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This was my first build. It was a complete Amazon Prime Day build and there were some amazing deals. I was able to pack a lot of power into this thing for the price. It is mostly used for editing and work. Coming from my trusty 10 year old Sony Vaio with an i5-3210M pegged at 2.5GHz, this thing is absolutely lightening quick. Having multiple NVMe SSDs - one for OS and programs and the other for current work files, scratch and cache - really improves workflow, speed and ease of keeping the temp files clean. Yes, I know the GPU is in the second slot, but it covers up all the eye candy on the board and I didnt want it baking my SSDs. I ran a couple GPU benchmarks in both slots and came up with no difference :) I would recommend any of these parts to anyone. Now time to build the wife's Prime Day R7 2700x (similarly spec'd).

EDIT - because I couldnt resist, I sold the 9700k on ebay for more than I paid ($340), updated to the 9900k for $449, and changed to the Aorus 2060 super open box for $399, recouped the 339 on the 2060 and vertically mounted the GPU.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow is that a clean build.

Why have the graphics card at the bottom? It could cut into it's performance, actually, idk tho

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yah, I put it in the 2nd of the three slots so it wouldn’t heat up my SSDs (and so I could see the MOBO lol). I didn’t see any difference in 3D mark, and its pretty overkill for my needs anyways, more got it for future proofing. Hoping adobe can tap into all the new tech for rendering.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It really doesn't matter which PCIE slot you plug the GPU in as long as you can adjust the settings in said slot to be the primary PCIE port through the BIOs. As the OP has mentioned, it's just so as the GPU won't obscure the mobo which is a valid reason because some graphics cards can be so thicc! LOL.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Welp, didnt know these options are in bios...

Thx for the knowledge

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean build for sure.

Is there some type of software to control the RBG settings on the ram sticks?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Edit - I was using Trident Z software but it get over-ridden by RGB Fusion 2.0 which is not as good for the effects I like. So I downloaded Aura Sync for the RAM sticks and use Fusion for the MOBO and graphics card. Works great

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

This is awesome you made the black and blue color scheme work perfectly. Love the h500 cases, they're nice to build in. +1

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. Love this case. So easy to work with.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Also are you considering using 3rd gen ryzen for your wife's similar build?

Just asking...

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I was, but the 2700x was only 199 for prime day... that’s a steal.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

And the H450 boards are really coming down in price as well

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea new hardware really kills the prices on the old ones...

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Not only the parts are good, this looks insane, genuinely one of the best PC's I have ever seen in my entire life!!

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!