I chose the Noctuas because they have a great reputation, I like the aesthetics of the Chromax fans with the rubber corners, and I wanted PWM fans. I think they're ok on static pressure too, but could be wrong on that.
I chose this case over an R6 because I didn't like the big hard drive bay/area in the front of the R6. I know you can remove it, but this was my first custom loop and I liked the reservoir mounting support and space that this version offers!
Apologies, it was a joke.
Well that's good, I don't have another $500 to spend after this puppy just got finished anyway lol. No matter when it's coming out, it's pretty soon on the relative scale of things. But thanks for the tip!
updoot for the winston on the top! my favorite tank :).
nice build and great personal touches!
thanks! they're not bad, but not as good as i'd hoped either. things idle pretty low, but the gpu gets up to around 60c while gaming which seems a little high compared to others. when i have time i'm going to re-seat the GPU block and check for anything weird in there.
cpu seems good, tends to max out around 42c and idle around 28-30c
Yeah! I'm thinking about Ryzen 3000 series and X570 board when those are available soon.
Would consider Intel as well but probably not the current gen. Gotta see what their answer to Ryzen 7nm is.
Yeah right now, still figuring out what I like for color schemes!
Did you leave the fan on the CPU cooler? If so, why?
Definitely ambitious and interesting, although not something I would do myself. Great for discussion purposes :).
Not how I would have spent the budget, but it came out looking amazing.
Any general tips for first time loop? I'm going to be doing my first one with soft tubing soon as well. Almost have all the parts.
Congrats on your first PC build! Great job. What kind of games are you playing on this?
If you ever get into building higher end systems you'll back on this one fondly!
Yeah I keep seeing that RAM in tech youtuber videos and it's like... who thought that was a good idea? I don't see a trend of people putting rhinestones and gold inside their PC... seemed like a bit of a shot in the dark by marketing or something. Even if the rest of your build matched it, might be a bit of an eyesore.
Ah got it yeah. I think I screwed both stand-offs in, but then had to really wrestle to get the card into that in relation to the slots at the back of the case. It was a pain in the butt!
Enjoy the PC!
Hey there, nice build. What did you mean about the clearance on the PCI bracket for some cards? I have the same case and same RTX 2080 FE, and yes it was an absolute bear trying to get that thing into the vertical GPU bracket. I managed to get it done, but I felt so guilty handling the GPU like that...
Great deal and solid upgrade path for the future! AM4 socket FTW, and X370 board. Nice work for the budget!
Lol I was gonna say, that third fan on the end is like "HELP MEEEE! I CAN'T BREATH!!"
A-mei-zing! What a sweet build! The case and colors are perfect for the theme! Love me some OW :)
Thanks for gracing another post with your part advice, Nater.
Let me know when you post a build we can critique :).
Nice man! I just recently took apart an X58 build with an i7 920 in it, they're still pretty beastly!
What kind of OC can you get on this CPU? 6 cores?!
Pretty sweet deals on these parts! I would hope that you told him the parts won't be new though, because that's a big reason this is less expensive!
Functionally no different if they're working, but something I'd want to know if I was throwing down $$.
Buy from a seller who has a solid 100+ rating, and then eBay has a pretty good buyer protection. If you don't get what you paid for and the product is defective, they will back you up. Just don't abuse the system!
But I've had only great experiences buying and selling on eBay so far. Great deals to be found.
What kind of settings did you use on Heaven? I got like 4123 at 1440p default settings when I just did it. Let me know what you used and I'll run it at the same.
if you're just talking about the CPU, and not the integrated gpu performance, then yes the r3 works great for fortnite. I had an R3 1200 paired with a 750 Ti and it easily played Fortnite at solid 60fps 1080p.
dunno about the integrated graphics though, I haven't tested the APUs yet
CHECK OUT THAT SPOILER! I BET THIS IS ONE FAST COMPUTER!
Nice build! I'm surprised that the FPS is so low on R6 siege, even with a 750 Ti. I heard that game was pretty well optimized.
