Description

1st PC build after years of wishing I could. Always a work in progress but at a good stopping point for now so I can start on a Threadripper build! Let me know what you think! I'll post more pictures with the 2070 soon!

Part Reviews

CPU

Absolutely love it. Great price to performance, can handle decent oc without getting too hot. Gets beat out by the r5 3600 if youre strictly gaming but for streaming and multitasking the two extra cores make a difference!

CPU Cooler

Nothing too fancy, not the prettiest or flashiest, but with that being said; the price point is great and it can handle moderate oc on my 2700x without making a fuss. Definitely a great watercooled option to not break the bank!

Motherboard

Easy BIOS, solid mobo. Not the greatest to look at but it's still got RGB. Plays nice with memory oc but not the best option if you're really trying to push your CPU, but then again, if you're going for an oc over 4Ghz you're probably looking in the wrong price range of Mobos.

Memory

Great for the price. Can handle OC suprisingly well. Haven't had a single issue and each dimm has 5 addressable rgb zones.

Storage

I know its a cheap drive, and in it's defense it does its job just fine. But dont advertise 545mb/s sequential speeds if they're not true. I've ran benchmarks on two separate green ssd's and neither of them would break 240mb/s. Save your money and gets a better drive or go ahead and buy a 7200rpm mechanical because the difference in speed wont be that noticable.

Storage

Somewhat indestructible for a 7200rpm drive. It just works. I have 2 of these, both are still getting around 180mbps read/write speeds even after a year and a half. You'd have to pay me to pick a seagate over a WD again, (just from personal experience)

Video Card

This thing is a workhorse. Temps get into the 75-82 range on 1080 ultra with dxr on metro exodus and it works fine. Run fortnite on 1080 ultra with far rendering and can stay around 140hz. Throw a slight overclock on with Afterburner and I have no problem running anything. Streamed at 1440 with FN running 144hz just fine with an oc.

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I like the mono-chrome light setup more than the unicorn vomit that seems to be all the rage now-a-days...

Extra points for a sweet dual monitor wallpaper!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I’m still guilty of the unicorn puke every now and then but definitely not while I’m gaming, too distracting! Also, I appreciate it about the wallpaper, I’ve got a Darth Vader pop in the case currently!😁

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice, but I suggest a 144hz monitor, you can get one for that same price (such as the auros monitor that's 165hz 1 ms curved screen, i forgot it's name) that's better than what you have there. Otherwise, this is a nice build overall!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll definitely check it out, I love the way all of the Aorus products look. A friend of mine let me use his AOC 144hz curved monitor and I could definitely tell a big difference, new monitors definitely high up on the list! Thanks for the input!!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/BMvqqs/gigabyte-aorus-cv27f-270-1920x1080-165-hz-monitor-aorus-cv27f-sa this is a monitor that is awesome value, and it's $100 off right now

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Thank you!🤓

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, I just did a similar build with a 2700x and a 2060 super I wanted the 2070 but I have to wait till this fall. 👍

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

yeah, honestly there's not enough of a performance difference to justify taking that little step up. I wouldn't imagine there's really anything your 2060 cant do that my 2070 can. If you're aiming for 1440 then go with the 2070 super, or if your end goal is 4k then wait until amd releases their 2080 ti killer and go all out lol. And thanks for the kind words, downtown!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i would,nt put a computer on the floor with carpet

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i know its not ideal, just my only option at the time of posting :/ Rest assured its got plenty of airflow no static time bomb under it anymore! lol

  • 1 month ago
  • -1 points

The cost management is cancerous

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I know it’s pretty bad, but I bought everything pretty spaced out and ended up trading for a few things in the build. Don’t hate me😭