Description

Tempered by the fires of Hell, his iron will remained steadfast through the passage that preys upon the weak. For he alone was the Hell Walker, the Unchained Predator, who sought retribution in all quarters, dark and light, fire and ice, in the beginning and the end, and he hunted the slaves of Doom with barbarous cruelty...And in his conquest against the blackened souls of the doomed, his prowess was shown. In his crusade, the seraphim bestowed upon him terrible power and speed... -Slayer's Testament II and III, Doom (2016)

The build is themed around Doom, if the quote at the beginning and the name of the build weren't obvious enough. I originally built this PC about a year ago, but since then I've upgraded nearly every part of the system other than the CPU and motherboard, so I figured it counted as a new build. I use it mostly as a CAD and photo/video editing workstation, but I also game on it pretty often. Even though the video card is a blower, it's surprisingly quiet, even under full load, and the CPU cooler is basically silent no matter what (yay Noctua!). I plan on upgrading my ram as soon as I can, but otherwise I'm super happy with the build. The GPU is running stock clock speeds but with the power limit turned all the way up and the CPU is overclocked to 3.9 ghz at 1.325v. Some of these parts were purchased a while ago and the GPU was purchased used from a friend, so the prices probably aren't current, but they're what I payed.

Edit: upgraded monitor and added new pictures

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Absolute beast of a cooler. It's basically silent and it has amazing cooling capacity, even though I'm only using one of the fans. As if all that wasn't enough, it's also as sexy as Danny DeVito and it's super cheap compared to similarly preforming AIO water coolers.

Storage

Reliable, fast, and reasonably priced, but you can get a Crucial P1 for the same price in most places and that one is NVMe. I kinda wish I had known about that when I bought this, but honestly it's still plenty fast and there's a good chance most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference in speed anyways, plus this is TLC flash vs QLC on the P1.

Case

Build quality is good for the price and airflow has been good. Looks are obviously subjective but I really like them, and cable management is awesome. Be careful with big air coolers though, my NH-D15 barely fit.

Power Supply

Cables look pretty good and it's been reliable but the fan is a bit loud.

Wireless Network Adapter

WiFi 6 for like $30. What more do I need to say?

Case Fan

Amazing value. They're quiet AF and have great airflow- basically, they're just Noctuas. The biggest difference is these are Noctuas you can actually afford.

Monitor

It's a pretty bad monitor by just about every measure, but it works and it's dirt cheap. Picture quality is pretty bad, pixel response times are absolutely atrocious, and the speakers sound worse than the earpiece on a landline from the 80s. If this is the best you can afford, it'll work, but don't have high expectations for it. I now use this as a secondary vertical monitor mostly for discord, and it's fine for that, but as a primary monitor it really isn't very good. Also, vesa mounting it is a bit of a problem because you'll need to use spacers, otherwise the plate won't fit. It comes with some in the box, but if you lose them it might be game over if you plan on vesa mounting.

Monitor

Amazing monitor for the price. Great gamut coverage and super accurate colors out of the box with the sRGB profile. Pixel response times are amazing, like as good as a TN, and you get IPS picture quality. For $500, there's not much more you could ask for. 1440p is a nice sweet spot because it's way sharper than 1080p but still way easier to drive than 4k. The colors are good enough for light photo or video editing and it's an amazing gaming monitor, so it's really the best of both worlds.

Mouse

It's a bit on the heavy side but the shape, sensor, latency, and battery life are all amazing. G-Hub software is great too. I was able to get the weight a lot lower by taking out the tension bar under the top cover and by using a single lithium AAA battery with a tinfoil ball to fill the gap. Battery life is still great and I can't feel any difference in the click with the tension bar taken out.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Love those photos, definitely an amazing looking build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good! Love the white logo on the GPU and how stealthy the pc looks. I would definitely upgrade that monitor but besides that its a super clean awesome setup!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Really clean set-up and well balanced parts with a possible upgrade path. Nothing like rolling out of bed to play a game +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking pc. It looks a bit bulky from the side but i kinda like that.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

keyboard?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't find the original amazon listing but it's a cheap Chinese mechanical keyboard with Outemu blues

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

you couldve gotten a ryzen 7 2700x :c

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

When I bought the 1700 it was about $80 cheaper than the 2700x (3rd gen Ryzen hadn't come out yet)

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

I see you bought that network card shows it holding up??? Do you get fast online game load times??? And how are the download speeds. Please reply I need to know I built my pc but was so foolish I did not check for onboard wifi.

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Probably won't affect load times, but it works really well. Download speeds will partially be dependent on your internet plan but it should be pretty fast if you pair it with a WiFi 6 router. I get about 350mb/s with my 400mb/s internet plan and a WiFi 6 router

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for replying. I'm going to research some more and look if I should get a different motherboard. Or a card. Honestly I would rather have the motherboard so I can mount my gpu vertically.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Acer Nitro VG240Y bmiix 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Can you take a clearer picture of the inside of your case? I want to see how the wifi card looks like compared to the cooler.

  • 3 months ago
  • -1 points

garbage monitor but everything else is pretty good

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah the monitor sucks that's why I'm upgrading in about a month if I can

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

alright my dude

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