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A red/black build MSI

by Crazybaby



Date Published

Oct. 7, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.569 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.124 GHz


I recently got a used MSI GTX 1080Ti from a friend so decided to make a new build. Some parts(tomahawk mobo, Inland professional SSD, a pair of trident 8GB, a few NZXT aer fans, and a EVGA G3 750W psu) I either took from a previous pc or bought in the past as backup.

I want the red/black theme so did some research. The rest of the stuff I bought are a Ryzen 2700x, a MIS Core Frozr L, and a NZXT H500. the Core Frozr L comes with an extra black cover so I tried it on(see the photos), later on still like the original silver one a little better so switched them back.

I feel I could buy a few better parts like a x470 Gaming Carbon or a Samsung SSD but already spent too much moneny these days, and the old ones worked just fine. Finally put all of them together over the weekend, it looks great!

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FurryJackman 3 Builds 6 points 5 months ago

Right now, this fan config has no intakes. I recommend flipping the front fans to intake, cause right now the case is in an extreme negative pressure situation.

Crazybaby submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks man. yea, I didn't even think about the airflow, that's my mistake.. I'm gonna flip the two fans in the front.

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OrbitalBuzzsaw 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

As FurryJackman said I'd recommend flipping the fans for intake and a better SSD if you'd like but other than that looks great

3Prcntr 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Great parts choice. But as the rest say, the airflow needs to be addressed.

biggles5107 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Love the look of this, but the negative air pressure situation you've got going on there isn't great. I understood why you did it for aesthetics, but I'm sure your temps could do better.

johnnypham_ 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

you really need to flip those front fans over, i know you wanna use it that direction because of the rgb but, your pc has no airflow right now, its just exhausting every air it has in there.

wurpy 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Build is clean!

toot1231 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Looks really nice. Nice build

zRustyz 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Did you have to update the bios on the b350 board for the b350 board? I am looking to pick up the same board for my friend and we would be putting a 2600 in so if the bios needs to be updated I would have to pick up a different motherboard.

Crazybaby submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

My mobo came with the latest bios which supports Ryzen 2000, should be the same for most of the other boards. if you wanna get the 2600 i would suggest go with a b450 or x470, those are designed for Ryzen 2000

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jksowerby 1 point 4 months ago

Great snag on that 1080ti! Awesome card. And a sweet build, too. I have the same card and am beginning my own MSI black/red build around it so this was cool to see. Your cooler has me drooling.

Jushi 1 point 2 months ago

How hard was it to put a fan above your CPU cooler?

Gedeen1 -2 points 5 months ago

You cant fit that much ram on 4 slots

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Crazybaby submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

The cooler is good so far, I only tried oc the 2700x to 4.2Ghz without any problem, the tempture was around 65C loaded.

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