This was built as an upgrade from my prebuilt pc that had a very old i7 and a 780ti. I use it for gaming mainly GTAV but sometimes fortnite and csgo, and some editing in after effects and photoshop for school. It does well in fortnite staying over 100fps most of the time on the highest settings (never goes below 80) and stays a constant 80-100+ in GTA. The noise of the wraith prism cooler is noticeable but its not at all too loud. I was unable to overclock the RAM to the advertised 3000MHz but I think its because I cheaped out on the motherboard. I know it would benefit the processor at that speed but I am getting the performance I need and I don't mind at all. If you have any tips or suggestions please tell me, this is my first build so go easy!

Part Reviews


So much faster than my old processor, runs everything with ease. Only downside is the noise of the included cooler.


Works well with everything I bought and is a very good price.


Nice lighting but hotspots are noticeable. Does its job well.


Very good boot drive but I am thinking of a m.2 for more speed.


Good for storing all of my games.

Video Card

So powerful and the lighting and backplate are super nice.


A lot smaller than I expected and the rgb can't sync up with anything. A nice housing for everything though and it has a PSU cover.

Power Supply

I just took this from my old build. I feel like its going to blow up lol, so that's my next upgrade.


So smooth and now my pc can actually run games at 165fps its so nice. Feels very responsive also.


Very loud and I would of gathered a TKL but they were a lot more expensive. Still feels really nice though and the brushed deck matches the gpu backplate


Works very well and I haven't had a single problem with it.


I have had these for a solid 2 years and they sound and feel great. Might upgrade soon though

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  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

for a little bit more you can get a RTX 2060 super with another 2gbs of vram.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, another £40. It’s not really worth it when it comes into price to performance. They might have been on a tight budget at that point and decided that the 2060 would fit their needs. Also Fortnite, csgo and gta do not need 8gb of vram to run at 1080p and a 2060 can hit well over 100fps which would make the most of his 165hz monitor

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay good to know because I'm getting a 165hz monitor, and since black friday, I'm getting a 2070 Super. So I'm praying for 165fps in..........


  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Bad PSU = kaboom to the whole system.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

If you haven't already, try a full BIOS reset (battery out, the works); helped me on one sample of the mATX version of that board. Then see if you can get the RAM speed up a bit.

After you replace the PSU, I'll suggest a Scythe Mugen 5 CPU cooler, will drop temps and noise significantly.

Don't worry too much about NVMe for the SSD, it doesn't make all that much difference for gaming.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much man! I’ll reset the bios and see if that works. I’ll look into that cooler aswell. Legend

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I've used a few Thermaltake cases before and they seem to always be small. If the CPU cooler is too loud it could be because of the fan curve, but on a 2700x getting an upgrade to something bigger may be really helpful. Can get quality ones for about US$50