Description

So this is my first build and I got to say, it's really good. I spent over two months to get the money for the parts, and I had done a lot of research for it. I'm actually surprised how fast it is. Temps don't get above 65C, even when stress testing it (At least that's what the software says). I had some issues with Aura Sync software but I fixed it.

One thing I'm confused about is why my storage devices don't show the capacity they're listed as.

My SSD is supposed to be 500GB but only shos 465 GB

My HDD is supposed to be 2 TB but only shows 1.81 TB. Doe sanyone know why this is like this?

Part Reviews

CPU

Love this CPU. Crazy fast and marked first place on Cinebench at a score of 1,500.

CPU Cooler

This AIO keeps my CPU cool at around 35 degrees, but the instruction manual on how to install it was really bad. I had to look up a video on YouTube to install the brackets correctly. Plug the fans into the CPU headers and not the cable coming off the pump. I plugged it into the cable going off the pump at first because that's what the manual said, but my fan RPMs were only going up as high as 1000, with an aggressive fan curve, and they are advertised to go up to 2400 RPM.

After I plugged the fans into the CPU headers, and the AIO cable into the AIo header, my CPU temps shot way down to being 27 degrees C at idle. Before they were at 47 degrees at idle.

Motherboard

Really good motherboard and pretty nice BIOS too. Though looking back I wish I got an X370 or something since I was going with a Ryzen 7 but whatever.

Memory

This RAM works really well with my Ryzen CPU, and even works with ASUS Aura Sync. It's not that much more expensive than other RAM and looks great. Plus the RGB lighting makes my build look really cool.

Storage

Blends in with my build nicely

Video Card

Great GPU for the price. It can run many games without an issue, and RGB lighting looks awesome

Case

This is a pretty cheap case, but it's still get the job done. It even has a PSU shroud, which most budget cases don't have. Note that the side panel isn't glass, it's acrylic, which I heard scratches easily, but I haven't had any problems with it. Just be safe and wipe it down with a microfiber cloth when cleaning it though. The back side panel is dented so it gives more room for cable management, which is good because I barely got it one after finishing the build lol!

Power Supply

Lots of extra cable ports for extra components and is really efficient

Case Fan

I got red version of these and they're pretty quiet, and give adequate air flow throughout the case

Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Storage devices needs space for software to run the device and some space for recovery and OEM partitions. If I missed something, reply and tell me please. Not an expert on this lol Good build though!

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build

But did your ram work at full speed out of stock without any overclocking ? I am making a build similar to this but with gigabyte X470 mobo and i am having a really hard time finding the best memory I am looking for a 3200 mhz memory under 170 $ that will run at over 3000 mhz at stock speed

Please if anyone can help

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

In the BIOS (At least with this motherboard) I had to go to the My Favorites section and set the RAM to the frequency it's advertised at. Then just press F10 to save and exit.

Usually DDR4 RAM is set to 2133 mhz out of the box. Those advertised speeds are overclocked speeds where the RAM was still stable at. Going above that advertised speed can cause your PC to blue screen.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I've noticed that you used the Corsair H100i V2 AIO cpu water cooler and the ASUS B350-F motherboard. I've heard claims that this cooler cannot mount the this board without some form of a mounting adapter, is this true and if so could you tell me what mount you used and where you got it, or did you have no problem with mounting?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the motherboard is AM4 and only works with AMD processors. The H100i V2 comes with a mounting bracket for Intel processors, but there is a mounting bracket for AMD inside the box that you can install onto the water block as well. The bracket itself is only like 5 bucks at Micro Center.

As for actually mounting the thing, I needed to watch a YouTube tutorial because the manual was not helpful at all. The manual showed the wrong parts being installed and it turns out I didn't even need them in the first place. Thank goodness for YouTube tech channels Here's the link to it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OZKhPEtnz8

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

How cool does everything stay in that case? I have that case and am getting an 1800x. My main concern is the cooling for it.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

With my build, the CPU doesn't get above 60, unless I torture test it. Right now it's idling at 30, but I've seen it get down to 27. When I play some heavy games it usually stays at around the high 40s to low 50s. Might be different for you depending on your cooler, case fans, other components etc.

I'm using a Corsair H100i V2 with the included fans and three Corsair AF120s as case fans. You might be able to squeeze in a fourth case fan if you don't install an optical drive, but I'm not sure about that.

Hope this helps!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning on a cryorig h7 (no OC for now), hopefully it wont get too bad. I can live with 70 degrees, since I'm getting a new case soon. Thanks!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 7 1800x's RAM compatibility speed is 2666 mz so, the 3200 speed on the Trizent Z isn't necessary. Just putting it out there.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the suggestion. I'm pretty new to PC building so I mostly just learned from YouTube and Tom's Hardware, and I heard that Ryzen works better with higher frequency memory so I just bought a 3200 mhz kit since it was only 15 bucks more