Description

After successfully building and selling my first pc, I decided to reinvest the funds into a slightly more powerful system. I wanted the theme of the machine to synchronize well. All parts were purchased with aesthetics in mind, though I wanted this machine to handle anything that could be thrown at it.

The LED Wraith Spire that comes with Ryzen 7 was very attractive due to it being capable of handling 95w CPU's, while the 1700 is only 65w. This gave me a little more confidence in overclocking on a stock cooler. It also matches quite well with the motherboard and GPU LED's. The motherboard leaves alot to be desired, but I have not had any direct issue other than being unable to sustain a 3200Mhz clock on the RAM. 3133Mhz works without issue.

I have always been interested in the Vega series graphics cards, and I have had nothing but positive experiences with AsRock products. The blower fan does have quite the exaggerated noise level with a custom fan curve, but with headphones or speakers it is not overbearing. This being said, I will most likely opt out of using blower-style cards in the future. I absolutely love the versatility of the Vega56 card.

I chose the Spec-04 case because of it's mesh front panel, and of course, the red color. The screws that came with the Apevia fans did not fit in the screwholes of the case, and some minor drilling and modification had to be made. The Apevia fans are very good quality, provide plenty of airflow, and add a nice aesthetic flair.

The PSU is probably weaker than recommended for Vega56, but I have not has any power draw issues during any test. If you are looking for a freesync monitor, the Acer is the best value. The Cooler Master Devastator 3 feels a bit mushy, but has very little ghosting. Overall, great value parts.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

As af doesn't make sense but ok you could've done Red af and not have had this comment be your first on this build

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

It's Red as AF, brother.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

A very proportionally budgeted build! Could you include an estimate for the RAM price though?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The prices were listed initially, I am not sure what error occured.

The RAM was $79.99, the SSD was $96.99.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

it happens when the product doesn't have an available price i.e. out of stock. You could try to add the price you purchased the items for to your build, that way it gives a better picture of the build and its budget.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

After taxes, without MIR, it was around $1125 total. I have like $30 of MIR in processing, but they generally take 45 days or more for a return, They aren't really a direct savings cost, more like "gas for mountain trips" during the summer.

I haven't found the option to set custom prices, I know in the previous website layout it existed, but I am still learning all the nuances of the new website. Will update ASAP

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

this build looks so clean g

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks. I appreciate it.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What games do you run on it and how well does it perform ?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I've tested with a handful of games.

Resident Evil 2 ran around 140-160 FPS with 2gb of dedicated textures, although for streaming I capped it at 60 FPS on 3gb of dedicated textures, and the GPU only runs between 60-80% utilization.

I also played a fair amount of League of Legends, I get between 70-120 FPS while streaming. However, on my previous build with a 1600x (OC @ 4.0Ghz) and an RX 570 ran a bit better, which leads me to believe it's a bit more CPU intensive.

The only other games I played were Tekken 7 and Dragon Ball Fighter Z which are locked at 60 FPS.