I have been needing to upgrade my setup for quite some time now, I had started Cleb’s Tech on a 3rd Gen i5 and a GTX 960 which I had been using for ages. Thinking not a lot would come from starting what was only a blog. I was wrong, two years in and I am working with some really big name brands and am so happy and proud to be able to do so.
In saying that, I’d like to say thanks to the following companies for providing products for this new build and setup.
HyperX: HyperX Alloy FPS and Pulsefire mouse | Reviews incoming
Seagate: Barracuda 510 512GB SSD | Review
Corsair: iCUE 220t Case, CX650M PSU and H100i RGB Platinum 240mm AIO Cooler |
Reviews on these products are coming soon!
For the CPU, I opted to use the AMD Ryzen 3600, It has superb gaming performance and with it’s 6 cores and 12 threads handles any workload I throw at it. It even has the capability to do 4K Video editing, which YouTuber Linus Tech Tips showcased in a previous video of his.(Cleb’s Tech Videos may be coming in the future) This along with the great reviews made me pick this CPU over any intel competitor. I will not be overclocking it at this stage but maybe if you guys are interested in seeing how it performs while overclocked I could do that.
I went with the Asrock B450 Steel Legend. It has all the features I was looking for, 4 Memory slots, NVMe compatible M.2 slots and of course RGB! The reviews of the Asrock B450 Steel legend are also really good. It has great audio and uses Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps. It supports DDR4 up to 3533 MHz while overclocked. It also just looks incredible! I absolutely love the ‘steel’ accents with the RGB.
I am using 32GB of Crucial’s Ballistix Elite 3600 RAM that they sent over for review last year. It performs quite well and also just looks great without the added RGB. Find out more in the full review here.
For the GPU, I bought the Gigabyte RX 590, this paired with the AMD Ryzen 3600 makes for a really smooth gaming experience. It has 8GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8000MHz! The GPU clocks in at 1560 MHz OC and 1545 MHz on their ‘Gaming Mode’. *The GPU in the final shots is not the RX 590 as it is still in shipping*
Storage wise, Seagate sent over one of their Barracuda 510 512GB SSDs. It has great performance at a very reasonable asking price, More info can be found in my full review.
For cooling, Corsair sent over one of their H100i RGB Platinum 240mm AIO Coolers, I haven’t done too much testing with this yet but it seems to do a good job and look absolutely fantastic. Full review is coming soon!
Case and PSU
For the Case and PSU, I am using the Corsair iCUE 220T Black and the Corsair CX650M which they sent over for this build. The 220T is super easy to build in and has a lot of cable management hoops, slots and hidden areas to help with using cable ties and neatening things up a little. Full review of the iCUE 220T is coming soon!
For the Monitor I am using the Aftershock X315 PRO, Review of here. And the HyperX Alloy FPS and Pulsefire mouse reviews of these are coming soon!
I had a lot of fun building this PC and would like to thank the brands that sent over products for this build. Here are some images of the final piece. *The GPU in the final shots is not the RX 590 as it is still in shipping*