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So I finally decided to pull the trigger and come over from the console world, I previously gamed on a Xbox One X Project Scorpio. So my build originally was gonna go low budget but decided I wanted it to be bit future proof. Now I know I'm going to get crapped on for getting a 2080 instead of a 1080ti but, I didn't want to buy a used GPU and most 1080ti are a couple dollars short of what I got. Wire management and figuring out the right cables for the PSU was probably the only speed bump I came across. But thanks for checking out my build.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 4 points

Great build, welcome to pcmr. But my only concern, sort of, is the type of cooler. You might want to consider a third party cooler. But just my opinion.

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

No need to if he is just gaming, unless he is doing some cpu intensive work. My ryzen 7 1700 with the stock cooler is fine while playing games.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I might down the road but it's pretty safe for now especially since my room is always cold now that winter is about to come. For sure will get a new AIO before summer comes. Thanks for your feedback.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

You're gonna wanna buy a 2TB Barracuda And I'd highly recommend cable extensions. They'll make your PC just pop! +1

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Get a 4TB, its only $100

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

4tb are about 160$ I believe

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Both of mine 4TB is $100 each, new (seagate and toshiba).

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I'm gonna shoot for a 1tb SSD and then a big barracuda drive. Where would you recommend to get cable extensions? Thank for the feedback.

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

probably cablemod

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I'll look into it and add to the list.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd recommend CableMod. Their extensions are amazing,but a bit pricey.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah was looking into them. Thanks :)

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Woah! You practically just made the build I have been considering. I will be very interested to hear how the Crosshair VII works for you. I am fired up about it, but you find the occasional mixed reviews so it's hard to know.

Did you go with the 750 power supply just to be safe? Or does that make more sense with the 2080? I am curious because I hear typically 650 is plenty for similar builds

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a great motherboard the OC was simple enough that I really didn't have to do anything. It only took a while to find the ram presets to get the 3200 on CAS14. The reason I chose that power supply just to be safe and price is not far from the 650 so I said why not.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

hey man literally love the build as my future one that I am preparing is going to be exactly similar just with a aio instead of stock cooler and maybe a different case. Hope you can answer some of my questions as you just finished your build? 1. Did you manage to put the ram to the 3200 frequency as i know some motherbards have problem with being optimised for ryzen. 2. Is your cpu getting warm inside the case? if so how hot? 3. Can you mount the 2 big fans upside and put the aio on the front? Is there enough room essentially? hope you can answer my questions when you get some time and again love the build.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea the ram was pretty easy to clock to 3200 with with a 14 timing, the asus bios is pretty friendly this is my first PC ever and I was able to do it. The CPU and GPU is stay pretty cool, I spent a whole day overclocking my GPU and it never got above 62. But it is Fall so my room is pretty cold in general. I think the two front fans are too big to mount on the top. I think your best choice is to mount the radiator behind the fans or top. Hope that helps and if you got more questions feel free to ask.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Got a similar build coming in the mail tomorrow! but instead I got an ASUS ROG Strix X470. Also, I purchased a 1060 for my old PC 1.5 years ago so I decided to keep the graphics and wait to see if AMD will bring their game to the market next year. Otherwise I'll prob end up picking up a 2080 next year as well. I'll be posting the build tomorrow so check it out then!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hell yeah man for sure!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep an eye on that GPU, it's been getting hit with failures for many people.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I saw that after I had placed my order, the majority I seen were the Founder Edition ones and couple partner ones. Got my fingers crossed though.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

First off. Sick build. +1. So I've got a question. 1) how do you OC RAM in the bios?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply. I just set it to auto in the bios. Should be like DOCP or something.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! How is the monitor? Is it good or is it bad? I'm wondering if I should get this. Are there any significant ghosting or back light bleeding? Thanks in advanced

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor is holding up good but you do kind of see the back lighting on it. Sorry for the late reply.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend the monitor?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's a pretty good monitor. I haven't experienced any others so hard to compare.

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