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Future-proofing Build

by Othercargo



Date Published

April 19, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.569 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz


This build is for a client that wanted a future proof PC for 5+ years. This should hold up for more than that hopefully. they edit, play games and hopefully use it for it's full potential

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Idles around 28C but can jump quickly, very quiet, highly recommend this or the U14S


Has a slow boot, has to check DRAM,CPU,VGA then boots, around 10 seconds before starting to load Windows, Asus Aura software is a pain to load but works fine.


Works but a little on the slow side


Got out of box and went to take off tempered glass, when taking off with flat head a piece of plastic broke, still works but freaked me out about quality. Let computer run over night and both stickers for the 200m fans fell off. Fits E-ATX board but covers rubber grommets.

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SwiftSeb 6 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Future proofing is a strong term, more future withstanding. It's crazy how fast things upgrade. nice build tho +1

puppy_punter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Im also curious, why do they need a 1tb ssd?

LatiosGaming 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I would think at this price point you would want the best parts available, yes? Besides, nobody wants a disk failure. Generally HDDs have a higher failure risk than SSDs, because they have moving parts.

puppy_punter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I guess, Just personally i would have skimped on the SSD and gone for a 1950x

LatiosGaming 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

If the man doesn't need 16 cores he doesn't need 16 cores. Besides, a lot of games have issues with how many threads the 1950X has, requiring you to use game mode.

Tetsuclaw 5 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

I would agree, the higher core count you go the harder it is to get a higher clock rate on your cores due to both power and thermal limits of the CPU. If he games on it more cores can be a detriment than a benefit as games need only a few good cores to run off of and the speed of those cores is what really matters.

OP did state use was for gaming and editing stuff but typically the 8 core Ryzen is still a great CPU for that with a much cheaper budget. 12 cores just gives more brute force in multi threaded applications.

Othercargo submitter 6 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

It's what they wanted, I remember when a 320GB HDD was huge so it'll last a while hopefully. After selling over 250+ Samsung SSD's I haven't had one come back bad and I like their warranties

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puppy_punter 1 Build -1 points 9 months ago

Eh, i dunno. a 1tb SSD isnt even futureproofing really. It makes sense a bit, but the money could be put into other items in the build.

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puppy_punter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I would have gone with the 1950, but still looks awesome! +1

skyrise 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Good CPU choise! Threadripper 1920X has better single thread performance than 1950X.

This is the third review in a row complaining about the build quality of Cooler Master's MasterCase H500P/H500P Mesh/MC500.

I really wanted to like the Cooler Master case, but i guess will stick to Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG/Pro TG in the future.

Anyway, nice build overall.

OccamAsylum 13 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

The MC500, really? I've only seen positive reviews. Built in it myself as well and really liked it.

skyrise 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

The main issue of CM's TG cases is the TG side panel and surrounding plastic elements around it.

CM's TG build quality is similar to Thermaltake's TG cases - not great.

I would recommend Phanteks TG or Fractal Design Meshify TG cases.

OccamAsylum 13 Builds 0 points 9 months ago

Oh, pretty sure mine is all metal, but I'll have to double check that.

Othercargo submitter 6 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I knew the short comings but didn't expect this kind of quality sadly, still looks good though.

Tetsuclaw 5 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Luckily you got the mesh front version of this case because the solid front panel version would have just been an oven for this kind of hardware. It dumbfounds me that cases are still being made with front intake fans with no real way to get air to said fans so they can do their job.

Othercargo submitter 6 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

After seeing Gamers Nexus video on the H500p I knew I couldn't get the original even if it was around a $60 difference.

sammys87gnxgta4 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

But our current GPU's can't handle raytracing so that 1080 Ti is gonna go out soon after a year or two when they roll out the next generation of Nvidia Geforce cards

Crinn 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

It'll easily be another 6 years at the earliest before we start seeing titles that actually use ray tracing to any degree. And that's a optimistic estimate. The only immediate benefit of NVidia's upcoming raytracing architecture is that it significantly lowers the hardware barrier to doing quality pre-rendered CGI.

Vairfoley 26 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Very clean build. nicely done!

robopengyfez 1 point 8 months ago

Is this a meme PC? nudge nudge wink wink

TheCatzilla 1 point 7 months ago

I wouldn't have gone with a thread ripper, but that is probably personal preference. +1, good job, its beautiful.

robopengyfez 1 point 7 months ago

dat is a good thing.