Description

My first pc build for strictly gaming. Love how it turned out and booted first try

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU, however when I overclock I get worst performance then if I leave PBO and auto overclock on

CPU Cooler

Keeps the CPU cool but was a pain in the *** to install. Took me the most time in the whole system to figure out how to install

Motherboard

Great motherboard, however in every piece of online marketing the motherboard looks black but in reality the actual board is a dark brown. Also speakers would be nice and error code led can help with troubleshooting

Memory

Good kit of ram but not a lot of rgb config

Storage

Let’s me boot into windows in around 10 seconds

Video Card

Great card with great looks to it. Not sure if this is the card or something else but sometime my screen will reboot as if i changed a graphics setting on a game. This could be something else however. Taking a star off because you cannot change the core voltage in afterburner and you can’t set a custom fan profile.

Case

Pain to put motherboard in, cable management was very difficult however it looks nice

Power Supply

I don’t think the fan has ever spun once, great psu

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

more pics or it didnt happen smh my head

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

shaking my head my head

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

ditto

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

This is to good to a first build...

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

How did you side mount it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That looks soo sick! You could have went with a b450?... mby.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The carbon pro ac that i was gonna get raised up in price after zen 2 launch due to lack of supply. It was literally going for 300-400 dollars in canada

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Only because it's cheaper? I'm getting latest ryzen, I don't know if I should get x570 orb450, I won't be overclocking

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

Don't get X570 unless you want the latest features like PCIe Gen.4, there are various X470 and B450 motherboards that can BIOS update to support Ryzen 3000 without a CPU, take the MSI X470/B450 Gaming Plus motherboards for example.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Also in the future, I won't need PCIe Gen.4 ??? I am trying to make my PC future proof, and I won't overclock, I just play fornite 1080p 144Hz low settings. and the BIOS update thing is done only onetime right?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The BIOS update is a one-time thing, yes. You just need a USB stick, and you need to download the latest BIOS update from the website for the motherboard and follow the installation instructions. Make sure that the motherboard of your choice has BIOS Flashback, so you don't need to go through the hassle of having AMD send you a BIOS update kit.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I have the b450 tomahawk MAX in my personal pc, needed no bios update

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You need to BIOS update in order to support Ryzen 3000. I've mentioned this already.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It might depend on the manufactorer. If they already did a BIOS update.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No you are wrong with that. MAX is the new version of Tomahawk B450 Ryzen 3000 series will work out of the box. No need for BIOS update as it was needed with non-MAX version.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Wait! If you are set on b450 make sure it has bios flashblack... I was planning to get a b450 but all msi boards went out of stock so i just bought one of the cheapest x570 just to avoid any headaches in looking for a new stable motherboard

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Actually AMD will send out "update loaner kits" to consumers in the US for free. No idea if the cost in shipping is free. https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-100

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey bro, you can set the core voltage and a custom profile for the RTX 2060 super. It is just that they are locked by default, so you gotta unlock them. Go to MSI afterburner and look for the gear thing (not the one near the fans). Then you should see a menu pop up with loads to settings. Find the one that says core voltage and tick it. That should do for the core voltage. Then look at the top of the menu and you can see a fan option. Click it and tick the enable fan control or something like that, then you would be able to set a custom profile fan. I hope this helps because you didn't need to take 1 star off the great GPU because of a lack of research. PS: The core voltage does nothing really, it may allow for a bit more power, but it does not boost the card any higher.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Trust me i tried and it didn’t work. My gigabyte card doesn’t react well with afterburner and doesn’t set the fan curves properly either, and it isn’t just me that’s saying that. Increasing core voltage actually makes a huge difference, because if you max it out it increases to amount of power you can deliver to the gpu meaning higher overclocks. I know this isn’t the case for all 2060 supers but i’m only talking about this aorus model

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Actually core voltage doesn't help, because by maxing out power limit, it already maximizes core clocks. Core voltage is a confusing topic, and nobody really knows what it really does. Most tests suggest that it doesn't do anything. With the fan curves, I guess you need to try another overclocking utility like EVGA precision boosts.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

BTW, what are the temps on your GPU under load/gaming? Do you play with airconditioner on? Do you live in hot regions? How many case fans do you have installed? Do you keep the TG side panel on while gaming? I want to know why you need a custom fan curve.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No bad my friend, what a beast of a computer you can build for around 1000 these days.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

you could have searched a bit more for a better deal on ram you can get the same amount for half the price in some cases

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I did my friend, i bought that **** on sale. Got it for the same price that 3000mhz rgb ram usually goes for

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Does the cpu cooler have a mode where it cycles through all the colors or is it one solid color? Also, can you OC well with the CPU without temps going too high?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nvm about temps

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Well my idle is around 45-50 but the fan is very quiet. Under load highest it goes to is around 80 but i barely hit that and i have afterburner up always. It does have a mode to cycle all colours as well

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

how is the verticle gpu clearance

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

In my opinion, you could have got a water cooler but it looks very good for a 1st build.

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

Noticed your rating on the CPU! Overclocking Ryzen 3000 is pretty in-depth. If you can get past all the clutter, LinusTechTips' Anthony did a decent video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w1EGPZUESU

  • 2 hours ago
  • 1 point

Do you know by any chance what the fan size is for the CPU cooler?