First PC build for uh "school"
Actually built it for y'know gaming, flexing on my friends on how much of a better PC I have, etc.. A bit overkill for the main games I play which are LoL, TF2, GTA V, Watch Dogs 2, OW, and OSU, but I wanted this build to last me until I graduate high school without having to get any upgrades. Anyways, when I first was looking at building this monster, I decided I was going to only have $1000 or $900 saved up and decided on an i5-9400f and GTX 1070 rig which still would have been a huge upgrade but I am very happy with my components. I got my 1080 Ti dirt cheap off eBay which even though it was a miner, he told me he ran the cards at 80% TDP to improve the lifespan of the card so I hope it'll continue to work for a few years.
So far the only benchmark I ran is 3D Mark Fire Strike and Time Spy (Fire Strike - 21800, Time Spy - 9097). Edit: I also ran recently Fire Strike Ultra - 6889, Fire Strike Extreme - 12809, and Time Spy Extreme - 4283.
Coming from an HP Prebuilt that I threw a 1050 Ti in last year, which got 5682 and 2191 in Fire Strike and Time Spy respectively this is a huge upgrade.
Runs like a champ in Cinebench and 3DMark and I'm sure it'll crush any games I throw at it. Happy to get the new 7nm process as well as 6 cores and 12 threads, and is a much better buy then what I was going to go with (an i7-9700k).
CAM software is well, a bit **** but is functional and does the job. The cooler however looks beautiful in person, easy to install, and keeps my CPU nice and cool.
Very nice motherboard, a particular fan header was really hard to get to while keeping my cable y'know managed properly, but overall great board and comes with some dank features like hybrid fan headers which was great for cable management with my AIO.
Super fast, heard Ryzen 3000 would utilize higher clock speed RAM even better so I decided to save time from having to overclock and picked up this super fast kit. The modules feel very premium in your hands and have a bit of weight to it, and look nice and sleek in my case.
Super fast boot times, from the time I restart to the time I hop back on discord is like 30 seconds - 1 minute and is honestly amazing.
Installs like an SSD, faster than regular 3.5" mechanical, big enough to hold my games = profit.
Ah my pride and joy, this card is a monster. It is huge and really heavy but some of the metal feels flimsy but overall the card feels like a top-of-the-line card should and the benchmarks speak for itself. It takes a huge amount to power this beast, and getting the 2x6+2 PCIE connectors in was a real hassle for me. The card however, runs super quiet and cool and looks dope in your case.
Case is nice but a pain in the *** to cable manage the back, I basically just left most of my cables in a flat puddle in the middle and called it a day with cable ties. But the case looks amazing, but I'd recommend saving up a bit for the newer 560x model which I heard is easier to work in and imho looks a bit nicer.