Description

Just recently finished my new Ryzen 2700x build. Bought some new peripherals and a second monitor between this build and my last. Everything listed as $0 on this build was reused from my previous i7 4790k build. Got craigslist deals on a GTX 1080ti ($450) and monitor as well as various discounts on other components. Just recently added the Asus PG279Q from Amazon Warehouse for $580.

I game; am a former graphic/web design, photography, video editing professional; currently back in school for software engineering, so I have a pretty diverse usage profile. This was my first AMD CPU based build and overall I'm pretty happy with it.my primary complaint is the amount of software needed to run the different RGB components. I will probably coordinate that a little better next time.

Considering a hard line custom water loop in the future, but I just don't have the time or desire to spend the money at the moment. I will be doing some DIY custom PET sleeving in the near future though.

Parts Short List

AMD 2700x EVGA 1080 Ti SC2 Asrock X470 Taichi 32gb DDR4 3000mhz CAS 15 500gb Samsung EVO 840 1tb HDD Asus pb278q 27" IPS 60hz monitors Asus pg279q 27" IPS 144hz monitors

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  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Seeing only 60Hz Monitor with a 1080ti hurt just a little lol. Clean build tho! Loving the colors!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I've had these Asus monitors from a previous build for a few years now. Their primary uses weren't really gaming at the time. I've considered getting a third monitor or possibly trading one out for a higher refresh rate panel, but I would need to drop a decent chunk of change on something with decent color fidelity.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Either way that 1080Ti was a steal! I'm sure your images are still super crisp with the 1440p IPS monitors!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks sweet! Nice temps! You were listed as an article on my phone's news feed (Google)!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank is man! I was surprised to hear about the feature. The temps, I think, are mainly attributed to the case. I'm not running any crazy cooking at the moment, but the Define R6 has some pretty competent airflow on it's stock setup. I have some spikes here and there if the room is hot, but otherwise everything runs pretty cool as listed.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man cooling its* (typing on mobile is awesome)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

How's CUDA performance with Davinci Resolve? Is it the free version or the paid license that allows multiple GPUs?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I recently made the switch from Premiere Pro to Resolve and am no longer taking projects for pay so I haven't pulled th trigger on a studio license quite yet. I've only done a quick montage of footage of my new PC in resolve since building it. Overall I'd say it's very smooth, but Resolve ran extremely well on my old 4790k gtx 970 as well. If I end up doing any heavier workloads in the near future I'll let you know.

  • 20 months ago
  • 0 points

Where did you get a 1080Ti for that price?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Craigslist he said. Wish I could find one that cheap

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Craigslist. I had to message quite a few people. Asking price was $600. I essentially just explained that I had $450 to spend and that I wasn't trying to low ball, just giving an honest cash offer and that I understand either way. I got two replies, one for $500 and one for $450. The situation was a little more complicated, but I'm sure you don't want to hear the extras.

  • 19 months ago
  • 0 points

gigabyte has been selling 1050s for just over $100, so they probably would be selling cheap 1080s too.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

While 1080's can go for about $500, 1080ti's generally go for around $700+ . The $450 EVGA 1080 TI SC2 was just an awesome deal I got on Craigslist.

  • 19 months ago
  • -1 points

you could've saved money buy getting a 1050 ti and a ryzen 5 (any kind) but you would have to sacrifice a major ******* steal on your 1080 (and some graphics, but that's not important)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

The price difference between the 2600 and the 2700x didnt really seem too terrible and I got the 1080ti before I made the final decision on my cpu choice. Coming from a 4790k, I really just shopping in the 300-350 range. I had debated between a 8700k (to overclock in the future) and a 2700x (stock). The price difference on motherboards and AM4 support for the upcoming Ryzen 2 cpu's ulitimately pushed me towards AMD. As far as the 1080ti, I wasn't really expecting to get one, but I figured why not just message a bunch of ads to see what I could get it for. Couldn't pass it up.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, you still have an amazing build, so congrats. I'm kind of shocked that the guy wasn't selling the 1080 for more than retail. He could have gotten way more money from somebody who didn't know much about what they were doing.(like me) You are lucky as hell.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man I really appreciate it. My plan essentially was to wait for bitcoin to drop to around 5k or less and leverage the new Nvidia cards to argue price. So a little while after that happened I started seeing a lot of 1080 and 1080ti's on craigslist from about $500-700 respectively. So I pre-wrote a message that was honest and firm but not pushy or rude. Sent it out to about a dozen or so ads and boom $450 1080ti. A 20 minute drive in the middle of the night to a parking lot and there it was.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Well first of all, sorry for not getting back to you. I only come to this site every 1 - 2 weeks to check for price drops and see if the price of my current planned build is dropping. I get the 1080ti with the bitcoin, and the mining and all that stuff. Oh and I'll try the ads thing, that seems cool. And watch what your doing, because that pickup sounds like a murder scene waiting to happen.