The 2600 and rx580 is probably one of the best 1080p combinations in my opinion. You definitely wont have a bottleneck with that combination. When gaming I could get 100+ fps on most titles using the high preset. Here are some numbers for reference: Rainbow 6 Siege: 140fps on high, Rust: 100fps on beatiful, Black Ops 4: 120fps on high, GTA V: 80fps high, and Destiny 2: 80fps high. I would definitely recommend this combo if you are looking for the best price to performance ratio, since a 2600 is $120 and the Rx 580 is around $180. Hopefully that answered your question :)
Thanks! Would love to see your build when your done with it. If you have any questions about anything just ask me and I'll get back to you.
Haha! Thanks :)
The 300mm length is what I got.
The sf600 80+ gold works in the h200. It is what I have in my build. The only thing is the stock cables are to short for this case, so you would need to get cable extensions like I have. I got some antec extensions for pretty cheap on amazon and they look great. Hope this helps!
Yeah the cables can be a pain sometimes. For me the 24 pin always seems to be the worst to plug in because of the massive size of the cable.
I actually didnt think of that. Thanks for suggesting this I'll have to try it. :)
Haha! Thank you!
I was really surprised to see this quality of case so cheap. I can understand why people use it for family builds. Flipping the feet on this case sounds interesting and unique. Maybe I will have to try that in the future. Thanks for your comments! :)
Haha thanks! I spent alot of time on the front and getting everything to look perfect. The back of this case has almost no room so I had to just throw the cables around back there. Glad you liked it :)
Thanks! The cable management was a pain. It really only looks good in the front, hence why I didnt show any photos of the back :). About reusing the old parts: I originally planned to just swap the GPU and power supply. When we tried that it didnt post, it would turn on for 3 seconds and turn itself off. I thought it was a power issue so I tested all new the parts in my computer and everything worked. So I new the new GPU and power supply were good, which meant that something in the old Dell computer was preventing it from booting. I thought it might have been the motherboard and I didn't have a way to test it. If we reuesed the old parts but bought a new motherboard, RAM, and a case it would have been about the same price as buying new parts. It was a little cheaper, about $10, but I didnt want to do that and not have something work, because we would have to buy everything used. Hope I explained my reasoning well enough. Again thanks for the question I love answering them!
Thanks! :) I would of loved to add an ssd. Unfortunately I wasn't the one paying for it so we had to keep it cheap. I'll try to see if I can convince my sister to get one.
Yeah I looked up online and they said to twist it so I tried it and the CPU still wouldn't come off. I didnt want to twist hard because I was afraid of breaking something. After trying every technique and not knowing what to do, I just winged it and that's how I ripped the CPU out. I eventually had to take a hair dryer to loosen up the thermal compound. I really appreciate your comment! Thanks!
Love the build. You did good for your first time. How are you liking the Rx 5700? I'm looking to upgrade my GPU and I'm looking at the 5700 and 5700 xt.
I'm not entirely sure, I know I set my games to 144hz but I dont know if I turn off freesync in game. I will have to try that and see if it works.
Thanks you! I picked all of my parts entirely online. I did want to do a hardline build but it would have been too expensive, but it is still on my to do list. I really want to do it in the h200 case or a similar itx case because I want a challenge and I prefer smaller computers. Yeah my roommates "bullied" me into building a computer and I'm glad they did.
Your all good, I really appreciate the help.
I want to do a custom loop in the h200 eventually but it would have been too expensive and time consuming. The h100i pro works for now. Thanks for visiting my build! :)
Thanks! The RAM prices dropped quite a bit, which is great, but I know a lot of people got screwed and had to buy it more expensive. I was surprised at how cheap the royal ram was.
Thank you! I appreciate your help! :) The freesync range of my monitor is 40-144hz and the lowest fps I get is in gta v which is around 70. I've never dropped out of the freesync range so i don't know what going on. The stuttering isn't major but there is like a micro stutter that appears. As far as the SSD the a400 works fine, although a faster and more reliable one would be nice it probably isn't at the top of my list. I only use the ssd as a boot drive, so all of my games are on my HDD, which I am currently thinking of replacing because it is only a 5400 rpm hard drive. However, since I'm using the NZXT H200 i can really only fit 2.5in drives which makes the price of a nicer hard drive more expensive.
