Description

My old case was an eye sore, so I jumped on the opportunity to upgrade to an S340 Elite. However that led to a bunch of bad decisions, like buying more computer parts and slowly removing everything out of it.

So here we are after three months; replacing part by part when sales occurred. It's a true mismatch of parts, no real coherent theme but it's mine and I love it.

Completely revised for 2018
Ended up replacing a lot of things since they either failed or didn't meet my expectations.

  • Corsair H110i - defective fan controller
  • Gigabyte Gaming 5 - no POST, 4-5 week RMA process
  • Gigabyte 1070 Xtreme Gaming - I wanted more FPS for 1440p 144hz
  • X-Star Korean PLS monitor - too much screen tearing
  • Logitech G410 - It felt cheap, and I missed having a back plate from better mechanical keyboards.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

This thing really keeps it simple; no USB header or clunky software required.

Motherboard

This isn't going to be the best motherboard on the market, or maybe even in its price range. However it works well enough, and I like the more subtle back/edge lit LED as opposed to other mobos that shine it directly in your face.

Video Card

Great performer, and very quiet fans.

Only downside is strictly aesthetic; RGB lighting is limited to the logo, and the overall red theme can be a bit hard to match with.

Power Supply

Easy recommendation to anyone that doesn't need many plugs, or a fully modular system. Fans are quiet, and its rated among the most efficient in its class.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

should be a +1 for the burger

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good! I really like that case. I'm having regrets about not using it in my Ryzen build.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Another QNIX QX2710 fan!!! So how fun was it taking the stand out of the monitor? LOL. I had to do the exact same thing when I added my VESA mount to it.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh the pain! So many scratches on the frame trying to pry it off, and if you don't tighten the stand enough it ends up pointing the ground. So glad it includes VESA holes.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I love your setup. Very clean. nice work!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice setup, everything is very clean and it soothes my OCD.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn! 1+! looks cool! :D i like it!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

nice setup man, i think i'm going to pick up a s340 elite too. the only thing is that the desk is soooooooo small, maby pick up a bigger one and your setup will look way better! And maby you can get a extended mousepad, but thats what i like.

  • 30 months ago
  • 4 points

yeah maybe get new carpeting and paint on the walls too probably

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build ! Looks great and is pretty powerful in my opinion.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Your thought process "Hmm i think I'll upgrade my case. And while I'm at it I might as well do a new CPU motherboard graphics card ram SSD HDD power supply monitor... you know what. I think it might be worth it to just build an entirely new pc"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

You basically did the build I'm planning ! (Still hesitating between the S340 elite and the P400s TG) +1, looks great !

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great. These prices are so much lower in usd though. I know that it is the same amount but still. How is the mouse btw. I am looking into getting a new mouse and was thinking about the g502. How is the g402? I know it is really just a scaled down g502. Is the scroll wheel any good?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the keyboard?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It does all the necessary keyboard things.

The features are unmatched for in value when it's on sale. But I haven't quite gotten used to the feel of the Romer G switches. Their high actuation point makes me unintentionally hit keys sometimes, and they make a spring noise when typing.

Definitely try it before you buy if you're coming from Cherry MX.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm coming from an HP stock keyboard. Would you recommend this ?; or would it be worth it to buy the G Pro for like 30 dollars more for the extra features and simplicity.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend it, great entry level keyboard (when on sale) and if you're a gamer the switches are designed for you. The G Pro is a solid successor to the G410 since they added a metal backplate and more a conventional design, so it's up to you if it's worth the extra. Just be aware once you reach MSRP values of both keyboards, there's a lot more competition.

If care to read more about mechanical keyboards I recommend this wiki guide on /r/MechanicalKeyboards.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

way did you go with the AX370 instead of the 350. future proofing?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It was for future proofing, but honestly I should have just bought a B350 board and threw more money at my other components. Doesnt OC any better than B350, and I don't have any plans for SLI in the immediate future.

Why the Gaming 5? Aesthetics haha, great board but probably not worth the $30-60 premium

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Im going with the same cpu/gpu/ram setup, with the oc to 3.6-3.9ghz. Im sure it handles the 1440p 60hz monitor fine but how well do you think it would handle a dual monitor setup atleast 1440p 144hz (for gaming) and a 1080p 60hz (multitasking).

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo, awesome build man. I bought the X370 Gaming 5 and Ryzen 5 1600. I wanted to ask, did you have any issues with compatibility? I know the initial BIOS doesn't support Ryzen 5. Did you have to update BIOS? Thanks.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

I don't remember running into any issues with my first boot up. Where did you read about that?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the corsair hydro working for you? got a similar build and wanna get the same cool for the exact same reason

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It worked great, however I had to return it because it had a defective fan controller. If you're curious, here's a quick 20 minute stress test I did on all the coolers I had installed on this machine.

Ambient 23C, 3.9Ghz @ 1.35, AIDA64 Stability Test

  • Cooler Master 212 Plus - 62C (temporarily cooler from old rig)
  • Cryorig H5 Universal - 61-64C (Current cooler, must have a TIM application issue since it should run cooler than a 212)
  • Corsair H110i - 53C (Custom fan curve, don't recall what it was but at 900-1000RPM it was at 55C)
  • Stock cooler - 70C+ @ 3.7Ghz
  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you liking your SHP9500's??

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

What speakers are those? I noticed they aren't under your parts list, and I am actually looking for some speakers at the moment.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha it's a beauty

I bought it from Target years ago, not even sure if they carry them anymore.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I have one, I got it as a Christmas gift when I was 13? round that age and I'm 20 now. so it's really been some years

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