So this is my second build ever, I was unhappy with my previous computer, it lacked any sort of future proofing what so ever. So when I had some time to start working again I vowed to sink my paychecks into building a computer that will last me more than at least 6 months.
Ryzen 3 gave me magical experiences compared to the laptop processors I was used to, and I have zero reason to switch to Intel, quite so now. Seeing that this lil' 3600 could be even a little better than the 2700X blew me away, it had my money the second I could get one. I really like it, it doesn't get too hot with the stock cooler, for some reason it always hovers around 4.2GHz, I haven't even overclocked at all.
The motherboard is amazing, I don't really even need a X570 board but man, it's nice. Being my first higher end board, all the features it has might just be new to me. Plus it has WiFi, I can pick up my routers 5GHz band from my bedroom without issues, I often find myself getting 40MBps (which is fast in my region) consistently.
The RAM works like RAM should, it did default to a 2133Mhz profile but whatever.
I have not much to write about my storage, it works like it should. I have my programs on the SSD along with windows, and my games on the Hard drive.
The Graphics card is actually the reason why I titled my build 'Defective' because the first GPU I received from Newegg was just that. The fans didn't come on until the card was at 80C, so the card probably was like "oh lord jesus im burnin! oh god someone help ahhhhhh" so then the fans would go max rpm for about an hour then turn off. It did take 3 weeks to get a new card but whatever. Other than that hiccup it is really nice! Playing Arma 3 at 100+ Frames brings a tear to my eyes. Oh and I hit over 1000 Fps in half life 1.
The monitor is really nice, until you realize, "I spent $300CAD on a monitor, but I can't ajust the height, yay?"
Case is great, I despise RGB fans so I don't have the RGB for them plugged in.
Power supply has not exploded yet, and no don't jynx it please.
Keyboard and mouse are cheap, don't feel like it but they are, I like them both.
Headset is nice, don't turn the volume up all the way though.
The scrapbook and dictionary were free, my mother is looking for the scrapbook though, i'm going to wait it out. Turns out there is pictures of me from 2005 in the scrapbook so there is no way i'm letting her show those to anyone.
The build tackles schoolwork like it's nothing. Google docs? It can handle it. Google slides? It can handle it. Gmail? Nope
But, who needs to do homework when you have video games!? My build can handle all of my demanding titles. And no it can't run crysis, because I don't own a copy. But I can however play Minecraft.
2019/10/28: Got a secondary monitor, which I used my only HDMI port for, things on my desk are getting tight!! Also got a monitor riser that isn't a pile of books on my desk. Also purchased a microphone that isn't attached to my headset! Also got a Wraith Max cooler
2019/11/15: My 240GB SSD decided to go Kaput, so I bought a NVME SSD, then realized I don't really need that. So I tried to cancel the order, but 2 days later it arrived at my door. But I had already ordered a 480GB SSD, so now there are two. Also got some 140mm case fans to use as top fans, they are loud at max rpm, but a little bit below max and they are tolerable.
2019/12/04: Took the wraith max out of the computer, it sucks! When I took it off the cpu, I found that it barely made full contact with the cpu! Don't buy one!
2019/12/19: Small issue with mobo, my "super cool" motherboard from gigabyte, didn't want to provide the required 1.35v's to my ram. XMP on or off, causing plenty of issues!
It is a really good mid range option, better than the 2700x in gaming performance. It has SMT unlike the intel i5's at this price range. Weirdly is always at 4.35GHz, not a huge issue but I don't remeber overclocking it...
Keeps it's cool regardless, expect 30C Idle with stock cooler.
It keeps up in demanding titles, as long as the GPU can.
There is plenty of places to plug in just about anything you'd want, the chipset fan makes no noise too. The RGB is sort of minimal though. But plenty of room for more RGB stuff if ya are into that stuff.
Works like ram should. It's also cheap for it's performance (at the time of this review) so upgrading to 32GB Quad channel from 16GB Dual should be easy.
PC gets to desktop in less than 9 seconds. (with some processes disabled on boot)
Fast, has room to backup files. And for my favorite games.
Buy this rather than the 1TB model, you will not regret it.
This is on par with the standard 2070, and it's cheaper. I does have small fans however, but this really doesn't affect it too much. Cools down really fast.
Just some PSU cable management issues, once you have your motherboard, CPU, and VGA cables plugged in, it'll be hard to move anything around in the shroud. It has good airflow otherwise. You'll need Corsair's Commander Pro for the fans RGB Function...
It has not detonated.........yet........
It has a 'ECO' mode where the fan won't spin at low temps by the way.
Works like a charm, they are loud at max rpm, but it's a 140mm fan. You don't need to run it at max rpm, if you are wondering, 1000rpm is a tolerable noise.