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Blown budget

by vSiq

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Date Published

April 21, 2018

Date Built

April 20, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.67 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01 GHz

Description

I'd like to start off by saving my budget was only gonna be around $1500NZD... I spent twice as much somehow.. this is the most i've ever spent on a pc. My last two pc's I built had some second hand parts and were done on a budget.

I only do light gaming and watch youtube/twitch/movies etc so this is incredibly overkill for my needs.

Though I do plan on doing some overclocking later on down the road

Part Reviews

CPU

I was originally going to get the R5 1600 but then I found out that the Zen+ cpu's were coming out in a months time so I decided to hold off for them, i'm happy with my choice of cpu here, even though I'll never use the full potential its nice to know I have it.

CPU Cooler

I like this pump, its semi-quiet. Though NZXT's cam software is absolutely useless, it reads my CPU at over 100 degrees celcius which is untrue, along with the other bugs and UI derps.

But the pump does keep the CPU pretty cold which is great.

Motherboard

I got this mobo mainly for the looks in all honesty, it ticked all my boxes for what I wanted.

I do feel like the standoffs are slightly off but that could also be the pc case.

Memory

This ram looks good, has the performance, whats more not to like?

Storage

Can't beat it, honestly.

Video Card

The aura sync is nice to have when its in combo with other products, runs PUBG and fortnite at ultra (seeing as people play these I thought it would be a good example)

Case

I LOVE this case... third time I have bought it... the glass just makes it stunning.

Power Supply

Awesome PSU with its eco mode, its also quite nice that the cables have the premium feels and all black wires to look sleek.

Wireless Network Adapter

The performance reflects the price, I can get quite high speeds using this. Would be nice if the antenna cables were a bit longer too

Case Fan

Pretty expensive but they do look bloody good, I do wish that the wires for linking them together weren't the flat type but thats just being picky. They're quiet and seem to move a fair amount of air.

Case Fan

Pretty expensive but they do look bloody good, I do wish that the wires for linking them together weren't the flat type but thats just being picky. They're quiet and seem to move a fair amount of air.

Comments Sorted by:

ghc_ 7 points 12 months ago

+1 for Ryzen+

Isaiah_martini 4 points 12 months ago

Did you have update your motherboard’s BIOS to use the Ryzen 2700x?

vSiq submitter 1 Build 4 points 12 months ago

Yes, the guy from the store where I get all my pc parts from was kind enough to update the bios for me.

Isaiah_martini 3 points 12 months ago

Okay thanks

Cooe 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Great build!!! I'm loving my 2700X too! Absolutely killer chip! My only issue with this setup personally is that B350 motherboards don't support Precision Boost Overdrive (at least as far as I'm aware), which is pretty much the future of Ryzen overclocking (PBO let's you adjust all the Precision Boost 2 parameters how ever you want so you can make it as aggressive as you want to take full advantage of aftermarket cooling / spare power delivery headroom; or conversely as timid as you want say for a near silent system). Other than that, it's fantastic.

That being said, the above shouldn't be an issue at all for you (which is why I said "personally"), as you've clearly stated the 2700X is already overkill for you & the default PB2 is already monsterous. Plus, you don't seem like the kind of person that wants/needs to be able to spend hours & hours dialing in settings to push their hardware to it's absolute limits, especially with how close standard PB2 gets you to that point anyways. I'm just that kinda guy who's loves to obsessively tweak hardware :). For most everyone else, such as yourself B350 is plenty & saves some $, so I can totally understand the reasoning for going that route.

--aiden-- 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

can i buy your cpu cooler for the 2700x ? the one that it came with ?

vSiq submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Where abouts are ya located?

--aiden-- 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

ireland, how does that sound bud?

vSiq submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Ah was thinking a bit more local haha.

Bit too far for me to post sorry, but there are some on eBay.

--aiden-- 1 Build 3 points 12 months ago

ah no problem, the build looks great btw, kinda jelous, i do already have an r7, but for some reason i really like the new wraith prism,as soon as it was announced i searched everyday to find out if they would actually sell it on its own,to my disappointment they wouldnt/didnt,anyways i will keep looking, thanks for the reply !!

Jallison03 1 point 11 months ago

They started selling them! Just they are a bit pricey starting at around $100 usd.

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Ryan_Sig 1 point 12 months ago

Title lives up to the build. +1

vSiq submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

:)

skyrise 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Great build overall.

The stock Wraith Prism cooler will become quite valuable on the second-hand market.

Good job.

vSiq submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks,

Don’t know if I will keep the cooler or sell it yet.

BClauva 1 point 12 months ago

Great lookin rig and very clean/Sleek lookin. I am in the process of building my first ever PC and I am definitely going with Ryzen, anyways, nice build man!!

vSiq submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks man, this is the most ive ever spent, I love the NZXT cases, maybe if I was going to do another build I’d go for an H440 though.

wolylime 1 point 12 months ago

"was going to get 2600" I think you mean Ryzen 5 1600.

vSiq submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Derp!! I did mean 1600...

--aiden-- 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

lol consider me corrected

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TheRealIkeB 1 point 12 months ago

Hey your cpu will run cooler if you use the stock fans on the x62. they have slightly higher airflow and more importantly almost double the static pressure of NZXT's rbg fans, which makes them a much better choice for use with a radiators.

nice looking build by the way, +1

vSiq submitter 1 Build 0 points 12 months ago

The cpu seems to idle at about 32 Celsius and then while I was running Cinebench it hit about 58 Celsius.

Currently the fans are setup so they are pulling the air through the radiator rather than pushing air through it. I feel like it should be pushing air through rather than pulling maybe, and I originally wasn’t going to go with an AIO so I got the RGB fans but you can’t see the RGB with the AIO now anyway.

Forma__ 1 point 12 months ago

Did your mother board need to be updated or was it ready to go out of the box

vSiq submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Yup, had to have the BIOS updated

ReverseFlash 1 point 12 months ago

I wish I was as lucky as you with finding out AMD was getting ready to launch new processors I bought a 1600x not knowing they were launching 2 weeks from then and it was to late to get refund once i found out xD

hayswald 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Very similar setup to mine minus the watercooling, why did you ditch the prism immediately if not overclocking? Glad to see some 2700x's make there way into completed builds. (your pics are way better than mine)

vSiq submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Hey! Yeah your build is super similar. Have you had any luck with OC ram? I was originally going 1600 and going to overclock, but then plans changed and ended up getting the 2700x, but unfortunately I had already bought the X62 otherwise I would’ve just used the stock cooler. I’ve just managed to get my ram stable on 2933mhz, anythjng more and nada. Though mines Hynix MFR.

hayswald 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Yeah I am running at 3200 MHz for my RAM

RR_DEADPOOL 1 point 11 months ago

+5 horsepower for AMD

panman2547 1 point 10 months ago

what is nzd ?

justinawram 1 point 7 months ago

Did you have any issues with the ram you bought or was it's just the bios? Currently have a very similar build and im only getting lights from the motherboard and aio.

HofePrime 1 point 7 months ago

You could've gone even crazier with this RAM. Your motherboard is compatible with this https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rntWGX/gskill-memory-f42400c15q64gis . The storage could also be jacked up to 12TB and cost more money for a REAL budget blower.

Jushi 1 point 4 months ago

So I was told it is rude to stare...

+1

Datmurican 1 point 4 months ago

You have a bit of GPU sag might want to get a bracket or something to hold it up

Roljia -1 points 12 months ago

I would've got another kit of 16gig to add up to a beast of a system.

vSiq submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Down the road I will be adding more ram and some more storage.

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vSiq submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks :D