Description

This is my second gaming rig that I've built. It's a huge improvement over my old rig that struggled to run CSGO at anything above 50 FPS. I finally decided to splurge a bit and get a new rig when the mobo in my old computer went out. Might still fix it, who knows.

All of the parts for this rig went together amazingly, didn't have any issues getting parts to work together (other than the fact that AMD screw brackets are a pain). I've heard a lot of complaints about parts coming dead on arrival, so I was genuinely surprised that everything went smoothly. Originally used the stock AMD Wraith cooler to test the PC for errors or parts malfunctions. Only real problem I'm having an issue with now is that the LED on the cooler block won't change when I try to make it. I've read that this is a software issue though, so nothing against the build or parts.

Done a few benchmarks and the system handles most games at over 200 FPS. Always looking to do upgrade, so may change out the GPU to something newer soon, who knows.

Any feedback is apprecated!

Part Reviews

CPU

Got it for $70 when Ryzen processors were still new. Can't complain much!

CPU Cooler

Great cooler, keeps my CPU cool. RGB software is kinda meh, will have to do an RMA on it since the RGB on it doesn't work correctly.

Motherboard

Great motherboard, VERY sturdy. Has everything I need for my build. Heatsinks are HUGE, make sure to check clearance if you're planning to put a cooler on the top of your case.

Memory

Terrible RAM. Worked for about a month then started dying. Got an RMA that was DOA. Waiting for my second RMA, lets hope this set works :)

Storage

Bought this and didn't use it on my old PC. Using it as storage for games.

Storage

Bought this as my boot drive for the PC. Wasn't aware that you don't get the entire storage space advertised with M.2 drives, but that's my fault for not doing my research.

Video Card

I bought this card second hand. I absolutely love it. It's not a huge difference over my RX580, but it manages games steadier.

Case

Great cable management options with this case. Lots of room for mounting hardware as well.

Power Supply

Always had a habit of going overboard with the PSUs in my builds, but oh well. Go big or go home right? Bought it second hand, and it's been great since I got it!

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Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 5 1400 on a AIO...overclocking ahead!

Black and red always looks good. Good cable management. All the other boxes check. Good job!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Never really done any overclocking, but we'll see!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 5 1400 on a AIO...overclocking ahead!

Seriously. I got a 1400 to 3.6 all core on an M9a putting no effort into it at all. I know Ryzen is not really thermal limited but I'd be surprised if you couldn't get even more out of the CPU if you wanted to.

XFX ProSeries 1250 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

Holy Massive Overkill, Batman!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Might try to do what I can for overclocking. Not entirely sure yet.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

instead of a 1400 i'd go for a 2600 or 1600, way better price for em

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan to upgrade at some point in the future, but I got the processor for this build stupidly cheap when they were still relatively newer, so can't complain much.