I don't know if you got the 2700X for less than what's listed. I wish I'd been able to get one when they were still $164. At this point I'm going with a 3700X since the difference in price is so little.
Nicely thought out system.
Nicely thought out system with room to upgrade down the line. You might consider adding an exhaust fan to the rear fan mounting area just to get a little better airflow, but probably not needed.
The GPU could certainly use an upgrade, but if you're using it for virtual machines, you might want to keep that one in once you do since you should be able to assign it to it's own VM and it would be fine for a lot of things. You obviously left the path open for another 32GB of ram which you may eventually want for what you are saying you'll be using this for.
That is a well thought out build. I know a lot of budget builds only get 8GB of ram but I wouldn't spec a system with less than 16 at this point. Fractal Design cases (other than their lowest end ones) are generally solid and great to build in. I appreciate the solid side version as well not being a fan of RGB lighting. The solid side also means more sound deadening on those so I bet that's whisper quiet when running.
I'm going on the assumption that the appearance of this build was as important as it's function given the parts chosen. It looks great.
It looks like a pretty solid build. That power supply is total overkill, but it should be rock solid reliable. I totally agree with you on Samsung SSD's. The difference in price is worth the rock solid reputation (one I've never heard anyone refute). That case wouldn't be my first choice, but that's mostly a matter of wanting more front I/O. There are cases in the same price range that cover that so it's mostly personal preference. I appreciate the lack of RGB. Having flashing or glowing lights on my PC would be really distracting. I mostly don't want to have to pay any attention to it.
This is basically a reference build for a PC in the $1000ish range with all parts being tried and true. Want to cut the cost a little, go with a less expensive power supply and maybe a 1600 and 1660 Super. Need to do some productivity work? A 3700X and maybe 32GB of ram would do it. As long as the case you choose has decent airflow (lots with mesh fronts available now). Plan to have 3 fans, two intakes and one exhaust. The coolers that come with the Ryzen CPU's are pretty good so you shouldn't need to buy one unless you plan to push the overclocking (which makes very noticeable difference if you aren't running benchmarks). Route the power cables for the MB before you mount the MB. You sometimes can't fit the connectors past it in some cases once it's in place.
This is an absolutely solid and well thought out build. I'm guessing you did a little research. I'll be building a very similar system soon only with a 2700X and 32Gigs of ram (I have reasons for that). The power supply was maybe a bit of a splurge, but you'll never have to worry about it.
That's an impressive PC for the price. I'd probably have gone with non-RGB memory and a different case, but that's pure personal preference for a build like that. I assume you're doing more than gaming on that.
Nice build and a good choice of parts. I'd probably consider moving the top exhaust fan to the front as an intake and adding a second intake to get a little positive pressure and give a little better airflow, but otherwise, everything looks great.
Nice build. The power supply is a little bit of overkill but leaves room for expansion. There was really no need for an AIO cooler with that CPU, but once again, it's there if an upgrade happens to a chip that does.
Very nicely done system. I want to do something similar though I'm likely going to use a 3700X and just a single 512GB or 1TB SSD. Otherwise, pretty much the same.
That looks pretty decent. I'm not wild about the case as far as airflow, but it does look nice. This is similar to what I want to build though I'll probably go with at least a 1660 super. Also with the raise in price of the 2700X I may just go with a 3700X for the extra $30 for the lower power draw and slightly higher performance.
That is an amazing looking system. There is no way I'd even start to be able to do something like that. With those components, I'm sure it runs as well as it looks.
That's a well thought out build similar to what I'll be putting together. I'll be using a different case and a B450 MB, but other than that it should be pretty much the same unless I can't find a 2700X for a decent price in which case I may just opt for a 3700X or even a 3900X with the understanding that I'll likely update the GPU at some point in the future.
That's a sharp looking build. I like the minimal RGB. The ring on that Wraith cooler really pops. You shouldn't need a better fan. Arctic may not be expensive, but they are top quality. Seeing builds like this almost makes me tempted to do a MicroATX build when I put my own system together.
Nice build. I appreciate seeing what the case looks like with no RGB lit up since I'm also not a fan of rainbow puke.
Nice build. I'm looking to do something similar. With the price of the 3700X being almost the same as the 2700X now, I'll probably go with one of those and a MSI Tomahawk MB. I don't see an issue with your power supply. It's a good brand with decent efficiency, and plenty of capacity. I don't know about a case yet.
Nicely done. Other than dealing with dust in the case, that mod to the front has to give you a LOT more airflow. It has kind of a speaker look to it. I wonder if you could add some foam speaker covers to act as dust filters.
Great job. It's way above what I can afford, but that looks like a really well thought out system.
For cooling, I'd move the intake fans to the top of the case, it looks like they are choked off where they are now. That should help with the airflow and you probably won't need a new cooler. Your CPU is way more than you need so it's fine. I'd consider a GPU upgrade to at least a 5700 or 2070. That power supply was total overkill, but you won't need to worry about it at least.
If your performance is dropping, check for dust build up in the cooling fins of the CPU cooler and GPU. It's also about time to replace the thermal compound. Arctic Silver, MX4, etc will all work fine. I wouldn't mess with liquid metal at all.
Your monitor is a nice one by the way. Overall you did very well with that for your first build.
Great build. You did very well with cable management given the weird way that case handles that. I'd consider adding a couple fans up front for airflow and to try to keep some positive pressure in the case. I hope you got the PSU on sale. It's a good one, but a bit of overkill unless you're considering a major upgrade in the future.
Nice build with room to upgrade in the future. I appreciate that you are using that case. I'm seriously considering a solid sided Fractal Design case myself. I'm not a huge fan of RGB lighting so there's really no reason for me to have the internals on display.
That looks similar to what I want to build though I may have to go with a straight 2060 or 5700 GPU. THe one suggestion I'd make is to add an exhaust fan. The 2700X runs kind of warm so if you're using the included cooler, you may want the added airflow to get rid of the heat faster.
Nice build. How do you like that mouse? I'm still using my old G700, but it's finally getting to the point where I need something new and that 602 looks like a good replacement.
The 570MB and CPU cooler were maybe a little overkill, but it does give you some upgrade room down the road. The 1660 Super should be able to easily do 1080 at 144Hz. I'm surprised to hear the issues you had with the case. Granted it's one of their lowest cost models, but they get pretty good reviews for their other ones.
The one thing I'd definitely do is do a little work on the cable management. It won't make any real difference for cooling, but it will look better and be easier to maintain down the road.
Nice clean build. It looks like you have good airflow assuming the front of that case (I can't tell which one it is) is mesh.
I hope you added at least one intake fan to that case. The 2700X runs hotter than many other Ryzen chips. The case I'll be using for my build using that CPU has 3 fans included and I'm still leaving room in the budget for an upgraded cooler (the Wraith can go in my current system so won't go to waste).
Thanks for the info about the USB Type C connector. The case I'll be using also has one and I had been looking at a B450 motherboard, and sure enough, it didn't have the connector. Found a similarly priced 470 board that did so you saved me some frustration there.
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.
If you have a couple intake fans on the front and an exhaust on the back you should be mostly ok. You may want to add an intake on the bottom blowing up at the CPU. The 2700x can run a bit warm if you push it so watch the temps to decide if you need to consider a more efficient cooler. Finally, I'd watch some videos on cable management if you want to improve the appearance a bit. I doubt it's affecting anything cooling wise though.
Looks pretty good. I'll be putting together something similar though with a 1660 Super GPU. This looks like a nice clean build with good airflow. I definitely want to use a 3 fan setup similar to yours. I'll have to see how the included Wraith cooler does with my actual use. If I have to use a third party cooler that's not a big deal.
This is pretty similar to what I'm looking to put together. I'm actually trying to avoid any RGB in my system as I find flickering lighting really distracting.