Genie RGB

by kagesong Posted on: 8/3/2020

Build Description

Okay, so this is my build for gaming/streaming on a budget over time. I call it Genie, because that's what the RGB is based off of, hex code pulled directly from samples of Alladin's Genie. The one thing I actually want more of on my board is fan headers, I'd like at least 5, but I'm not sure it's a thing. Also, I hope to eventually grab a case and board with USB-C front panel options. I think that if I had thought I would have saved less on RAM and gone with 3200 over 2666 OCed to 2866. But, I'm still figuring out the platform. The 2060 Super still leaves a bit to be desired when streaming, and becomes overtaken by RTX Voice, but the 3600 (non x, upgraded from 2600) leaves a large delta for upgrade on the GPU side. I run no OC on the CPU to take advantage of the 4.7ghz single-core PBO. My 2060 Super is OCed via MSI Afterburner on the automatic curve. The entire system is air cooled, and rarely pops over 80C even under max load.

Favorite Feature

Honestly, the glass is kinda my favorite thing. It's encouraged me to dive deeper into my tower's aesthetics which I haven't done much of in the past. I also plan to look into learning about glass etching.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Matisse 3.6GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Matisse 3.6GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Qty: 1 $154.99
ASUS X570 TUF Gaming Plus (WIFI) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
ASUS X570 TUF Gaming Plus (WIFI) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $189.99
TURBO-RTX2060S-8G-EVO
Qty: 1 $425.00
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Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 PC4-21300 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G26C16U4B - Black
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 PC4-21300 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G26C16U4B - Black
Qty: 2 $56.99
Two sticks are an older model with different syncs, but same dies.
Corsair iCUE 220T Tempered Glass RGB ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - White
Corsair iCUE 220T Tempered Glass RGB ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - White
Qty: 1 $109.99
Corsair CX Series CX750M 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $125.00
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Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $39.99
Hitachi Ultrastar 2TB 7200RPM
Qty: 1 $37.99
Inland Premium 256GB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $39.99