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[Build Log] Blue Build 2018 - $800 R5 2600+RX580

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So I've actually built 3 Systems for friends within the last 2 months (or rather helped 3 friends build systems) but havent done build logs on any in a while. That changes today.

 

 

 

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor  
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive   
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive   
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8GB NITRO+ Special Edition Video Card   
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H18 Tempered Glass MicroATX Mini Tower Case  
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus - PCE-AC55BT B1 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter   
Other: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2800 (PC4 22400)  
Total: $798.23 (Note the price is of 9/21 when the parts were placed on order)

 

The CPU cooler and fans were gifted by me. I'm not a fan that the 2600 now uses the Wraith stealth whereas the 1600 used the Wraith Spire...

 

As always I have my friends do as much as possible with the system (They install the CPU, RAM, Cooler, GPU, Etc. so they can say they did it and not that someone built it for them)

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Here we can see my friend installing her first CPU and cooler as her boyfriend gawks at the whole process (he did help a little bit, he's gonna build his own one day I can tell) Normally I would choose the Cryorig H7 but this time I  decided to use the Arctic Freezer 33 Esports one cooler to compare. More on that later. It was also at this point that I switched up my camera aspect ratio, so no more stupidly long photos :P 

 

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Cooler was a relatively easy install. I was at first annoyed but later appreciative that the cooler came with no paper manual, making less waste overall. Arctic provided their brand name MX-4 thermalpaste which is generally regarded as good paste and stuff I've used in the past. The Team Group DDR4 2800mhz ( I know it's a weird speed, it was the cheapest at the time at $70) also looks good against the AsRock motherboard and had 0 issue hitting it's XMP overclocked speed.

 

Now we get to the sexiest part of the build, the Sapphire RX580 Special edition

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Man I really do love this card. You can get this in Black if the blue doesnt suit you, but the simple front design without all the gamer-y edginess that's normally associated with gaming GPU's is actually a nice breath of fresh air. The SAPPHIRE logo is technically RGB but we left it the stock blue since it matches the rest of the build, though I find it odd that they made the fans Static blue.... Part of me felt that these should also be RGB, but hey if you're buying a blue card you've probably got a color in mind.

 

The out of case POST test was successful, so it was time to move everything into the case; The Thermaltake Versa H18 Tempered glass.

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Now if you know me on the forums, you know how much I love cases. Normally I've worked with $75+ cases of good quality, but today I got to work with a sub $50 case to see what the experience was REALLY like. And there were a lot of differences, believe me. Not all were bad. I flip flopped a lot between this case and the Coolermaster Q300L, but I ended up going for this one because of the actual Tempered glass, better front panel design, and the Blue LED along the side (which can be turned on and off with a front panel button. A positive, if only it wasnt molex... So overall a net score of 0)

 

First lets talk a bit of build quality. Overall the case was decently solid. There were no sharp edges where the hole cutouts for cables are, there's plenty of room to fit a full array of hardware not everyone would use in an mATX system (300mm GPU, AIO's etc), there was plenty of room for cable management in the back and there's even a PSU window in your basement to show off your Tier1-Tier3 PSU that you bought because you actually bothered to listen to the good guys over in the PSU sub forum ;) The Case comes with one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) and 2 USB 2.0 and came with standard mATX standoffs with the extra 2 added in the accessories box. The Very middle AND top standoffs both acted as guiding mounts and screws which I was very impressed with. I recently worked with a $150 case that didnt have this feature (only that expensive because my friend wanted RGB >:() so it was a welcome addition.

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One of the things I overlooked when buying this case was exactly where and how the HDD's mounted. Initially I thought you could only have one HDD screwed to the bottom of the case, but as it turns out the other spot mounts to the underside of the PSU basement. The accessories include longer than normal screws and rubber mounts. You use 3 to mount to your SSD or HDD and then the fourth screw gets put into a permanently fixed rubber mount pre installed in all four possible mounting locations thought the case. This saves cost on having to use HDD or SSD sleds, and while I prefer trays to these screw mounts, the fact that they're semi vibration resistant and that they actually work very well (mostly) makes up for any nostalgic "click when you slide in the HDD tray" I might have missed. The top filter is magnetic, the lack of an HDD rack makes cable managmanent with long PSU's that much easier, and overall there's a lot to like about this case

 

Now lets talk about the downsides of this case.

