yeah i hadnt really heard much of powercolor till i found my red devil card. i built a very similar system with the reg 2600 instead cause at the time it was significantly cheaper and the lower power draw/heat.
ive been loving the card, plays most single player games at max settings over 60fps and i can get 120 in most of my competitive online games dropping a few settings. get a nice high hertz va panel monitor and your set.
ive been wanting to step up to a 1440p card and monitor, at 27in 1080p im starting to see the jaggies on diagonal lines... i hear 24in is the sweetspot for 1080p clarity. waiting for more news on Navi
DUDE! MISSED OPPORTUNITIES!
how did you not buy a red dragon rx580?
good job on the build i went something VERY similar
eheheh... i didnt. the case's own light modes are pretty decent so i didnt bother. i dont like the motherboard software and the bios rgb is limited.
great, since im not an overclocker. ive had no issues other than the crap software, and everyones software is crap so cant hold that against it.
that was an Ebay score. i got it for around 35 bucks. seems like a lot of people that shell out for that r7 chip also shell out for water cooling, there were a bunch available.
sure! heres a link to my google drive folder where i was gathering succubus chicks and demonic artwork for the laser engraving. it has the files that i used plus a few more options i was considering
2 high cfm 140's in the front, then just the 120 that the case came with in the rear.
i have room to add 2 more up top but ive had zero thermal issues, even during extended gameplay
you just download it onto a flash drive and boot off it. you actually dont ever really need to activate windows to use it, and even if you really want to there are a bunch of sites that sell off windows keys cheap. businesses buy keys by the truckload and then offload the rest
the vga cords are the ones you want, they are usually 6+2 connectors, meaning you can use 6 or 8 of the pins per cord (all depending on what your video card needs). i have a modular psu so i ran 2 vga cables. some vga cords have more 6+2's on them so you can piggyback off the same cord but ive heard you get cleaner power if you stick with a single cord for each of the power connectors on the card.
heheh no dremel, thatd be beyond skilled...
its a lazer engraved acrylic piece. got it from this persons etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/DreambigByRay
they are in china so it will take a few weeks to get over but they also accommodate custom jobs along with already having a bunch of laser files to choose from. i had them add the pentagram and the succubus chic to the Powercolor Devil series logo, and they were able to do it from pictures id found and lightly modified in paint... didnt even need some crazy vector making program (im assuming they've got that on their end).
its an led light bar at the bottom and it comes with a remote to cycle through colors and patterns. I love the custom touch it adds
nice, go red team builds! i just did one myself using the same case, although its tripping me out seeing yours all dark. are those ram sticks from when you had that i5? i know intel uses those ram speeds, ryzen likes 3200, but honestly its not gonna make any real world difference
your dad is probably smart id take his advice. if you are gonna overclock, you need:
1. higher performing gold cert PSU
2. an OC ready MOBO, i dont know about your msi b 350, but i got the aorus b450 and its oc potential is limited...
3.an amazing air cooler, or go water
nothing wrong with that stock cooler if you arent overclocking though!
also, Ebay for video card purchases. if you arent going top of the line theres no need to pay full price for a new card. i got my 8gb rx 580 off there and i have zero regrets. it came in perfect condition and i only paid $160
here's my demonic rainbow vomit if you want to see your case with rgb components
good job! im stoked for you that your into this so young. so many adults my age still go cross-eyed even thinking about this stuff. keep with it, tech will take you far in life
sorry, gotta actually pay for it in money, not sexual favors
pfft not with an rtx in it
they should have the clearance specs listed on the items, check the height and make sure the cooler you want is under it.
yeah this was my first build too and im beyond stoked at how it turned out. i was looking at the 2400g chips for about a second, but if your going with a dedicated graphics card theres just no point. your paying for 2 vega graphics cores that you arent even going to use. i say ryzen 5 all the way. i have barely hit above 35% utilization on this chip.
and never get the lower memory version of a videocard. it isnt worth what you lose. i think youre gonna need a better video card if your gonna be streaming. youll want to be playing in 2k and you need higher video memory to push those resolutions. 1070ti's are around 300 buy it now on ebay, if you actually bid on one you could get one a bit cheaper, just gotta have more patience for that
Thanks! I'm super happy with it so far. It is not technically a stock fan. The ryzen 5 comes with a wraith spire, this is the wraith prism that only comes with the ryzen 7, Another ebay get. I'm not much of an overclocker either so air cooled works just fine for me.
At the time i purchased, i got my ryzen 5 for $160, the 2600x was $100 more. Super not worth it. Most (like, 85%) gaming power comes from your video card anyway. That's where you want to spend. 6 cores is plenty, ryzen is modern and will be relevant for years.
And as far as video cards, i say if you aren't going top of the line, no reason not to ebay them. I've gotten 2 cards of eBay so far and they've both been in perfect condition. Also, eBay 100 percent sides with buyers if there is anything wrong. Just make sure to only but name brand cards. Some unbranded ones are counterfeit, some are just weird Chinese tech cafe cards.. either way just go with reputable makers. I love my red devil rx580, got it for $160 and it's slaying Batman arkham benchmark in max settings 1080p 190fps. Currently doing for a 2k 144hrz monitor to push it
Best of luck with your purchases!
cyber weekend is coming up, may the compatibility gods favor you!
and yes, i cant say enough good things about this case. phanteks has their **** together. they cut all the right corners to keep their costs down.
oh, nice. thatll do your system way more justice. i would have spent less on the processor and got the 1070ti used off ebay from the get tho. the i7 only really matters in workstations where they are processing stuff all day and time is money.
i also bought my card off ebay, $160 for a Red Devil RX 580 8gb
their buyer protection is fantastic, so bid with confidence. but to be safe, just stick to US sellers with cards from reputable manufacturers, like msi, evga, sapphire, and so on.
what for? you still only have a 1060 in there. my ry5 2600 still has plenty of headroom during gaming. got my 6-core for $165, your 2200g is about $100 US and has 2 useless cores after installing a dedicated gpu. that one was a serious waste of cash. and whats up with all this mismatched ram? id pull those hyper sticks out of that system completely and just sell them. they are slowing down your tridents too much, and btw 3200 is the ryzen sweatspot for ram speeds.
hmm... dont see why youd need an i7 with that video card....
i went with a ryzen 5 2600 and its no where near a bottleneck in my system. paid about half as much as you did for that i7 too. also i highly recommend ebay for graphics card shopping. its perfectly fine for that as long as you stick to branded graphics cards by reputable companies. i got my RX 580 8gb for $160 and it looked basically new. ebay has excellent buyer protection too in case someone sells you bunk ****, just report them and get your money back, easy. only bringing that up cause those 3gbs are not gonna take you very far.