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Project Symbiote

by Tydixon24


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Date Published

Nov. 22, 2018

Date Built

Sept. 14, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.757 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.519 GHz


Project Symbiote was meant to be a gaming/workstation PC, and has met my expectations in all fields so far. It has run most games at 1440p max settings at least 100 FPS. The Ryzen 7 1700x I purchased hit 4.0ghz no problem, giving me a 33% boost on my cinebench score. Although I could only push the gpu another 49mhz on the core, it still surpassed what I had hoped for. I took a lot of time getting the system to look as clean as could be, and I added personal touches along the way to go with the name “Symbiote”. In the parts list is my entire desk setup, included every sing extra used in building the pc (except tools like a screwdriver). So far great experience, and I look forward to future plans with the build.

Part Reviews


Awesome processor, especially for the money. Overclocks without a sweat, and is perfect for any workstation or gaming build.

CPU Cooler

Great cooler, just not a huge fan of the silver accent pieces. (At the time of purchase this was the newest Corsair AIO)


Love the look, bios is very easy to maneuver and use.


Works fine, don’t like the high profile look of the ram, but was most cost efficient when purchasing parts. Beware the tall heatspreaders!


Great drive for the price. Good speeds and pretty affordable for an m.2


It’s a hard drive. Speeds are average, looks aren’t great. Still runs like a champ though.

Video Card

Very powerful, like all gtx 1080’s, just has a huge cooler design. If looking into getting the duke, check your clearance.


Best looking case on the market in my opinion. Easy to work in, and has a lot of cooling options for $130. The power supply aground is fully cutoff, giving the build a clean look.

Power Supply

It’s a reliable power supply. 5 stars for no ketchup and mustard cables.

Operating System

It’s just windows. Get it off of a cd key website, save yourself some money.

Wireless Network Adapter

Decent speeds, but there is significant drop off.


Great for the price. High refresh rate, low latency, good image quality.


Excellent keyboard and cost efficient. Keys feel amazing, only gripe is I wish the software for lighting were built in to the keyboard.


Good lightweight mouse. Feels like cheap quality, but can take a massive beating.


Best headset I’ve ever used. Better audio quality than most headphones, and the mic quality is good too

Comments Sorted by:

mijretrop 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

nice and clean even with stock cables

ATV_Raptor 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I like the theme you chose and how you went into details. Your setup is powerfull and you didn't need to go into the 4k$ price range. Well done !

Tydixon24 submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks man, I took a look at your build and it looked awesome too

ATV_Raptor 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks, but mine's not pretty ! I've got a new case, some custom watercooling and some cables from cablemod coming, it should look a lot better in the near future

mbins 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Very nice build! Love the theme too!

schultz.drew 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

OMG, I would need so much cable slack. I hate it feeling like it's tied down (hence my wireless mouse now LOL).

mcbrideda 1 point 4 months ago

Did you need a bracket to mount the H100i v2 to the mobo due to the AM4 socket?

Tydixon24 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

It came with the bracket needed, sorry I’m so late

nites07 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Purchased the same case and I'm going to pair it with the same mobo. Was afraid G.Skill Trident RAM wasn't going to fit with that combo but by looking at your build I should be alright.

Tydixon24 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I just put in a 32gb kit of trident rgb and it fits perfectly, so you’ll be ok

offguys 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I know I’m late to the party. I’ve been looking up builds with the 570x and mounting the H100i to the top since I’ve read it can’t be done based on a lot of reviews. But you have done an awesome job with cable management. I am really struggling to make my cables look clean. This case is nice looking but is absolutely awful with cable management

Tydixon24 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

It’s rough, but if I were you I’d use the side by the hard drive cages. I had a much easier time managing with them held back by the cages