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Last 2 pics were edited by the well known Blackhat. Thanks dude

Hey all, here is my finalized PC for the year, after 4 revisions

I mostly Bought/Sold/Traded and a few small jobs on the side to get to where I am at this point. Iv'e been into Computer parts for about 5 years now, and now i had the chance to go all out. I can say that used prices have gotten reasonable as the year went on.

The only New parts in my Build is my CPU, Case, PSU, and Monitor. The rest is second hand, and it shows that if you know what to do when buying used, you'll be fine.

My first Super Smash build Entry was a literal potato build, (G3258/750ti), I moved onto a (3570k/270X then r9 390) I moved forward more when i got a i5 6500 for cheap then went to rx 580 8GB, then a vega 64. Only recently in October actually when I sold my entire intel build, and my dad and I went to Micro Center in Tustin, CA to pickup a 2600, and a ab350 pro4 for $200 after taxes. I was not satisfied with the board, and i sold my vega, and bought a $250 1080 gaming X, i will soon regret this, but it let me upgrade to a high end motherboard. I then sold the 1080 later to buy a vega 64 again. and im here currently with this system and settling with it, as selling and buying and not having a pc for weeks sometimes is a headache.

I know some will say that going back with Vega than keeping the 1080 is a mistake however I actually prefer a Blower Card and just how entertaining it is to me to tweak my card in Wattman. I also specifically got the (i) variant of the NZXT H500 for the Vertical mount. I had some users go "OMG Vega and Vertical Mounted??!?!?" Blower coolers will pull air in with any amount of space there is, so vertical mounting has no ill effects, I still have the same core clocks with my card. Im a starting to use Inventor at school, and planning to extend that at home too. I play Hitman, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider and i don't mind the noise of the blower, its quite pleasing.

When cutting and Soldering my Addressable Strip, there is actually an orientation for the strips to follow because there is a controller in every LED to have specific effects on the LED, and if you mix them up they wont light up. I got them together and it did not work until I saw that i swapped some strips around, just had to desolder, solder back on and add the heat shrink.

Unlikely but my cpu could be poorly soldered, or I just have very bad silicon, or most likely my liquid cooler is faulty. Stock settings running aida 64, my cpu would be at 60c under load. overclocking to 3.9GHZ @ 1.35 volts, my core jumps all the way to 80c so there is defiantly something wrong. My seller just said it worked by saying he checked for the pump was working and shipped it. Its my fault on my side for not being more proactive and asking for load temps etc.

Last thing, the H500 has very good cable management. Use the cable guides properly, and spend some time you will have very good cable management. The smart Hub is very useless as it depends on CAM, and the software just sucks, and I was adding my own strips anyways, and the strip on the top of the case lacking, and the strips are proprietary requiring other NZXT hue products. I do noit recommend putting your whole lighting into an ecosystem like that. Also scroll threw the pics for RGB madness

If interested p6 is at 1560mhz@1050mV, p7 at 1640mhz@1100mV, hbm 1050mV@1000mV core clock ranges from 1570mhz-1610mhz

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

Team red

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

try seeing if your cpu has a hump in it. JayzTwoCents had a weird problem with cpus with humps in them and he just lapped them a bit to get them to be flat.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build! Any reason in particular why you went with a GPU riser? Sure does look cool!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you get the vega to hit a solid clock above 1530. I have the Asus strix Vega 64 and the clocks won't go over 1530 same settings. Maybe I just didn't want the silicon lotto

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Ayy Eman

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the fan RPMs that your Vega has to pull those kind of temps/clock speeds?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Good day, sir! Thanks for the build, I'm planning on buying the same motherboard. My question is: did you mount all 4 holes on the motherboard in the case? Because it's E-ATX and PCPP says that your case and motherboard are not compatible (because they clearly are). I'm asking this question concerning the sag of the motherboard in this case (if there is any).

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

im was able to screw into every standoff with no issues!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

are you able to put a ssd down in the 2 slots below the gpu because i am looking at a rgb sdd for my build and i want people to see it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

i put the ssd trays on the back, but yes you can mount them on top of the psu shroud

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