Description

I had some extra parts. My brother wanted a PC to game at 1440p/144Hz and was looking to upgrade. This build is somewhat Ad Hoc with me gathering various bits and pieces I had left over from other builds. I did not really make any concrete plans for this build and pretty much winged it.

I think it turned out really well. It benches great, 3DMark Firestrike at 23000 after rounding up to nearest 100. I did some other stress tests and benchmarking and the numbers all came out consistent. This PC actually beat my most recent build (an i7-8086K/GTX Titan XP) in a number of benchmarks but not Firestrike or some in game benchmarks like Shadow of Tomb Raider.

This build was assembled mostly from used parts pulled off of my builds that are in process of being upgraded or parts that I had but never used. For example, the 1080TI I used for this build is my old GPU I purchased in 2017 that got pulled aside in Jan 2019 when I upgraded to the 2080TI. The Ryzen 7 2700X was purchased new from Micro Center thanks to a tip from a user on this site that it was on sale for $200. I had the motherboard which originally housed a Ryzen 5 2600. Naturally if you are curious as to why I never used current Gen components after scanning through my parts list, hopefully after reading this, the build choices make sense.

Gaming wise – this rig is capable of 60fps or better at Ultra Settings for 1440p. It is almost overkill for this resolution. To achieve similar performance in current generation components your build would need to consider the Ryzen 5 3600 and RTX 2070 Super with a huge overclock or RTX 2080.

Future upgrades: We shall see. I do not see anything resembling a Bios update for this Motherboard enabling one to install a 3700X or 3900X. Not sure either chip is worth upgrading to in any case – the 2700X is no slouch. The 1080TI GPU is good enough to ride out this generation and deep into the next as well. The Ryzen 7 2700X is a great chip and the benchmarks I was looking at indicated some good numbers. I think this one is a keeper for the next two or three years.

This PC is quite a big step up from my Brother's former PC, which was an FX 6300 and RX 460.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Do you need more brothers? LOL Great build, the white, magenta-purple, work so well together!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You, much appreciated.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, much appreciated.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Tastefully done, I love it!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :-)

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Really impressive and colour combo is a plus in my books. What camera are you shooting with pics look amazing. Hope you get featured +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your kind comments.

Camera? Oh nothing too fancy, a Nikon Coolpix B500 I picked up on a Black Friday sale.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the case come with the fans?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It comes with four fans installed, three at font one at back. They are okay but not their ML Pro ones. I ended up replacing them and purchasing a further two fans for the top.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

We're you able to get the ram to it's full speed with this mobo? Just wondering as I'm planning on buying the same ram.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it to 3200 if memory serves me right. I did not have time to tweak although next time I visit I will play around and see if I can.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I hope this doesn't come off bad, I'm actually wanting to build this model as my first personally built PC. Where did you buy the water cooling system? I'm a complete noob.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The main parts to water cooling:

  1. CPU Waterblock and/or GPU Waterblock

  2. Reservoir and Pump

  3. Radiator

  4. Tubing

There are many companies that specialize in this equipment - Alphacool, EKWB and XSPC being the more popular companies although there are many others especially from China/Taiwan [Thermaltake, Bykski, Barrow, Bitspower] and Germany [Aquacomputer, Waterkiller, Swiftech].

Water Cooling System - as in a kit - yes EKWB and Thermaltake do them. Fairly low quality but very convenient entry point with detailed instructions. Once you know what you are doing, going solo and picking and matching components is half the fun. However a kit is the safest way to go and the cheapest. Perfectly adequate for all but the most extreme overclocking scenarios. EKWB make a very price friendly kit for under $300.

For this build the cooling block for CPU was XSPC. The cooling block for GPU was EKWB. The Reservoir was Bykski, Radiator Alphacool, Pump was a D5 by Bykski, Turbing was EKWB Petg, Fittings were EKWB.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

With those interesting colours It looks like a misterious allien device. Very cool build.