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1st Build (Youtube Trained)

by DeaDXHydra

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25 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 15, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.58 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

Description

Here's my first build and I learned it all by watching YouTube videos lol, it runs real smooth for development and high-end gaming... for a first so I'm satisfied.

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BillyBroken 4 points 6 days ago

Since your only intake is going through that radiator first its warming up the inside of the case. Flip the rad to the back or top and put your current exhaust fan up front as intake.

DeaDXHydra submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

There's an intake on the top as well, the picture doesn't show very well.. my mistake

BillyBroken 1 point 5 days ago

No worries man I just didn't see it. You could still optimize airflow a bit, YouTube negative vs positive case pressure and check out which type of setup you'd prefer. Also how you diggin' that GPU? I'm thinking of picking it up once it drops in price to <$200.

DeaDXHydra submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

The GPU is great, after running a few benchmark tests and was able to manage 87th Percentile on userBenchmarks. Turn out I could fit another intake below the radiator, probably another 120mm. Also noticed that if I had possibly used a different radiator i'd have more room to spare for the intake without looking jammed. you live n learn

RoryEdits 4 points 6 days ago

Based on that cable management i assume you based your build process on how The Verge did it.

DeaDXHydra submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

Well that's cool for you to assume that bro, but nah, thanks anyway. I've seen the vid and tried my best to work with what I had. For my first build, it went smoothly and you're right, cable management could be better.

RoryEdits 2 points 4 days ago

Lol just giving you a roast for the cable management. You did a great job for a first build. Tho heres some tips. First over clock your ram or replace it with a 3000 kit, Ryzen performs far better with higher clocked ram, but in most cases wont support speeds after 2933 (basically if you plug in faster itll down grade to 2933 in most cases depends on ram dimms). i would consider flipping your aio radiator, personal preference that tubing at top looks nicer, though definitely look into another 120mm fan for the rad. Having the one in front push air thru rad and the back of rad pulling helps performance of cooling considerably.

johnzdichocki 7 Builds 3 points 6 days ago

I agree with other commenters in that the placement may need rethinking, as hot air from the Ryzen 5 2600 will be displaced into the case and then the back 120mm fan has the job of taking all the hot air from the case out without resupplying the same amount of cool air flow through the radiator.

However...

If it doesn’t bother you and your temperatures are in check, who’s to say anyone is right? If you like how it looks and it performs okay, then I’d say don’t bother taking things out and changing placement of the internal fans/AIO Radiator.

I’m glad that you were able to be a part of this platform through the help of YouTube and your own intuition :D Best of luck to you!

DeaDXHydra submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 days ago

Hey thank you for the advice, the picture doesn't show but there is another intake on the top of the case for more airflow. Also since I have an open-shroud GPU, it assists in moving the hot air out the bottom or back. Doesn't it? Thanks again

johnzdichocki 7 Builds 2 points 4 days ago

No matter how many PC's you build you'll always miss something! I had no idea the other fan was there on top. :)

I honestly think that the airflow isn't a big deal considering it hasn't been causing issues and isn't something that would likely cause random issues out-of-the-blue. And yes, there is less resistance for the air when the graphics card has a more open-shroud design. I know it's your first build, and it seems like you haven't been in the higher-end custom PC space for very long, but you will be assured to know that XFX has a good standing in their industry for their open-shroud design. Even going back to their Radeon HD 7850's and alike.

Bottom-line: I wouldn't concern yourself with airflow being inhibited when you should be focused on being happy and overall enjoying your experience! :D Cheers

BillyBroken 1 point 5 days ago

Not really, technically the card just circulates air within the case to cool itself. Its pulling air through the fans and pushing it towards the pcba.

SAyyS 2 points 6 days ago

Hey, would a 600W PSU be okay with a Ryzen 5 2600 and GTX 1060 (6GB)? Also, nice build. :)

SpookPt.2 2 points 6 days ago

Yes

SAyyS 1 point 6 days ago

Thank you

JeremyBreedlove 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago

You really need to look at fan and AIO placement as well as invest in two more fans.

DeaDXHydra submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

The case only allows me to use 3 fans max, I have another intake on the top just didn't get it in the picture.

BillyBroken 3 points 5 days ago

You can for sure fit more than 3 fans in that case, check out some of the other builds on here that utilize it.

JeremyBreedlove 1 Build 2 points 5 days ago

You can mount 4 fans total. Mount your fan on the top to intake. Mount the rear to exhaust for neutral AP or intake for positive AP with the rad, and two intakes in the front for a total of 4. If your heat is all good, no worries, but another intake can’t hurt, it’ll only help.

DeaDXHydra submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

The monitor was actually $170 from Walmart lol, i couldn't find the correct HP so it was supposed to be temp placeholder and forgot to change it.

JDawn747 1 Build 0 points 6 days ago

Why is the mobo the most expensive component here?

RookieGamer2001 2 points 6 days ago

true, he went a bit overkill with the mobo. Could have saved some money from there and got an rtx 2060. A b450 tomahawk or gaming carbon pro would have been fine.

DeaDXHydra submitter 1 Build 3 points 5 days ago

This is true and actually very helpful... This is also my first build so being new to this I expected that I probably could've been more frugal and wise about component choices. Thanks

JeremyBreedlove 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago

The MB is a strange choice, but can be explained away as a path for upgrading. My biggest question is why the monitor? That's pretty darn expensive for a 60hz 1080p. I'd have spent that money on a 24" 144 hz monitor. He's stuck with that unless he sells it.

DeaDXHydra submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

The monitor was actually $170 from Walmart lol, i couldn't find the correct HP so it was supposed to be temp placeholder and forgot to change it.

DeaDXHydra submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

I wanted to find a reliable MO that's upgradable and allowed crossfire(eventually). On the plus, it's a good MO and a nice fit for the tower.