini 1060 6gb card that only has one fan like yours idles under 30 but tops around 78 when under load overclocked. I would suggest some better fans maybe... I just build my first pc about two-three months ago so maybe I just don't have enough experience but it just seems like your load cpu temp and idle temp of the gpu could be improved.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the default EVGA fan curve keeps the idle temp somewhat high to keep the fans quiet. My room is pretty warm, too. I could probably improve the voltage of the CPU, but I don't want to mess up my stability. Also, the 80c is Prime 95 with small FFTs, and those are only during peaks. You should try P95, the temps go much worse than anywhere else.

[comment deleted]
  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I play fortnite. I think I do all high except view distance, which I do epic. IIRC I get like 80-100 fps, but that's not even close to a scientific benchmark.

[comment deleted by staff]