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While cable management is relatively easy, the lack of many tie down points does not go unnoticed. It's not terrible by any means, but I wasnt able to get things as neat as I'd like them to be. The front filter and the bottom filter are not great since they're in a frame that you have to bend the tabs to remove (front) and the bottom is your generic "held in place by relatively unfinished metal tabs". The I/O is attached to the front panel, making removal of the filter that much harder because oyu cant move it much farther than turning it 90º to the right to get at the filter. MOLEX LEDS? Really? at least your rear fan is a 3 pin, but still. This case also does not do well with 140mm fans. You cannot mount them on the "outside" of the case in between the front panel and the frame because the wires on the I/O interfere, and you cant mount the 2.5" drives on the left side of the case where they'd be seen by people because again, the 140mm interferes with it. So I had to move the SSD to the back, which means it's facing correct side up, but doesn't display itself well. I dont know why, I like the idea of being able to show off your SSD at the very least (one o the reasons I LOVED the S340 elite and that PSU shroud mount on the very side) I would have also liked to see 2 USB 3.0's since two connectors can run off one motherboard header. The accessories come in somewhat separated bags, but the PSU, motherboard screws/standoffs and case fans all came in one bag unlabeled. THEY ALSO DID NOT INCLUDE A STANDOFF ADAPTER. Thankfully I brought my IfixIt tool kit which had the hex size we needed. 

 

The rest of the build was fairly smooth, I'm gonna dump some photos and then talk about some overclocking I did before i left at 1 am :D 

 

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PRETTY LIGHTS

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Who's that nerd in the glass reflection?

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Decided to get a bit creative with my angled shots, trying to be like @Densetsu but without, you know, a proper camera :P 

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So when this system booted, I noticed that there was a Sapphire logo with the AsRock splash screen. I have no idea if this is actually because of the Sapphire GPU or pure coincidence (the AsRock AB350M Pro4 I used in a previous build did not so I dont believe it's a native AsRock splash)

 

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Finally lets talk numbers. Going into the BIOS netted me an easy XMP overclock no issues. I had previously used the B350 version to get a 1600 to 3.8ghz @1.25V without issue, but this time since the 2600 can OC a bit better I wanted to aim for 4.1 which I figured was relatively stable (ore important than high OC) I also fiddled with the BIOS fan curves since out of the box all fans were running at max speeds and it was quite loud ( 2000ish RPM for the CPu cooler, 16-1800 for the dual 140mm fans, etc) The built in fan-tastic tuning (what they called it not me) seemed to work and set a much better fan curve. Only one problem. It didnt seem to actually work. Even though the curve was supposed to ramp up under temperature differences, the CPU cooler fan stayed at 600rpm making the CPU get up to 78ºC after a few runs of Cinebench R15. I ended up fixing it using the "standard" profile which left it at around 1600RPM's which is barely audible with the system about two feet from the user. I'm not sure why the BIOS did that, but i got it relatively fixed and the cooler was around 67ºC after three continuous test of R15 so I'm calling it good. 

 

As far as overclocking, (@Spotty) I left the RX580 alone since the monitor being used was a 720p TV screen and needs to be upgraded. Plus I'm not good with OCing GPU's yet, especially AMD (Need to do more research) I spent most of my time dialing in a R5 2600 OC. Normally I use the BIOS for OCing, but this time I used Ryzen master which seemed to work pretty well, but I didnt trust the Test software it includes to be very through so I ran Cinebench multiple times, which was good because I found some freezes. I got 4.1ghz @1.4V to work immediately and lowered voltage from there. It passed Cinebench 4.1ghz @1.375V, but when I went to move the mouse during the second test it froze. I bumped the voltage up to 1.3875V and it crashed on the this test with me opening up goggle chrome and switching between R15 and HWMonitor. That might seem a bit nit picky of me to call that a fail but it did freeze.... So I decided to instead drop the clockspeed to 4.05ghz @1.3875V and that passed the tests and didnt hurt the Cinebench score at all (was constantly between 1325 and 1375). This means during games she shouldn't be much above 60ºC and should be stable through most workloads (she does not do Photoshop, Premiere or any intensive workloads but she might start streaming)

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Now that I'm writing this I dont think I checked for a motherboard BIOS update.... Oh well.

