Description

I build this as an upgrade to my now 5 year old A10-6800k/R9 270x build that had (slowly) carried me through high school. Now I'm a senior with some more income so I decided I wanted a PC that could carry me through college and take whatever I can throw at it, so here it is.

I chose the Ryzen 2700x because I really enjoy making videos and working on projects that could benefit from a more workstation suited processor, while still being great for gaming and whatever else I may need it to do in the next couple years. Not to mention, the included stock cooler works well and looks awesome.

To pair with the CPU I went with the GTX 1080 because I want to upgrade my monitors to 1440p/144hz later on. I didn't really choose the Gigabyte model for a specific reason, I just got a good deal on a used one.

For RAM, I chose the G.Skill Trident Z 16gb kit because it looks amazing and has enough memory for my needs. I went with DDR4-2666 because it was cheaper than the 3000 I had originally planned on buying, and after doing some more research after I had already bought the RAM, I kinda wish I had stuck with DDR4-3000.

I chose this motherboard for the X470 chipset which will hopefully stay supported by AMD for longer than the B450 chipset, and I needed WiFi because I don't have any wired ethernet around my house (plus the lighting looks great :P).

For storage, I went with a 500gb SSD for OS/Programs/Games, and a 2tb Seagate HDD for mass media storage. I had originally believed the rumors that Seagate drives weren't as reliable as WD Blue/Black drives, but after doing more research it looks like it was all because of the 3tb drives' failure rate which have since been fixed and some backblaze data which was flawed in some way (I can't remember).

Finally, I decided on the Meshify C in White because the mesh front allows in tons of airflow, and the large tempered glass side panel and white finish looks great with the RGB components and white LED fans.

I'll be using this PC for some video editing, graphic design work, and gaming, and from what I can tell it handles all of that incredibly well, at least compared to my turtle of an old PC.

Besides dumb mistakes I made while building, everything went perfectly smoothly and all the cables were very easy to manage except for the RGB USB cable coming from the Wraith Prism RGB cooler, which I just ran over the graphics card and into the rubber grommet to be routed to the USB port. Overall I am incredibly happy with this build and I look forward to spending more time gaming and working on it for the foreseeable future.

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 all day long! Great set up and a classy amount of RGB

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you build that only for gaming?

  • 14 months ago
  • 4 points

Not really. Although I do game a lot, I also do graphic design and some video editing. So I decided I may as well shell out the extra $100 for a better CPU + nicer cooler which will also help regarding future-proofing (I don't want to do any major upgrades for 4+ years).

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

if building a ryzen pc 1 thing to remember never cheap on ram cause ram means everything to ryzen

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

What’s the difference between ryzen and Intel

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen has this thing called the Infinity fabric that likes RAM that's 3200 mhz to 2666, any slower would be bad, any faster and you've overspent on that area. Intel doesn't really care for RAM all that much but it still has an effect on games and what not, but so does Ryzen on that level. tl:dr, basically buy 3000 RAM at CL15 and you're good. Unless you wanna spend a bit less, then 2666 would be fine

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thank you for the information

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Your RAM kit is fine, I wouldn't worry about it too much, just stick with what you have and you'll be alright

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

You could always overclock your ram.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like your build for GPU you could have chosen Gigabyte G1 gaming. it comes for 479.99 and it has higher clock rates. Unless you bought the GPU at lower price than it is showing.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought the GPU used for pretty cheap so I just bought it without much regard for the exact model. Either way I hear pretty much all GTX 1080s will perform identically.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

i like the build very nice computer

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the meshify. See my build. Fun little compact case with atx support, gotta love that. Although the 860 evo is solid, I would have personally put an nvme m.2 drive for operating system. I have used that cuda hdd with no issues before. Good work!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I decided against M.2 NVMe because I would have spent $60 more for what I hear to be very similar performance in normal usage, and I don't do quite enough video editing to make the price difference worth it for the boost in performance. Either way, this MB supports 2x M.2 drives so there's plenty of room for upgrades :P

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks great

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. Pretty Dope

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the motherboard change colors or is it only able to be orange?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

550w for a 2700x and 1080? I assume ur not oc'ing

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

No, only the 2700x has the RGB Wraith Prism cooler. the 1700 has a similar cooler with just an LED ring and a circular base rather than square.