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First Build Updated

by Cruschter21



Date Published

Sept. 9, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.471 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz


I started out with budget of around 800 or 850.......but, yeah didn't quite work. I already own a freesync monitor, hence the rx580. Once I decided on my gpu I decided to go for a fully AMD rig. I'll be using this build for light gaming, nothing over 75fps or 1080p (due to monitor restrictions).

UPDATE: When I first created this build I selected the wrong ram, and I added all the peripherals, thermal paste, and headphones that I use with this setup.

UPDATE 2: I added a new CPU cooler, an rgb strip and two Phanteks Halos 120mm. All pictures before the first six are of my build before I added the various rgb components and of course the Arcanine card lol. Finally added the final piece (so far) on 6/25/2018.

UPDATE 3: I've made some small mods to the case and mobo since the last update. I added some reflective vinyl wrap to give off a broken glass effect over the psu shroud, painted some various case pieces, and painted the motherboard vrm heat-sinks metallic white to really bounce the rgb off. Also finally purchased my first mechanical keyboard and I absolutely love it. The lighting is beautiful and the KBT switches (which I was originally skeptical about) turned out to be fantastic. I have used cherry mx browns before and I think I honestly prefer the KBT switch.

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WheatFarmer337 1 point 7 months ago

It's a pretty build

Jnathanroy 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Sick looking rig. Very unique. The reflective vinyl is a classy touch, though I'm curious why you didn't extend it all the way across. Nice choice of limiting your RGB to two colors. I feel like the rainbow vomit look is a bit played out at this point. I have a super similar rig, with a 1600, a Phanteks P400 tempered glass, and an AMD GPU (570, though, not 580). Nice OC on your 1600, too. Mine is at 3.9. I can run at 4 GHz, but it won't pass Prime95 Blend test, so I bumped it back down for stability. What's your voltage on that? Hard to believe this is a first build.

Cruschter21 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Gonna be honest the only reason I didn't extend the vinyl all the way is because I ran out. It only came in a 6 inch by four inch sheet and I tried to squeeze as much as I could out of it.

Jnathanroy 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Looks really nice anyway. Maybe an upgrade in the future.

mounds 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Nice build, though the P400 is really intended for AIO with all that space... Both my cousin's picked up the P400 after seeing my custom loop pictures, but I had to remind them it was for all that hardware - air builds can be done way better in, say, a Meshify case.

Only other recommendation is to remove the top-mounted fan and put the covers over the top. With an air build it may work in your favor to dump a bunch of air into the case in the front, let the card pull the coldest air and rise up, to exit the back. CPU gets seconds from the GPU, and ambient natural flow from top front fan. The top fan atm, imo, is just robbing both parties of needed air.

customgtp 24 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

+1 Especially for the first 2 pics! Love the blue/purple look

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