Temps stay around 61 C for both the CPU and GPU
Air flow is fine and the temps are great, no issues at all. You could put some extra fans up top but I didn't need to. Only complaint with the case is the rear exhaust fan seems to get off balance and make a loud noise for a minute sometime when you first turn on the PC. You can tap on the case where the fan is mounted and it stops. For what i got with the case that fan is a cheap fix if i have to replace it.
As akimboo said above. I have the RedDragon K550 Yama and love it.
I have 8 Gbs (2x4) at 3000mhz and my games run fine. Insurgency Sandstorm, PUBG, etc at 1440p.
Yes i feel the same way, I bought both of my cards brand new from Ebay. I dont buy used components,
I have this keyboard and so far i love it. Great price as well. https://www.amazon.com/K550-Redragon-Illuminated-Programmable-Passthrough/dp/B00YMDYMYQ
Get on Ebay and scour through the site until you find something. I was able to get 2 GTX 1070s for $250 each a few months back that were brand new never used. Not saying to look for a 1070 just using my purchase as an example. I saw 1080s and 1070tis for great prices as well. The deals are out there.
I just bought that same board for my brother for a similar build and if you can still get it for $104 thats the best bang you are going to get for your buck. It even has built in WiFi. I got it for $104 while it was on sale a week ago. Not sure if it is still on sale. My current build from a few months back is also close to yours and i went with the Asus ROG Strix B450 and really like it but it costs a tad more.
Yes it should work fine. I am doing another build for my brother in the next month or so with the same specs except using the stock cooler and i will post the results, I mainly bought the cooler for appearance but it did provide better cooling as well.
Yeah i have watched most of his videos and remember seeing something about that. i cant remember exactly but wont there be a permanent watermark and you cant change the background or did he actually get a legit copy just for free?
Yes it was for the CPU Cooler. The C7 doesn't come with the correct bracket for AM4. You either have to contact Cryorig for a free kit or buy it on Amazon for $5.
Thanks! I feel that i got a good bang for my buck
Being that I couldn't get the the last nut on the screw on the backside of the bracket, yes i would have went with something else that natively supports AM4 instead of trying to install an upgrade kit. Thanks!
I remember seeing DOCP in the bios. This would explain why i could not find XMP :). Thanks a ton!
I actually have Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro installed. I didnt think having different brands of RAM effected the way the settings showed in the bios?
Thanks, I remember seeing DOCP but dont know much about anything in the BIOS so i didnt want to screw stuff up. I will give that a try and see if it works.
I literally just built the same build this weekend minus a different case, Would you mind telling me how you got your RAM up to 3200 MHz? Mine is running at 2133MHz and cant find any XMP Profile settings in the BIOS. Thanks
I believe so. Here is a link to the manual. https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-B450-F-GAMING/HelpDesk_Manual/
Yes, the only thing i saw in there was this under AI Overclock Tuner. Maybe this is the same thing? I did change it to 3000mhz here but not sure if it actually worked.. I have went through everything in the bios and have not saw XMP Profile anywhere. Maybe this setting is the same thing, I am a noob.
Chapter 3: BIOS Setup
This item allows you to set the memory operating frequency. The configurable options vary
with the BCLK (base clock) frequency setting. Select the auto mode to apply the optimized
Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR4-1333MHz] - [DDR4-4000MHz]
No problem, glad to help
Check out Redragon keyboards. Probably the best thing you can get for a budget mechanical with the media controls. Specifically the k550 YAMA. $65 bucks
The cheapest 1440p 27" monitor that i have found is this. 60hz refresh
Monitor | AOC - Q2778VQE 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor | $199.99 @ Amazon
Will do. I was able to read my manual and it advises not to update as well unless there is an issue like you stated. Thanks for all of the help
No I definitely understand, nobody wants to buy junk lol. According to their website yes the key caps are replaceable. There are some reviews on YouTube as well. Once I receive mine I will get back with you and let you know the quality
I will check into that. It definitely will boot with 2nd Gen ryzen. I chose a 400 series board to make sure of that
Yeah I went with b450 so it would boot with 2nd Gen ryzen. Sounds scary to even mess with the bios now lol
So I should not touch any updates at all with the bios even if it's out of date?
It's 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon? Alot of the negative reviews were over the color options. Idk just seemed like a good budget option with all the right features. All the big names are $100 plus
I have most of the components already in but i am waiting on my CPU and RAM. Ok sounds good i will get windows up and running first and let it update. I guess then check to see what additional updates are needed
Here is my build list
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Check out the redragon k550 Yama. Or just redragon keyboards in general. Good stuff for the money
Lol thanks. Guess that's a con of a TN panel VS ips
Hmm not sure lol I'll try it and see
Thanks guys, from what I've saw this mouse looks like a good choice. Didn't think there was much difference for a higher price. Can't wait to order! Only a couple more parts to order and my build will be complete!!
Haha no it was weird. I paid with PayPal and it completed the order and I got a conformation email and all. I had ordered two things together and the payment went through to the seller for the one item but not for the ram. A little while later I clicked through the email to see what was happening and it wouldn't go to the item and just said canceled or Something like that. Not sure if it was relisted or not since he had a bunch for sale. I messaged several times but no response
Was a scam
Was a scam.
Yeah i know i thought the same thing. I tried it though with Ebay money back guarantee. Hopefully it comes through and i get a good deal
I just purchased two EVGA 1070 SC off Ebay today for $247 and $265 brand new. You can get a new card off there instead of used if you keep looking
Yes it is, thanks a ton!
Thanks for the info, i have been watching tons of youtube vids lol. Doesn't look too difficult to do. From a video anyway haha, I did go with a semi modular PSU for that reason to help me out.
Alright sounds good thats what i wanted to know. I think it has like 6 fan headers on this mobo.
One last question, does the B450 chipset accept the pinnacle ridge cpus like the x470 does?
I see. There is so much I have to learn in all of this. I will look for this when i go to purchase my monitor for sure. Thanks for all the help and time
Yeah i would at least go with 1440p. What exactly is G-sync? I have saw that in some videos but dont know what it is really
Thanks for the help. Yeah that's another thing. I'm sure a good 144hz 4k monitor isnt cheap