Description

I recently built my first PC (a hackintosh) back in early 2018, when GPU prices were soaring and AMD had just announced their second-gen Ryzen processors. Knowing very little about PCs back then, at the end of 2018, it came time for an upgrade. My Ryzen 1600 served me well, and I wanted to stick with team red, I purchased a Ryzen 2700X for the extra cores. I haven't messed with overclocking yet, but I plan to in the future. This PC took around two months to source, and another month for shipping, but I got some great deals. My graphics card, an RX580, was purchased second-hand off of eBay, and has been slightly janky since arrival. I plan to investigate further, or upgrade to a Radeon VII soon.

I primarily use my PC for light gaming, and heavy video/graphics editing. So far it has performed nicely with decent temps and very low noise. This build was also heavily cosmetic focused with an emphasis on RGB. I have enjoyed my use of NZXT's CAM software, and was able to create some cool themes with aura. Overall, I found this PC to be perfect for my use. It is almost silent, small enough to fit on my desk, and doesn't have any obnoxious LEDs.

I couldn't see any big upgrades in the future, except getting a Radeon VII went I have some extra cash to really take this PC to the next level.

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy it, and if you have any questions I'll be happy to answer them!

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I digg your pc case. I have one just like it for my Ryzen build as well

  • 7 months ago
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Are the SSD's just laying there or are they strapped in somehow?

  • 7 months ago
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they're probably just mounted to the PSU shroud

  • 7 months ago
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Yeah the H500i case comes with modular SSD sleds that can be mounted to the PSU shroud.

  • 7 months ago
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I built one quite similar to yours, though you have some noticeable upgrades. Great build.

My GPU was new and I had some issues as well. At first I thought it may have been drivers (which I had the newest) but I later found it to be the CAM software. If I were you I would try to kill the CAM and download MSI afterburner. The cam will override it though so be sure it's killed in task manager. I know it annoyed me to no end when my GPU clock wouldn't move when I started a game or the fan wouldn't change when it heated up. Maybe that's not your issue, but give it a shot.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, I have actually have had some of the clock speed issues, so I’ll give it a shot :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Super cool build! Really love that purple!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful rig!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I also messed up and built a PC in the height of the GPU mining crisis, I know what it's like.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah. I remember when the 1080 ti was like 500 at most and now its like 900-1100 dollars.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build, love the blue and purple RGB lighting, and so clean. I wish I could afford a build like this and nice little aesthetic elements like the SSD covers.

  • 7 months ago
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Very nice build indeed. Where did you get those SSD decals or stickers?

  • 7 months ago
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The SSD covers are custom from V1TECH. Would highly recommend, and they do gpu backplates as well!

  • 7 months ago
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Thanks. I have one of their GPU Backplate and both SSDs are hidden in the back so I'm all set for now.

  • 7 months ago
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You didn’t cheap out on anything. This system should do you some good for a while.

  • 7 months ago
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Have you tried overclocking the CPU to 4.2 at all. Or even anything above stock????

  • 7 months ago
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Not yet, although I plan to soon!

  • 7 months ago
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Build looks awesome! Very nice!

  • 7 months ago
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The Vega 7 is bad and not worth it, and has no modern advantage over the rtx 2080 which is cheaper.

  • 7 months ago
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I’ll keep that in mind. Thanks!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build my friend... I have a question... the fans radiator, they pull or push?

  • 6 months ago
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The radiator fans are pulling air in through the front of the case to the inside. I have not noticed any crazy air flow impediments even with a closed front panel.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

:j thx,,,

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing colors

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question that really needs to be answered, if you use the AER RGB 2 case fan do you need the Hue 2, and if you don’t what is the Hue 2 for????!!!!

  • 5 months ago
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Hi do the included case fans light up?

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