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After taking a few years break from playing games my wife realized I needed to get back into something that helps with my boredom. She's a great woman after being stuck with me for the last 12 years...

I foolishly purchased a pre-built Dell computer in February and from there I've completely started over with this setup. I love the clean look and the red lighting has a peaceful yet haunting appeal.

Ryzen 5 2600X

MSI x470 Gaming Plus

16GB Corsair RBG Pro

Cooler Master 240 Liquid Cooling for the Ryzen

EVGA 1080 Ti 11g-P4-6393-KR SC Black Edition

Samsung 970 Evo 250GB m.2

WD Blue 500GB m.2

I'm currently OC'ing the Ryzen to stable 3.9ghz and leaving the EVGA at stock settings. Memory sticks are 3000.

Great cable management on the case and I am very happy with my purchase.

EDIT 09/02/18

OC'ed the GPU and switched to Corsair RBG Pro for the more streamlined look. Added pictures to show Heaven Benchmark values. Ordered Phantek extension cables... Black/Red.

EDIT 9/04/18

Installed extension cables and included photo of new chair to complete the look. Next project involves getting some "art" on the walls. I might also end up getting some mounts on the wall for my headphones.

EDIT 09/15/2018

Installed 2 more Corsair RGB PRO sticks and decided to try moving the radiator fans to blow inside for the better pull out from the top. Shrugs

Final Adjustments:

Thermaltake P3 Red Case wall mounted, Corsair PSU and two 24in Lenovo 1440p monitors on the sides on my main screen. Done!

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Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess if you want to do something right you gotta do it yourself. +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

It's getting hot in here, SO HOT, so take off all your...

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the much needed laugh today!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

How did the extensions work out? I think they make it look really clean.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Working out just fine. One day (next upgrade) will spurge for the higher quality/thicker non extension cables.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

No reason to mess with the settings on the GPU anyway unless you want to max out power limit and heat limit. If you do that, it will overclock itself.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I've been happy with the results which is why I haven't bothered.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a good performer! Only thing I would add is some sleeved cables; the extensions are cheap if you have room in the back for cable management. Some black/red would bump up your red theme going on. Cheers

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thought about the sleeves and for the price I went with the more powerful PSU with all black cables for now.

It's still something I'm planning...

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I totally understand on that. The custom sleeves are expensive, so I opted for extension kit only. It cost me around $25 bucks on Amazon. See my meshify build if you went to see them. Phanteks are the ones I used. There are several other good ones

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, I'll check out the extensions. Yeah, I pulled your build earlier and liked your cables.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Let me know if you get some variety of them so I can check back later.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course and thanks again!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

love the red and black theme, this is a solid build man. lol @ buying a prebuilt! i think we've all done that at some point in our lives haha.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Moment of weakness or stupidity... I'm still not sure yet.

Thank you!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

S-A-V-A-G-E!!!

Holy cow. Excellent. Perfection. Ryzen 2nd gen. 1080ti. Savage dude. Dripping with blood. Marinated in lights. Love it. Amazing work.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa! Way too kind! Thank you sir very much... I'm having so much fun building my rig again.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

have you had any issues with that ram since it's not on the motherboard QVL?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the super late reply!

If I try to go above 3000 then yes. 16GB can do 3200 but 32GB can only handle 3000.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

do you have something to support/explain this statement ? I'm about to buy 32 GB & a mobo for my Ryzen 2700x, and reading this without having seen it anywhere else worries me :P

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I have nothing proof wise other than I play my games, watch Netflix and stream on my system. It doesn't glitch or fail. Maybe I'm lucky...

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok ! Thanks for your honesty. One fact I was able to learn from hours of browsing on Ryzen + RAM seems to be that you should use 2 sticks and not 4 (source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/72jkfr/4x8gb_or_2x16gb_ram_for_ryzen/ )

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

After seeing the heaven benchmark score and sexy as hell lighting i just said to myself: "Damn son".

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha! Thank you very much!

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the compliment.

Ok, I'm no engineer and this crossed my mind too. Here is my thought on it...

The exhaust blows to the "right" side panel which is where the cabling is and because heat rises and it's a limited space that is being pulled out by the three fans on top. There is space that goes all the way to the top back there.