This system is replacing my Intel Gaming PC and will be used for 1440P Gaming, Sound Production, Music & Video Editing, and will serve as my primary source of media entertainment.
Windows was stuttering and occasionally freezing after being fully updated so I reset windows and it took care of the problem. I was also unable to redeem the AMD Game Codes until I did this, so if you face the same issue, you might want to try resetting Windows 10.
The only custom work I did on this build included painting part of the Scythe FUMA CPU cooler. It turned out great and hides the outdated bare aluminum look. I should have taped off the heat pipes though.
I'm still waiting for an XSPC 8x Fan Controller to arrive from Amazon (Which is why the back panel isn't cable managed), and then I can hook up the 3x exhaust fans I have on the top. They were pulled out of an H500 so they are the exact same fans that come with the H700.
The Ryzen 5 2600 was "lost in shipping" but my post office simply failed to scan it on arrival. They found the error soon after my claim was approved, and I was refunded $12.00 from Newegg. I'll take it! The 2600 also came with The Division 2 (GE) and World War Z.
I traded a handful of computer parts for a tattoo sleeve and ended up taking this kit of TridentZ memory home when I noticed that it would be perfect for my black and white theme.
All other parts were found on sale or with promotions/Mail-in-Rebates. I checked /r BuildAPCSales daily for ~2 months to find these parts, referring to PCPartpicker for reviews, pictures, and price history.
Benchmarks - To benchmark I simply used UserBenchmarks to test my system once I determined that my settings were stable via Prime 95 Blend Torture Test.
----- No OC & No Driver Updates
UserBenchmarks: Game 110%, Desk 107%, Work 85% CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 - 88.7% GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti - 123.9% SSD: Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB - 213.6% RAM: G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB - 76.7%
----- CPU/RAM Overclock & Updated Drivers - 4.0GHZ @ 1.35v, 3200Mhz @1.35V, CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002
UserBenchmarks: Game 113%, Desk 121%, Work 106% CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 - 94.6% GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti - 122.6% SSD: Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB - 250.7% RAM: G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB - 98.7%
----- Final Overclock Settings w/ GPU OC & Windows 10 Tune - 4.0Ghz @ 1.325v, CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz
UserBenchmarks: Game 117%, Desk 124%, Work 109% CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 - 96.3% GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti - 130.9% SSD: Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB - 254.7% RAM: G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB - 110.5%
---Overall this PC is performing way above expectations (93rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 7 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
---Processor With a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
---Graphics 131% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
---Boot Drive 255% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Internet Speeds Ping <1 ms Download 184.09 Mbps Upload 7.89 Mbps
Performance on par with CLC's that cost 200-300% more. Insanely underrated performance, but the aesthetic design is outdated. I painted the outer heatsink. Also, one of the included fans had a small string of plastic on it that made noise when the fan was spinning.
Great price, solid performance, and a BIOS that is easy to navigate and works.
I was recommended this mouse on Reddit for people with larger hands and it's the best mouse I have ever used. I have tried high end Corsair, Logitech, and Razor products and find this to not only be far more affordable but also just flat out better.