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My first ever gaming rig

by averagephil

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22 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 15, 2017

Date Built

July 28, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.97 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.34 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

I could never get into pc gaming because the most powerful pc I owned was a laptop with a dual core i5 with hyperthreading enabled. I usually play games on my ps4 but I decided to build myself a nice gaming rig. A lot of planning went into this. With planning, I mean spending hundreds of hours on tech youtube channels. Planning and building were incredibly fun and I'd do it again if I had the chance. So far, I had no problems with the build. The Ryzen CPU and 1070 perform nicely and I had no major issues with the hardware.

Part Reviews

CPU

I honestly can't complain about this piece of nicely manufactured hardware. The performance in everyday tasks and games is great and overclocking with the stock cooler works fine as well. The best aspect is the price though. You'll get a good bang-for-the-buck out of this CPU.

Motherboard

Fairly cheap and nice looking. It has everything I needed. Only gripe I have is the RAM support. I bought 16GB of 3000 Mhz Ripjaws V and the highest I got was 2666 on both RAM sticks.

Memory

Nothing to complain about. Works with my Ryzen 5 1600.

Storage

Obviously using this as my boot drive and the longest it took me to get to the desktop was like 4 seconds or even less.

Storage

Nicley priced and does what it should.

Video Card

Got this card for a good price on ebay despite the whole mining craze going on. Temperatures are decent and the performance is beyond what I expected. Great graphics card.

Case

I had lots of fun building in this case. It's sturdy, has plenty of room for cable management and lots of cooling options.

Power Supply

It works. Got nothing in particular to say about it. I had a bit of trouble with the cables but it was to be expected from a non-modular PSU.

Wireless Network Adapter

Does what it should. No stutter or random connection drops. And it can handle my blazing fast 10Mb connection.

Comments Sorted by:

snackelroy 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Nice build! I love my 1600 + 1070 combo as well. Enjoy.

averagephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Thank you!

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Nice! Great job! I like da first pic. :)

averagephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks!

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Love the gpu! I wish that they had it has a 1080 or ti.

vgm 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Great 1st build! Love that Quicksilver Edition.

averagephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Thank you! I was really happy that I could get my hands on a quicksilver.

Bronstet 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Very impressive what you were able to do with a sub $1000 budget. Well done.

averagephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Well, my budget was actually 1200€. I don't know what numbers the list shows you.

Bronstet 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Ah, I see. I am in Canada so I am seeing Canadian prices by default. Still a very good job on a very reasonable budget nonetheless.

harryw3ie 1 point 20 months ago

what operating system did you install and can it play pubg

averagephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Windows 10. It'll defintely play PUBG.

Ezikiel 1 point 20 months ago

How much would this be in U.S. dollars?

averagephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Got no clue tbh. Prices between Austria and the US are a bit different.

Abab -3 points 20 months ago

great except you use amd and you need a cheeper graphics card and get a titanium grade power supply

averagephil submitter 1 Build 3 points 20 months ago

What a troll

Abab -1 points 20 months ago

yup

s0fia 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

no he doesn't lol

Glacien 1 point 20 months ago

1: AMD Ryzen is an extremely good processor, and the 1600 is cheap as well, especially for a 6c/12t CPU. 2: He's fine for now, he has a good GPU, no point in downgrading.

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Glacien 2 points 20 months ago

I believe only the Ryzen 1700 cooler has RGB lighting, my 1600 didn't have any lighting.

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Glacien 1 point 20 months ago

Wow, I thought it had RGB. Thanks for enlightening me on the subject.

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averagephil submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Along with the stock cooler's great performance, the aesthetics are pretty good imo.