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"Vision" Build

by XMorbius



Date Published

April 21, 2017

Date Built

April 8, 2017

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C


This is my first full build in about 10 years. My last build had been slowly upgraded and parted out over time, and while it was still pretty good it was feeling it's age. I planned out what I wanted to do last July (2016) and slowly started picking up parts. At the last minute I switched from an Intel 7700k to a Ryzen, and I'm absolutely loving it with the extra cores!

This was my first build involving customizing the GPU. I've never taken one apart before and putting the Evga hybrid cooler on there was very nerve racking. It was all nerves though, it all went on very easily and the results are completely worth it - I don't see more than 50C when gaming!

My brother was a huge help in this letting me work through ideas with him, and suggesting that we paint the case - leading to the gold mesh you see in the pictures. Both him and my sister got me the M.2 drive as a gift as well, and as fast as this computer is, it's even faster because of that!

Because I've been imagining this PC for so long I called it the "Vision" build. I'm also a big fan of the MCU so, that helped as well.

Enjoy the pictures, and let me know if you have any questions about this build!

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Seannnnnnn27 1 Build 9 points 7 months ago

manage your cables man

Electroman01 1 Build 6 points 7 months ago

Absolutely Lovely Ryzen Build

People these days will be like: Are you really that old that you remember when Intel was better then AMD?

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KingKiller1759 2 Builds 5 points 7 months ago

Do you work for Intel or something? Jesus, get off the fanboy train.

For pure power, Intel still does win. But for a price to performance standpoint, when comparing 8 core cpus, Ryzen is the clear and undeniable winner.

Electroman01 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Nope. I am both an AMD fan and an Intel fan for different reasons

Kevidimus 1 Build -1 points 7 months ago

Not Ryzen 7 my friend, their price to performance for normal usage is significantly worse than Intel's, Ryzen 5 picks up the slack though

KingKiller1759 2 Builds 5 points 7 months ago

Normal usage? What is your definition of normal use? I doubt anyone is buying 8 core cpus for some light web browsing.

Kevidimus 1 Build -4 points 7 months ago

Exactly, most people aren't content creators or media professionals, I just wish you'd realize this. AMD is good at what it does, but it doesn't appeal to a large audience, the majority of people would either go for the Kaby Lake Pentium for an easy build, or go for an I5 for a good gaming PC. Don't get me wrong I'm not against AMD but I wish you people would open your eyes to the reality of the situation for AMD. They don't appeal to the majority of users.

Kevidimus 1 Build -1 points 7 months ago

I mean, $500 for a processor is a lot to choke on, lol

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KingKiller1759 2 Builds 3 points 7 months ago

Lol. I'd be curious to see how you can get those prices to be the same.

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Cmdr__Tim 3 points 7 months ago

Intel wins by 5% in some games, and ties in other games. When you start to stream, ryzen really takes the advantage, and wins by a large margin in editing. 5% more gaming power, 1/2 the power in everything else. Hmmmm

J.reid11@share.epsb.ca 0 points 7 months ago

When you say 5% more in gaming im assuming you mean while streaming or editong gaming footage. If not then you might want to add some detail because while ryzen does sometimes have an advantage in crysis 3 it falls a little bit short in everything else compared to the 6900k and the 7700k in gaming specifically.

Cmdr__Tim 1 point 7 months ago

I was talking about that the intel processors are on average 5% better than Ryzen processors of the same price point, but are 1/2 as good in all other tasks. Ryzen is the way to go, especially with the recent updates.

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

confuzledandlost 33 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Define "extremely better"... If you mean "5%-10% better in some but not all applications" then you'd be right lol

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Electroman01 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

True that. But price to core ratio is a lot better in the Ryzen 7 compared to the 7700k

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Electroman01 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I wasn't talking just about gaming. I get your point though

syg101 3 Builds 4 points 7 months ago

Awesome build! one thing i'd suggest is work on the cable management, as it is distracting from the overall aesthetic of the build. +1

Coolpick 1 Build 4 points 7 months ago

Awesome build, but the cable management...

Jbock 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

Great build

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 7 months ago

Great build, hope you enjoy what it provides as visions. +1 :)

bigbodyben 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago


very nice machine. Gimme that hybrid kit!!!

SpongeHED 2 points 7 months ago

Diet Mountain Dew

LostElement 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Everything is solid except for the PSU :)

Nice build. Cable management can go a long way.

NightHawk7870 2 points 7 months ago

Nice build just need some cable management

GingrManhammer 2 points 5 months ago

A Ryzen 7 1800x build, w/ a GTX 1080 Ti, all water-cooled, for under $2000.

This is by far the best build I've seen on here: I swear most users stick expensive, useless junk in their case just to drive up the price point.

Absekon 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

He didn't add the price of his GTX 1080 Ti. Maybe it's from another build or it was a gift but we're approaching three grand if you take the price of the graphics card into consideration.

Camranatic101 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

How is the board faring? This board or the ASRock Taichi, look to be the most stable ones, in my price point. Ive looked a newegg, some people say this board is broken, how is it for you?

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Nice build!

Note that your back fan is set as an intake rather than an exhaust right now.

Not sure if this was your plan.

thetortuga747 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Do you have a usage for it other than gaming?

Kevidimus 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

A few things I noticed, I cringed at how close the magnetic bowl was to the graphics card because I know what one mistake could do, and two, the exterior of an antistatic bag is NOT anti-static, when working with the motherboard, place it on it's box.

Joiner21 7 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I'm thinking about getting that hybrid cooler for my 1080Ti, but ow $160.

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Now dat some cringeworthy cable mgmt.

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