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First PC build here. I will be using it mostly for gaming. I really enjoyed the building process and I am looking forward to adding more to this build(increasing the memory, storage space, and replacing the exhaust fans with rgb versions will be my first move). I am really impressed with the RTX 2060 GPU for the price. The NZXT h500 was super great to build in, especially with this being my first one. The cable managing features on the back are very useful. Let me know your thoughts!

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build +1, that corsair mouse tho........

JK.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

The 2060 is great

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick build. How's the cooler working for you ? Was thinking of building a pc with the same cooler.

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Really well! The price point is great for it, if I wasn't paying attention to that I would have loved to have gotten an NZXT Kraken because they look so good. This one is easy to install though, haven't seen my CPU temp go above 45ishC playing Destiny 2 or Metro. The lights are pretty neat too. It does make a little noise when the pump moves a lot of water at once which is funny to hear from a box full of high end electronics.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah same here I'm trying to save money on the cooler as well NZXT kraken is a beauty.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

hey dude, i am about to get the same cooler with the same case but don't know about mounting it at the front. Is it good and reliable and should i do it?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah! The frame that the coolers goes on actually comes out of the case and makes for a very easy install. I would recommend looking up a video of someone building in the h500, there are some good ones out there

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

also which way should i install the fans, all of the fans - the radiator fans, the rear fan and the fan on the top (Keeping in mind push/pull for good airflow).

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Radiator fans should be intakes. Rear and top should be exhaust

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job! Could've saved some money going R5 2600 as it is almost as equal in gaming as the i5-9600k for 100$ cheaper but still good job!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Yeah, I didn't look too much at other CPUs. Luckily I was able to snag the i5 from MicroCenter $60off with $30 off the Mobo when you buy them together there.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Then it’s equal. Would’ve got an i5 for that deal

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

just a question, does the $30 off mean $30 dollars off of both the CPU and the motherboard combined or $60 total?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

No it was just 30 off the bundle but the CPU was also cheaper than other places on its own

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

oh okay thanks!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The i5 9600k benchmarks are very different to the R5 2600, Usually about a 15-20 fps difference

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

More or less?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I5 performs about 15-20 fps higher than the 2600

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Good job on your first build.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

very High quality! I can see you spent some time picking your parts!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

w e l c o m e

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Sharp looking build. Awesome job! :)

Welcome to the PCMR!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you set up your fans ? I’m building a PC with very similar parts but I’m unsure about which fans should be intake and which should be exhaust. Your temps seem excellent so I am not hesitating to ask! Great build by the way.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! The back and top fans are exhaust, the front two fans on the the Cooler Master are intake. Let me know if you have additional questions

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think that it would be wasteful to purchase other fans to replace the stock ones? I am planning on purchasing a Twin Pack of Corsair SP120's to put on the CoolerMaster AIO Cooler and also a Twin Pack of AF120's for the exhaust on the back and top. Also, if you have tested, how many frames do you run on games like Fortnite and PUBG?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The stock exhaust fans are definitely not the best but they get the job done. I will probably upgrade mine later this year. I like the fans that came with the cooler master but I am sure there are better ones out there. If it is in your budget I would go for it. As for frames, I have not run either of those games, but I have been on Division 2 a lot and I sit comfortably in the 100-120 range in combat with mostly high settings(only turning down reflection quality to low). It dips to 80ish in areas with a lot of fog/particles. So I imagine you would be fine keeping high frames on those games.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice first build! It looks like you used a lot of quality parts and it came together nicely. How is the i5 running btw? I am finishing up a similar build and want to know how it pairs up with a Z390 motherboard.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Really great as far as I can tell, I am still kind of new to this. I have yet to OC it but so far I rarely see it maxing its usage.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to update the bios for the i5? Just double checking.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

No, just did all the standard driver updates once I got the network driver installed

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Getting windows free is pirating...

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

With an un activated key its not

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Use of Windows must be done with a legitimate product key.

Per Microsoft:

You are authorized to use this software only if you are properly licensed and the software has been properly activated with a genuine product key or by other authorized method.

For more information please see: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Useterms/Retail/Windows/10/UseTerms_Retail_Windows_10_English.htm

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. I agree.

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