Sea of Red

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Mattukr
Matt Illingworth
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Schiedam, Netherlands
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Sea of Red

After a getting into PC gaming in 2014 I bought a prebuilt. But then it happened, I started building!

I started my first gaming PC build in March 2017, started off with an Intel i5-7600 and B250m board, a GTX 1060 3GB and a 1080p/60Hz monitor. As a nervous wreck, honestly the first build took me around 7 hours! But now I have built a few for friends and my wife in as little as 1.5 hours from scratch. So it feels great to be so familiar and confident now with all this.

I've added a few upgrades most recently the AM4 platform with a Ryzen 5 2600 ! Along with the monitor upgrade 1440p/144Hz EmojiI also upgraded to a Vega 64 at one point but downgraded for personal reasons. But I do absolutely love this Rog STRIX RX580 I have right now, it's a beast and stays cool and quiet! Definitely an overall upgrade over the 1060 3GB I had.

I feel like I've got the best platform to upgrade if and when budget permits, definitely look forward to Zen2 one day !
Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 2 contests.

Hardware

CPU
$ 140.00
AMD - Ryzen 5 (2600)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 198.60
ASUS - ROG Crosshair VI Hero
Chipset: X370
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Red/Silver)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 64 GB
Graphics
$ 348.37
ASUS - ROG Strix Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: RX 580
Storage
$ 45.95
Crucial - MX500
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 87.95
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
PSU
Sharkoon - SilentStorm Icewind
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
$ 48.17
Thermaltake - Veiw 27 Black
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Window
Case Fan
$ 79.97
DeepCool - RF120
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 29.95
Noctua - NF-A12x15 PWM (Brown)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 98.23
DeepCool - Captain 240EX
Type: AIO
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm
Cooling
$ 12.99
InnovationCooling - Graphite Thermal Pad
Type: Thermal Paste
Monitor
$ 999.00
ASUS - XG32VQ
Size: 31.5 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 89.00
Corsair - K55
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Membrane
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 24.97
KLIM Technologies - KLIM Aim RGB
Interface: Wired
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