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I spent the last 6 months researching how to build a pc. I never gave it any thought until a friend of mine talked me into building one last year. Originally I was going to buy a Mac computer hahaha, but I’m so glad I didn’t. I spent a lot of time on this and I know cable management isn’t the greatest but I hope to get some feedback. Enjoy!

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  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty nice build, not many people use the 1660 ti, I did and I think it’s an under appreciated card. Your cable management isn’t bad the parts are really good and this thing should be able to handle anything you really throw at it. Nice work

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thank you mark! I really appreciate it. And I completely agree with you.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks like something I would put together but you should have gone with an m.2 ssd. Just because of speed.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

also like twice the price

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What is twice the price? The SSD? No! You can get a 500gb wd blue m.2 for less than 70.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

That drive is just a SATA drive in an M.2 form factor. It offers no speed advantages over a "normal" 2,5" drive.

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

Then for 30 more get a 500gb sn750 nvme which is super fast also. The m.2 drive you called sata would still have some speed difference.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't call it SATA for fun, it uses a SATA interface, as you can see from WD's website: https://www.wd.com/en-ie/products/internal-ssd/wd-blue-ssd.html

Furthermore it has transfer speeds of up to 545mb/s, smack dab where you'd expect SATA drives to land. Because guess what? It's a SATA drive, just like the one used in this build, and thus wouldn't offer ANY real speed increase.

The SN750 on the other hand, is a lot faster, because it's an NVME drive with a PCIE interface.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks craftwins! I’ll keep that in mind.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

great PC but i would say you could save some money on the motherboard because you didn't buy the x version of the ryzen 5 you could've spent around $70 for one. and you dont really need a fan you could use the stock because they are not bad and you cant really overclock this cpu.Then you mightve been able to buy a 2060. Great build though!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn’t take that into consideration. Honestly I was kind of going for aesthetics also, cause you know more rgb equals more FPS hahaha. But in all seriousness thanks for the advice, I was going for the 2600x but they were sold out at the time I made my purchase. Have a good one!

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I didn’t really want to wait, cause I already planned to build this a few months ago and got impatient haha. Thanks for the feedback, let me know when you build yours!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick build! I’m doing a similar build soon with a Ryzen 5 2600 and 1660 TI. How’s the 1660 TI preforming? Any issues? +1

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply. But it’s been great so far! No issues what so ever. I get about 240 FPS on LOL, around 120-130 FPS on Apex Legends depending on area of the map, and like 120-140 on Fortnite on epic settings.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the temps of the the zotac card ? I am getting it soon

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply. I’ve only tried 3 games so far which are Apex Legends, LOL, and Fortnite and it hasn’t gone above 70c. Temps are pretty good but I have my fans set on default settings.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Just ran a test on it, and highest temp I got was 76c. Hope that helps.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Were you able to achieve 3200mhz on your ram

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply. And yeah I was able to achieve 3200mhz by changing the settings in the bios.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the B450 tomahawk and same ram corsair but I have 4/32Ram. Thinking of upgrading my cpu cooler just like yours. Do you think it will fit? Or not block the gammaxx fan?

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey sorry for the late reply. I haven’t been on this in months. But I think the first ram slot might have trouble fitting, the cpu cooler is quite close to it.