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Hi guys. I wanted to share my first build with you all. The goal of this build was to be an all around great machine, be capable of gaming at 1080p with high settings and also fit a black and red theme.

So far I'm really really happy with it. I've managed to easily overclock my 1300X to 3.9GHz, my ram to 2933MHz. I've also pushed my 1050Ti FTW a little over the factory overclock.

The 8GBs of RAM have been serving me well so far but I plan to buy another stick to upgrade to 16GBs in the future. If and when GPU prices come down I plan to also upgrade that to either a 1060 or 1070.

I could have easily shaved about 200 dollars from my total cost by leaving out the SSD and the non-essential parts (such as the AIO liquid cooler, extra fan, power extension cables, etc) and still have a perfectly working system. However, had I done that I feel like I wouldn't have been as happy with the system and honestly it wouldn't have looked as good lol.

Reading reviews of my case, I noticed many people were complaining that the case didn't have the best airflow. Luckily, most of my components are low wattage parts so I thought my thermals would be fine. However, I took it upon myself to drill some air exhaust holes on the top of my case for better air exhaust.

Performance has been great. My machine is really fast and snappy. On high settings I'm getting about 80-90FPS minimum on most games. All in all, I'm loving my new gaming PC. Let me know what you guys think!

There are a few parts missing from the parts list. In case anyone is interested I will list them below.

ASUS PCE-AC51 AC750 Dual-Band Wireless Adapter: (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075SWSN32/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_MdqaBb93FPZ6A)

LED Strip powered by SATA w/remote control found on Amazon: (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G7DFGWK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_9wpaBbHWC2G34)

Raidmax PCI Express Power Extension Cable: (https://www.frys.com/product/8068114?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG)

Raidmax Motherboard Power Extension Cable: (https://www.frys.com/product/8068164?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG)

Power Cable Combs found on Amazon: (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078WRJ8J7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_MaqaBb3V0P64T)

Comments

  • 17 months ago
  • 5 points

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  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 Not bad for a first build.

  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice for a first build!

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

nice-looking build +1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I am curious how far you were able to overclock your 1050ti, I have one also and I can get a really awesome overclock of 1936mhz core and +699 offset on my memory for 4005mhz. By changing my fan curve I can actually get better (lower) thermals out of the card, with the overclock, and an extra 8ish fps. I noticed your 1050TI is a 120watt part is why I ask... as mine is 75 watt.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Some of the FTW or super-clock editions of the 1050ti require extra power, but most 1050 TI's only draw 75 watts.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I bumped it up to 1848MHz and left it at that. What 1050Ti variant do you have? That's a really good overclock! My memory offset is +300MHz. Haven't played around with GPU fan curved just yet. I believe mine draws 120 watts because it is EVGA's For The Win edition.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice but in my opinion, many msitakes were made. First instead of that ssd, you should have bought a 240gb from kingston for around 30 bucks. Then that AIO is conpletely unecessary because the box cooler for amd cpus is perfectly fine. And finally, you should have gone with dual channel memory because amd favors dual channel vs single channel.

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  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello! I've added some pictures now. The holes are pretty small. They don't seem like they do too much but under load I can feel some hot hair coming out if I place my hand over them. At the moment there are no filters or fans installed there. The LED light strip I have installed wouldn't really permit an additional fan. The filter idea is good one though I will look into that.

Thanks for your warm wishes. Have a good day!

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  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree, you'll be far more limited by CPU and GPU power to even notice a performance improvement upgrading RAM. I'd save the money for a GPU upgrade; get some money, sell your current card and upgrade in a year or so.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm with this guy. I upgraded from 8gb to 16gb and saw little to no improvement in performance or fps at 1080p using a 1050ti. Save the money you would use on getting extra ram a get a better gpu. If games start needing more ram in the future, then upgrade your ram as needed. Edit: You will get people that argue either way about how much ram is needed. This is all my own opinion, and what I would do if this was my build.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

to everyone above he is running single channel. Upgrade the RAM first, no hesitation.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Does dual-channel memory make difference in gaming performance? This isn't the only site that has done research on dual vs single channel and fps in gaming.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen prefers dual channel vs single channel

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  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it makes sense if you do a lot of ram intensive tasks, but not for just gaming or day to day use.