Description

I used the following parts list to complete a build for a client. I complete the build today and it runs great. I ran into a few problems along the way as far as building and software, but in the end it came together nicely. He wanted a mid tower with blue fans and an up to date GPU for VR gaming.

The customer was extremely happy with how everything looked, and works!

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Good overall MOBO. Wasn't a fan of the BIOS with Gigabyte.

Memory

It works great and the RGB is vibrant. I had one issue getting the RAM to be recognized by the iCue software. I updated the BIOS on the MOBO and problems were solved. The RGB Fusion software for Gigabyte was controlling the RAM prior to. Great RAM!

Case

Overall this is a great case to build in. Note that if you want 3x 120mm fans or a 360mm rad you need to move the HDD cage at the bottom which allows less space for cablemanagement and/or the PSU. I wish I had done a BIT more research, and would have removed the 3.5" brackets and just used 2.5" SSD's. Great case though. Easy to use and clean build overall.

Case Fan

Bright and vibrant.

Custom

3M tape wasn't working well. No fan control which was a downer. But it worked in general.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice looking build. And quite a performer as well. Nicely done.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

That case looks awesome in the front.

I had read that Gigabyte boards hadn't been as good for B450 but are now very good for X570. I haven't had one since Core 2 Duo days.

Ah ok, I was wondering what that Silverstone logo was doing there.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got just about the same build. I would reccommend an aftermarket cpu cooler for overclocking in the future. I havent found a need to oc it yet but from what ive read it should easily reach 2600x level clock speeds with a decent cooling solution.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll keep that in mind if OC should occur. Thank you

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

We're you able to get the ram to 3200mhz?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

yes I was

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. Now I know this was several months ago, but do you recall which BIOS version you upgraded to that fixed the issue with the RAM only being recognized by Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion program? I have the exact same issue with the PC I just built for my dad. He has BIOS version F6 currently. I don’t usually update the BIOS later on, as I have to redo my overclocking edits.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

oh gosh, i wish i could remember screamin' but i'm not sure. I know i had to go through the corsair firmware and find the update, but i honestly don't know what version it was. i'll reach out to the customer and if he can look it up i'll let you know!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh man, that’s really nice of you! But I did realize that I am working with a newer Gigabyte WiFi Pro mobo. So that would mean it would be a different BIOS update, correct? I guess I could just update it all the way.

  • 10 months ago
  • -2 points

That cpu may causw bottlenecking of the 2070

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

legit question, how do you suggest the CPU could cause bottlenecking of the 2070?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think it would cause a bottleneck. Especially if the CPU is overclocked in the future.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

The customer didn't want any OC done to the CPU. I tried to explain the benefits but he said no because he couldn't afford a cooler rather than the stock one. Therefore I used the stock one and hope it won't bottleneck.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

and yet, VR gaming with a 2070 :) He can always try it later, or upgrade CPU if he thinks it is an issue.

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