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Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.7Ghz - GTX 1070 Founder's Edition. First time building a PC as a complete NEWB!

by Dillbrobaggins

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9 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 13, 2017

Date Built

April 10, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

46.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.51GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8GHz

Description

For this build (my first build), I wanted to build a machine that would perform well without breaking the bank. Read the following with that in mind.

Just put this baby together. When I pressed the power button the firs time I was so surprised everything actually turned on and worked. Also, Not included in the parts list is a 250 GB SSD that I also have.

I'll update with the other details here in a bit, but this is the first time I ever put a pc together. I'm a long time console player. I was very afraid of messing something up especially when I was connecting the cooler to the MOBO. I actually had a hard time getting one of the cooler screws into the MOBO but with a little persuasion I got it in.

I haven't overclocked the CPU or Dram yet. Because I'm a new newb don't know how on this MOBO. But I'll figure it out.

UPDATE: So it's been a few weeks since I put this build together and I can't believe I waited so long to join the PC master race. Gaming and streaming is smooth. No dropped frames.

I have the 1700 running at 3.7 with really cool temps. Ram is only running at 2933 because of continuing compatibility issues with the new chipset. I saw a HUGE performance bump when I was running at the default 2133 then jumped to 2933. Ryzen performance is married to Ram. The higher the ram speeds the better performance you will get.

For anyone who has no idea how to build computers, don't be afraid. It can be scary at first, but it's really not all that hard. I took a few weeks to research and watch tutorials online and I was all set to go. I even watched some as I was building my rig.

One bit of advice is to do a lot of research before attempting to overclock. I had to reset my CMOS and thought I destroyed my CPU when I tried to overclock it. Everything would turn on, but it would not post. I scoured the internet to figure out what happened and ended up figuring it out by reseating my ram and using my car key as a bridge.

Part Reviews

CPU

What can I say, it's a great processor. With the future in mind (as well as streaming), I decided Ryzen was the best for me. Games will begin using more cores and with 8 cores and 16 threads for $300, this can't be beat. Regular price is 329, but I got a deal at Fry's for 300.

I looked at intel and while a 7700K is amazing for gaming, I see a lot of streamers that build 2 PC's - 1 for streaming and 2 for gaming, because doing both on a 7700k can hinder performance. I am not a fan boy of either company, I just decided to build a PC this year. I knew nothing about either going into this, but based on my research, I felt more comfortable going with the Ryzen chip.

Motherboard

Overall a pretty great board. I had some issues at the beginning (mostly because I am a newb). I had to really learn how to use and understand the BIOS. I will say this, MSI has top-notch costumer support. All the issues I had with the MOBO, I just called them up and spoke with a tech straight away to clear up my issue.

Memory

Again, researched a bit, and found that the G.Skill Memory seemed to work best with Ryzen at the time. I am currently squeezing out 2933hz while people I know with other brands of memory can't go past 2400mhz.

Storage

Use this to boot from. It's an SSD - does it's job.

Storage

What can I say about an HDD. Seagate is always trustworthy in terms of a quality product.

Video Card

I got a deal on this on by buying from someone off reddit who only had this for about a day or 2. I do wish I would have done more research and gotten and non-founder's edition card for overclocking ability. But, this is still an amazing card. Runs quite and does it's job.

Case

This has to be the most elegant case on the market. I originally ordered the S340 non-elite version, but after the train shipping my cargo was derailed, I lost my patience and just orderd the elite version so that it could get to me faster. I was very ready to play my PC haha. Amazingly beautiful case.

Case Fan

I just added this fan. Honestly don't know why. But it works so hey!

Monitor

Found a great deal on this monitor off the facebook marketplace for about $100. 1080p at 144hz is amazing. I can't play my console anymore because it looks like crap. Highly recommend this monitor.

Keyboard

Great keyboard. I think I'll get a MX cherry silent after this one. I don't really like the noisy clickiness.

Mouse

I actually did not buy this Mouse. I bought a cheap mouse off of amazon for like 12 bucks. It was the redragon something or other, but I did not like it so I bought the Corsair M65 PRO RGB and i love it. It's heavy which I like and has great features through the corsair app. I may spring for a MOBA mouse, though. I like being able to program buttons on the side.

Headphones

Have had these headphones for a while. Amazing value.

Speakers

Great sound quality for the price.

Comments Sorted by:

br0ger 2 points 16 months ago

How high is the CPU Temperture under 100% load?

Nice!

Clean and Easy Build.

UneditedSkunk 1 point 16 months ago

And what are the ambient temps? 50c seem really high for just idling.

Great clean build though, you did good son.

Dillbrobaggins submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I thought the same thing, but I think the BIOS is off. I downloaded Ryzen Master and it showed that it was 50c while I was playing games. And it was quite as a church mouse. I've spoken to MSI Customer support as well, and the BIOS is having issues it seems.

The CPU was at 39-40c at idle using the RyzenMaster software.

Dillbrobaggins submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks! I haven't done a 100% load as I just put it together. I'll be doing benchmarks this weekend when I have more time. I just got the Dram to run at 3200. I'm going to OC the CPU to 3.9 when I have the time thjs weekend.

LeMMingSlayeR 18 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Very nice build! Awesome level of performance for just over $1k. +1

I have the same CPU/mobo and I just bought a kit of that same 3200 G.Skill RAM because I cannot get my Crucial Ballistix Elite to run any faster than 2400 :(

Also if you plan on sustained overclocking at 3.9ghz, I would invest in a better cooler. If it's anything like my 1700, it will get a little warm on that Wraith Spire. I had mine at 3.7ghz @ 1.2v and my load temps were creeping up to 80c after half an hour of Prime95. With my H100i, it stabilized at 61c after an hour of Prime95. I'm sure the voltage you used to get it to 3.9 will generate even more heat than that.

Dillbrobaggins submitter 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Yeah, I can't get the g.skill to run past 2933 yet, but hoping that with the next BIOS update that issue will be resolved.

I actually changed my overclock to a safe 3.7 because I did not like the temps I was getting. She still runs buttery smooth. I could not be happier with my first build. Along with the 144hz monitor, I havent had this much fun gaming in a long time.

Alexander-Chill 1 point 14 months ago

Would you mind elaborating on the G.Skill RAM for me? I have an almost identical build to yours. (Here it is for reference: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Alexander-Chill/saved/#view=pPmwP6). Is it worth getting the 3200 or would you recommend something with a lower speed? I plan to do a lot of intensive video editing as well as gaming.

tussiez 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Ooh

jenxoff 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

FOUNDERS EDITION CARDS

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