Description

Finally finished this setup after ordering parts over a few months. I built the PC mostly for playing OW, GTA V, CS:GO and anything new that might interest me and the usual stuff.

I wanted to have a full white theme for the PC but the availability of parts where I live is pretty limited so decided to go with a black/white instead. I'm happy with how it's turned out.

Parts selection - i5-8400 - I picked it up before the prices spiked, it's definitely the most VFM buy I could've made and it handles anything I throw at it anyways.

32GB RAM ? Well I intended to only stick with 16GB, but the second stick was on discount and I just went for it. I can finally open 8 tabs in Chrome, YAY!

2400MHz ? Many people have different opinions over whether 3000MHz is any better, but I just liked this RAM from Crucial and I went for it!

RTX 2060 - I was torn over which GPU to go for, I had the Vega 56 and RTX 2070 in mind too, but in the end, the RTX 2070 didn't show much gains for the higher price and the Vega 56 was behind both RTX GPUs by a lot, so the 2060 seemed like the only good choice. I get great frames in OW and CS:GO (obviously, ha!) and GTA V looks stunning as well.

H400 - It was the only microATX case I liked. And I needed the mATX build because I wanted to keep the build compact and make it fit on my desk.

Feel free to ask me any questions you'd want to!

Part Reviews

CPU

Excellent performance and great VFM

CPU Cooler

Nice with the RGB, expected a little better performance though.

Motherboard

Great MB, has all the connectivity I was looking for and is built pretty well.

Video Card

Great performance, runs a little hot though, cooling could've been better.

Case

The tempered glass shattered while I was screwing in a thumbscrew, needed to replace it with some plexiglass. Nonetheless, a great case, brilliant cable management options and the rest of the case seems durable.

Power Supply

Has lasted me for 7 years now, and still upto the mark.

Case Fan

Kinda expensive, but it is good even at low RPM and RGB is great.

Mouse

The most feature packed mouse out there. Get this if you want a mouse with 10(+4) buttons but without the ugly keypad.

Custom

Not very stiff so I routed them easily.

Custom

White PCB without the RGB, just what I was looking for.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice build, is there any reason besides the price that you got the Ventus over the gaming z?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Couldn't find one until my Ventus arrived. I actually was interested in the Gaming Z tbh.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason why you have your rear/top fans as intakes..?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Just experimenting what gets me the best thermals.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want a white motherboard, Intel is really your only choice.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

There is a mortar titanium for the B450, I just felt the i5-8400 was great.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The B450 MORTAR TITANIUM is discontinued.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad, I didn't know that. In that case, I made the right call with the i5-8400

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

get a better monitor lol

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The XL2411P is good, I wanted a G-Sync monitor but it's just too expensive. And the P2415Q is just my old monitor I've had for a while now.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't freesync compatible with Nvidia cards now though?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Literally became a thing a month after I got the monitor. I don't mind it, I love the XL2411P but definitely I would've gotten a FreeSync monitor had this been a thing earlier.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. But did you remove the white bar for the looks or there isnt enough space to put it?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The bar was black, and I got rid of it mainly because I didn't like it (looks and it was kinda inconvenient)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the sleved cables

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazon.com, search "(PH-CB-CMBO_WT)" and you'll get em.