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My Midnight Sleeper Build!

by SpiderhandsPlays


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Date Published

Oct. 26, 2018

Date Built

Oct. 26, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

74.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.943 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.21 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C


So a year after I made my first custom rig, I've built another - and this one is a reasonable upgrade, in my books.

Heavily overclocked Ryzen 2700x & GTX 1080, 32GB of RAM, And some LED fans to boot.

The Mouse and Keyboard came free with the monitor - and they're pretty neat, too!

Prime 95 took the Ryzen all the way up to 74 degrees - but it was stable during testing, and this rig also passed other benchmarks from furmark, cinebench, unigine, powermax, etc - So I'm happy.

That USB cable that's poking out of the bottom of the rig in one of the pictures, there wasn't any other way of routing it. I'll probably look to hide that later on, via a vertical gpu installation.

Let me know if you have any questions about this rig - I'm just happy to be able to finally game in 144hz!

Part Reviews


Solid, works like a charm.

CPU Cooler

Kinda tricky to install, performs well.


Overclocks well, good with 2nd gen Ryzen.


Solid Gaming storage.


Fantastic, Quick boot drive.

Video Card

Beautiful card. Takes punishment, prints fps.


Not for the faint of heart. Fantastic case but it'll wreck your s*** if you walk into it casually.

No, you can't put the rear 140mm Riing fan in the top front.

Power Supply

Great PSU, way more than I need - but hey, at least now i have a backup psu.

Operating System

I got this for free but I've already spent $5000NZD so f it, why not list it.

Sound Card

Tricky to install, sound quality is gorgeous.

Wireless Network Adapter

Great device. Very good adapter.

Case Fan

Powerful. Don't go 100% ever.


Bang on casefor 144hz. brilliant.

P.S Use fast sync if you have an nvidia gpu. works like a charm.


Find me better headphones. I'll wait.

Comments Sorted by:

Zirf 2 points 5 months ago

Beautiful PC GG

SpiderhandsPlays submitter 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you :)

Dry_Bones 2 points 5 months ago

Not sure why its called a sleeper build, regardless, looks and runs great. Nice!

SpiderhandsPlays submitter 3 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks for the compliment!

I just liked the name midnight sleeper build :)

dOnc21 2 points 5 months ago

Good build. Any problems getting the RAM to run at 3200 ?

SpiderhandsPlays submitter 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Hi there, thanks for the kind words.

No, the RAM runs perfectly fine. I just needed to get voltage at 1.4 VRAM, put the settings at 15-17-17-17-32 (which is faster that the recommended 16-18-18-18-36) and yeah, that's it.

I actually plan to upgrade to 3600mhz RAM at a later date. Hopefully the price drops a bit over the Summer.

HydraHunter77 2 points 5 months ago

Umm...I just have to know if the two different models of memory are causing problems...I'm planning to do something similar and I want to know if it is okay.

Oh and nice build +1!


SpiderhandsPlays submitter 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Hey there,

Thanks for the compliment.

The RAM actually wasn't even meant for Ryzen (it's intel RAM, apparently), but it seems to behave itself. I've actually got the timings at 15-17-17-17-32, which isn't bad at all, really. Faster than recommended specs.

I bought the first two sticks when I started out building PCs, last year. I had no idea what I was doing - and had some issues with my 350 motherboard,

But with the 370, it works like a charm.

The two sets of RAM just need to be the same make, speed etc. The two I have only differ by the colour.

HydraHunter77 2 points 5 months ago


I get what you're saying, and it was very helpful, but I was talking about combining two identical kits of ram (16 GB each) instead of using the corresponding kit (32 GB). You did this, and I was wondering if you are experiencing any problems.


SpiderhandsPlays submitter 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Hi there,

I understand now, I think. No issues whatsoever in that sense. I'm actually having issues with just one set at a time - I think that I had a bit of an "exception to the rule" experience with the two sets of ram sticks I have.

HydraHunter77 2 points 5 months ago

That's a little weird with it not working with only one set, but thanks anyways!


Catlord25 2 points 4 months ago

Hi nice build was wondering if you had to update motherboard bios for it to work

SpiderhandsPlays submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Hi there, I currently have my bios on the second-most recent one.

The most recent bios for the k7 didnt let my PC boot. Hope this helps!