Description

Gonna update the pictures soon.

  1. CPU/MOBO:
    CPU @ 4.5 Ghz basic OC
    Motherboard has a nice clean bios, pretty much the same as the z270 m5 gaming boards. Bitfenix magnetic RGB led strip connected to LED connector on the board and synced with Mystic Light software.

  2. Storage/RAM:
    850 Evo as my boot drive. 1TB m.2 for games. The 120GB SSD's i've held onto from previous builds and store random stuff on and probably gonna get rid of them at some point when i upgrade the case.
    Corsair Vengeance LPX @ 3200mhz. Turning on the XMP pumped them up straight to it.

  3. Case/PSU/Cooling:
    H440 White 2015 edition. Been using this case for a very long time, always easy to build into.
    AX860 PSU, fully modular, Platinum efficiency, been using for 4 years, can't go wrong.
    Kraken X62: Fans are extremely quiet, even under load, in idle my case is dead silent, compared to before when i had 3x stock fans in front and it was loud as hell.
    Rear fan is 120mm Noiseblocker NB-eLoop.

  4. GPU/Displays:
    GTX 1070 Gaming G1, really nice and easy to OC. I personally don't since i want the fans to run on lower rpm and have less noise under load.
    AW2518HF 240Hz monitor as the main monitor and 144hz XL2411Z on the side.

  5. Mouse/Keyboard:
    Glorious PC MODEL O gaming mouse. I don't think there is a better mouse for $45 right now. The mouse feels really good in hand, the RGB is very nice and rivals much more expensive mice (like Razer Mamba at $70+) and delivers on performance. Good sensor all around, high range of DPI, tho i don't play with more than 800 DPI usually.
    Corsair K70 Lux RGB. Got it for a good price for them looks and red switches.

  6. Audio:
    ATH-MSR7BK headphones. Amazing headphones, work really well without any need for a headphone amp.
    Behringer Q502USB mixer to easily switch between speakers and headphones and have more control over volume, which is separate from windows volume settings and whatnot.
    LSR305 studio monitors connected with XLR > TRS cables.
    Razer Seiren X microphone. Simple usb microphone. I was considering AT2020, but since i don't record anything and i use it simply for gaming/discord, i didn't want to spend too much money. Got it for $75 and for that money it's the best mic i've had so far.

  7. Extras:
    AKRACING Gaming Chair V2. Nice and comfortable gaming chair. Not the highest quality gaming chair out there, but for the price of $300 i couldn't find anything better with same features and quality.
    AUKEY Gaming Mouse Pad Large XXL.

Part Reviews

CPU

Not much to say. Solid CPU.

CPU Cooler

Great aesthetics, runs silent, easy to install, one of the best coolers out there for sure.

Motherboard

Clean Bios, easy to OC. Looks clean and has great value for a z370 motherboard.

Memory

Corsair delivered again. Easy XMP OC to 3200Mhz, works as intended.

Storage

Been using for 6-7 years now and it still serves me well.

Storage

Samsung SSD's always a safe choice. Got it for $20 from an end-sale.

Storage

The Samsung EVO series never disappoints. Great value for great speeds and still runs well after using for 3 years.

Storage

1TB M.2 for almost a $100? Sounds almost too good to be true, but will see how long it's gonna serve me. So far so good!

Video Card

Been using for 2-3 years now, works without any issues. Some people have had issues with fans rattling when idle. Changing the fan profiles will fix that.

Case

Clean, slick, easy to build in. NZXT knows how to make amazing cases.

Power Supply

A little pricey depending on where you get it from. I managed to get a good deal on it. Been using for 4 years now and i plan to use it for another 6 at least. 10+ year warranty Pog

Operating System

eem, is gud

Case Fan

Looks amazing, really quiet while still having good airflow.

Monitor

One of the better monitors out there for a 144hz monitor. This model tho is an old one and since newer cards don't have DVI by default, it is gonna be tricky to use once you upgrade your GPU (expensive DP - DVI adapters). XL2411P tho has DisplayPort, so that's still a very good option for the price. Been serving me well for 3 years now!

Monitor

I love dell and their Alienware products. Very good price as well for a 240hz. Freesync should also support G-sync now for Nvidia cards when used with DisplayPort cable.
I am using HDMI 2.0 right now with my GTX 1070 which allows for 240hz, but i don't have the g-sync option.

