My brother decided it was time to pass Gloria onto his son. Meet Gloria's replacement. The Manatee.
why did you mount the CPU, RAM, and CPU cooler when the motherboard was already mounted inside the case?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you supposed to install the motherboard components (CPU, CPU cooler, RAM, NVME SSD's, etc) before you put the mobo in the case?
other than that, awesome looking build! pretty sure your brother is going to love this rig!
There's no right or wrong way, you can do it before or after mounting the motherboard in the case
huh. In the build guides I've seen they usually did it the way I said, but as YOU said, either way works!
The build still came out amazing
You don't have to do it that way. It just makes for less work if the motherboard is no good. Maybe I am just lucky, but I've never had a dead motherboard yet (I have only built 10 PC's though so that is a fairly small number to have gotten a bad one). Installing all the screws and stuff is a lot easier without the CPU cooler and memory in the way. I, like most people, don't have a grounded ESD mat to install parts on. The idea of an ESD bag and a metal case are fairly similar. So I also install it this way because of that.
Makes sense. I've only built one PC, and I put everything in before mounting the motherboard, because in all of the build guides i've watched, thats how it said to do it (RIP attempted sentence). It may be because my case has a little more room when it comes to finegaling the mobo in. I, as well don't have an ESD mat, so I did the installation work on top of the bag the motherboard came in.
Because this is over the Internet and you can’t necessarily tell my tone of voice, I will first say that I don’t mean this in a rude way, just in a confused one. Why in the world did you pair a 3700x with a 1070? That is a massive bottleneck. Again, not poking fun at your part choices, I’m just very confused.
There's no massive bottleneck, lol. A GTX 1070 is still a capable GPU and even when its paired with something like a Ryzen 3700x, there's no "massive" bottleneck.
Maybe not massive, but still there’s definitely a bottle neck. The 3700x is a brand-new cpu and the 1070 is 3 years old. It’s not even a 1080 or 1080 Ti. That would make a little more sense.
No offence taken, but I'm confused by your comment. I'm not sure which part you think is the bottleneck. I assume you think the GPU is underpowered for this CPU. But 99% of games only use 1 core, so it really isn't over powered for this GPU. He also does other stuff aside from just game with his PC though.
If you think the CPU isn't enough for the GPU....it is fine. It was easily hitting 100% GPU usage in benchmarking. This CPU also give him room to improve his GPU situation ("him" being my brother, I helped my him with this).
But the short answer is this is the GPU he had in his old PC.
Oh well jeez you coulda told me that at first lol. I understand it now. I thought that you bought that GPU along with the rest of the parts. That’s why I was confused. I get it now because I agree it’s not worth it to buy an entirely new GPU when the 1070 works.