Description

I'm a 3D artist, photo editor, video editor, and gamer (at the same time sometimes) who has needed an upgrade for a while so getting this build done was really important for me. People asked me a lot if I really needed insert part here, but my main thought throughout putting this together was "spend money now so you don't spend it later". The video card is overkill right now, but in a few years, it will be midrange like what happened to the 1060 (6GB). I need a PC to last me for a few years since I'm young and this kind of money doesn't come easy, and I've been saving up for over a year (jobs, freelancing, commisions, etc.), so I need it to last me until I can get enough for a new one (while in college as a 3D art and design student).

The monitor and a few other parts were a gift from family but, otherwise, everything was paid for by me.

This site and the forums have been really helpful and I'm so grateful to everyone who took the time to answer my questions (even the dumber ones). The part picker list did have a complaint about my cooler and motherboard but that ended up being incorrect so, for anyone wondering, the cooler and motherboard work perfectly together.

I'll add more reviews when I get the chance to use it a bit more, thanks for checking it out.

Part Reviews

CPU

Doesn't have integrated graphics which means when I render with Blender using my GPU I can't run chrome or do pretty much anything else on the PC, but I'll live with it. Works well in photoshop and other softwares that utilize the CPU and cores (no surprise there, AMD on top again).

CPU Cooler

Keeps CPU cool enough but not easy to install (though I'm sure none are)

Motherboard

The WiFi works great and I have no complaints with installation that aren't related to my lack of experience, though the manual isn't super easy to navigate since it doesn't have a guide.

Memory

Solid RAM. The version I got was red, kinda wish it was more neutral for the small amount of RGB on the case but oh well.

Storage

Good SSD, load times are great, no complaints

Storage

It's a 2TB hard drive... simple as that

Video Card

First impressions are great. The software is easy to use but the RGB (for whatever reason) caused an error where Watch Dogs 2 didn't start because "access was denied", so I just have to make sure the RGB software isn't running. I'll update this review if the card goes haywire.

It's a really good card though, don't listen to what a LOT of people say about the 20 series, they're good cards.

Case

Cable management is pretty difficult, but it's a cheap case so it's understandable. Includes standoffs for ATX pre-installed which is a lovely inclusion.

Monitor

The stand is pretty bad so I got an aftermarket stand but the monitor itself works fine after color calibration

Keyboard

For a linear switch, it's got a very nice and tactile feeling. The addressable RGB is easy to look at (unlike razor's RGB) and the software to customize it is easy to use.

Mouse

been using this mouse for a few years with my other computer and I love this mouse so much. Its ergonomics are amazing, the different buttons are great for so many different things especially with the thumb-button that remaps the entire mouse for even MORE functions, I don't even use my keyboard for playing music or changing the volume at all since the mouse does it all!

Custom

worked well and it's modular so cable management was made easier

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Bro i have that same lamp +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Good luck!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah we certainly needed it. It runs great though, max settings on every game (it's a 2080 Ti so anything less would be disappointing)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Wish i had that pc when i first built mine! i was 11 when i built my first pc and now im 15 using the same one. I never had any help when i built it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man, was wondering if you would recommend the case to a budget builder like myself or should I save the money and get something like an NZXT h500 which I have been looking at.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I would, but I've heard good things about the NZXT case. I've never used them though. And my case comes for 40 dollars without any fans installed but it's not really worth it since I'd just install them anyway. I would recommend the one I got.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pulling out my hair looking for b-die cas14 (or so) ram @3200mhz How is your ram performing? Any suggestions? I'm coming from the Mac world...thx

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

F4-3200C16D-16GTZRX CAS16

F4-3200C14D-16GTZRX CAS14

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you liking the monitor? Have Frozen Pixels? That’s all I’m seeing in reviews looking for FHD 144hz monitors but have this one in cart debating. Lol This setup is almost identical to what I’m planning but instead I’m going EVGA RTX 2070 XC Ultra.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't received the monitor yet. Despite the site saying it was in stock, it was actually in back-order so we're going to cancel and order a different monitor, for now, I just got a cheap1080p monitor for the time being.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

And the longest build title goes to.... XD Good job on the build though, nothing to shake a stick at (ask your parents what that means) +1

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey do you know if that pci slot at the top that's just a solid plate can come out? I was thinking of using this same case and but I need to know if that slot cover can be removed. Also sweet build man but you should look at getting a 144hz monitor.

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

I have a 144hz 1440p one now