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by riveteck



Date Published

July 8, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.48 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.408 GHz


This is my first PC build.

I plan on using this machine mainly for Film/Video VFX/ Animation production. for use with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Substance Painter. Nuke, MODO, Mari, Maya, Clarisse, Vue, World Machine. Mudbox & Z-Brush.

Part Reviews


I was all ready to build an i7 based PC for my first PC then at the very last minute a friend recommended looking into the new AMD Ryzen 7 series. this kinda delayed me for a few weeks but it was well worth the cost. once I had the build finished I was able to get this to overclock by 11% without much experience in OC. so far i'm happy with the performance. learning as I go. The Ryzen 1800x temurature seems to be misreported by most software monitoring apps except for the "Ryzen Master" software from AMD. hopefully other apps will update to properly read temps on the Ryzen 7 1800x chips soon.

CPU Cooler

Very easy to install and connect, although the LINK software seems to not see the cooler some of the time. seems to do the job of cooling the Ryzen 1800x well.


Lots of options on this MOBO. The LED's are like a fricken discotheque. It is nice to be able to set them to reflect CPU temps via color. useful.

NOTE: Only one USB 2.0 header on the board. so if you want to hookup your water cooler and your case front panels good luck. SOLUTION: I bought an NZXT internal USB 2.0 adapter which will give you three internal USB headers as well as two USB 2.0 ports.


These are not officially certified for Ryzen, but they work. no OC on them. I'm hoping they will eventually be certified. but if not, the price was not bad. Will see what happens with future BIOS-UEFI updates.


This is great for the price. highly recommended. make sure to install your system (Windows 10 pro for my machine) in UEFI and not the old BIOS mode to get the extra fast boot up. I'm astounded b y the boot-up speed. seems to be around four to six seconds after the BIOS-UEFI.


Easy to install. works great.

Video Card

no complaints except the price.


I really like this case. it has allot of options. the fans are very quite. and it's east to take apart and adjust/configure.

I did have to get some replacement rubber post isolators for the glass side mount screws since they were damaged. BeQuiet send me replacement quickly, no hassles at all. great customer service

NOTE: I only have a few gripes. 1. The backside vent screws are very easily lost into a channel that runs along the back side of the chassis. unless you are careful this can cause a screw to fall into the channel/slot and you will have fun trying to get it out. since this case is full size and fairly heavy once its loaded, tumbling it to get a lost screw is no easy task. Just be mindful when using any screws on this case. take your time and you should be good. 2. The manual is kinda of an international mess (if you know what I mean). 3. It would be nice to have a shroud for the PSU and cables.

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riveteck submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

the image shows a corsair MP500 m.2 ssd installed. I replaced this later with a Samsung NVMe SSd 960 Pro

DontLookAtMyName 1 point 20 months ago


DontLookAtMyName 2 points 20 months ago

Btw ur the first reviewer for the titan xP

Eyeiszik 2 points 20 months ago

I hate to be that guy but the 1080 ti would have saved a few hundred bucks for close if not same performance. Unless you need the extra 1gb of vram. Maybe the titan Xp does rendering faster but for 500 US dollars more? other than that I love the build.

RadicalVision 8 Builds -4 points 20 months ago

And now Radeon RX Vega will save even more, bcuz it have greater performance then GTX 1080, and after some time the drivers will mature and it will go beyond GTX 1080TI....

Eyeiszik 1 point 20 months ago

In gaming or rendering or both?

RadicalVision 8 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Im gamer and overclocker mostly so i speak for the games, but im sure the Vega will be ok for rendering as well. Only thing i dont like about Vega is the TDP seems really high for 14nm, but AMD did get great win against intel, and that is way harder then getting win against nvidia, they will next time.... Now the HBM2 is an expensive thing, that will raise the price, but still is incredible, and AMD did invent it....

Eyeiszik 1 point 20 months ago

I was thinking you were talking about rendering because the vega has 16gb of vram and in gaming its like a 1070.

RadicalVision 8 Builds -1 points 20 months ago

No in gaming is not like 1070, the Radeon Fury is on the 1070 level, even the Radeon Fury X is faster then 1070.... RX Vega and Vega FE both are more powerful then GTX 1080, just they have some issues like bad drivers at the moment and not optimized apps, games this is why... As you can see in some content creation tests the Vega FE shows in some places 30% more performance then the top tier nvidia card Titan Xp, this is why i know the Vega will get way better after some time, they need lot of work on the drivers is new architecture....

AgeOfConsent 1 point 20 months ago

We don't know if it will be better than the 1080 in gaming. And there is no way better drivers will increase the performance to surpass the 1080ti. Better drivers can have the ability to make the card have better performance but not enough to make it almost a new card entirely. The only look at Vega we have seen is the founders edition and it does not compete with a 1080

RadicalVision 8 Builds 0 points 20 months ago

man what the hell ? Can you remember what did happend back on the days of GTX 980 ? AMD did got late (like now with Vega) and did get out R9 290, it was slower then GTX 970, and look the card today it performs above GTX 980....

haydencf3 0 points 15 months ago

No, the RX Vega is more than a 1080 and is 1% better, and the same price as a 1080 Ti and 25% worse... learn a bit about your parts buddy.

RadicalVision 8 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Really is that a joke ?

FurryJackman 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

You're all ready to go to Threadripper. For your workloads, IMO, Threadripper will benefit greatly to Premiere, Maya, Nuke, and Davinci Resolve.

You don't even need the top end 1950X to reap the benefits, all you need is a 1920X. They also include an Asetek retention ring in the processor packaging so all you need to change is the Mobo and Processor.

riveteck submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

next build for sure! I am happy for the timing of the Ryzen 7 release. I was about to build an intel box then a good friend informed me about AMD and I could not ignore it. so glad I went with Ryzen especially with the meltdown/spectre fiasco going on.

FurryJackman 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

When I made that comment, Enermax hadn't made their TR4 specific AIO yet. Make sure to use that instead of a Asetek AIO when you do make the move to Threadripper cause the Enermax has a full coverage coldplate.

riveteck submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Hey thanks for the info. I will hopefully build one maybe at the end of the year if I have the funds ;P.

No1Incorporated 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Why did u use that RAM?

riveteck submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

sorry for the very late reply.

answer: at the time I built my rig there wasn't any Ryzen certified ram yet. I was counseled by a friend that I should'nt have a problem with the G-Skill. it seems to work fine but I'm not overclocking it (I dont't think (noob here)). I am overclocking the CPU to 4ghz, and that seems to be smooth. I'm using the 4ghz profile from the BIOS. what did you end up doing?

I get a 1642 on my CPU in Cinebench if that helps.

No1Incorporated 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I did a 4ghz overclock on my CPU and overclocked my RAM and GPU, but can't remember what they were clocked to.

riveteck submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I will try and post what my overclock setting are. right now I'm using the preset that came with latest UEFI/BIOS update 3008 if that helps.


No1Incorporated 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I do love your build BTW.

riveteck submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

thanks, I'm really happy with it so far.

skyrise 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago


antonjetpack 1 point 14 months ago

Uhmmm, I wish this would be my first PC build...

Fork_and_Spoon 1 Build 0 points 19 months ago

Meh not enough Vram.

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