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My first custom built PC. =] Basically followed a lot of tried and true parts, and a couple of good deals that might've been risky for a first time build.

The Ryzen 7 3700X runs like a charm on the Crosshair VI Hero motherboard, there seems to be a lot of people having issues with this combo, but I lucked out with a first try boot after doing the bios flashback.

The Zotac brand I wasn't too familiar with, but a good deal came up on Amazon and I took a chance on it and again I lucked out. Reviews on Zotac graphics cards are hit or miss so I was a little worried at first, no issues so far.

Everything else is pretty standard and highly reviewed, plan on finally getting some decent fps in VR.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

You made FANTASTIC budgeting decisions. I'm genuinely impressed for a first builder. I just came across a build 2 days ago for $3000 that only had an rtx 2060 super??? Idk what they were thinking! Sure it had 2 1tb ssds but they were 660p's so that's no excuse

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot! =] I'd been picking up parts for the last couple months as they went on sale or like for the case a closeout, luckily the labor day sales knocked the rest of my parts down into my budget. The 2080 was a big surprise when it dropped within $50 of the 2070 super I'd planned on.

That's crazy, that's a lot of money to be squandered on a 2060 super. Though, there's still a lot I don't know about all this so there might be something I'm missing. Like the M.2's you mentioned they used, I know they're quick, but they didn't seem like a priority over my standard SSD's.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, GREAT first build the only thing for improvement might be a bit more cable management.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Definitely going to make a second pass on the cables, I felt like I was going to break everything first go so I tucked and prayed on every cable. ;p

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

no storage???