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Project X

by Tobi96_1



Date Published

March 29, 2018

Date Built

Jan. 5, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

20.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

38.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.582 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C


We are a Team of 2 brothers who firstly built our own gaming/rendering PC.

What do we do with such a monster? Mostly its because our old PC from 2010 was clearly too old (AMD A8, no dedicated GPU...).

So we decided to start to build a own PC to save money. In October 2017 we start so sort out alle the parts we dont want and the parts we want. We decided to create a AMD CPU-based PC, cause it dont costs so much. And the Motherboard was enough for us and for the future (so we can add a 1070 more and more RAM, more storage etc...).

The case was a miss in this build. Its a mid-tower but we have a Full-ATX board... So we have to bend the case in the 'right position'. It was horrible. Never a Mid-Tower again. Only Full-ATX!

So next we removed all the stock fans expect of the CPU cooling fans from the H110i. They do their job really well (max temps at 100% usage, no OC: 40 °C!).

Then we filled the inside and the positions where the fans take air inside with a sound and dust barrier-material. It worked out really well! But we had some vibrations over time but we have to solve this in future...

So here are our pictures and enjoy!!! :)

Comments Sorted by:

RollingSushi 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

Man I love that mobo. Good job +1

Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Why didn't you wait for the second gen Ryzen X470 and processors to come out?

OccamAsylum 13 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

They're not second gen, it's just a refresh. Only marginally improved from what I heard. Unless you actually meant Ryzen 2, not Ryzen+.

Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I meant Ryzen 2

OccamAsylum 13 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Doesn't that come out next year? Doesn't make sense to wait that long, especially when they could easily just upgrade the processor and keep the mobo they have now.

Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I guess, but it's a matter of how much money you wanna spend.

DevanshDixit -1 points 7 months ago

The ryzen series has some problems with it. That is why I forked over the extra 200 bucks to get a i7-8700k instead of a r5 1600. I was really happy with the price of the ryzen, its cores and ghz are unrivaled for the price, but many ram sticks do not work well with ryzen. Even some rgb lighting systems don work (etc Gskill)

Ryen 2000 series is going to have that same problem, but see, Ryzen is still great, its just that many people return the processors because something goes wrong. If you are a first builder, you should pay the little extra to go Intel. If you are on the "bang for buck" and dont care about returning, then ryzen is fine for you.

Tobi96_1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Yeah right. But we didnt need rgb ram for this so its no matter. And we more want more cores instead of a higher ghz. For rendering its better to have more CPU cores :)

Until now i never had problems with my Ryzen. :) But OC is a bit tricky to get. I got 4,1Ghz but over this its over xD

Tobi96_1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

So this was a big point in our built too. But see our date of built. It was built at 5th of January. So we knew there was a new Ryzen. But we cant wait longer, cause rendering projects (for a bit of money) have to be done. So we decided to use the Ryzen 7.

But in many cases this processor was enough for all our rendering work (Boinc, Folding@home) and it was on Black Friday for 328$. :) I hope that answers your question.

cheitmiller 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

A couple critiques: That HDD cod have been a 1tb 7200 rpm for the same price. Also, the monitor is going to limit the gaming experience provided by your 1070. That card easily hits 144fps in 1440p. Otherwise a very very nice build. +1

Tobi96_1 submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I got the HDD for my Laptop 5 years ago and put it into my build cause now i have a 256GB WD blue SSD for my Laptop. So i got rid of my HDD. I dont know the price for it, so i picked one 500GB HDD in a store - its not the real one in my build - its the most most appropriate HDD for my old HDD.

I game on this not very often and i dont spend much on the monitor, but you are right - the 1070 can handle much more fps. But i really dont game that much that i need such high fps :) This is a point for my next monitor - i think of an 144Hz, 3K Monitor from LG maybe.

Thank you! :)

_Dreamist 2 points 7 months ago

Good build, though you could've spent half the price of the Crosshair VI Extreme, for an X370-F that has the same features.

Tobi96_1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

The X370-F is a good choise too, why you said it not earlier? Joke :D

A very good point you have here. Same RAM support and same AM4 socket.

Maybe this board was not compatible with some of our parts - the Carbide 500R - a mid tower case? Idk - maybe we wanted a high quality build and the motherboard was the most important part - so we want to spend over 300$ for it.

But a very good price for such a board you have here!