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I've built over a dozen computers for friends and family over the years. Everything from 40lb steel behemoths with dual graphics cards to tiny pink SG13 but it's been awhile since I built one for myself.

Now with that said I've been using a prebuilt for my personal use for the past five years or so (when the price is right it's hard to no). That was a dual socket E5-2609 Dell T5600 with Quadro 4000.

Anyways, it's past time for an upgrade. The primary use is for a photography side business and the main PC for family use. I'm also looking forward to getting back into some gaming now that my kids are getting old enough I can get some free time every now and then (Master Chief Collection!)

The built went together great. I love this case. Cable management is great and very easy to build. I went from a bunch of boxes to booted in under an half hour. Plus it's very quiet under load. I did end up unplugging the case power LED. I didn't like how it flashed nonstop when the PC was in sleep mode. I'm not sure if that can be changed or adjusted.

I went with the NVMe drive as my primary drive and reused the Seagate and WD drives from my old PC as bulk storage for personal and client images.

I've had a few issues with Mystic Light and the GSkill RAM not syncing all the time but that might be on me. This is my first time messing with RGB.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Was bios already updated for the 3700x?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep! It worked out of the box.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

is this motherboard good?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

For the price I got it for I'm pretty happy with it. The MSI B450 boards with Max in the name have a larger flash ROM so they have a fancier Click Bios 5 instead of the Lite Bios that is on the Carbon. Functionally I believe the Bios is the same it's just a graphical difference. The Carbon has better on board audio and LAN chips. I also like having the WiFi/Bluetooth. It gives me options to move the tower somewhere else in the house without ethernet in the future and for connecting peripherals. Finally the Carbon has 2 M.2 slots vs 1 on the Tomahawk giving me a future NVMe expansion option.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

K thanks

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!