Description

Built to be my personal rig as an upgrade to my previous dinosaur. I use the PC for games, streaming, editing, and work. The build went together smoothly with everything running great on initial start with the only issues being I needed to change to a different m.2 slot due to the location of my GPU and the LED switch on top of the case not working properly (still trying to determine the underlying issue). The PC runs fantastic and looks like a beast. I was worried about the case because it had very few reviews and I didn't see any other builds using the Rosewill SPECTRA X, but I found the case to be great with solid cable management and a beautiful look. Some may dislike the included case fans due to their noise but I hardly hear them and nobody has said anything is coming through my mic. First Solo Build (helped friends in the past).

Part Reviews

CPU

Exactly what I expected with no issues. Also came with a beast of a cooler that would be plenty of cooling.

CPU Cooler

Works great and looks great only issue I had was the manual didn't cover the LED controls very much.

Motherboard

Fantastic board so far with issues that I have found.

Video Card

Runs as expected if not better and for the price its definitely worth it.

Case

Perfect case for me due to the size, front mesh/look, and the cable management. May be an issue for some due to the included fans being a noticeable during fine audio editing and also had an issue hooking up the LED switch.

Power Supply

Great PSU for the money and runs awesome. Only issue found was that the CPU power cable was very tight getting to the socket for my case and would likely be similar with many other cases.

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Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve been thinking of upgrading from a I5 8600 K to a 3700x. I have the same GPU - how is that GPU and CPU combination? And why aren’t you using the stock cooler?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd assume because he wanted the aesthetic improvements clcs bring, as well as the negligible performance increases.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU and CPU are running very well together thus far after a week or so of testing I haven't found any issues regarding the pair. That said would I recommend the upgrade from your i5 8600K, depends on what you are using it for. The performance in games is fantastic but based on my knowledge of the i5, the fps boost may not be worth an upgrade. However if you are upgrading for more tasks such as editing, streaming, or other CPU intensive uses, the upgrade would be very much worth the time and money. As for my choice of cooler, I had no real issue with the stock cooler however I did upgrade for 2 reasons. 1) The future OC ceiling that I plan on doing and 2) the aesthetic that PeriodicSkill mentioned. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The stock cooler is one of my reasons for upgrading - I’ve heard that it doesn’t need to be upgraded, even with an OC. Also the RGB looks pretty cool.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely, the stock cooler is very good and can definitely be used to OC. I just wanted a slightly higher ceiling on the OC and the aesthetic. Thanks, I think the RGB turned out just right.