Description

Runs everything and it's pretty fast, no issues whatsoever. Kinda overpaid for it tho, but there is no other choice in my country.

If you got any questions or suggestions, post in comments.

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Update 16/03/2019: Finally brought headphones

Update 09/07/2019: Brought new mouse, Dream Machines DM1 FPS. Best mouse I had so far, totally recommend it, X7 is unusable on my mouse mat.

Part Reviews

CPU

Best price/performance CPU right now

CPU Cooler

A very nice cooler, designed for TR4 but also compatible with AM4, if you see it cheaper than Esports One and compatibility isn't an issue to you (it doesn't support mainstream Intel sockets, and probably will not get AM5 mounting kit because of it's low market share), get this one.

Motherboard

Cheapest ATX board on my local market, works pretty good, VRM temps are fine.

There is a rumor circulating around these boards that there are two revisions, one with decent VRMs and one with crappy ones. I think I got the good one, it's pretty stable, I hope it will be able to OC my 2600 to 4GHz or run next-gen Ryzen CPUs if I will need an upgrade.

Memory

It works. One thing tho, this RAM got 16-20-20-38 timings which is not usual for CL16 RAM (I got Hynix C-die chips), I recommend slightly dropping timings to 16-18-18-36, I gained about 5.5 FPS in Arma 3 by doing that, will tune it further when I will have the free time.

Storage

Overall good SSD, but it can get pretty hot. Exceeding recommended temps under heavy load (Installing or verifying files integrity of Kingdom Come Deliverence which is 54.5 GB's can get SSD to 79c) I have OS + Arma 3 & KCD on mine, haven't noticed slowdowns yet.

Would recommend getting heatsink (or getting 2.5" version instead) for this thing, will be ordering it in the near future.

Storage

Good high-capacity HDD. I got the ST2000DM008-2FR102 version.

Video Card

One of the best 580's you can get.

Case

Love the minimalist design, little harder to build in than S340 because of the smaller size, but it looks better than OG S340, IMO

Power Supply

A high quality PSU, it has a pretty nice metal sticker bundled with it.

Case Fan

I gotta say, this thing is being quiet indeed.

Monitor

Good cheap IPS panel with Freesync support, got no issues other than IPS glow (didn't bother me much).

Keyboard

Nothing flashy, just a working, reliable keyboard

Headphones

Pretty good headphones for the price, originally I wanted Cloud Core, but it seems Kingston stopped manufacturing these. So I brought Stinger (which is ~25$ cheaper than Silver (Cloud Core with volume regulator and silver paint on it), and I'm pretty happy with it as of writing this review.

Mic is pretty good for me, sound quality is superb for me, but I'm not an audiophile.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

+2 for the video card and the case.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Is your shield on backwards for the MOBO? +1 for the build though, good job.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nah, it seems like it, but its on the right side

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nah, ASRock (and others) still use plain silver io shields on their 'normal' motherboards. Heck, ASUS TUF motherboard came with a plain one too.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

So weird. My apologies.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean! I like a good zebra build, and this one is very nice :-)

Edit: 'zebra' meaning black and white, please accept 'penguin' or 'panda' if you prefer either of those instead!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I was just looking at builds with the RAM I was considering, and I happened upon your build. Which turns out to be nearly identical (brand and all) - so thanks for sharing =D Now I am even more excited.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Feel free to ask, if you have some questions :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the monitor? Did you feel like it was worth it? I'm currently trying to decide on one for my build :P

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It's very good for the price, it was the cheapest decent Freesync monitor at the time. I'm going to use this monitor for at least 5 years, or until it breaks.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Thanks for replying! It seems like this might be the monitor I'm going to pick. Very nice build btw!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

Best PC I ever had!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fan connectors are on the motherboard?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Three case fan connectors, as i'm aware of.

Three fans is enough to keep my PC cool, even stock H500 would do enough.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I needed to know if I needed to buy a fan hub.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

how many USB headers are on the motherboard?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

4 usual USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.1 + 1 Type-C.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

thx

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry if this sounds stupid but did you need to get a fan splitter for the mother board for the stock fans?

I don’t know whether or not I will need to purchase a fan splitter for the two stock fans in the case and am unsure if there is enough fan headers on the mobo. I ask as I will be getting the same Case and Motherboard as you

If you’re interested at checking out the pc here it is, https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/fKnbWD

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry for the late reply. I visit PCPP not frequently because it blocks my IP's from my country for some reason, so I have to use VPN.

There is 3 4-pin's for case fans, so it enough for my three fans, I use two stock coolers on intake and bequiet cooler that I brought separately on exhaust

You don't need a fan splitter (but I have one not installed, lol. I thought I will be buying i5 8400 + B360M mobo but prices for Intel risen, so I brought Ryzen 2600 and I don't regret it, mostly).

Also you should change 2600 for a new 3600, if you have the money, it has much stronger cores, it will help if you play games like Arma 3. And also add some budget for a aftermarket cooler if you will be getting 3600, temps are important.

Feel free to ask, if you have more questions. :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Don’t worry man you are not late with a reply at all! Although the new Ryzen 3000 series are tempting I want to try and save some money and get a 2600 because they are currently on sale plus I don’t plan on using ultra high graphics so it will do the job for me (:

If you are curious I plan on playing Overwatch, Fallout 76 and Sea Of Thieves mainly on the PC and benchmarks seem promising for these games plus I do plan on over clocking :D

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

If you are not playing CPU intensive games, 2600 will do fine. I will probably buy 3600 next year or year after when prices will drop (all because I want slightly better frames in Arma), + new GPU, something like RX 5700, if my 580 will be not enough for high settings, 1080p@60fps in Cyberpunk 2077 and next Kingdom Come game. Also I did not overclock the CPU, gains are not worth it versus the power consumption. And if you will do overclocking you will need an aftermarket CPU cooler.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I’m aware of getting an after market cpu cooler, I just plan on mild over clocking not anything crazy. I’ll probably get a 3600 in the future to upgrade but 2600 will do me fine for what I plan