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First ever gaming rig after years of gaming on my school laptop. This upgrade is like finally trying on your first pair of comfortable boxers after wearing whitey tighties two sizes too tight for the first 23 years of your life. First time building was a blast. There's something very satisfying about building a computer then getting it to boot. I have been researching for this build for nearly 5 months and I am very glad that I waited as long as I did. The amount of performance you can get in a mid-range build right now is incredible.

Part Reviews

CPU

Lives up to the hype. There isn't much else to say about it.

CPU Cooler

I read that the box cooler that comes with the 3600 is a bit loud. This cooler runs extremely quiet and keeps cpu temperatures relatively cool.

Motherboard

Purchased with the BIOS already updated to support Ryzen 3000 from Microcenter. I have had 0 problems with the board so far.

Memory

This kit is only $58 if bundled with a ryzen 3000 cpu from microcenter. It's good cheap ram. Was able to achieve small OC. I'm sure I could push it further but I am satisfied with the current performance I am getting.

Video Card

Probably would have opted for an EVGA card if they weren't sold out when . However, this card has been a beast out of the box. It has crushed any game I have thrown at it at 1440p max settings.

Case

Fell in love with the clean design from NZXT. Stock fans seem to be doing a decent job but I might upgrade them in the future for aesthetic purposes. Cable management was a breeze for a first time builder.

Monitor

I came from playing on a 1080p 60hz display. This change has been revolutionary for me. Only small complaint is that 32" is huge. I wouldn't even call it a complaint. Just something I am getting used to. Freesync seems to be working like a charm.

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Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 5 points

Yo is that taco Bell in the third pick my man's getting diabetes

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

It's Baja Blast. This is a man of culture

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

how's minecraft on it

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

pretty smooth. I average around 800 fps on vanilla minecraft

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

The Pc turned out great, I like how the cable management turned out. I was curious as to what desk that was as well.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous build, great work!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Concur 32” takes some getting used to, what a nice problem tho. Fantastic isn’t it? Had a 24”, drove to Best Buy to check out 27 “ displays, saw a 32” next to one, ordered one on my phone right then & there. For 1440p it’s been awesome. Ultrawides are alright but I like the extra height for my field of view.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

A few months later and I’m definitely used to it. It’s awesome. So much screen real estate.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I would move the top exhaust fan to the bottom front fan slot as an intake for the gpu.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I have actually read reviews on this case in particular and this fan setup seems to be the best.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there, how quiet is the 212 black? you describe it as very quiet, how loud is it if you take the side panel off under load? I have a mesh case so i'm looking at a decent budget option to replace my loud wraith stealth stock fan. What temps do you get under a stress test?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

My case fans are noticeably louder than the hyper 212 and the case fans aren’t very loud. As far as the thermals go, I haven’t put it through a stress test. I’ve never seen it go over 65 while gaming.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build. Just curious if you've had any issues with RTX GPU Fan being really loud at boot up? Seems to be an issue with 3rd Gen Ryzen and Nvidia RTX cards.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Have not been experiencing that. My gpu fans are super quiet!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

very clean build. love it

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW that CPU and GPU temp are real bro? I just saw someone with Meshify C gets and 5700XT got 72. Did you use 2 fans for intake at the front? And did you use fan hub or something to manage the fans? Thanks in advance

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep I have been very impressed with the gigabyte card. The fans are very quiet and keep the card very cool with a lot of oc headroom. I’ve kept the case fans in the stock configuration both set to exhaust. From watching reviews about the case, adding two front fans does not increase airflow by very much.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea true. So you plug the fans into the mobo? Or using fans hub?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything is plugged into the mobo

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

So I am a complete noob and will be building my first PC. Does this CPU cooler works well with a 3600x Ryzen CPU and the B450 MSI motherboard. It seems you have that setup but just double checking. also did it need an additional mount?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It should work fine for all AM4 motherboards.

3600X does come with a better stock cooler than the regular 3600, so you may not necessarily need an aftermarket cooler unless it's for aesthetics.

Perhaps check the performance of the stock cooler before you decide to purchase an aftermarket solution?

I personally have a regular 3600 and looking at this same cooler to replace my stock cooler.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply. I have a Ryzen 5 3600. The 3600 has been awesome. I have heard that the box cooler is a bit loud so I have not tried it. I went with the cooler master hyper 212 because I heard that it would be quieter. It’s worked very well for me but the 3600x comes with a better box cooler. I would recommend either sticking with the box cooler or going for a higher end air cooler. As for the mobo, my b450 Tomahawk has worked very well. It came flashed but I had to update bios to get a steady 3600 mhz out of my ram kit.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you get that wrist rest from ?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Came with the keyboard. It was the steelseries apex tenkeyless!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it play most games at 1440p 144hz? I'm mainly going to be playing games like R6, mw, and apex. Trying to build my first pc and I don't know too much sorry

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the super late reply. It will easily achieve 144 FPS on 1440p on high settings in mw

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

did you had problems with the cpu and the bios ?

nice build btw clean setup

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

I purchased the motherboard at Microcenter. They were kind enough to flash the bios for me so it was ready for Ryzen 3000 out of the box.

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

oh oke

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