Description

This was my first computer build. I went for a sleek white build with a bit of black for contrast. I chose to not go all out on RGB/LEDs as to not break the bank. I went with the i5-9400F mainly because it was cheaper than its competitors at the cost of having no intregrated graphics; which I would never use anyways.

I had a tough time deciding on a CPU cooler but ultimately went with the H60 Liquid Cooler mainly for looks, and it does an absolutely amazing job and the fan is surprisingly pretty quiet.

I also went with the MSI Z390M for its support of numerous ram speeds as well as the fact that it comes with a wifi antenna and bluetooth (although I mainly use ethernet, the wifi is nice for when I'm visiting places that don't have the ports). I certainly could've gone cheaper on the SSD but I figured I'd go all out and I especially hated the load times for certain games on my old pc.

I absolutely loved the Antec sleeved cables. They look amazing and are really nice quality for their price. Definitely much better than the cheap looking cables included with the PSU.

Last of all was the fan extension cable which I used for the radiator fan since the cord wasn't long enough to reach the slot while still being tucked away on the backside of the case.

Part Reviews

CPU

Performs absolutely spectacular, haven't even overclocked this yet and I'm already happy with it. Went for this solely for the exceptional price and I'd never use integrated graphics anyways so I was glad to save some money and lose a feature I'd never use.

CPU Cooler

It does a good job at cooling although the plate that gets installed on the back of the motherboard felt cheaply made, (it's entirely possible I got a bad batch for this) and the backplate didn't stay in place very well during install.

Motherboard

Love this motherboard, everything I could ask for plus a bit of RGB without being ridiculously expensive. The included wifi + bluetooth is nice too.

Memory

Got this because it was actually $2 cheaper than the 2666 MHz on Amazon so I figured why not get faster if it's less expensive.

Storage

Even poorly optimized games load insanely fast, I'm never the last one to load in anymore.

Video Card

Can legitimately play every single game I own at any graphical settings I want and still get a solid 60 fps or more.

Case

I went for the tempered glass version of the 275R and I'm wicked pleased with it. Although the holes they cut to allow you to screw the panel onto the case aren't exactly accurate, this case a breeze to work in and looks absolutely amazing. I chose this over an NZXT case solely because this had the two USB ports and a microphone and headphone jack on the front. I didn't want to have to buy a 2-1 cord for my headset (which would almost certainly reduce quality unless I wanted to pay extra for a high quality adapter), and I also like to charge other accessories from the front of the case.

Power Supply

Not really much to say about the PSU, it does its job with no issues.

Custom

Love these cables. Although notice that they're only EXTENSION cables and not modular cables. They're nice quality especially for the price. It's cheaper to go with these than buy a full-modular PSU and then get nice cables for that.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I always love seeing the white and black setups nice job

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I figured I'd go for something simple with the white and black. It's a fairly good-looking scheme to go for without having an incredibly high budget.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build! I love white pc's, my next build with be one for sure! If you do add some tasteful rgb leds the white will do a nice job of reflecting it around your case.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah with this case I have quite a lot more room so if I end up wanting to add more I have plenty of options!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I am about to build my second PC with a similiar budget, colour scheme and specs. One of the only things that are quite different is that I am thinking of using a ryzen 7 2700x. does your cpu work well, and if so would you recommend over the 2700x/

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

My CPU is excellent, I've had no complaints whatsoever. Comparing the two processors, the Ryzen 7 2700x only beats the i5-9400F for workstation-type tasks as the Ryzen has 8 cores and 16 threads whereas the Intel has 6 cores and 6 threads. The Ryzen would be much better for multi-core tasks, the Intel is a little bit cheaper and gets a bit more fps when it comes to gaming. It all comes down to what you'll be using it for. If you're just going for a gaming rig the Intel processor is cheaper and gets better fps than the Ryzen.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

One thing that I WOULD change is to go with an atx motherboard because to fill up some of that empty space in your case. But anyway a phenomenal build

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That’s cool

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

That’s not an ATX board it’s micro..

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