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New Rig & Desk setup

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by skeletonw00t, 1 Dec 2019.

  1. skeletonw00t

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Jan 2007

    Posts: 219

    Hi all,

    Upgraded my rig, desk & case etc & thought I'd share some photo's.

    I didn't intend on upgrading the mobo & CPU at first, but I damaged some pins on the old one when I dropped a micro fibre cloth on it (n00b move, I know).

    so now the specs are (if anyone cares)
    • Ryzen 3700x
    • Asus ROG Strix X-570F Gaming Motherboard
    • 32Gb Corsair Vengeance PC3000 RAM
    • MSI Gaming X 1080 GPU
    • SoundBlaster Z Soundcard
    • 5TB Western Digital Red NAS drive (serves as a media server)
    • Samsung 950 Pro 512Gb M2 SSD - C: Drive & Windows 10 Pro
    • Samsung 970 Plus 500Gb M2 SSD - More room for how ridiculously large games have become these days!
    • SuperFlower Leadex 650 Watt Gold PSU - With braided cables
    • Corsair H150i - 360mm Watercooler (top mounted - intake)
    • Fans - 6x Corsair LL120 RGB - 3x bottom, 3x side - all exhaust
    • Lian Li PC-O11 Razer Edition
    • LG 29WK600 Superwide 1080p 75hz Monitor (to be upgraded now I have the space)
    • Desk - Went with a popular option on the forums - Ikea Gerton Desk (really decent solid piece of wood), mounted on an Alex (drawer) & 2 wooden legs
    • Corsair Platinum K95 Keyboard (Cherry Brown) & Razer Mamba TE
    • Various RGB lights from Amazon etc - I've gone a bit OTT, but I can always tone them down or change to a static colour when I want to be "mature" :p
    • Oh and a fluffy bath matt, as it's so comfy on my bare feet :D
    Sorry guys, I don't have anywhere but Instagram to host my images, so going to have to give you the link to that:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B5gnUvWH7r6/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

    Temps seem pretty decent so far - CPU around 29-31c idle & 50-55c full load, GFX is around 38c idle & 60-65 full load. However, one thing that I wanted & have achieved with this setup, is none of the fans speed up when on load, so the system doesn't sound like a hoover when I'm gaming etc. But.... why did AMD make the X570 actively cooled :( it's the loudest part of my system lol.

    However, the heatsinks that are applied to the M2 sticks are awesome, they've gone from up to 70c when on load, to a constant 40-45c.
     
  2. Chris [BEANS]

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,399

    Location: Bigger box!

    Mate that looks cracking!!! I really wanted the Lian Li Razer colab case.

    Very smart indeed
     
  3. skeletonw00t

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Jan 2007

    Posts: 219

    cheers Chris! yeah I had the Lian Li blue ring before & the quality was awesome, just a bit dated now
     
  4. Alan1969

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Jun 2019

    Posts: 1,040

    Location: Leek staffordshire

    Looks good, why do you need a sound card?
     
  5. skeletonw00t

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Jan 2007

    Posts: 219

    No idea mate - I haven't really been "up to date" on things for a while, so i just assumed they were still used. It's a sound blaster Z, so still decent I believe? onboard can't be as good surely?
     
  6. Methanoid

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,009

    Location: Pentonville Prison

    @skeletonw00t question about the monitor and cable management. Do they just hang out the back or does that thick arm attached to the stand open up and allow them to be hidden? Or is there some sort of cable tie? I really want a tidy minimalist layout (eventually!)
     
  7. skeletonw00t

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Jan 2007

    Posts: 219

    hey @Methanoid - yeah the monitor arm has plastic cover pieces that unclip off & you feed the monitor cables through, then clip them back on :)
     
  8. Methanoid

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,009

    Location: Pentonville Prison

    Thanks, that makes a buying decision easier.
     
  9. Joelw291

    Associate

    Joined: 1 Jan 2020

    Posts: 11

    Location: England

    The case looks really nice with the Corsair fans
     
  10. JasonM

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

    Posts: 2,755

    Your monitor could do with being raised up. Also I would get some better speakers to match the sound card.

    I do like the finish on the desk, I have the older Ikea Galant, but worktop is not as good as yours.