Description

This build replaced an outdated FX 9590 build. I built it for heavy open world gaming, and video editing. The biggest objective was gaming and that's why I chose the R5 1600x. The NZXT Kraken cooler iss absolutely amazing. I stay under 40*C while spending hours playing Ark. Video editing is a lot easier and smoother with this system the my previous one.

Currently I'm gaming on a 32" vizio HDTV. Before I catch static for using a TV; it is a 1080P, 60hz monitor. I also have my Ps2 and a SEGA Genesis hooked up. I am planning on getting a 1440P monitor with GSync... Eventually. Hit me up with suggestions or questions.

Part Reviews

CPU

Love. Love. Love this processor. Great price. Great processor. Admittedly I am an amd fanboy.

CPU Cooler

Great cooler and the propriety software, Cam, is very handy. I did have to go into bios and tell the system to ignore the CPU fan.

Motherboard

Great board. Super easy to use BIOS. Easy over clocking, and great fan control.

Memory

Can't hit 3200 Mhz but I also haven't oc'd them yet. It is compatible with Asus aura sync.

Storage

Life changing! I didn't know what I was missing until I upgraded to an ssd. Next is the M.2

Storage

It is a 1TB HDD. Not much else to add.

Video Card

Brilliant! I absolutely tax this card with Ark and heavily modded Skyrim. I may be biased as I jumped from an AMD rx460 to this card.

I average 40 FPS on Ark, online, official server. No overclock.

Case

Easy enough to build in. The SSD was interesting to install and same goes for the HDD. The can filters are an excellent addition. Overall great case.

Power Supply

Enough power to run this system. Zero issues.

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

The orientation of the cpu cooler is driving me nuts by just looking at the pictures xD

anyway solid build +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank! Yeah it's taken some time getting used to lol. I think it would bother me more if I had it standing up right, but due to limited space I have it laying on it's side in the bottom of my TV sand. If it starts to bother me I'll just pick up some thermal paste and redo it.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Perhaps I could make some cable extensions for you?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You got a site?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I have an instagram that has more work of mine. mtb_pc_customs

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! I love the upside down NZXT logo on the cpu cooler it makes it a non conforming statement.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol thanks

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build- however, I have to say, I don't think a 1080 was the wisest pairing with this processor, purely from a ratio of performance standpoint. Of course, I assume you're playing at 1440/4k, and not 1080p, (and if you're using a 1080 at 1080p, ((haha)), it's wayyyy overkill, but still nice) While the R5 1600X is a capable processor indeed, though I think the negligible difference between the X and non-X version is too small to spend the extra money, it just doesn't seem like a relatively worthwhile pairing, given you're using a 240~ dollar processor with a 500+ GPU. A good balance in price makes for good, equalized performance.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I received the 1080 as a gift. I will be jumping to a 1440p soon. What gpu would you have used?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Going to 1440p, the 1080 is justifiable. I only say that I don’t think the 1089 is a good choice due to my own opinion of price to performance ratio between two crucial parts, I.E.; the COU and GPU. When it comes to gaming, especially at 1089p, nothing higher than a 1060 is required beyond most titles. But at 1440p, 1070/1080 and everything higher starts to make sense.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

For sure. Im upgrading my display but I'm stuck between 1440p or 4k

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have to disagree with it not being a wise pairing with a 1600x and a gtx 1080. A gtx 1600 can also be overclocked to the same performance as the 1600x but a 1600x is better binned chip and should be better for overclocking but that is not always the case due to the fact not all cpu overclock the same. The build guide "Great AMD Gaming Build" pairs a R51600 and a gtx 1080 so I guess I am not the only one that thinks it is a good pairing.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! How did ram compatibility go with the asus motherboard? Were you able to run your RAM at 3200mhz?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Not out of the box unfortunately. Im at 2200. It need to look at what is the issue. I'll try and update you.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm only running at 2200

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to use the bios to get the ram up to 3200 but it was easy enough to-do.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks amazing there !! I am going to build mine using exactly the same motherboard, CPU and ram sticks. I have few questions though. Your ram sticks are cas 16 or cas 14? What speed are your rams running at? And how do you control ram rgb lighting effects? Aura or G.skill software. Thanks in advance !!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The memory cas is 16 and my ram is only running at 2200. Not sure why but I need to look into it.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The bios is super easy to use. I overclocked the ram to 3200 with a mouse click.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty much building a system similar to what you have. Just a question regarding the RAM.

Have you been able to get it finally OC'd to 3200? I'm really stuck on getting that RAM but seen quite a bit where people are having problems with it. What is the workaround to get it to working?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I just used the bios to oc the ram to 3200. It was easy enough to-do

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Omg that CPU cooler triggers me. Great build nonetheless. Quite similar to a build I helped a friend make.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it is annoying but the lines were not cooperating.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this may be a stupid question but how the hell did you get the Kraken turned into that direction? I'm using a B350-F motherboard even with the AM4 slot...and this thing is like it is a couple of your photos. Did you take it apart?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

No what happened was I didn't feel comfortable bending the lines. They were pretty rigid and maintained their form. So to avoid kinks or snags on my other components, I placed it where it would lay without issues.