Description

It finally happened guys, my girlfriend pitched in and helped me pay for a few of the new parts, namely the Case, Motherboard and Memory, which are gorgeous. I love everything in this build and I love my girlfriend even more for being so thoughtful of my interests.

Anyways, what's to say about this build? I had a hell of a blast installing the parts. The case is Gorgeous, RGB is flawless. Venom Funko is comfortable in his new home. Ryzen 1700 is blowing everything out of the water, can't wait to overclock this bad boy. Just need to get some Cablemod extensions for the ugly red and yellow power cables from the PSU. Probably switch out the Non-RGB case fan in the back for a RGB one, maybe just switch out all the included case fans for a set of Corsair RGBs. Not sure yet. I definatly want to upgrade to a EVGA 1070 FTW, the RGB variant, thing looks sick and I want that thing in my life. Later on before sales end after the holidays I want to pick up two 2TB WD Blue Cavier HDDs that run at 7400RPM, that should help my games on steam load more quickly and have less down-time.

I found a lot of awesome local deals on a lot of these parts, bringing the overall cost really low than I should have paid for. ;D

Update Febuary 6th, I dove into overclocking my CPU and GPU, I've managed to get the CPU to a stable 3.9Ghz @ 1.428 Voltage. Got a new bigger and stronger CPU Cooler for my overclocking purposes too while still maintaining the RGB goodness of my overall build. Also picked up a new Power Supply by Corsair, giving me more power to safely overclock as I want to and getting rid of those horrendous ketchup/mustard wiring colors, I got nice nice and clean black cabling now.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Trying to get this motherboard to work right takes time, but once you get the feel for the BIOS and installing the drivers, it's a breeze to work with.

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 5 points

Suggest replacing that Power Supply with one of Higher Quality.

EVGA G3 650 is on sale at NewEgg right now for $72.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/y88H99/evga-supernova-g3-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0650

Or on a Budget:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3hkwrH/corsair-power-supply-cp9020102na

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TgW9TW/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii520bronze

Not only will the cables look much better on these. They will extend the life of the rest of your components by providing cleaner power.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey man, thanks for your input, I was thinking about just getting the cablemod extentions, but now that you mentioned it it would be nice having a Semi or Fully modular PSU over keeping the Raidmax, I only planned on using it until I could afford the other parts, guess it time for an PSU upgrade. I really appreciate your time and suggestions.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I can vouch for the Seagate M12ii520. Have one in my Ryzen 5 1600 build. Great psu and full modularity. I got mine for $30 so they do go on sale. The 620 watt version in on sale for $40 right now which seems like a GREAT price point.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you know if this build can handle gaming and streaming? I'm looking into trying to play games like PUBG while streaming so im wondering if it would handle it. I'm also a noob when it comes to building a pc so keep that in mind lol.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually built this computer with Gaming and Streaming in mind, which is why I opted for the Ryzen 1700 coupled with the 16gb of ram running at 3000mhz. The only game I streamed so far was Smite but I believe that game proves this build's integrity on streaming. 720p@60fps was easy for this build.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Love this build. What can I say.Its got character!

Have to say the Ryzen 1700 in AMD is where you want to be for streaming .Also value of it is better then the 1700x and 1800x . Nothing is completely future proof ,but like my (the little engine that could) 2500K ,this year have been great, because it is definitely the right direction for pc's and thinking ahead.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build!

I am in the process of buying parts and building a custom pc for my wife. I am keen on taking the same case, just with a ryzen 5 1600 (enough for her).

My question is, the cooler master ma610p is listed as 167mm, while the case on the site states up to 160mm, judging by your pictures it fit; does it press up against the TG window or does it fit well? Was it enough to cool while overclocking or?

Would be grateful for your input

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

omgf this prices,where you buy it GPU? In Russia, this gpu costs 375$+. cpu 350$+ Can you tell where you bought this?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought my graphics card from someone who was parting with the card on reddit.com/r/hardwareswap, a lot of people trade, sell and buy pc hardware they don't need anymore, in the U.S at least.

I bought the CPU from a store called Microcenter that's down the street, they directly compete with newegg so their prices are always low. I got the RAM from a someone who lives the next town over, he was selling them on facebook's market.

I hope this helps you find better deals.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

From a budget standpoint, you have all the pieces you want (except that gtx1070 u want lol). I see all the ketchup and mustard wires and it drives me crazy, but on a budget, I would use them too. Hey, they work right? Check my Ryzen build out of you have some time: content://media/external/file/3731

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build! Can you help me out? I built my Ryzen computer in the same Cooler Master case and cant get the fan lighting to work. The fans spin but the RGB led's dont work for some reason. How did you plug yours in? Did you have to use any software to get them to work?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, sorry for the late response. Did you plug your fan Rgb cables into your motherboard's RGB header?

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

its ok... thanks for responding. I managed to figure it out. Had the RGB connector backwards (arrow not pointing the right direction) lol. First time I've ever used it before. Rookie mistake.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Wicked Build +1 but ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm where's my precious precious SSD

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

you can see the SSD mounted in the 4th picture, that's where its currently at in my build. :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

OK just wondered

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think I could overclock a ryzen 5 1600x to 4.0 GHz with this cooler?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Without a doubt, this thing wasn't built with its size for nothing, it's big, powerful and flashy. I overclocked my Ryzen 7 1700 from 3.0ghz all the way up to 3.9Ghz, I didn't try for 4.0ghz since going up to 3.95ghz would crash my system almost instantly.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The fans that came with the case (the RGB ones) do they come with a controller or will they require a separate one. Also if they do come with a controller do they use a proprietary connector. Ps great build. I love Ryzen builds. +1

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Dose that cooler really fi in that case

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

barely.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

a very tight fit.