I really like my GPU because its performance is way better than anything in its price. Usually on games I can achieve 100+ fps on high settings at 1080p unless the game is terribly optimized. Almost all games run at 60+ fps on ultra settings at 1080p. Some games I play for reference: Rainbow 6 Siege: 140 fps on high, Rust: 100 fps on beautiful, Black Ops 4: 120+ fps on high, GTA V: 80 fps on high. Currently if you want the blue version of the sapphire Rx 580 its going for $220 on Newegg which is cheaper than the black Nitro+. The sapphire pulse version of the Rx 580 should perform similarly to the Nitro+ model and its only $185 on Newegg. So long story short, if your looking for an affordable graphics card that will crush 1080p then I 100% recommend a Rx 580.
Yeah I love the blue of the Rx 580, it's my favorite part of the build. I was looking at vega 56's but they all looked pretty boring in my opinion, so I definitely prioritized aesthetics over performance. I do believe it was worth it though.
I did a short review of the motherboard on the first version of this computer but I will do another one here for your convenience. I believe the ASRock motherboard I have is the best mini itx motherboard for AMD CPU's. The motherboard has two fan headers for case fans which is really nice in an itx build. The positioning of all the headers worked perfectly with my case and I honestly have no complaints with the motherboard. When I bought it I regularly saw it on sale so that is another plus about the board. ( I got mine about $20 off) So if your thinking about doing an itx build with an AMD CPU I highly recommend this motherboard. 5 out of 5 stars, and thank you I had no idea this build would ever get featured. :)
Thank you! :)
Thank you for you kind words! I really wasn't expecting a feature (probably why I didnt check until now) I didn't do the cables myself I bought them off of Amazon. They are the Antec sleeves extensions, and I needed them because the stock power cables that come with the sf600 are too short.
Yeah the duckies were an April fools prank that my roommates did on me. They bought 200 rubber ducks and placed them all over our room. I keep them on my computer as a reminder. Thanks for your comment!
Thanks! I really freaked out when I did it but thankfully everything is alright :)
I chose my colors because of my GPU. I saw it and immediately thought "I need that!" I also prefer white cases over black ones, so that is why my build is blue and white. I got the r5 2600 because at the time I bought it the 2600x was about $75 more expensive. I also thought since I'm overclocking the 2600 the performance between them wouldn't be worth the extra money.
Thank you! I'm glad you like the photos, I just took them on my s8 so I was hoping they would look good. Yeah I love the sparkle on the royal ram. It matches the sapphire gemstone look that I was going for. I could definitely see someone not seeing the difference between 100hz and 144hz since it's not there isn't a big jump there.
Thanks! Yeah I completely agree. I also found it really bright so I had to lower the brightness down to about 25%
The cables that come with the power supply are not long enough for the case. You can still use the power supply but you would need to get cable extensions like I have in my build.
Yeah I think a white aio would look great in this case. I'll take a look at the Node pro kit. If I do get a corsair aio it would be nice to have the same software control all of the rgb lighting.
Thanks I will check it out!
You did an amazing job for your first build! I absolutely love it! This is probably one of the best first builds I've seen in the H200. How are you liking the h100i pro? I have been looking for an aio for my build.
Thanks so much! I saw that RGB strip and it's one of the ones I have been considering. I will definitely check out that reddit page when I plan on upgrading.
I dont really have any loyalties. I just want what will work the best while looking great. I was looking at the NZXT just for matching purposes, but the corsair also looked good. I guess I will just have to do some more research and see what will fit the best in my case. Also, thanks for the added feedback!
I will definitely take a look at it. Thanks for your feedback!
Yeah I was a little worried about airflow at first, but it is working great. Thanks for looking at my build!
Thank you so much! I agree with you, a white led strip will help mellow out the bright blue from the GPU. I was looking at both of those aio coolers, they're definitely good looking.
Thanks! I really appreciate it!