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Rainbow Zebra (First real build)

by Ben28282

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Date Published

May 9, 2018

Date Built

May 6, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.033 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.4 GHz

Description

First of all I would like to say sorry for letting down all the first time builders by not having a 1080 ti. I had neither the need of the money to get one.

Thanks everyone who helped with this. I really appreciate it.

This build started when I was given two routers by my Mum. I thought why not try to hack them with Kali Linux. So I spent about two hours trying to install Kali Linux in a virtual machine on a laptop I shared with my brother (An Intel Pentium B960 and 4gb of DDR3). This didn't work because the CPU didn't support virtualisation. So I decided I needed a new computer.

I did some research and found this site (without it I wouldn't have built this PC). I started to put together an i5 system but decided it was too expensive (didn't even dream of being able to afford this beast). Funny fact: At first I thought the builds section of this site was a place to buy PC's so I ignored it (stupid me).

Since then I have had about a billion parts lists but this is actually the most powerful. (Apart from the GPU. More on that later.) What really helped was my generous parents giving me more money than usual because it was educational. Also the generosity of my family and friends. Also I heard that Ryzen 2 was releasing so this was perfect timing.

Part choice: CPU - Brilliant for productivity RAM- 16GB, 3000mhz, white, RGB - Whats not to love Motherboard - X470, looks nice, good features, nice price (I had to preorder with no reviews) GPU - Given to me - Thanks

Built this in my dressing gown in about 1-2 hours. POSTed first try but only 8GB RAM showed up and case fan LED's didn't lit up. Turns out RAM wasn't pushed in fully and the RGB header was in wrong.

Overall I'm really pleased. I will be getting another SSD very soon a new GPU in the next few months. More updates will be published. Thanks for reading.

Edit - Replaced the 750 ti with a GTX 980. Fortnite on Epic V-Sync on solid 60 fps. With add photos soon.

Part Reviews

CPU

Brilliant. Great stock cooler

Motherboard

No problems and looks great.

Case

Looks great. Premium for the price. Not great airflow though. Still great value.

Comments Sorted by:

YOmar69 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

Sick build my dude, could use a gpu upgrade down the road +1

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah probably going to get a GTX 780 ti or 970 because I only have a 1080p 6hz monitor Edit - 60hz

QuantumGuardian 1 point 10 months ago

I do suggest you get a gtx 2060/1160, they should be about 300 at launch and should release later this year.

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Maybe. The problem is I need an upgrade soon and my cash flow is a bit slow. That is why I was looking at a powerful used card.

QuantumGuardian 2 points 10 months ago

I see. That does make a lot of sense. Whatever you do, I'm sure you'll succeed :)

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Just ordered a GTX 980. So exited

tech_geek100 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

did that stock cooler on the CPU come in RGB? because if it did it's awesome!

bootrec 7 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

That AMD cooler came with a new FX-8350 I got last week, I was surprised, really didn't expect a RGB heatsink. So yes, I would assume he got his with his 2700x.

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah I did. It looks amazing. Installation was a bit tricky though.

tech_geek100 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Oh wow.

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

AMD have taken the "stock cooler" to a whole new level. If only Intel could make a decent cooler.

tech_geek100 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

IKR!!! Intel coolers are so loud! kept my i3 at 40C when idle.

bootrec 7 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Good job on RGB colours and I like the case.

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks. I apend about an hour staing at it when it was installing stuff

NewVoids 2 points 10 months ago

is it just me or is there no cooler in this build

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

All 2nd gen Ryzen come with a stock cooler. The 2700X comes with the Wraith Prism which is awesome l.

tacticalgamer14 1 point 9 months ago

Look at the pictures, the cpu comes with a cooler

PotatoReaper 2 points 10 months ago

Hey! I know nothing of PC, and I've been wanting to upgrade from a console to a PC for a while now. Is this a good beginners PC or should I try something else. My friend helped me with one but i'm looking for something a little cheaper but still good quality?

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

This is not great for gaming. What is your budget?

PotatoReaper 1 point 10 months ago

About $1,000( USD), I have made one build that is a Gaming PC but, It cuts edges on some things and I am seeing what there is to offer.

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

This will be powerful. If you want you can change bits. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nJ689J

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Sorry for the bad photos btw. They were what were on my phone. Will upload some from my Mum's camera soon.

pos2347 1 point 10 months ago

packed up with quality stuff. is the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE SLIable? if so, why don't you give it a try. Asus Prime is Great for SLI or Crossfire.

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks. I dont think it can SLI. I have ordered a GTX 980 and offered to 750 ti to a friend

TunedIE 1 point 9 months ago

I am exactly in the same boat as you. I have a 750ti already and 2700x build parts on the way. How does the build perform in gaming? I am waiting a little bit for the new cards to come out and then decide on my new one.

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I have upgrade the GPU to a 980 (will update this page soon). When I had the 750 ti I got 50 - 60 gps on Fortnite on a mix of Low and Median settings 1080p

Kjwkj2010@gmail.com 1 point 8 months ago

Has the ram given you any issues with that motherboard? Are you using asus aura sync?

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

No. RAM works great. Just set it to 300mhz, didn't change anything else. I am using aura, except for the CPU cooler, that is nice with no changes.

cometmike 1 point 7 months ago

Would this build preform effectively for three monitor use? And also would I be able to exchange the case with a Thermaltake - View 37 RGB Edition ATX Mid Tower Case? First real pc build want to make sure I do it right haha

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

The case would work. If you aren't gaming the GTX 980 with do fine. For gaming it depends on the games and monitors. Good luck

cometmike 1 point 7 months ago

Im moreso a console gamer probably wouldn't be looking into hardcore pc gaming for awhile and could just upgrade graphic card then, but still thinking might go with the 1060 gtx, if you think thats best without going over the top maybe if you had a suggestion for best graphic card without going top end. Im planning on using for streaming and creating a lot of content, like videos, youtube, obs, twitch, website development stocks etc. but still playing some pc games as well.

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

If you want a new card a 1060 6gb would be good. Or a used 980

TopHatArmy 0 points 10 months ago

Well i was gonna give you s*** for not balancing the build (r7 2700x with a 750ti??!) but you got it free so can't be too critical, I really want a cpu upgrade for recording and encoding)

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yeah I know. GPU upgrade coming up.

AverageGangMember 2 Builds 0 points 10 months ago

Was going to **** on you for choosing that case. But obviously RGB was more important than thermals.

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Not really. I was planning to get the Core P3 but is went up in price do I got this case because I wasn't too expensive to swap in the future and it looked awesome. The thermals arn't that bad because the CPU never goes up to 100% and it does have 4 fans.

AverageGangMember 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

just noticed i got 3 downvotes for something satire lol.

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Lol

MithrandirTheGreat 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Yes but are the front fans covered by the glass? Im assuming the fans are exhaust then?

Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I have since moved this to a DIY walmount which I will post soon. When I had the case I had the 3 front fans as intakes and the rear as an exhaust. I moved the fans to where a rad was designed to go to give the more breathing room.

Digital_Ronin 6 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

This case actually has pretty decent airflow. It has deceptively large intake vents on the front at the top and bottom

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Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

At 4ghz, 1.35V I think temps with the front of the case on are about 87 with the front on 77. It can get loud under load but with a headset on I don't notice the noise. The cooler look great and the software is good. I might get a 1440p 144hz monitor so I would then get a used 1070 ti.

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Ben28282 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

That would be great. Would really give Nvidia something to think about