Description

This is my first PC build. With the Game of Thrones series finale relatively fresh on my mind I took inspiration from the show and built this mainly white and black PC. I chose this icy white theme almost as an homage to the shows Jon Snow.

Processor I had a internal dilemma when trying to decide whether or not I should have waited for Ryzen 3rd gen. With the release date over a month away and Walmart randomly had a Ryzen 2600x(the CPU I had planned on getting) for $159.99. That was a deal too good to pass up on and if I really wanted a Ryzen 3rd gen CPU I could always upgraded later.

CPU Cooler Its a Cooler Master Hyper 212, from my little knowledge of the PC world this cooler seems to be iconic. Its budget friendly and this black edition really adds to filling out the PC's empty space.

Motherboard My house setup doesn't allow me to run an Ethernet cable so I needed either a motherboard with Wi-Fi or a Wi-Fi card. After looking at the various B450 motherboards around the $80 mark and PCI Wi-Fi cards around $25, I chose the Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi. It had built in Wi-Fi and subtle RGB lighting that breathed a bit of life into the build.

RAM Just was looking for 2 sticks of 8GB DDR4-3000 RAM. At the time of picking my parts I decided to go for the cheapest DDR4-3000 RAM sticks I could find. Then I saw for a few bucks more I could get some white Corsair Vengeance sticks. My wallet said no but my mind said yes, and since you can't think with your wallet I got the white sticks.

Storage I just wanted an SSD so I got an ADATA Ultimate SU800 512 GB. That's really it,

Oh, and I do plan on adding more storage soon, but to start that's enough for now.

Graphics Card I had intended on getting a RTX 2060. There were a lot of people saying the dual fan set ups ran hot. After a multitude of poor temp. reviews I decided to go with a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC PRO White a 3 fan GPU.

Yes, I could have gone for a cheaper GPU and been fine but this card looks incredible. 100% do not regret this decision.

Case This being my first PC I had to get the golden retrievers of cases in the NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower. Its a clean and simple case that comes with great cable management slots and a tempered glass side panel. After building this PC I understand why this product is so popular. Its a great case and looks great on a desk.

Power Supply Went for the the cheapest gold certified. fully modular, over 500W PSU I could find. EVGA SuperNova G2 was a decent price and easy to work with.

Final Thoughts This being my first PC build, it felt daunting at first but after watching YouTube videos(mainly Paul's Hardware) it felt like a breeze. It was a blast to build and I can't wait to tinker with it.

and now my watch begins

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Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy Sh**. That cable management though. WOW

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That is the one thing I am oddly proud of. My partial OCD brain really wanted a clean PC even if that cable side wasn't on display. Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course!

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

One of my favourite builds

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean looking. I like it!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! I dig the scheme you have going.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I guess you can't really go wrong with white and black.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean build there fam!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

After reading all the description I somehow feel so happy for you lol. Really nice build though !

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That cooler was the right choice. Love the cable management and the color scheme!! +1

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler was something I was kind of iffy on but its grown a lot on me. Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

The Government is the Matrix

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the system holding up? Do you stream?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't been able to test too much. So far its been pretty good. And no I haven't tested its streaming capabilities.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question, what did you do about case fans? I know that the h500 comes with 2 aer f120 fans, but the case has 4 fan slots. Did you just skip them or what fans did you get? Nice build though.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry just have to ask, how is the cooler holding up? Did you overclock?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

If I got an h510 case instead of the h500, will there be a problem?