Description

I needed a desktop to replace my old laptop so I could do more pc gaming, so I planned a christmas build and did that for the holidays. I already had all the other peripherals, which consist of my ASUS MX279H monitor, razer firefly and deathadder, and corsair k67, so I was set there. Although this build is overkill for 1080p gaming I wanted to ensure high fps not matter what and overall have a beastly computer. I cannot be more satisfied with the build, and all these parts are very solid in general. I had no problems building it and starting it up for the first time, everything went well, and the only complaint I have it that the magnetic rgb strips are kind of weak. Furthermore, the ryzen 5 2600 overclocks to 4.2 ghz which is awesome, and I love the rgb on the ASUS strix graphics card as well as the motherboard and the memory, as they all nicely contribute to my joker theme.

Part Reviews

CPU

For the best value of 6 cores, 12 threads, and a cpu boost of 3.9 ghz(mine goes to 4.2) for $160, I made no mistake using this cpu. I absolutely love it and would recommend for anyone looking to go with team red or a great value cpu

CPU Cooler

Not going to lie the budget ran a bit short here, but this cooler still looks very nice with the white led and doesn't deliver that bad of temps. At idle with no overclock it keeps the cpu at 31 degrees celcius, overclocked it sits idle in the 40s range, and at load in most games the max temp I've ever reached is 60 degrees celcius overclocked or not, so thats not bad. However, when I overclock to 4.2 ghz and really stress it with an application like AIDA64, it can hit a scorching 105 degrees celcius max, so consider a better cooler if you're going to do some serious overclocking with your cpu on constant max load.

Motherboard

Simply put, great MOBO. The rgb backlight as well as the headers all work nicely in sync, and it looks very good in my case with that smooth metal finish. Had no problems building with it, the manual was very helpful in showing were the fan headers and everything else was, and it supports my build very well. The BIOS is easy to work with and in conclusion I have no complaints.

Memory

These are some of the best and budget rgb sticks of memory I've ever seen, they look very sexy, and run nicely at the advertised 3000 mhz rate. No complaints, its memory.

Storage

Works like a charm and boots programs and the computer very fast. Computer goes from shutdown to windows in a blink of the eye, and this is definitely a great value SSD for the amount of storage you get

Storage

Uh works. No problems. Stores stuff. Makes no noise.

Video Card

I got this for $355, and it is the toughest gtx 1070 out there in my opinion. Runs any game at at least 75-85 FPS at 1080p at ultra settings, has great cooling, and nice rgb backplate. Although it sags in the slot like any other STRIX card, I would still recommend it to anyone looking for an amazing gtx 1070 for the value.

Case

Boring, simple, and easy, and that is great. Very easy to work in, although the thumbscrews were screwed in very tight from the factory which was very odd. Easy cable management however, and a great quality case

Power Supply

Great modular psu, comes with a nice pouch to hold excess cables and parts when you're done building, and powers the computer efficiently and nicely while giving room for future expansion and overclocking.

Wireless Network Adapter

I don't have Ethernet so I had to pick this up. Worked out of the box, gives my home wifi's rated speeds, and doesn't drop connection. What can I say, it works.

Custom

Work with the rgb header, however the magnet and tape feature are both very weak. I honestly recommend a better quality strip if you can afford it. However, they do shine nicely and the black matches with the case, and they work, so they aren't a total bust.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build i recently bought a ryzen 5 1600 and a gtx 1070 hybrid love your build

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build. I think 1070 is just right for max setting 1080p gaming tho.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice setup, functional and clean.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build. Would there be more air flow for the aio if the fan was mounted on the other side of it? That way the fan would not be clogging up the front of the case. Would not bother if ur not going to overclock.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

what FPS in fortnite?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Easily over 100 fps average ultra settings 1080p

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! What FPS are you getting?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on what game I'm playing(in ultra/highest settings in 1080p). Shadow of the Tomb Raider is definitely the most expensive, but I still get about an average 70 or so fps in the more graphics intensive scenes, some scenes I get about 90 fps, some scenes closer to 60 fps, so it varies. Overall though this thing rips 80 fps average in most games, some games even more than that like fortnite at about 110 fps average.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I'm using the same Motherboard and RAM like yours, but I'm using a Ryzen 1600 instead of 2600. Did you find any trouble setting RAM speed to 3000? because mine can't get past 2666.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No. On first boot I went into the BIOS and set the speeds to DRAM 3000 and it went no problem. Can't overclock ram tho.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How is the wifi card? What is your ping in FPS games like CS and Fortnite?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Wifi card turned **** after 3 weeks or so after using it. ran ethernet cable from the basement instead. My honest recommendation if you can is just to use an ethernet cable, it'll never fail you.

  • 6 months ago
  • -2 points

Your CPU load temp is dangerously high and could seriously damage it. What core voltage are you using? I suggest trying to bring that down if you haven't already done so. If it won't budge enough to bring temps down to around 85°C maximum I would bring the clock speed down to achieve a lower voltage. Even at stock speeds (which will go above stock automatically thanks to precision boost and XFR) it will not bottleneck a 1070 at all so don't worry too much about getting the highest speed possible.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not upped the core voltage for the cpu in my BIOS drastically, and for the sake of accuracy of the review I gave the cpu temp under load when I overclocked to 4.2 ghz and stressed it with AIDA64 which was pretty extreme, but in reality when it isn't overclocked and I am stress testing it right now, it realistically sits at 28 degrees idle and 50 degrees when it is stressed (at stock speeds). Thus, I solely reflected on how far this machine could go in the review which doesn't accurately represent my computers temps, and even when it is overclocked(which isn't even necessary b/c the ryzen 5 won't bottleneck the gtx 1070) in game it only hits temps of 60 degrees celcius. Thank you for your comment and advice though, it is well appreciated.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't listen to him.

60 degrees for your ryzen chip is perfectly safe.

I always had my i5 4460 at 65 degrees for 3 years now and suffered no issues at all.

Consoles also operate at a higher temperate but also lasts for a long time and maybe even for decades (my ps3 came to mind)

Point is that computer hardware is very tough and takes alot of heat to actually damage it. Even if it start to overheat, the pc usually turns itself off or the cpu throttles itself to prevent any further damage.

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

It read 105 before. Maybe a glitch.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

"Cpu load temp is dangerously high"

Is only 60 degree Celsius at load

The cpu temp is completely acceptable and isn't in any danger at all.

I have no clue where you got that 60 degree is a "dangerous temp" for cpus at all.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

He was referring to the 105 degrees celcius I had originally put in the review, to reflect on the load temp when overclocked to 4.2 ghz. However it was my mistake to put that temp in the review, as my cpu will never be at max load when overclocked or even come near 105 degrees in a realistic scenario. Thus he is correct, and yes 60 degrees at load when not overclocked is totally safe.

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

It said 105°C before.

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

The list read 105°C previously

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

It says the temp under load is 60°C