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AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor - CPU sits @ 1.356v clocked at 4.125

Corsair - H110i 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler - Underload @ 100% CPU doesn't go over 62 degrees, silent profile.

Gigabyte - GA-AX370-Gaming K7 ATX AM4 Motherboard - Purchased at launch, had to wait a while but I had 0 issues with ram speeds or stability. It has been rock solid since day 1.

Corsair - Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory - First boot with no XMP ram was @ 2100, but after reading the timings on the box and entering them in manually it booted to 2666. Then the motherboard was updated, XMP was enabled so I could just turn on the profile. I tried to OC it past 2666 and had 0 luck. However, The most recent AGESA update I was able to over clock the ram by setting the voltage from 1.2 to 1.35 and it went to 3200 with 0 problems. I did not have to loosen any timings. Memtest shows it being stable and I have not had any crashes. I have not tried to push it any further as 3200 seems to be the sweet spot for Ryzen.

Kingston - SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive - From an old build I use it as my OS drive. I ended up scoring this at a local retail shop for cheap with coupons and it being on clearance.

OCZ - TRION 150 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive - My SSD storage drive

Western Digital - Blue 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive - HDD storage drive.

Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AORUS Xtreme Edition 11G Video Card - Ended up selling my AMD RX 480's for a profit (thanks mining craze) and waiting for Vega but I reviewed benchmarks and retail pricing sadly ended up snagging this card instead. It ended up at the time being cheaper by $10 then a Vega 64 card that I could have purchased. Overall this card is fantastic, its quiet even under load and the out of box overclock is nice.

Corsair - Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case - I love this case, ended up opting in for square box type of case because it shouldn't tip over as easy as a standard tower. Very easy to build in and cable management is a breeze. My only grips would be in the back part of the case where the PSU and cables go there is almost too much space and no clips for cable tidiness in the back. Where some cases have Velcro zips built in this one does not. Minor complaint because you can add your own, I have not yet but I plan to though.

Corsair - RMx 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply - Went a little overkill for the build on purpose, I did not want the fan to kick on for the PSU to maintain silent operation and wanted room in case I went for sli or crossfire. I had two rx 480's and the fan still did not have to kick on for the PSU under full load.

Asus - MG278Q 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor - This was a purchase when I had my rx 480's - free-sync worked great, when it worked sometimes it added additional stutter under certain titles and crossfire was hit or miss. Glad I went for a single powerful card after selling the 480's. Currently on the new card I have not had any tearing or stuttering even with out freesync or gsync. Found a dell g-sync counter part that goes on sale for $400 at times, so I'll probably go that route but I am also interested in Ultra Wide Screen 3440 x 1440p @ 100hz with gsync. Keeping my eyes peeled on deals.

I included a few extra photos from when I was upgrading through graphics cards and before I went to Ryzen. It has been a good upgrade path though the years.

Added a gpu mounting bracket 10/6! Will be redoing the gpu cables and getting a new ATX cable as well.

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

sweet!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks really nice...Very clean build and love the Auros details all the way to the ties that hold the tubing together...The 1080Ti looks a beats!!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your desk? It looks pretty nice. +1

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.arozzi.com/product/arena-gaming-desk/

I got it on Massdrop for a steep discount, got lucky it was half off. They had a previous drop that did not go so well, delayed shipping or it did not ship not sure which but the next drop they did they tried to make up for it and I just stumbled upon it.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you re paint the heat spreaders on the mb

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

No.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It looked like it as that mb is black and orange yours is white that all I asked for

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

typo on my behalf, gaming 5 - not sure how I did that. D'oh!