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seriously tho nice build, when on PCPP

My PCs:

VALENTINIAN : CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X || CPU COOLER : Corsair H115i Pro || MOBO : MSi B450 Tomahawk Max || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC || RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance (3200) || SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo 250GB, Samsung 850 Evo 1TB x2 || PSU: EVGA G2 850W w/ Cablemod Black & White Cables || CASE: NZXT H510 White || MONITOR: Acer Predator X34A, HP 27yh || KEYBOARD: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum (MX Brown, White Keycaps) || MOUSE: Logitech G502 Hero || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud Alpha, Logitech C920 || CASE FANS : 2x Corsair ML140, 2x Corsair ML120 ||

DIOCLETIAN III (HTPC) : CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 || CPU COOLER : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition || MOBO : MSi X370 Gaming Pro Carbon || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Strix OC || RAM: 2x8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V (3200) || SSDs: Crucial P1 500GB, Crucial MX500 1TB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB || PSU: Seasonic 650W w/ Black & Red Extensions || CASE: Phanteks P300 || Monitor: Samsung Q60 65" QLED || KEYBOARD: Logitech G613 || Mouse: Logitech G305 || CONTROLLER: Xbox One Controller x2 || AUDIO: Samsung Q60R Soundbar || Case Fans : 2x Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 120, Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-2000 ||

JUSTINIAN - Dell XPS 15": CPU: Core i7-9750H || GPU: GTX 1650 || RAM: 2*8GB 2666MhZ DDR4 SODIMM || SSD: 1TB M.2 PCIe || CASE: 15.6" Laptop with dBrand skin || MONITOR: 15" 1920 * 1080 IPS || KEYBOARD: Dell Keyboard || MOUSE: Logitech G305 White || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud II ||

OTHER : Dell Latitude (i7-6600U, 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD) || HP All-in-One (Unspecified Haswell i7, 8GB DDR3, Crucial MX500 500GB ||

MOBILE : Galaxy S9 (64GB + 64GB uSD) || Galaxy S7 (32GB) || FitBit Blaze || iPad 7th Generation ||

CONSOLE : Nintendo Switch (Pro Controller x3, Joy-Con Grip x1, PowerA Enhanced Controller x1) ||

POLITICAL ALIGNMENT: Social Democratic || Centre-Left ||

 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

seriously tho nice build, when on PCPP

I usually dont post on PCPer. Should I?

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3 minutes ago, Densetsu said:

I need a modmat. Nice build as usual. Helping out the plebs is always a plus.

$100 is a bit pricey but it's definitely quality and has a lot of useful info on it. Being able to put a CPU or a motherboard flat onto it is also really neat. And since you build more than I do, you'll get even better use out of one that I will. 

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Just now, TVwazhere said:

$100 is a bit pricey but it's definitely quality and has a lot of useful info on it. Being able to put a CPU or a motherboard flat onto it is also really neat. And since you build more than I do, you'll get even better use out of one that I will. 

Just waiting for a smaller one. I'd want it on my desk all the time.

It makes me happier than it should when I see it on other channels lol.

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3 minutes ago, Densetsu said:

Just waiting for a smaller one. I'd want it on my desk all the time.

It makes me happier than it should when I see it on other channels lol.

I actually like it's size, it allows you to really spread out. Though one in half size could also definitely be nice for a permanent space. I wonder if they're considering that

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Just now, TVwazhere said:

I actually like it's size, it allows you to really spread out. Though one in half size could also definitely be nice for a permanent space. I wonder if they're considering that

I think once I get past the steep shipping, I'll end up ordering it.

My brain and shipping are weird. If it was $115 w/ $5 shipping I'd be all over it. xD

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1 minute ago, Densetsu said:

I think once I get past the steep shipping, I'll end up ordering it.

My brain and shipping are weird. If it was $115 w/ $5 shipping I'd be all over it. xD

With your infinite pile of money...

My PCs:

VALENTINIAN : CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X || CPU COOLER : Corsair H115i Pro || MOBO : MSi B450 Tomahawk Max || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC || RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance (3200) || SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo 250GB, Samsung 850 Evo 1TB x2 || PSU: EVGA G2 850W w/ Cablemod Black & White Cables || CASE: NZXT H510 White || MONITOR: Acer Predator X34A, HP 27yh || KEYBOARD: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum (MX Brown, White Keycaps) || MOUSE: Logitech G502 Hero || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud Alpha, Logitech C920 || CASE FANS : 2x Corsair ML140, 2x Corsair ML120 ||

DIOCLETIAN III (HTPC) : CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 || CPU COOLER : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition || MOBO : MSi X370 Gaming Pro Carbon || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Strix OC || RAM: 2x8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V (3200) || SSDs: Crucial P1 500GB, Crucial MX500 1TB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB || PSU: Seasonic 650W w/ Black & Red Extensions || CASE: Phanteks P300 || Monitor: Samsung Q60 65" QLED || KEYBOARD: Logitech G613 || Mouse: Logitech G305 || CONTROLLER: Xbox One Controller x2 || AUDIO: Samsung Q60R Soundbar || Case Fans : 2x Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 120, Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-2000 ||

