Description

First time ever building a computer after years of owning laptops for school. Waited for deals and compiled parts over about a month period. I was more or less flying blind, but I think I did a pretty good job. May need to improve my work with the LEDs, but no issues building with these parts at all.

Part Reviews

CPU

I've never used a computer that moves this fast. This is a new experience for me. 5 stars.

Motherboard

Pretty solid, but slightly cramped even with a basic build like mine. May struggle to add upgrades if I wanted to.

Storage

I mean, its not gorgeous, but I don't hate the look as much as most seem to. And you can't beat the deal.

Video Card

Very nice looking.

Case

Pretty disappointing user manual, but once you find your way around it its not difficult to build in at all.

Power Supply

Does the job well. Wiring feels study and secure.

Operating System

At least its not Apple

Monitor

Love this thing. First time having a curved monitor and it definitely makes a difference for me.

Keyboard

Sturdy, feels good, and the RGB is pretty sweet.

Mouse

Feels very good, easy to use.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 5 points

could have waited for the ryzen 3000 series but great build anyways

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

It brings me joy to see someone puts their pc on a riser instead of setting it directly on the ground. Especially carpet. Cable management isn't too bad either. Considering NZXT cases are amazing for help with cable routing. What you have is a pretty balanced system. The only issue you might run into is that the cpu might bottleneck the gpu in certain scenarios but that shouldn't be a problem for most of games. I am glad to see that you also dual channeled the RAM. Personally I would've gotten the 3200mhz RAM since ryzen chipsets match to the speed that the RAM is running at. In that case, I would check what speed your ram is running at to make sure it is at 2933mhz. Other than that, you have a great build for being your first time.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate all the advice, thank you!

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Could have waited 4 weels for the new ryzen chipsets

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for putting something under the pc mate :]

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get the Corsair K68 RGB for so cheap?

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

I found it for 33% off on Amazon about two weeks ago. It seems to go on sale periodically - keep an eye out!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

How does the VA panel on that monitor look? I read some reviews that reported the contrast being excellent, but I also read that the reds are very obnoxious. I was going to go with the Acer - GN246HL 24.0" monitor, which is a TN panel, but the wide viewing angle on a VA monitor like yours, as well as the dark/light contrast intensity, is what really appeals to me (especially since I'm specifically building my PC for Night City of CP2077). But if the reds pop out too much, that'll be a deal-breaker for me, personally.

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

Maybe I don't have as trained as eye as most, but I don't find that the reds pop out in any meaningful way. The display looks great. The most common complaint I've read with these is a dead pixel, but I'm a few days in with it now and there haven't been any issues at all. Great buy for $200 in my opinion.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for the reply. I think I might go with this display for my build then.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How fast is the Team L5 ssd?