Keyboard

I would recommend the K70 series if you can get it around $100-$120.
Some people have reported multiple keys braking off by themselves without heavy use and the replacement keys Corsair sells for this model are the same weak plastic.
My capslock button kinda just broke off by it self after using for about 2-3 months. Had to borrow that button from my old keyboard which did fit nicely tho. Otherwise it is a great looking keyboard and the RGB makes it look amazing. Not the biggest fan of the software, but i rarely use it anyway.

Mouse

I don't think there is a better mouse for $45 right now. The mouse feels really good in hand, the RGB is very nice and rivals much more expensive mice (like Razer Mamba at $70+) and delivers on performance. Good sensor all around with a high range of DPI.

Headphones

First studio headphones i've ever owned and i'm happy for choosing these. Been using them for about 3 years now and at the time i payed roughly $219. Now you can get them for $150 which in my opinion is a steal. Good noise cancellation, not the best low-end, but amazing mids and highs. If you want clarity and detail in the music you listen to then these are a great deal. When listening to podcasts everything said is so clear and crisp, hard to miss anything. It just blows my mind how easy it is to identify different elements in music/videos and even games. Best used with external sound cards or mixers.

Speakers

I got to say, going for Studio Monitors as my primary speakers was a frightening move.
I debated buying these between Yamaha HS5 and KRK Rokit 5. I went for JBL, since i have owned a ton of JBL products before and they have never disappointed me before. I don't do any studio work as of now, but honestly i don't see a problem in using them as just regular speakers.
I live in an apartment, so i don't care for any 2.1 speakers anymore to rumble the walls with bass nor do i want some small satellites that barely do any sound on my table.
I got to say, that i really love these things for their amazing detail and clarity. It just puts every 2.1 i have ever owned into shame. Now fair enough, they cost a decent chump of change, but i know that these are built to last a long time.
After 2 years of using these, i don't really see myself upgrading to anything bigger and since the price on these has also gone down a little, i would recommend these in a heartbeat to anyone with the same mindset i described before. If you are a bass head, then you can't go without a subwoofer, just get these and also get a compatible 150W+ Subwoofer. Easy.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

I love the build. Only suggestion I could say would be to spend like $75-150 more on a 1080. You're already spending a lot on gaming mouse/keyboard/headphones & 3 SSD's. Otherwise great job!

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

~bump~

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as upgrading GPU goes, i will wait for something new from nvidia. Peripherals and SSD's i've added here and there over the course of 6 years :D Thanks!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Please get a proper ergonomic office chair. You will thank me later.

Racing chairs are for... racing!

Also space between paragraphs!!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Will look into that in the future. Love racing tho :p
Yeah spacing was a little weird to do since i need to add 4x space after the end of each paragraph. Should be fixed now.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Finally I have a same part as one of these awesome builds. Too bad it's the sound mixer..... Plus 1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Great set up what desk is that?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

There is a fluffy thing under the bed... +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, super fluffy rug, mate :p

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

that cpu tho ~pained/envious face emoji~

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! :>

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

How are those JBL LSR305 serving you? Which music do you listen too? What are the drawbacks? Great build too!!! +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The only thing i have to reference to is my old 70 dollar speakers and these obviously blew those away by a mile. For me it was between these and Yamaha HS5's, which also have a lot of good reviews. So far every track i've listened to in my playlist feels amazing with loads of detail and I'm probably not gonna change these for anything else for the next 5 years or so at least :D

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!! I got the same thing, these or the Yamaha HS5 :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome setup.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

How much FPS do you get in PUBG? +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, i don't play PUBG, should give it a try soon and see how it handles! :D

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem buddy :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

sweet build, super clean

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Really nice build, brodie! Got a question, though. You said you'd stop the rattling of the GPU by chaning the profile. Changing to what profile / settings? Any help would be much appreciated!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I made it so it is never idle. I found that the reason it rattles is that it goes say above 40C temp. for like a second. Fans kick in and cool it back down to 39C and then it stops again. I made it so they work always at a very low RPM. There should be a slider somewhere in AORUS software, that allows u to manage the Curve of RPM-Temperature. Just make sure it is never idle/0 RPM or such