Description

This is a big refresh of a build I did 3 years ago (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/9PRG3C)

New mobo, CPU, GPU, RAM, and CPU cooler. Maybe "big refresh" is a little conservative, but hey, it still looks like my baby even though 2019 comes with a lot of RGB.

I'm using the old components from the original build and making another for a family member. I'll do another completed build for that one.

All-in-all, I've been really pleased with the performance boost from the FX-8350 to the 2700X. It's almost comical how fast this machine is now, especially with the Kraken X62 chilling its bones.

The difference between the R9 380 and the Vega 64 is also pretty ridiculous. I'm crushing new titles (Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is my current crush) at 60-75 fps on High (2560 x 1440).

The NZXT S340 continues to be stellar to work in. I've built a few in this case now (for friends & family) and never regretted it.

I use this machine for gaming, browsing, coding, and general foolery. Probably the most intensive thing I do is the gaming, and the new rig just slaps it around like nothing is happening.

Feel free to comment, ask questions, or whatever else.

Comments

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Do you think the s340 is a go-to case for beginner builders?

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm not OP, but all of my experiences with NZXT cases have always been great. The S340 is great.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Oh great. I wanted to make a build in a Phanteks case but the rgb needs an adapter so I might just go with the h500 or some thing and then put some led strips in the case.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the S340 is awesome. It's really versatile and can accommodate a lot of different configurations. With all of the slots, channels, and the cable management bar, it's easy to make your build look clean too.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Sounds nice. I’ll take a look

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

This is the build im going to build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6kc37W

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I’m new to building PCs but if I buy everything on this list, would I have a fully functioning tower.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Sure enough. Quick sanity check:

  • motherboard
  • processor
  • RAM (memory)
  • hard drive(s)
  • graphics card (though not always necessary to just have a working computer)
  • PSU (power supply unit)
  • case to put it all in
  • operating system

It's important to get the correct combination of motherboard and processor. When in doubt, buy a combo.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I had it looked over by some friends and I decided to go with it with slight modifications.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

By the way, how does this hold up to overclocking

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Really nice, but you should probably go a faster speed on the ram because you are using a Ryzen. Just a suggestion you don't have to