Budget build to be used for editing and light gaming at 1080p.
All of the parts are new except for the RX 480, which was purchased used in great condition locally on offerup. I used 3x 120mm NZXT fans from an H400 that I had installed an RGB fan kit in. Airflow and temperatures are fine.
The build went together smoothly for the most part. I may have dropped the Ryzen 7 1700 and bent a couple pins, but I was able to straighten them out. It never fails...
I was pretty confused when I went into the BIOS to overclock and saw terms like "D.O.C.P" for RAM, and "FID/DID" values for CPU. Setting Custom CPU Core Ratio to Auto allowed for "normal" Overclocking via a Core Multiplier like I am used to. The CPU Voltage is an offset value instead of a total value which also threw me off, but I was able to figure it out.
Some of the pictures show a different set of RAM, I switched RAM with a different system for aesthetic reassons.
I was able to OC my 3000Mhz kit of ram to 3133Mz at 1.35V.
I was able to OC my R7 1700 to 3800Mhz with a 0.01875V offset.
I was able to OC my RX 480 to 1400Mhz (2050MHz Mem).
I really love the lighting from the Wraith Spire (Which is where I got the title from), and the small LED accent that the Eclipse P300 includes. I'm not a fan of RGB so the Asus RGB (Mobo + GPU) are set to static red.
Unigine Heaven Benchmark (1080P Ultra 8xAA Vsync on w/ 75Hz monitor): 68.2FPS Average w/ 1718 Score.
Cinebench CPU Benchmark: 1678
UserBenchmark: Gaming 78% Desktop 85% Workstation 92% (CPU 93rd percentile) (GPU 100th percentile) (PC 91st Percentile)
I thought watching my 6C 12T X5690 run through Cinebench was satisfying until I watched this Ryzen 7 1700 at 3.8Ghz absolutely shred through it. A 65W TDP CPU that includes a visually stunning 95W TDP cooler... It's just unbeatable for the price.
This case is perfect, honestly. I love how it looks and feels. There is very little plastic on this case, and the cable routing is well thought out. I'd recommend it to anyone building an ATX system. The only downside is that it only includes one fan, but a lot of people are going to buy AIO's or aftermarket fans. I also like that in the future I can add Phanteks lighting accessories.