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2018 - Wife's Gaming PC

by tech.ninja

15
22 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 28, 2018

Date Built

June 9, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.911 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.012 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C

Description

For gaming and PhD schoolwork. Budget: $1500. Parts were all great for a function-based build. Case is great, feature-filled and simple. First Noctua fans & AiO cooler I've ever bought. Definitely worth it. PSU is actually the SuperNOVA NEX750B (from previous build). 750W is overkill, but there was an amazing sale when bought.

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daUnitedpotato 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

I love how simple and clean the build is. Great job, my friend.

Ethan_Lapin 2 points 6 months ago

Lovely build, I would recommend some black braided cables because you've got some ketchup and mustard cables up in it.

tech.ninja submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I would prefer that as well, but the wife was not interested at all in it, when what's there works perfectly fine. If I come across some in the future though, I might just give it a minor upgrade (even if only for my own enjoyment).

xucolite 1 point 6 months ago

+1 Nice Build! The fact that you have a 750 watt PSU is pretty good, saying that your wife would like to upgrade to say, a 2080 or 2080 ti for example (obviously when she thinks that the performance of her 1070 has dropped and 20 series card prices have come down).

Otterman366 13 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

What games do you guys play?

tech.ninja submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

She steadily plays League of Legends, Guild Wars 2 and Divinity: Original Sin 2. She also off-and-on plays a huge variety of other games. She took a huge liking to the Tomb Raider series, and bought Rise of the Tomb Raider in celebration of a new PC.

diabolicflame93 4 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Good part choices :) It's a clean and simple build, but it has all of the right parts.

elvarg9685 4 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

how do you like the case? that's what my current build is in and I love it minus the screens.

tech.ninja submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

The case is i beautiful, simple, functional, and affordable, with plenty of airflow. I would recommend it to anybody looking at an mATX or mITX build, especially with it being $39.99 when bought. I'm personally in favor of somewhat showpiece(ish) cases, like the H400 and the Meshify C Mini, but my wife is pure function/affordability oriented,

elvarg9685 4 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

im looking at doing some rgb lighting since the case is very pourus

WheatFarmer337 1 point 6 months ago

Looks good to me.

TechTuberTV 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

those cables bother me

kfjohnso 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I've ordered this case and want to use the 240 Lite radiator...I'm just having trouble figuring out how to do the rest of the fans after reading everyone's opinions!

The front fans are essentially exhaust fans in that orientation, correct? Where and how many intakes do you have?

Also, I want to put a 1070 TI Duke card, which is about 1.3" longer that your 1070. Will that have enough room with the radiator??

tech.ninja submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

The 2 front fans are in pull config, so both intakes. The rear fan is exhaust, as well as the PSU (fan side up). Leaves the system with slightly positive air pressure to combat dust.

Given I had to insert the GPU diagonally, I don't think 1.3" longer would fit. The Gaming or Armor versions would fit, though.

WalkerMC 1 Build -4 points 6 months ago

I know intel is better for gaming, but I personally would've gone with a 2nd gen ryzen, maybe a 7, and b450 or x470 mobo, to take advantage of store mi. Plus it would've been unlocked so you could've overclocked it nicely with that liquid cooler

Otterman366 13 Builds 3 points 6 months ago
  1. Avoid store mi at all costs

  2. If intel is better for gaming, and this is a gaming pc, why go amd? I get that it is overclockable and such, but for a wife's gaming pc intel makes a lot of sense.

WalkerMC 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Why? Does storeMI have problems? And second, I realize that, but the performance is kind only in the 20fps range, and Ryzen has more cores for a lower price, and It will hold out longer because of that.

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Otterman366 13 Builds 1 point 6 months ago
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Otterman366 13 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I’m sorry that you don’t have a few minutes, but basically every drive that store mi touched got corrupted and had to be formatted, regardless of what ssd was installed. It was a complete disaster. Not that I would recommend optane, but at least drives still work after you use optane.

tech.ninja submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I originally specc'd the build with a Ryzen 7, but her previous build was an FX 8350, so she wanted to give Intel a turn. Unlike me, she has absolutely no interest in overclocking at all, and rathered put the money elsewhere than pay for a K CPU (+ a Z motherboard).

WalkerMC 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Ok, that sounds good, I'm not a fanboy or anything, and I try to be completely objectional, I was just curious, but props on a good build man! +1

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tech.ninja submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Not custom overclocking, but the out-of-box Intel Turbo Boost is allowed.

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