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It's been about 2 years since I've owned a pc, so over the past 2 months I've been getting parts to put towards a new build.

Some parts were bought as gifts RAM, Motherboard(which WD Green drive came with) and the rest I bought myself, besides the HDD which was from my previous build.

Case is very roomy, and cable management was very straight forward. M.2 drives are blazing fast. Took less than 10 mins to load a fresh install of Windows, and from pressing the 'On' button to Desktop (usable) is approximately 10 secs.

CPU is great, runs 5.1 Ghz on all cores at 1.42 volts and averaged just under 70c under stress testing, with max temps of 78c. This was with minimal tweaking, so I'm sure I can get the voltage and temps down with a bit more tweaking. Fan speeds were barely audible under load as well.

I'm really happy with my decision, and glad I didn't wait around for Ryzen 2. I'm still waiting to buy a new GPU, either a RTX 2070 or a RTX 2080, although I should be getting one in the upcoming days.

I'll upload some more pics once I've bought the GPU.


Well, I've bought the GPU.

Opted for the Evga RTX 2070 XC Ultra. It cost approximately £450.00 through discount from work, and it runs great. Close to 2Ghz out of the box and barely topped 60c under load.

Firestrike score as seen in picture was from minimal tweaking, so there's room to improve upon that as well.

All in all very happy. Thanks for reading :)

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Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you going to get a Gpu? Or are you going to be using integrated graphics?

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Install the memory in the 2nd and 4th slot :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I've sorted them now. Left it in for pics, as looks a bit nicer.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

GPU??????????

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I'm getting an RTX 2070/80 shortly.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes!!! the supernova g3 is sooo good!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

your RAM is installed incorrectly pal. look on the mobo just above the RAM slots, you'll see it says Occupy A2 and B2 first :)

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I got the error on boot up, was building at 12am, so obs didn't check lol. I'll move it to the other slots, and when I get my GPU upload some more pics :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

A great thing to ring in the new year with!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Really cool build! Excited for ya to get the GPU and really put this monster through its paces.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally got a GPU, picked up the Evga RTX 2070 XC Ultra. Paid £450.00 through discounts from work, and very pleased.

Clocks to 1950mhz straight out of the box, and is super quiet. Takes up 3 slots, and the card never went above 60c in gaming.

I opted for the XC Ultra as it performs well, and I have the option to upgrade within 90 days, if I fancy a different card.

Thanks for all the nice comments, I appreciate it. I may look to put some gameplay videos on YouTube, and will update again when I order a monitor in the next month or so.

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