I mainly use this build for both gaming and streaming. I do love gaming and i rather build an itx over owning a console. This pc will last me for years to come. The only issue i am currently dealing with is the post boot time. The moment i turn on my pc, it takes 20 seconds till i see the asus logo for the actual boot. So total boot time is 35-43 seconds. Idk how to fix this issue. I doubt its the ram because i looked at corsair and this ram is optimize for both intel and amd. So compatibility issues for that is eliminated.
Cheaper and best bang for the buck when it comes to price - performance. I went AMD over intel due to pricing. I got some of my parts of this build from Walmart since i have a discount with them so i save even more money from them. It is great to overclock to 4.150 (compared to another build i saw) with 1.35v So its been great to have so far.
Got this for $280 total on Walmart after taxes and discount. Plus, i have sold the included wraith prism for 120mm aio for $50. So, it is like i got the cpu for $230.
My only picky thought on this is that it's not rgb. I chose this over raijintek orcus 120mm aio because of performance and $10 cheaper. Although the raijintek orcus comes with rgb fan, i still use the noctua pwm fan for performance. But this can really do well with the 2700x overclocked as long you have noctua fans to back up the air flow.
Best mini itx motherboard you can have for ryzen cpus. But my only major downside (maybe it's just something i can fix myself) is the boot time. I have nvme boot drive and it should have booted my pc within seconds. Sadly, i have to wait 20 seconds on black screen till i see the asus logo. Again, maybe it's something in the bios i can adjust to resolve this issue or maybe i should reinstall windows 10 UEFI (i did normal install i think?). But it is great to have for bother 2600x or 2700x ryzen chips and may look forward to Ryzen 3000 series.
Great corsair proiduct and i chose this over the cl16 hynix version. I rather have samsung b-die because amd ryzen benefits from faster memory. I use the bios setting to get 14-14-14-?? (i forgot) with DOCP standard oc. Great rgb lightning and great performance so far. Maybe this is the right ram for this cpu and motherboard?
This is a real deal i got for $90 awhile back. It is super fast in both reads and write speeds. Great for the price over samsung evo and pro.
Got this for $150 (a bit early before the deals) but i got this to store my games and recorded videos of gameplay. I might, some time in the future, upgrade to 2TB m.2 drive (storage) and 1tb nvme (boot). For now, im satisfied
Got this from walmart and used my discount. I saved $90 so i literally paid $780 total for this gpu (tax included) and free shipping. Upgraded from 1080 ti because of space issue. But i do love rgb on this as well and i wished the gaming x trio 2080 would have fit in this case but im ok with the duke. I overclocked this to over 2250 mhz! Added 500 memory clock but i can add more. For now, i am happy with this overclock. And with the 2 intake fans in this, this gpu doesn't go higher than 71c. Fresh air cooling from bottom and it's great overall.
Price is too high tbh. But i replaced the psu with corsair sf600 because i wanted QUALITY. I might just sell off the stock psu because im happy with my sfx power supply. And it gives me more room inside the case and you can see how i managed that. See details of that on the psu side.
Since i switched power supplies, i am currently not using the included qi charging since i already have a fast wireless charger. It is still there, but not connected.
Replaced the stock rgb strips with the corsair lightning node pro set because it's corsair and i like addressable rgb strips over stock led. Great case over imo. And with the noctua fans, that gives proper cooling and it is silent. Great performance overall.
Yes, i paid a bit too much for the case and not using stock parts, i am fine with that. I might just sell the psu and qi charger separately on ebay.
I honestly don't like the stiffness of these stock cables but i might replace them with custom length and sleeved cables from cablemod in the future. For now, i got the 600w psu to supply power to 2700x and rtx 2080 both overclocked. And it's silent compared to the stock psu the case came with.
And another note, how i specifically set up this psu, there is a gap above it to hide the psu cables. I did this so it's hidden and not too noticeable since i could not use the inwin psu cover. The psu fan is pointing down, so nothing is blocking airflow.
Nothing else to say. Best fans over all! Using 4 fans in this case. 1 for the aio and set to turbo fan curve from asus bios, while the other 3 fans (including 2 under gpu) set to silent fan curve. Barely makes any sound (unless you have very sensitive ear drum and can pick up low sound) and it's best for cooling. I don't use any low noise adapters because it is pwm and i let the motherboard do the work. I don't like to cap the rpm just because at 2000 rpm you can hear sound. Plus, i wouldn't go 2000 rpm unless you really have to.
1 fan is using push config on aio. The rear fan is intake from behind the case that blows air to the gpu side. This fan also has a mesh fan filter so thick dust particles don't get in the case. And the 2 intake fans from bottom blows fresh cool air to the gpu and case.