Upgraded from old Intel G4560 to Ryzen 7 2700x for 1440p gaming. Combination of old parts and new. First time building sticking to a theme so had some fun. Still working on cable management but thought it turned out okay (tight fit getting the side panel snug, but the Fractal case was fantastic to build in). Many parts bought during holiday sales.

Future upgrade plans:

-120mm AIO to take the spot of the rear exhaust fan

-GPU upgrade to a RTX 30XX series card or a 2060S/2070S if can find a good deal. My 1060 6gb is sufficient for the current games I am playing hitting 80+ fps 1440p medium to high settings

-Consolidate storage with 1TB NVMe SSD and large HDD for photos/videos

In hindsight would have changed the following:

-MSI Tomahawk motherboard to better fit the theme

-Splurge more for a Ryzen 5 3600x for better future proofing

-3600 RAM

Edit: Updated pics with better view of cable management/in the light. Also changed out wraith cooler with Corsair H60

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  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

That price for the 2700x, what a time to be alive!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed! Also came with BL3 or Outerworlds + 3 month Microsoft game pass

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a similar build and have the same regrets, but mine was supposed to be budget. I really wanted the 3700 or 3800, but Id rather have a full new build if i wanted to get newer stuff.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. The 2700x deal was too good to pass up and is still a beast

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Looks good. I was looking at a 3600X, but I have more use for the extra cores/threads than a few more FPS in games and at the current price, it's hard to pass up. I'll definitely be putting a better cooler on the CPU. Everything I've seen indicated the 2700X runs a bit warm with the stock cooler.