Description

I use my machine for gaming and development, running Ubuntu 18.04. The NZXT case was pretty amazing with some wonderful touches. The motherboard posts were already installed for ATX, the rear had ample room for easy cable management, it was very easy to position the cables. The case's front IO headers matched well to the motherboard, I was thankful I didn't have to go through single pin header finicky-ness. The build felt pretty easy to put together, ample room and so far running very stable.

Though I wasn't planning on having one anyways, the case has no slots for a disc drive, I'm glad for that. It gives it a much sleeker feel.

The Wraith cpu cooler included seems to work well and looks really pretty, but it seems a bit louder than I'm used to. I'm already considering a liquid AIO or Kraken in the hopes of keeping the cpu temps a bit lower on average. The motherboard had some other nice small touches, for instance stickers for the CMOS battery and nice RGB lighting for the onboard NIC housing. Speaking of RGB, the EVGA card has sweet blue light-lettering on the outter edge. Really nice.

Part Reviews

CPU

Seems to work real well. The wraith cpu fan is nice and has some pretty RGB. It is a bit louder than I'm used to, though.

Motherboard

Great seeming motherboard with good space. Nice small touches included, for instance CMOS battery sticker and RGB on the ethernet cover.

Memory

Good ram? shrug Runs at 2133 with all settings on Auto.

Storage

Holds bits, holds 'em fast from what I can tell.

Video Card

Feels pricey, but seems to work great. I like the additional LED lettering on the outter edge.

Case

Pretty happy with this case overall. It made building a breeze, from the spacing, small touches and having the ATX posts pre installed. Accessing both side panels is very easy. 5/5, would buy again.

Power Supply

So far, powers things well. No complaints and matches the case coloring.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I have to think you can get the RAM speed up, and several good air coolers will take care of the 2700X temps and noise. Good build.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I bet you're right about the RAM, I've not done much OC, so I'm a bit wary. I'll keep an open mind on air coolers. Thanks! :-)

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

You can change the memory XMP profile without fooling around with any of the processor overclocking parameters ... but I'd suggest checking for a BIOS update first.

If the built-in BIOS XMP settings won't run stable, you could google the Ryzen DRAM calculator tool and download it, but I'd definitely try the BIOS first. On Asus I think they call it DOCP, enable that and you can get into the memory settings.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Great info, thanks! I'll check it out.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

from what i can see, you dont have any intake fans. Remove one of the exhaust fans and put it in the front

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Venison, hello!

Are you using only original splitted cable that goes from 6+2 PCI-E on PSU for your 2070 or something else? Does it work fine in demanding games?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! Sorry for the lag response. I'm using the original cables that came with it, nothing aftermarket. Honestly, it's really a vanilla build. ;)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey so I have a question about this setup. Does your Wraith Prism cover up one of the ram slots on that motherboard? I was thinking about getting the same build as yours but i want 32gb of ram

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ugh, I'm sorry, I'm really late to the party on this reply. From what I can see, the cooler does not cover the closest ram slot.