JUSTINIAN - Dell XPS 15": CPU: Core i7-9750H || GPU: GTX 1650 || RAM: 2*8GB 2666MhZ DDR4 SODIMM || SSD: 1TB M.2 PCIe || CASE: 15.6" Laptop with dBrand skin || MONITOR: 15" 1920 * 1080 IPS || KEYBOARD: Dell Keyboard || MOUSE: Logitech G305 White || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud II ||

OTHER : Dell Latitude (i7-6600U, 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD) || HP All-in-One (Unspecified Haswell i7, 8GB DDR3, Crucial MX500 500GB ||

MOBILE : Galaxy S9 (64GB + 64GB uSD) || Galaxy S7 (32GB) || FitBit Blaze || iPad 7th Generation ||

CONSOLE : Nintendo Switch (Pro Controller x3, Joy-Con Grip x1, PowerA Enhanced Controller x1) ||

POLITICAL ALIGNMENT: Social Democratic || Centre-Left ||

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Densetsu said:

What?

I mean you upgrade from an 1800X to a 2700X, and a 1950X to a 2950X...

My PCs:

VALENTINIAN : CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X || CPU COOLER : Corsair H115i Pro || MOBO : MSi B450 Tomahawk Max || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC || RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance (3200) || SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo 250GB, Samsung 850 Evo 1TB x2 || PSU: EVGA G2 850W w/ Cablemod Black & White Cables || CASE: NZXT H510 White || MONITOR: Acer Predator X34A, HP 27yh || KEYBOARD: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum (MX Brown, White Keycaps) || MOUSE: Logitech G502 Hero || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud Alpha, Logitech C920 || CASE FANS : 2x Corsair ML140, 2x Corsair ML120 ||

DIOCLETIAN III (HTPC) : CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 || CPU COOLER : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition || MOBO : MSi X370 Gaming Pro Carbon || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Strix OC || RAM: 2x8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V (3200) || SSDs: Crucial P1 500GB, Crucial MX500 1TB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB || PSU: Seasonic 650W w/ Black & Red Extensions || CASE: Phanteks P300 || Monitor: Samsung Q60 65" QLED || KEYBOARD: Logitech G613 || Mouse: Logitech G305 || CONTROLLER: Xbox One Controller x2 || AUDIO: Samsung Q60R Soundbar || Case Fans : 2x Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 120, Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-2000 ||

JUSTINIAN - Dell XPS 15": CPU: Core i7-9750H || GPU: GTX 1650 || RAM: 2*8GB 2666MhZ DDR4 SODIMM || SSD: 1TB M.2 PCIe || CASE: 15.6" Laptop with dBrand skin || MONITOR: 15" 1920 * 1080 IPS || KEYBOARD: Dell Keyboard || MOUSE: Logitech G305 White || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud II ||

OTHER : Dell Latitude (i7-6600U, 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD) || HP All-in-One (Unspecified Haswell i7, 8GB DDR3, Crucial MX500 500GB ||

MOBILE : Galaxy S9 (64GB + 64GB uSD) || Galaxy S7 (32GB) || FitBit Blaze || iPad 7th Generation ||

CONSOLE : Nintendo Switch (Pro Controller x3, Joy-Con Grip x1, PowerA Enhanced Controller x1) ||

POLITICAL ALIGNMENT: Social Democratic || Centre-Left ||

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

As far as overclocking, (@Spotty) I left the RX580 alone since the monitor being used was a 720p TV screen and needs to be upgraded. Plus I'm not good with OCing GPU's yet, especially AMD (Need to do more research) I spent most of my time dialing in a R5 2600 OC. Normally I use the BIOS for OCing, but this time I used Ryzen master which seemed to work pretty well, but I didnt trust the Test software it includes to be very through so I ran Cinebench multiple times, which was good because I found some freezes. I got 4.1ghz @1.4V to work immediately and lowered voltage from there. It passed Cinebench 4.1ghz @1.375V, but when I went to move the mouse during the second test it froze. I bumped the voltage up to 1.3875V and it crashed on the this test with me opening up goggle chrome and switching between R15 and HWMonitor. That might seem a bit nit picky of me to call that a fail but it did freeze.... So I decided to instead drop the clockspeed to 4.05ghz @1.3875V and that passed the tests and didnt hurt the Cinebench score at all (was constantly between 1325 and 1375). This means during games she shouldn't be much above 60ºC and should be stable through most workloads (she does not do Photoshop, Premiere or any intensive workloads but she might start streaming)

Cinebench isn't the best for solid stability testing. The test is completed far too quickly on modern CPUs to really stress them. It's okay for quickly dialing in some settings, but after that you really need to run Prime95 or Aida64 benchmark for a few hours to ensure you don't get any crashes.
If you're building it for someone else it's even more important that you get it stable as you don't want them calling you up every time they get a random BSOD or freeze. Honestly I'd just leave it on stock clocks and voltages. It will already boost up to 3.9GHz when needed and it sounds as if they won't benefit from having it OC'd with what they're doing with it.