I'm sure this would also work great with Overwatch and Fortnite if you wanted to play those. Thanks for posting.
Nah I didn't read the whole description, sorry! For that type of usage this memory will be totally A-ok!
Not to mention for an APU build I think more RAM is necessary as you have to allocate system RAM to your GPU baked into the processor. I would want to give the video card at least 2GB, which leaves only 6GB for system memory...
This is quite the beastly build, even if it wasn't crammed into an impressively small case! Makes JayzTwoCentz' build look like childs play =P.
"pristine" condition, not prestige ;)
Also this section is for completed builds.
I promise I'm not a total meany...
That CPU runs about as fast as gen Ryzen+ that just came out, and it's 4c/8t, not to mention he can OC it.
I see this question on like every post that has an RTX card that doesn't use an 8700k and the answer is always no, it doesn't bottleneck the card. He's not running an i3 or something.
i can't seem to get gsync to work on task manager in windowed mode
For me it was plug and play when I bought the board Sept. 2017. I went on to update the BIOS anyway just to get the most stable cpu/memory support, but it ran at 3000 MHz when I got the board and that was early Ryzen days.
4x 120mm radiators? I don't think that'll really be great for cooling the parts in your system.
Do you mean 4x 420mm radiators?
You should look into getting a GPU support to keep your card more stable. It looks like it's sagging a lot, that's a heavy card! They're pretty cheap and it's definitely worth it to keep your stuff in good shape. Nice build!
No problem thanks for a fun challenge! I don't have as much experience with AMD graphics cards either, but it seems like right now they're in a really good spot for value-oriented builds!
He did challenge us to do an Intel build in this price range. Also I don't think you need an X470 build for a Ryzen 3 but hey, depends on your needs!
Here's my Intel list beat this one: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wBNTq4
Quad Core i3 8100
RX 570 4GB
SSD Boot Drive
IMO you don't need that EVGA AIO for a processor like your Pentium. Could have easily put that money into your GPU to get a 1050 Ti or RX 570 and still had money for and SSD boot drive.
Looks really good, nice job!
Agreed, I think he should mount it on the top or back fan mount rather than under there. Heat from the PSU is just going to radiate up there, and then it just blows hot air around in the case...
"RTX is a complete failure with BFV" lol.
Keep in mind the RTX cards are still absolutely bonkers at traditional rendering, like how the 1070 renders graphics, and will still be some of the best GPUs to play that game on. RTX on FPS is disappointing, but the cards are not a "complete failure".
Whatchu mean hard to install cables for external SSD? Remove SSD cage -> install SSD -> pull cables through hole and attach -> reinstall SSD cage and stuff cables back through hole.
"I actually don't like the color red, but after I completed it, I fell in love with it"
Don't worry lol, that's like everyone who has ever built a custom PC. Everyone has a black/red build early in their career ;) me included.
Did you run your GPU with the stock cooler for a while? Can you compare the temps between stock and the aftermarket cooler?
This build makes me happy. Thanks for the background info and the build write-up! I think you did the right thing until you're planning to upgrade to an i7 8700k type system. This thing will game way better than the new build you had planned on making!
I also had a Dell that was this form factor and crammed an MSI 1060 Gaming (big card) in there, it was pretty funny seeing it in that case but I was so hyped.
I'm looking at the case and you may be able to mod in a 120mm fan near the front, above the hard drive cage. Worth looking into so you can get your GPU some more air. Rock on!
That card would do fine in CS:GO and Overwatch on low settings at 1080p.
So far so good with this combo. CPU seems to be able to deliver the frames the GPU is asking for. In the future I'll optimize everything and probably end up with an unlocked Intel CPU, but so far there isn't a real need to!
On and off I have yes. Sometimes it'll work for a month or so and then crash while gaming, like on Overwatch or PUBG. I had to lower it to 2866 or whatever and it seems stable now.
you say yamahto and i say yamaytoh
"...MUCH larger than I thought it'd be... no room for cable management..." lol wut?
I am the first, but surely not the last to cringe at the cable spaghetti fest going on here.