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Contingency Plan

by ellabanana

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Date Published

Sept. 17, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.4 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

Description

For starters I went for Ryzen, because I wanted to keep the price down and I wanted that sweet sweet thread count and not to mention it works very well in most modern games with all but the highest end graphics cards. I went with a 2700 as I had originally assumed it would be a similar situation to the 1700 vs the 1700x where the 1700 was binned almost identically to the 1700x. Unfortunately that was not the case, the 2700 does not clock nearly as well as the 2700x however I managed a rock stable 4 ghz at 1.35 volts which is beyond plenty for me.

For the cooler I actually had gotten quite lucky as a friend of mine gave me it to me for free. It works well and with 4 Arctic f12 fans it keeps this cpu very cool under load; around 60c.

For the motherboard I went with Asrock as it has an extremely capable vrm for when I decide to take Ryzen cold for some extreme overclocking, and beyond that it was a simply beautiful board with all the features I need. For ram I went with some team group stuff, Its Hynix MFR nothing special really, but its plenty fast for Ryzen and the photo work I do.

I went with a 970 evo simply because, well, its fast, and has decent capacity not much more to that

Now, the RX 580, I did not plan on buying this originally. However when I found it on ebay I just knew I had to get it. The color scheme and the pcb and everything was exactly what I wanted for this build. not to mention my gtx 770 had started acting up on me. The Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 is an absolutely gorgeous card with a very nice pcb, and a highly effective cooler.

The case is something I um-ed and ah-ed about for quite a while but eventually I came to the Inwin 101c a beautiful case with some rather interesting air flow design. I was unsure for a while how the aio would do, and if it would be able to push the air out effectively from the back of the case, but I found that in combination with the 4 F12s it does very well, however it is not quiet. Personally it is perfectly bearable for me, but the restriction of this case may be making the aio quite loud. it could also be the sheer number of fans I have in the case, I'm not sure which is the cause. As for gpu air flow this case kills. it has 3 fans blowing directly into the gpu area providing the gpu with tons of cool air to work with.

The power supply is currently the weakest part of the build. It works, and has the capacity I need, but I simply don't trust it 100% with my hardware. I plan to replace it as soon as I can.

Those fans, oh those fans. Call me a fangirl because that's what I am after working with Arctic's stuff. These fans are cheap, quiet and move hella air.

The RGB was necessary for my build to be fully complete. I bought some addressable RGB strip lights in 16 feet spools off amazon for $20 if you are comfortable with a bit of soldering those are a great way to save some money on your RGB.

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TechTuberTV 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

cable manage a little better. Awesome build. +1

ellabanana submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

There isn't a whole lot more that can be done unfortunately the pcie cables are too short to run any other way, and the h100i requires a ton of wires annoyingly.

TechTuberTV 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

try getting white extensions from Phanteks: they are like 26 bucks. Will make your pc look better and cable management can be done better. If not well, idk

ellabanana submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Tbh, I dont mind the pcie cables running from the top, its different, and looks pretty good.

KarmAngel 1 point 7 months ago

Pretty build you got there, buddy ^_^ +1

The power supply is currently the weakest part of the build. It works, and has the capacity I need, but I simply don't trust it 100% with my hardware. I plan to replace it as soon as I can.

Agreed

ellabanana submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Yeah, it was a power supply I had from my previous build and at the time I couldn't afford to get a new one.

KarmAngel 1 point 7 months ago

I feel you man :) It's going to power up the PC until the upgrade

Holycowgaming 1 point 7 months ago

nice build man

TheDankKn1ght 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Would recommend routing the 8 pin PCIe cable to the right instead of the top

ellabanana submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I can't the cable is too short :(

ellabanana submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

And tbh I rather like having it routed from the top. It's different, and I think it actually looks pretty good.

TheDankKn1ght 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

rip

It will probably fit whenever you decide to get a better power supply, as the one that you have isn't exactly cable management oriented

good build overall

Cobbleborg 1 point 7 months ago

Lovely build +1

Javild27 1 point 6 months ago

What are the temps on your CPU?

ellabanana submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Mid to high thirties (celcius) most of the time full load is around 60c.