Description

I mainly use this PC for light gaming, (CS:GO, Overwatch) and I haven't seen temps above 70. I'll probably replace the stock case fans, because they are a little loud, but overall I'd say the PC is fairly quiet. The PC was very easy to build, but I did take extreme caution, (probably a bit too much) and cable management from what you can see is nice (at least by my standards, which are quite low). As for the monitor, personally I do see a difference between 240hz and 144hz, and I think it is quite noticeable, but maybe it is coincidence. The MSI Graphics card has a feature where under certain loads the fans won't spin, but you can turn that off in MSI Dragon Center. I turned it off because the graphics card is almost silent, at least under my loads. You can also turn on a cooler boost, which will turn the fans all the way up for about a minute, which will lower temps about 10 degrees. Now on to the SSD. Oh how fast it is! On my old PC, I was used to 10m boot times, plus another half an hour to wait for things to load in. Now, I get 15s boot times. Instead of leaving my PC on overnight, I can actually shut it down without having to worry about it flooding tomorrows schedule with waiting. Windows setup was also fast, and only took 10m to set up. I did have some problems with trying to launch MSI Mystic Light and MSI Dragon Center in the beginning, but repeated reinstalls did the trick. I also had some problems with the PC shutting down randomly, obviously a crash, but turning the RAM frequency from 3200mhz to 3000mhz fixed it (I think). I don't have very good pictures at the moment, so I'll take some later.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Why did you go for Corsair RGB RAM? Why not G-skill or HyperX? Their RGB ram looks pretty nice too.

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

I think the Corsair RGB is the nicest looking, reason being, the diffusion of light is superior to everything else out there so far.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah I see

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

I already have a bunch of Corsair peripherals, so I wanted to sync them up. :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Those wait times are like Windows 95 wait times lol. How old was your old PC?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It wasn’t that old, but there had to be something wrong with it obviously. It had an i5 6400F and 8gb ram

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah definitely something was wrong with it. On to better things now that you have this new build :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice simple build, good specs, classic look

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

H500s Rool....no 2 ways about it. 1 up for NZXTness

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

In your opinion, which would be better: 240hz no g-sync or 144hz G-sync for 1st person shooters?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I’d say 144hx G-Sync. 144hz is still super smooth, and g-sync will help with taking away that input lag that vsync gives you.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build but i believe that you could do a little more with this build that just CS and Overwatch if you chose to.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I could do a lot more with it, those are just my favorite games at the moment. :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

My build is almost exactly like yours but I have air cooling. Would you recommend the extra price for the water cooling?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, not really. The main point of water cooling for me was the looks, not the performance, I don’t think it lowers cooling so much to warrant such an expensive upgrade.