This looks great. This may be one of the quickest builds to get featured that I have ever seen. That probably tells you how impressive it is.
Seriously, the performance for size in this machine is remarkable.
This looks great, but I do think that it is a bit pricey especially for not having a custom loop. Speaking of custom loops; has PCPP ever done a build with EKWB or something like that? Or are there any plans to.
Also, I was wondering if that RGB that I see in the front of the case is just part of the case, or did you have to pre-install it?
I was just there a couple of months ago. I bet that you will get good money for this.
You are too modest about what you have done here. The paint job looks great and all of the modifications are better than anything that I have ever done. Absolutely nothing bad to say about this.
This is very over-the-top. Looks great.
That makes sense. You do obviously know your stuff. But I did say in my original comment that if you can get a 1700X for a price that is about the same as the 1700, just go for it. I didn't actually realize the silicone composition that you mentioned was anything to look for. I personally prefer Intel CPUs, but since the release of Ryzen, I have started to like AMD a bit more. My current build actually has an old FX-4300 which I don't really like, but it is alright. I also didn't know about the "Golden" 1700s that you mentioned. But like I said, AMD will have to do a lot more than just one good CPU family release for me to change my mind on processor preferences.
I don't know why that is the case for you, but there have been several comparison videos and articles. In one of the videos, they did a comparison of all three while running the same cooler, and in fact the 1700 was able to hit the same 4 GHz overclock on an air cooler as the more expensive R7 models. The performance at that frequency was exactly the same across all of them.
Although it is possible that what I have found to be untrue, and your information seems pretty rock solid, I still do believe that it is not really logical for any CPU with the exact same architecture, core count, thread count, and overclockabilty to be surpassed by something with the same specifications.
And why isn't a voltage higher than 1.325 acceptable for a 1700, but not for a 1700X? I am thinking that this voltage difference between your two overclocks may be the reason why you have been able to hit a higher speed with the R7 1700X than the 1700. Additionally, are you running the same parts along with both processors? If not, that is another probability to why a frequency higher than 3.7 wasn't reachable on the 1700.
It isn't really big. At least you can OC the 6600K which will make it more of a match. It won't really be that a massive change in performance, but you will lose a few frames when gaming. Just maybe try out the overclocking thing. That will probably fill most of the performance gap.
I believe that this blows about any other build on PCPP far, far away. I'm pretty much speechless.
Looks good, but why did you do an i5 6600K with the 1070. I think that if you are going to do something like that, a 7700K is probably the right choice.
I didn't mean to say "but" about the R5 and 1060. I meant to say that is a pretty good combination.
Sorry for not being clear.
Congratulations on the feature. It definitely deserves it.
But was he using a G-sync monitor?
I have to say, this is a very cool concept. I assume that the airflow isn't really good, but it's got an R5 and 1060. What kind of things do you plan on running specifically.
I'm actually speechless. I wish that I started that early.
Okay. That is just what I heard. I guess that most of it is just speculation though.
I was saying that it is slightly obnoxious. I know that it fits and that it works. I personally have my mind set on AIO liquid cooling. Slimmer. More effective. Looks better.
This looks really, really good. In fact, this is so good that I won't even say anything about the CPU, or how the motherboard is upside down which is driving the OCD side of me crazy. Too good. I can only dream about building something like this.
It looks very good. I always like the look of when people vertically mount the GPU. Although, I do think that you should have gone with the R7 1700 because it's performance is the exact same at the same frequency for less money. They are both overclockable so might as go for the cheaper one.
If it were me, I'd want it to be running on Windows 10. I don't like OSX.
It's running on Windows though. Right? It looks good. The coloring on the case is pretty cool looking.
Okay, I do see a possibility of a feature, but I think that it will be more likely if you add in a longer description and more pictures. It looks good. Love that case.
Is it just the CPU that has to be returned, or is it everything?
I thought that it had been decided by intel that the next gen architecture will be called Ice Lake.
Those 1080 Ti's take up like half of the space inside the case. this thing is amazing.
This looks amazing. I'd like to see some benchmarks for this. That case looks really awesome.
Okay, I can see that. The Asus boards are good and That makes a lot more sense now that you said that you got the parts for a lowered price. The RGB looks great.
Looks pretty good. I like the specs of it except for the cooler because in my opinion, any 7700K deserves to be at least AIO. The price is especially impressive.
People like RGB because it makes the build look more interesting. Of course some may be more conservative in their usage of it while some may go all out like this. It really is all about aesthetics.
That is pretty intuitive that you changed the NZXT Kraken into a custom loop. It really is the best looking CPU cooler that is out there. I know that you said that you didn't need to overclock, but I think that at this price and with a custom loop, the 7700K is almost no question. But that is just my thought on that matter. I also think that a higher end motherboard would be better for the exact same reason.
On a different note, what kind of things do you run specifically? And how does it run them?
Wow, that will be pretty extravagant to add an extra radiator. I'd like to see the OC on that.
Why don't you overclock it?
Looks good. The bends on the tubing look perfect. I know that you can't delid the regular Ryzen CPUs, but can you with the Threadripper? And if you can, did you?
It isn't much more, but still, the capabilities are the same for less money if you get a 1700. I guess if you can get a really good deal on the 1700X, I guess you might as well go for it, but if it were me, I'd never get an 1800X.
IF you plan on going AMD Ryzen, and you want it to be an eight core R7, you should NOT go for the X models because they have the exact same capability as a cheaper R7 1700. The only difference is the base clock speed.
As for the Intel side of things, I do think that it is "A Rip-off" to do an X-Series quad-core i7 on an X299 board because it's basically the same thing as the slightly cheaper 7700K but quite a bit cheaper than the X299 board if you go with a Z270. If it were me on this kind of budget, I'd go for the six-core i7 7800X because it isn't that much higher of a price, and I'd add a custom loop to at least the GPU.
But like everyone says, it is a good build. In fact, I wish that I had a build like this.
What a machine. That is a ton of RAM. How much does the motherboard support? I think that you should liquid cool it eventually. What does it run things at?
I'd say that this deserves a feature.
I mean, it can't hurt to put it to it's limit even if it won't go any more. Might as well take full advantage of all of the components capabilities.
Definitely. I agree.
Well, the X52 is still a good cooler and will still do just fine. And anyways, The custom loop will be a great replacement.
Oh, I see.
I know now.
Oh my God. That looks so good. All of those orange lights and simply just the specs of this nearly leave me speechless. And when do you plan on adding the custom loop? I'd really like to see that. And why did you use the X52 instead of an X62 Rev. 2? I think that at this price and performance, that would be a better CPU cooler.
Why windows 8.1?
That is a ton of different individual SSDs. Looks pretty good.