Description

I'm using it to play Overwatch mainly, but I can play pretty much any game at boastful settings without any FPS issues. When I set the graphics settings in OW to all low and the resolution scale to 100%, I get an average of 200 fps. Raising any of the settings will inherently lower the average fps, but I feel like I can't notice the difference graphically. I've run into issues regarding audio, such as no microphone input no matter what I do. I'm guessing this is coming from the motherboard, but I'm not entirely sure. The wifi card also seems to be a bit funky, so my experience with ASUS is very poor. In general, I will rate each of the parts. Overall score: 4.2 This build was great, and it was truly a good introduction to the PC master race. I enjoyed finding the parts and assembling them (despite my 3 tries to get the CPU cooler on). I recommend this for modest to high-end gaming as the performance is spectacular. I would probably recommend getting a different motherboard and wifi card. The price difference there is next to nothing. If you have the extra money, a 2700X and a 1660 TI might serve as good upgrades.

I hope this was useful! Thanks :)

Part Reviews

CPU

This CPU hasn't let me down at all. I haven't run into any issues yet. There's only one nit-picky thing from me on it. Overclocking this above 3.85 GHz is a challenge, and messing with the voltages will be necessary.

Motherboard

The motherboard was very good and easy to setup at first, but soon after, I ran into the audio issues I explained earlier. Updating the chipset, bios, and installing the latest audio drivers didn't fix the issue. I even ordered a USB sound card to try and get around this issue, but that didn't seem to solve anything. I finally hooked up my MacBook Air to my pc with an aux cable and was finally able to get input. I'm hopeful a new headset may fix these issues. Other than the sound, the RGB is nice but doesn't light up much if you have a tinted panel.

Memory

The RAM is almost perfect. Overclocking it isn't really feasible for me, but I'm sure it's possible. I don't have any complaints for it, but I don't have anything good to say about it, either.

Storage

A great SSD with no issues. Got it for around $50 on Amazon.

Video Card

The GPU is wonderful. I haven't run into any issues with it yet, and it performs very well. I have yet to figure out how to overclock it significantly, but messing with the fan curve in Afterburner helped me keep the temperature under control. The default fan curve isn't good at all for it and usually reaches 70-80C before turning it up to 100%.

Case

A beautiful case with decent cable-management support. I really like the aesthetics for it, and it was definitely worth the extra money for a good case.

Power Supply

No issues whatsoever with it. Works perfectly, and I couldn't complain.

Wireless Network Adapter

Many issues with this card, including disconnecting randomly from my network, idling at times, and even powering off and powering back on in Windows. I still have to figure out whether it's my network as all of my other devices have run into issues with the network as well. At the moment, I'm not happy with it and sometimes have to power off my motherboard completely to fix the card.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Great parts selection! I am a big Overwatch fan as well, this thing should crush that game no problem!

Did you throw an SSD in? I don't see any storage in the parts list.

Cheers!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the Silicon Power 512GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid State Drive (SP512GBSS3A55S25). Sorry, forgot to include it in the original list.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

just gotta say i love your profile icon,hxh is great

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, what did you use for storage?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I updated the page with the Silicon Power 512GB SSD 3D NAND A55 SLC Cache Performance Boost SATA III 2.5" 7mm (0.28") Internal Solid State Drive (SP512GBSS3A55S25)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the same WiFi card that you have and it has been giving me ‘No Connection, Secured’ when I look at my networks. Did you experience this at the beginning, and if so, how did you deal with it?