Description

Gaming workstation with all parts purchased during the black friday sales. Budget of 2.5k aud.

Part Reviews

CPU

Incredible cpu for both creators and gamers. Included a $300+ game pack, OC at 5.1GHz

CPU Cooler

A bang for your buck rgb aio, which both looks fantastic and runs very well. A lot more quieter then i first thought it would be. I do hear the occasional bubble gurgle though, which i'm told is normal.

Motherboard

One of the cheaper wifi+bluetooth mobos, which encorporated all headders and slots needed for my system. I was tossing between this and the msi ac carbon, however i perferred the wifi antennas and the cheaper price on this mobo.

Memory

Does what i need it to do, 16gb more than enough for gaming. Great rgb modes and compatability.

Storage

Only use this for windows, csgo and apps such as vegas, ps and ae. Very, very fast and well rounded ssd.

Storage

Probably the most used 3.5" HD. Great. Make sure you enable high performance APM in crystal disk.

Video Card

Wow, if there was any rtx card i would reccomend, this would be the one. Great black friday purchase, runs so well, and is perfect under any load.

Case

This was a pretty easy case choice, as i've been looking a these for quite a while. I love the front pannel, cable management is so easy. Only complaint is that the roof of the case should be a little higher to fit the larger style of case fans.

Power Supply

A great black friday purchase, as it was the cheapest and most reliable fully modular psu. Runs very silently and does what it needs to do well.

Case Fan

I have a slight alteration to this, as i have the MF120R RGB (not addressable). I purchased this to match the fans on the aio. At ~800 rpm they’re silent, so alter the out of the box speed straight away.

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Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

nice, i'll +1 to make it 2

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, what a great build you got there! I'm planning to build the exact build like you. Damn that is a nice thermal result you got with that case. Do you think adding one top fan will give better result or one rear fan is enough already?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, i just updated my temps as i've OC'd my cpu to 5.1GHz and also OC'd my gpu. In regards to the fans, I feel that the stock 3 at the front and the 120mm at the exhaust is perfectly fine. Theres actually not a lot of room for top fans ( https://imgur.com/a/cQZKQRi ), plus you'll need fan and rgb cable splitters because there may not be enough headders on the mobo to accomodate.

So yeah temps are fine, and I feel like adding two fans to the top would be overkill anyway, unless for more rgb.

GL with your build and feel free to comment if you have any more questions

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I just weakened and put 2 120mm’s up top. And I can tell that it definitely helps temps under load. 140mm’s would not fit due to spacing and cables in the way, so keep that in mind if you decide to do the same.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

You got a nice build. I'm also thinking of getting this case so you think I can fit a 360mm aio cooler along with my graphics card that is the same size as yours in there?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi

A 360mm will work along with the same size graphics card. You will have to sacrifice the hard drive bay and remove the top in order to fit it which is what stopped me from getting a bigger aio ( https://imgur.com/gallery/OsgqHbs ). Other than that it should be all fine.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey how has your PSU Been, I've been looking to get one for my build but its pretty old.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, the psu has been running very well. It was on sale at the time and was the cheapest fully modular psu. It runs very quiet and i haven't had any issues with is thus far. I'd definitely reccomend it. Heres a video to give you some more info ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmNxkdeD0L0 )

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you mount the watercooler to the Phantek fans at the front of the case?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, this was one of the simpler parts of the build. Basically i just made sure that i got an aio with 120mm fans, which would then match the size of the stock 120mm on he front of the case. Then cooler master made it really easy with these very long screws which went through the fan, aio and into the stock 120mm fans. So i basically just lined it up, screwed it in all the way and that was it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

There are only 8 very long scrwes though? Or did you only use 4 of the screws on the AIO fans and the other 4 for the stock case fans?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If possible, can you send me some pictures and possibly a video of you doing it? It's the simple things which always get me

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If possible, could you send me some pictures of you doing it and the exact screws you used? It's the simple things which always get me lol

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I am a first time PC builder

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Heres a video hopefully explaining how i did it ( https://youtu.be/xacJPI-iB80 ). Let me know how it went.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

For the stock fans, I do not have any screws long enough which can go through the stock fans and connect to the AIO. All of the screws I was provided with are too short. The only long screws I have are the 8 that came with the AIO

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Here’s a photo of the screws. The bottom one is not connected to the aio as it’s the third fan, but the one above is connected to the second fan and the aio. Hopefully this gives you an idea of the size ( https://imgur.com/gallery/KDc4mEQ )

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

what is that desk called?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry but im really not sure. I had a look at the back side and theres no stickers regarding the name of the table.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Do you know where you got the gaming x trio of the rtx 2070 super i cant find them

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

I saw some comments on how you mounted the cooler to the front since there's no space on the top. I'm a first time builder so this might sound like a dumb question, why did you leave the fans on the radiator and then mounted it to the rgb fans?

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

I guess theres a few reasons for doing this. I went for a push pull config. I also didn't want to swap out the front case fans as they're fine. The front case fans and the aio fans are both blowing air in, so theres no restriction of airflow. Hope this helps.

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate your help!

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