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2018 Wifey Ryzen 7 1700x + 390x Black Friday SUPER FAST BUDGET BUILD

by CravinR1



Date Published

Dec. 5, 2018

Date Built

Dec. 5, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.09 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6 GHz



This build is replacing a 4670K @ 4.4ghz + R290 with 16 gb DDR3.

The original build was for my wife while she was in Nurse Practitioner School. She's offered for me to build a new PC for the past 3 years and I put it off until this year. I built myself a 1700x + 16gb 3200 mhz RAM + EVGA 1070ti on black friday for great savings.

This PC was built primarily due to the blitz deal newegg had for a 1700x + x370 gaming for $150 combo (both parts for $150, they are on newegg for around $400 now).

XFX 390x stock 1060/1500 core/memory. I flashed a overclcoked 1090/1500 bios so it auto boots and runs a little faster

Cinebench R15 while recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdqH15mEWis&t=120s

Bioshock Infinite Benchmark (Monitor is only 22" with 1680x1050 resolution. Recording while running makes it lower than usual) https://youtu.be/vJgL_Fv_suI

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RoyalSovereign 2 points 2 months ago

Sweet 390X. 3 years ago that was my dream card... Nice build.

LeMMingSlayeR 22 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

It's still a great card for 1080p and can even do ok at 1440p.

RoyalSovereign 1 point 2 months ago

For sure. I saw many results of 1440p test for that gpu. It's quite capable.

CravinR1 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I didn't realize it was as fast as a gtx 980. Definitely got a sweet deal at $113 delivered. It runs perfectly and I even did a bios flash to a faster card lol. Stock was 1050/1500 now it's 1080/1500. Not much but free performance and I don't have to overclock every time just boots to that speed.


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LeMMingSlayeR 22 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I sure hope Wifey has a computer desk, because that nightstand looks to make for some very uncomfortable gaming.

+1 on this stellar build.

CravinR1 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Wifey usually makes me use this pc while she uses my main due to desk and chair. I am 6'2" so the night stand doesn't bother me.

mrobiwan 1 point 2 months ago

Nice! Your part selection/assembly skills are obviously superior. Wasn't aware of the 390X. Seems like a very good card. But you weren't enticed by the lowered prices and game bundles on the RX 570 or 580? Also, I thought 84 degrees Celsius would be ok as a Max temp for a 1700X under the unlikely full load of Aida 64.

CravinR1 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

The 570 was $130 and the 580 was $190 that I saw as best prices. $113 390x performs on par with 580 or 1060 even if it's used.

200 mhz was worth .15 volts and 14 Celsius when 3.8 is great.

CravinR1 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I know my cable management is horrid, but this case has no way to route or hide anything. Can't even tie down the cables on the back panel. I just wanted something cheap for a second build. My main build I got a 1700x + 1070ti

Dyslexy 1 point 2 months ago

Pretty Ok build nice budget for a decent pc keep up the good work.

PCPartPicker034 0 points 2 months ago

There is no way you're getting a Samsung m.2 1TB for only $113. PRO or EVO? It must be pre 960.

Sweet build. Can I ask how you're keeping your CPU at only 52 degrees under load from the GAMMAX cpu cooler? What tests did you run it through?

CravinR1 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

At 3.6 it was 52 in cinebench and Aida 64. At 3.8 ghz (my 24/7 clock) it hit 72 in Aida 64 and 59 in cinebench. I use AS5 paste and 2 120 intake and a 120 out and the gammax 400 fan. I can do 4ghz but hits 84 cell in AIDA 64.

On Black Friday Samsung sold their m.2 1tb 860 evo for $130 but was back ordered. I clicked to cancel order and they offered a 10% discount so $117 but have to wait until back in stock.

See images for ssd

DerplePurp 1 point 2 months ago

the 860 evo 1tb is about that price and it comes in m.2...