Description

I went for the minimalistic white theme with RGB to add contrast(RAM, GPU, Mother Board).

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One of my favorite part of this build is actually the Scythe fan!!! Scythe's CPU does a great job at cooling the processor and allows for a small overclock.

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I chose the i7 8700k over the 9700k because of a greater core thread count which allows me to multitask better. If you want you can replace this CPU with the 9700k if you don't plan on having many applications open.

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The case was really easy to work in and the dust filter works great so far! there is also great cable organization in the case.

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The modular power supply also helped with the cable organization + has plenty of power left over for upgrading components.

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For storage I am using Western Digital and I have not had any problems with it so far. I feel this is a great bang for your buck for it is on sale all the time.

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JUST TO LET YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE NOT NEAR YOUR MODEM BUY A WIRELESS CARD (THE MOTHER BOARD DOES NOT HAVE WI-FI BUILT IN)!!!

Comments

  • 9 months ago
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Hope ya'll found this helpful. If you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer them.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Can I ask why didn't you get the Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive which only cost $199 instead of the WD 500gb that cost $179 already?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/WD-Black-NVMe-PCIe-M2-500GB-2018-vs-Samsung-860-Evo-1TB/m485459vsm423831

I hope I selected the correct WD black ssd. But the WD black seems to be a lot faster. Also airflow.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that because of the brand (spec) of the two different ssd or is it because M.2 ssd are faster than 2.5?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

M.2 and 2.5" are form factors, not a spec difference. The hefty difference is that WD Black is NVMe SSD and 860 Evo is SATA SSD (regardless of shape, they both are made into M.2 form factor, unfortunately WD Black doesn't have physical disk shape aka 2.5" form factor counterpart except for HDDs), NVMe consist of several dozen times faster reads and overall are faster and more durable (as in endurance) than SATA disks, however NVMe's speeds has minimal impact on simple tasks and gaming, only increase OS boot times and slightly faster loading times (like 5-10 secs) over simple SATA SSD. NVMes are super beneficial when it comes to heavy rendering, editing, transfering/installing 60-80 GB sizes and the rest of workstation commodities. NVMes usually aren't worth the value, because the real time difference is so negligible and the person has to have time wizard abilities to catch up on it or run synthetic benchmarks in order to compare the difference.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

So do you think I should stick with my Samsung SSD or get the WD NVMe M.2 SSD if I only do gaming and watching videos?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really, WD Black is double sided and requires a tad more better cooling unlike single sided. Generally NVMes run far hotter than SSD under loads. Mobo or custom heatsinks are supposed to essentially cool them down, although if you're using for simple tasks and gaming rocking without physical heatsink is more sensible as NVMe during soft loads has to be warm (if it's too cold the performance might struggle) unlike vice versa - under heavy workstation loads where heatsink is necessity, otherwise heat would kill the drive.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This total price is very similar to my own future setup, if you exclude a monitor and keyboard. Didn't even know WD made SSDs for the Black series.

Very well done overall though. I like the black/white.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question. Would this build be also good enough with a 2600x ryzen 5?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

you would have to replace the mother board though and you would be good. also consider faster ram since ryzen benefits from that.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you say that Corsair is reliable and doesn't have any problems? I'm having this weird lighting glitch with my G. Skill RAM and it's getting to the point I may just switch the RAM.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Aside from that, good build though. Looks great. :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

please tell me it isnt trident z rgb lol i want to buy it since 2x8gb 3000mhz is 99$ right now

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately, that is the one I'm having problems with. It seems it's more of hardware issue though. Cause one stick's lighting works every time and just fine, but the other just has this weird flickering problem and not changing to red (the color I have it set to).

I wouldn't worry too much. I think I just got a defective kit.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the info! might just be autistic and go 2x8gb trident z royal (since its royal it shouldnt get defective) lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Got the same ram you got and im having a lighting problem now as well...

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

ISN'T IT THE WEIRDEST THING?

What manufacturer is your motherboard from?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not had any issues with it. Just make sure you have set the memory to specified clock speed in the BIOS on boot.