 

Good to know the Asrock B450M Pro4 didn't just catch fire as soon as you dialled in 1.4V :D(Though I wouldn't recommend it)

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12 hours ago, Spotty said:

If you're building it for someone else it's even more important that you get it stable as you don't want them calling you up every time they get a random BSOD or freeze. Honestly I'd just leave it on stock clocks and voltages. It will already boost up to 3.9GHz when needed and it sounds as if they won't benefit from having it OC'd with what they're doing with it.

I tell myself that. Then I still end up doing it anyways ?

 

If worse comes to worse I'll just have her reset it using Ryzen master. 

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Those blue fans look unreal. Nice build!

 

I absolutely love blue PC builds, I will soon post my updated build log for Blueberry Pi soon!

 

 

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5 minutes ago, JM21 said:

Those blue fans look unreal. Nice build!

 

I absolutely love blue PC builds, I will soon post my updated build log for Blueberry Pi soon!

They were 2 for $16. And they're PWM too! I found them on a build on PCPer while shopping around for the case (they were on this exact same case so I knew exactly how they'd look.) 

 

Here's the other build

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/7bGG3C

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1 minute ago, TVwazhere said:

They were 2 for $16. And they're PWM too! I found them on a build on PCPer while shopping around for the case (they were on this exact same case so I knew exactly how they'd look.) 

 

Here's the other build

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/7bGG3C

That's a great buy, they look so good. Can't believe they're PWM to!

 

I seriously hurt my bank account when I originally bought 3x Corsair ML140's and 4x ML120's for my old case. And now I can't fit all the fans in my new case lol.

 

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LG 75UM8070PUA 4K UHD 120Hz IPS HDR TV  Corsair K63 Cherry MX Red Special Edition Wireless  Corsair Ironclaw RGB Wireless

 

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ViewSonic Elite XG240R 1ms 144Hz TN FreeSync  Logitech G610 Cherry MX Brown  UtechSmart Venus MMO w/ Omron Switches

 

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imageproxy.php?img=&key=17c10421afdc6db8While we're showing off our blue rigs here's Diocletian Ver. 3.1.5 (sorry for the crap picture, couldn't be bothered to go find my Nikon)

 

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VALENTINIAN : CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X || CPU COOLER : Corsair H115i Pro || MOBO : MSi B450 Tomahawk Max || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC || RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance (3200) || SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo 250GB, Samsung 850 Evo 1TB x2 || PSU: EVGA G2 850W w/ Cablemod Black & White Cables || CASE: NZXT H510 White || MONITOR: Acer Predator X34A, HP 27yh || KEYBOARD: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum (MX Brown, White Keycaps) || MOUSE: Logitech G502 Hero || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud Alpha, Logitech C920 || CASE FANS : 2x Corsair ML140, 2x Corsair ML120 ||

DIOCLETIAN III (HTPC) : CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 || CPU COOLER : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition || MOBO : MSi X370 Gaming Pro Carbon || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Strix OC || RAM: 2x8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V (3200) || SSDs: Crucial P1 500GB, Crucial MX500 1TB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB || PSU: Seasonic 650W w/ Black & Red Extensions || CASE: Phanteks P300 || Monitor: Samsung Q60 65" QLED || KEYBOARD: Logitech G613 || Mouse: Logitech G305 || CONTROLLER: Xbox One Controller x2 || AUDIO: Samsung Q60R Soundbar || Case Fans : 2x Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 120, Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-2000 ||

JUSTINIAN - Dell XPS 15": CPU: Core i7-9750H || GPU: GTX 1650 || RAM: 2*8GB 2666MhZ DDR4 SODIMM || SSD: 1TB M.2 PCIe || CASE: 15.6" Laptop with dBrand skin || MONITOR: 15" 1920 * 1080 IPS || KEYBOARD: Dell Keyboard || MOUSE: Logitech G305 White || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud II ||

OTHER : Dell Latitude (i7-6600U, 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD) || HP All-in-One (Unspecified Haswell i7, 8GB DDR3, Crucial MX500 500GB ||

MOBILE : Galaxy S9 (64GB + 64GB uSD) || Galaxy S7 (32GB) || FitBit Blaze || iPad 7th Generation ||

CONSOLE : Nintendo Switch (Pro Controller x3, Joy-Con Grip x1, PowerA Enhanced Controller x1) ||

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