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Well, first of - no, my console didn't burn down. But after almost 10 years of switching from my first ever pc to console, I thought it would be time again to make a move. I have to admit I was overwhelmed and also amazed by all the progress the pc parts world made during my "abstinence". But I think that I made a pretty good choice thanks to all the guys and their reviews on PcPartPicker!

Since I can't compare any of the parts I recently got for my build to older stuff I should have had, I just let you guys have a look at it and recommend me stuff that might improve my build, so I can consider those parts the next time I'm looking for an upgrade! Right now I don't have a clue if my parts are "overclockworthy" but I'm always up for some criticism and tips regarding this build!

I still have to do some benchmarking and temperature testing while being under load but my buddy handled FO4 and R6 Siege both on ultra settings without flaws or significant fan speed increase so far!

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, does this ram work at 3200 on this mobo? i'm planning to get the same combo, just want to make sure it is as fast as it should be

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

So far all I get from setting ram to 3200 in bios are just restarts and failure warnings. I might just ask people how this overclocking works and to set it up properly to make the 3200 work!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the highest you have gotten to? Have you updated the bios?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

So I just clicked around in my bios and got my ram up to 3066 somehow without the restart failures!

Edit: Yes, my bios is up to date (v.0902)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Well, hopefully your ram gets up to its rated speed, but for now I'm going on the "safe side" and getting some trident z rgb! hahaha

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah, my second thought was to just return the RAM and get some fully compatible one but I guess I can live with the difference for now

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend adding another front fan on the bottom to help your GPU stay cooler, especially since it's in the bottom slot.

I really like how clean it looks, that's a nice build!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) I'll add some more within the next few days, gonna go with led-fans to light it up a bit more!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense. I have the Define C and I admit to lusting after the Meshify but I also want a new motherboard and yeah, I don't need a third expensive tower in my life...

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to admit the Meshify was the best choice for me right from the start. Everything sits really smooth and the cable management is super easy. The big glass is gorgeus and a big plus. Would recommend it to anyone!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Just asking one question. Did you have any problems installing your GPU onto your motherboard. I am mid way through a build using the exact same motherboard and GPU and the GPU doesn't seem like it wants to fit into the first motherboard slot. Did you encounter this problem or did you use a different slot that seemed to work.

Thanks!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

hey there. no i had no problems putting it in any pci slot so far! it is a little tough to do since the gpu is really heavy but not impossible! i also have mine in the bottom slot, performance is almost the same as in the first one

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

I said this before on other PC builds, but why didn't you put your graphics card in the top slot? you'll have better airflow (since your case has a PSU shroud), as well as possibly a fraction more performance.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man. I just changed it from slot 2 to slot 1 because I didn't really knew about the performance then. Also my bios even showed me that it now runs at x16 native like it should do!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

At best you'll get 1% higher performance. It's absolutely insignificant, and this way, you'll at least be able to see that pretty chipset. Damn shame to cover that shiny chipset with a GPU. Check out Gamers Nexus, they tested pcie3 16x vs 8x. The difference in performance is somewhere between 0.8% and 1%.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, didn't know that. Definitely gonna check out Gamers Nexus. And after that I'm gonna let the chipset shine again :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

So, I just benchmarked with Unigine Heaven Benchmark. Even though my second slot is shown with only x4 in bios (why is beyond my comprehension of those things right now) the results were marginal, the second slot even slighty better then the first one (shown with x16 in bios). I guess I can leave it in slot 2 without having any real bottleneck on performance!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey buddy! I'm going for exactly the same motherboard-GPU combo and wanted to place the GPU on the 2nd slot as well so this is really great to hear.

Congratulations on the BEAUTIFUL build! Have fun with it!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, I definitely will! It's nice to see that I don't made an unpopular choice in terms of mobo-gpu-combo! I hope you'll have fun and the right framerates yourself :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually we're going for a very similar build overall! I know what you mean though when every other room has a 12 core processor and 1080ti it's refreshing to see another mid-high build! How are your frames in 1080p?

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