Description

So after the chapter on my 2010 AMD Phenom II 965 had come to a close, I started doing research into building a PC back in 2018. The original build was going to be an 8700k/1070Ti. Well after getting deployed out of the blue, I had to put it on pause in early 2019 until I got back a few months later. Most of the components were purchased via discount hunting online while overseas.

The last of the major components were bought in November and that's when I finally got it built. The computer has been a dream to build and work with.

The Evolv X case makes cable management a breeze and looks fantastic. The 3800x is snappy and runs very cool under the x62. EVGA came through when my 2070S randomly killed itself, and the RMA process was super easy. Lastly the monitor was purchased when it first released and is amazing to play on.

Overall I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out! Please feel free to ask any questions you might have, or offer up any thoughts of wisdom to this young Padawan!

Part Reviews

CPU

Awesome CPU! Manage to pick one up for the price of a 3700x. Haven't done much in the way of OC since it boosts to 4.4GHz with ease.

CPU Cooler

Super easy to install and setup. Keeps the 3800X running cool and the fans a quiet. Even the CAM software isn't that bad (even though it gets a lot a shade thrown it's way).

Thermal Compound

Does it's job!

Motherboard

Got the board on sale through Microcenter. Way overkill for my needs, but the board is gorgeous and full of features. BIOS is really easy to navigate to overclock your RAM and CPU.

Memory

What can I say, the RAM looks amazing and does it's job. Was able to OC them slightly and get the timings tightened to 16-19-19-36.

Storage

Super fast NVMe, bought on sale and have had zero issues!

Storage

Bought on sale when I originally was planning on going with a spinner or 2.5". Does it's job as a mass storage.

Video Card

Prolly overkill for my needs, as I did just fine with a 1070Ti while this was getting RMA'd (not a knock on EVGA). Have the card OC'd with a 3DMark TimeSpy score around 11,000. Overclock profile below:

Core Clock: +100MHz; Memory Clock: +750MHz; Power Target: Max @ 112% with GPU temp target at 88c; Voltage: +100mv

Case

The case really is worth the price. Sexy, sleek, and a dream to work in. Cherry on the cake is the cable management features and side panels that hide everything. Definitely a show piece.

Power Supply

Overkill for sure, but got it at a great price and does it's job!

Monitor

Fantastic monitor for the price! Sure pretty much everything besides the panel is low quality, but who cares when you are getting 1440p, 144Hz, 1-4ms Refresh, and IPS in a sub $300 panel.

Only gripe I have is the out of the box color settings are a little yellowish, so I just changed it to "Cool" and that fixed it!

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Clean af! +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Really appreciate it!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks homie!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

What happened to the graphics card?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Something funky.... Pretty sure the software got corrupt during a driver update. Partway through the install, screen went black and then the computer would continually fail to boot into repair mode. After 5 fresh Win10 installs and troubleshooting various components, a friends 1070Ti seemed to do the trick. This is what led me to believe the card went to pasture.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Weird, that sucks. Lucky EVGA's customer service is so easy and fast to deal with.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I already knew EVGA had a great reputation but the process was too easy. The fact that it took between 2-3 weeks from me shipping mine out to getting a replacement, during Christmas on top of that, was really surprising. Plus I'm pretty sure they sent me a new one to boot!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

nice

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice and simple, i like it

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks mate, was what I was shooting for!

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

This is real nice! Reaaaaally nice!

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks for the kind words and for taking a look!

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

No problem, have fun!

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

Solid build! Have the VX2758 on order, can't wait!

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

This monitor has been kickass since day one. Still haven't had any issues or additional complaints. Cheers for taking a look!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows this monitor playing with the 2070s. Ive been trying to find a monitor in this price range to go with a 2060s or 2070s but still unsure about if a gsync monitor is needed

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This monitor is easily one of the best budget 1440p 144Hz low (not true 1ms) refresh rate monitors out there. It is also gsync compatible and is just a joy to play on with the 2070S.