Description

So my buddy recently asked me for advice since he wanted a new PC and he had his old one for 6 years now. It had an i7 4770 and a gtx 780 Ti in it. Originally he wanted to get an i7 8700k but since those aren't available anywhere and are overpriced as hell I managed to convince him to get ryzen. He agreed and gave me a budget of 2500.- (swiss franks). I made him a part list and he agreed to it and he started to order stuff. At first we wanted to go with a meshify C. My buddy already ordered it and it was delivered. But PCPP didn't give me a notification that the strix 1080 Ti was too long when you have a front mounted 280mm radiator. So in the very last minute I saw the issue and we ordered the s340 instead. We built it yesterday and it went very smooth. It was my first ryzen build to be honest and it was a cool experience. when we first booted up the system the Bios reported temps around 65 - 70 C on the CPU even with the kraken. We were getting worried but then i remembered that sometimes ryzen temps are ****** up on older BIos versions. We updated the Bios and downloaded HWmonitor and the CPU temps were dangling around 30 C, so that got resolved. We had problems fitting the video card since the mobo has this plastic thing going all the way down the left side of the board and it is elevated. I tried to fit it in without scratching the plastic shroud but i wasnt able to do it. My buddy just pushed it in harder (giggity) and scratched a bit the shroud but it is covered anyway and the card fits now. Most of the stuff (cpu, cooler, onboard connectors etc) I had to do since he didn't want to because he was scared like a deer with paranoia that he would break things(huehuehueheu). like 2 second after he told me i have to do it since he would just break stuff I accidentaly dropped the screwdriver onto the motherboard but luckily nothing broke (phew). The PC booted up on the first try and is just gorgeous and I am happy it turned out that nice. The rig will be used for rendering and gaming.

Cheers Lobster

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Kinda expensive but it does the job! The tubes are also quite flexible and that made the installation very easy! The pump/block also looks sexy compared to other AIOs. RGB is nice too

Motherboard

Super sexy board! was overkill for this build but the budget allowed it. Dont really like that the plastic cover on the left since it goes all the way down. We had trouble fitting in the video card and scratched the plastc shroud in the process. But because it is covered it doesnt really mattered. Lots of connectors. Only one usb 2.0 header so for RGB fans you might need an internal USB hub from nzxt. and only one m.2 slot too. But the rest of the board is excellent so those little downsides don't really matter. Wifi is nice too. Comes with HB SLI bridge (its a 2 slot one), 4 sata cables (2 L-shaped and 2 straight ones), wifi-antenna etc. lots of goodies.

Memory

Great memory and the look nice. Are running at their target speed no issues

Storage

My buddy got it on sale so thats a plus

Storage

Nice and fast SSHD! got it on sale too

Video Card

No description needed. Awesome performance and aggressive design! Love it

Case

Front airflow is the best but just ramp up the fan speed and kinda fixed. building in it was a pleasure and really easy. Lots of room in there. I reccomend this case for beginners and experienced builders. You need straight Sata cables though. L-shaped ones don't really have enough space. you can plug them in the mobo but it doesnt look healthy. Make sure to get straight Sata cables.

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get the OS for $0??? Nice build btw!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Our university provides one copy of windows 10 education per student for free. My other buddy also used his copy on "Bert" and I used my copy on my build "kerstinator". ;)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Noone should have to pay $380 for RAM. Though looking at these prices I'd imagine these dollars aren't US dollars.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all its 32GB and not 16.. and yeah.. its swiss prices.. prices here in europe are higher

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This is 98% identical build I am working on now here in the states. Only I'm having a hard time deciding on the case. Since I am also getting the x62 kraken I might should just go for the nzxt case. I'm working on a Black/red theme build of the same parts. But from what you have mentioned about the case I might need to go a tad bigger.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is actually Fine and we had enough space to work in it. The s340s even have Black/red themes so i think the s340 pr the s340 elite would be a good fit

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually ended up going with https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GxNypg It has more space and one thing I sorely needed.... backlit front I/O lol. The Nzxt is a beautiful case, but for some of my later upgrades need a little more room. Thinking custom water loop maybe. Anyway thanks for the response and your build is amazing.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I'm late to the party but how did you get that gpu inside the case? I have the same case and my max is 10.5'' or 266.70 mm. I can remove the cable shroud but other than that, I'm at a loss. Any thoughts?

Nice build btw. It's a really clean build!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont really understand the question.. the max GPu lenght is 334mm with a radiator and 263 without one. how are you not able to fit in the video card?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I had to take another look at the cable shroud. It looked as if the max length for a gpu was 10.5 but I was wrong. Thanks for the feedback.