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Update: New monitor and speakers!

This is a computer I built in late October 2017

This computer was my first step into the high end coming off a system with an FX-6300 and a 750ti and wowzers am I still impressed with my baby to this day! This system was built to crush 4k content in editing and in gaming, or at least that was the plan which has changed since I ordered an Acer Predator XB271HU after seeing a friend's, high refresh rate gaming is the only way... period! This was my 17th build so far and the build process was relatively easy, the hardest thing was for sure managing 4' long cables because of some awesome Modflex extensions, it was the first build I have done of this caliber aside from some servers and as a result it took a while due to some babying around with some parts. Love this PC hope you guys do to! Also, I love the RGB for it's flexibility, RGB has gone a little too far and Techtuber's using the stock unicorn piss effect is annoying but, changing the color and feel of my build every few weeks is really fun.

CB: 1570

This is lower than many results due to a lower clock speeds for stability's sake, and I got a wooden sample

Ryzen 7 1700x

Review: This processor is a proper impressive piece of hardware and is finally putting Intel in it's place regarding a clear standstill and lack of technical innovation. Zen is an amazing architecture bringing tons of real cores (looking at you Bulldozer), and fast IPCs to consumers at a really reasonable price! AMD also appears to be working a little better with the consumer since they'll support AM4 until 2020 and this helped make Zen a strong option and It's time that I assist the company attempting to take down colossal intel. Aside from the politics involved, this CPU is awesome. For someone who does a lot of editing and other professional work, this is a great option because of the 8 cores and the high clock speeds which can be achieved. The soldered IHS is particularly awesome, this is what allows this cpu to consistently run cooler than it's competitive counterparts. AMD hit it out of the park this time and I intend on using Zen in any future builds for customers or myself!

Why I choose it: I was very impressed with the benchmarks and was drooling over the idea of getting a chance to use Zen, now I've used Zen in about 6 computers and all customers were very very happy. The 2200g is particularly impressive because $350 computers are certainly possible for light workstations.

Kraken X62

Review: Let's keep it simple. This thing is cool as hell in both looks and ya know it's really cool but, CAM is horrible.

Why I choose it: I regret this one, CAM is bombastically, horrendously bad... and Noctua delivers the same cooling for a better price and higher quality. I fell for looks here and I intend to "downgrade" to an NH-D15

Asus Strix X370-F

Review: Great board with a really solid Bios but, this is the end of the praise. Asus, you have a problem... Your tech support is some of the worst. I updated my bios upon receiving this board and at bone stock settings the board was sending 1.6v to the CPU and thank god I caught it before a horrible death. I called Asus and they tried to get me to turn on the board with the CPU receiving that much Voltage, the worst advise possible and upon asking for a new board I was met with anger!? It took me a few days to even convince them to send me a new motherboard and the problem was done after that but, they made it as long and horrible as possible. Also, the one USB 2.0 port is lame, I needed to spend an extra $25 on a usb hub from NZXT and that didn't need to be the case.

Why I choose it: Great bios, pretty looks and was mostly compatible aside from only one USB 2.0 port which kinda sucks.

G.Skill Flare X 3200

Review: This is the best RAM I have ever owned, it was rock solid using XMP! Please buy this ram if you are using first gen Zen and need solid ram that won't bottleneck your system.

Why I choose it: Favorite part in the build, rock solid and no bottlenecking

ASUS 1080ti Strix OC

Review: Amazing card! The peak of performance right now. There's not much I can say that the other reviewers won't say other than that this card will run hotter in a case than in the tests and don't expect 64c at all times.

Why I bought it: Best card I could get my hands on, intended for 4k gaming but, 1440p at 144hz should be better!

NZXT S340 Elite

Review: NZXT makes some bad software, that's for sure but, their cases are amazing! I really like this case but, I have one major complaint and that's a lack of airflow. I have never had high airflow cases but, this case has bad airflow and produces a fair bit of noise aswell as heat. It's damn pretty and works well enough nonetheless, I'd recommend it.

Why I bought it: I would buy the Fractal Design R6, and I intend to put this build into that case soon. This case was affordable and aside from it's successor the H500i is one of the best looking cases due to its clean timeless looks.

Part Reviews

CPU

This processor is a proper impressive piece of hardware and is finally putting Intel in it's place regarding a clear standstill and lack of technical innovation. Zen is an amazing architecture bringing tons of real cores (looking at you Bulldozer), and fast IPCs to consumers at a really reasonable price! AMD also appears to be working a little better with the consumer since they'll support AM4 until 2020 and this helped make Zen a strong option and It's time that I assist the company attempting to take down colossal intel. Aside from the politics involved, this CPU is awesome. For someone who does a lot of editing and other professional work, this is a great option because of the 8 cores and the high clock speeds which can be achieved. The soldered IHS is particularly awesome, this is what allows this cpu to consistently run cooler than it's competitive counterparts. AMD hit it out of the park this time and I intend on using Zen in any future builds for customers or myself!

CPU Cooler

Let's keep it simple. This thing is cool as hell in both looks and ya know it's really cool but, CAM is horrible.

Motherboard

Great board with a really solid Bios but, this is the end of the praise. Asus, you have a problem... Your tech support is some of the worst. I updated my bios upon receiving this board and at bone stock settings the board was sending 1.6v to the CPU and thank god I caught it before a horrible death. I called Asus and they tried to get me to turn on the board with the CPU receiving that much Voltage, the worst advise possible and upon asking for a new board I was met with anger!? It took me a few days to even convince them to send me a new motherboard and the problem was done after that but, they made it as long and horrible as possible. Also, the one USB 2.0 port is lame, I needed to spend an extra $25 on a usb hub from NZXT and that didn't need to be the case.

Memory

This is the best RAM I have ever owned, it was rock solid using XMP on Zen and has been everything it was hyped to be. Please buy this ram if you are using first gen Zen and need solid ram that won't bottleneck your system.

Video Card

Amazing card! The peak of performance right now. There's not much I can say that the other reviewers won't say other than that this card will run hotter in a case than in the tests and don't expect 64c at all times.

Case

NZXT's cases are amazing, just like this! I really like this case but, I have one major complaint and that's a lack of airflow and no resulting silence like you may see in a BeQuiet! case. This case also seems to hold heat in a way I just don't like, the H500 solves the bulk of these issues and go with that instead! It's damn pretty and works well enough nonetheless, I'd recommend it.

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

That is some sweet ram you got.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey ! came to see the cables, really good looking build btw :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

You should've gone with Samsung SSD, i would look cooler. Nice build tho

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed but, the budget was tiiiight when I built my first computer and this was a part from said computer.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it possible to put one fan below the aio for additional intake from the bottom of the case? Also, your max temp of 64deg under load was taken st what ambient temp?

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