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https://youtu.be/A5jkUF3zKAc - Aura sync video, btw the GPU is kinda off

AIO - This corsair GTX h100i cooler looks nice, 240mm, and was very cheap. $75 from craigslist.

CPU/MB/RAM - These three parts were in a bundle on craigslist for $480. A deal I couldn't pass up on. This year the hottest CPU has to be the Ryzen 7 1700. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, crazy fast for rendering. I overclocked mine to 3.8 GHz. The motherboard is just what I wanted. Branded by ASUS, so Aura Sync is that I wanted to go with this. X370 chipset is nice to have, but not needed. Has an RGB header for my Phanteks strips, which can also aura sync. The motherboard also has a bit of RGB and white accents which compliment the build. Also, the motherboard feels kinda cheap, it doesn't have a shroud over the ports on the top left. Which the Intel version has a shroud over their's for the same price. Fortunately, I 3D printed shrouds for it and a shroud for the motherboard cable area. Sadly a few months later ASUS dropped the X370 Strix, which I thought would never launch after all this waiting >:(( The ram is reliable, overclocked to 2933 Hz. I know I got this in a bundle but would've loved RGB g.skill ram.

Storage - I've had this SSD for a year now, got it super cheap on Black Friday. I also have a 1TB HDD, got it free from an old laptop.

GPU - The ASUS Strix was the must-have I wanted, I overpaid yea, but it was the basis of my build. The card has a 3 fan design that looks great and syncs up with the build. It was tighter than expected, but personally, like my PC compact rather than all my parts separated.

Case - The P300 is the best case that has ever come out in my opinion. It's crazy, but it looks so great for the price. If the case costs $100 I would still get it. The case's height is longer than its width, which gives it a slim and tall design. It's light and small, which makes everything in the case look like a single unit. Personally, I do like small cases like these over a big case with a bunch of empty space. The RGB on the case syncs up with my Phanteks RGB strip, GPU, and MOBO. The feet look way cooler than those fractal design silver hockey puck feet. The PSU shroud is a 90-degree angle fold looks so much better than fractal design's and NZXT's PSU shroud curve. The best part has to be the tempered glass design. Almost every case up till now usually had a tempered glass surrounding the whole front panel. This case a has separated PSU and tempered glass, probably to cut costs, but really I do like it more than having to see the PSU shroud being behind the glass for no reason. It looks just so much better seeing that tempered glass sitting on top of the PSU shroud.

Power Supply - 450w PSU is enough. Nice black cables, no problems so far. Also, kids, don't underpay for your power supply. Don't make the same mistake as me, but in my case no problems so far.

MODS - So to get the verticle mount, it wasn't free, but not expensive either. All you need are big wire cutters and a PCI-E Cable Extention. The cable was only $20, it's black and on eBay.

3D Printing - I have a CR-10 for those fellow 3D printing community members. I just printed out a white interface shroud and a motherboard cable shroud I found on ASUS's website. Looks cool and fits the build. The motherboard looks like a potato without the shrouds.

Peripherals - Headset is the g430. Best headset for the price. It's $40, great sound, microphone, and AMAZING bass! The mouse is the g502, got it on Black Friday for $25, nevertheless, it's amazing with easy DPI controllers and infinity scroll which is sooo good. The mouse's looks are very cool with a beautiful thumb rest, angular design, and blue LEDs. The keyboard is just some $40 crap mechanical RGB keyboard. It's 10 keyless, nice mechanical switches, looks cool, and fits well under my monitor stand. The mouse pad is RGB but doesn't wave, it slowing blinks the rainbow colors, but hey it was only $12 on Vipon.com.

Monitor - It's an LG monitor that features it's Ultrawide design, 29" diagonally and 1080p. Super cheap on eBay for $160.

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 6 points

You sir, know how to shop. Great work on saving so much money and still getting a gorgeous and high-performance machine or if it.

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

:) I appreciate your comment

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

i like this build , simple yet powerful and does all you need . well done brother

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks brov!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks really good! Loving the vertical card!

Also, you should be able to get that 1700 to at least 3.9GHz and depending on the chip, maybe 4GHz with H100i V2 level cooling (assuming you got did at least decent in the silicon lottery of course). As long as your VCore voltage doesn't hit or exceed 1.4V (use CPU-Z to check), it'll be 110% fine for 24/7, long-term use and well within that cooler's range of ability. With just under 1.4V (I.e. 1.38V or so) there's a good chance you should be able to get it up to 3.90-3.95GHz or whereabouts, but if you can't get it quite that far, 3.85-3.875MHz at least should easily achievable on that setup, assuming you got a decent chip ofc.

Another 100-200MHz or so might not sound like all that much, but with Ryzen's hefty core counts along with it's less than best single-threaded performance (about the same as Broadwell-E, clock for clock), small clock-speed changes will have an outsize influence on overall performance compared to on an Intel quad-core for ex. Thus, the closest you can get your chip to the platform's ≈4GHz ceiling (while staying within reasonable voltages & temps), the better off you'll be going forward. This is especially true if you plan on sticking with that 1700 for a good while.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your very helpful comment and great advice, I'll be sure to overclock it to 3.9-4.0 this weekend.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

First things first. Before you go on a trial and error overclocking extravaganza, make sure to update your boards BIOS to the most recent version (which should have the latest AGESA (AMD's CPU & Chipset drivers/microcode) ver., 1.0.0.6b), if it isn't already. That should make any tweaking experience vastly less of an arse pain.

And no problemo! That was really easy/simple advice to give because you've already got the biggest & often most tricky part of any Ryzen build take care of (getting one's ram clock up to >=2933MHz). That also means that with the latest BIOS & AGESA version installed, there's a good chance you'll be able to push those sticks even a step further to 3066MHz with some extra voltage, and due to the way Ryzen's built, increasing one's DDR4 clock will give more performance than almost anything else.

Try 1.4V on the DIMM's (up from the usual 1.2V stock & 1.35V XMP voltages) with 3066MHz and your current timings, and if it works, dial it back a notch at a time till it starts BSOD'ing and all that fun stuff and then move it back one. If no dice w/ 1.4V, try bumping the VSOC (aka the IMC & stuff) up a notch or two as well which can often do the trick. Though if not, aww well lol at least you tried haha. Getting to at least 2933MHz was far and away the most important part anyways (bc that's where perf gains for each additional step begin to start tapering off).

If you can squeeze out that 3066MHz with the latest BIOS along with bumping your CPU up to 3.9-4GHz, you'll be looking at a very, very nice performance boost overall from your tweaking session. (And even if pushing the ram any further's a bust, should be more than decent). And most importantly, that's one of those things you should only ever have to do once (once everything's dialed in, everything's dialed in haha).

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Bloody gorgeous build. I plan to do a build in this case in the near future but with the 1600, GTX1070 and 16gb of RAM.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! You should also get the Phanteks strips, and a motherboard with an RGB header if you're into that RGB goodness ;)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus B350-F Gaming Motherboard, has built-in RGB too. Will als be getting a Phanteks LED Strip :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Like the vertical GPU, love the case--wish it had came out in time for my ryzen build. Maybe they will eventually end up offering a P300S.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope so too, the P300 is already great!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

GPU carrément coller au radiateur mais c'est tellement classe, bien jouer ! :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Oui, je ne voulais pas une petite carte graphique :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. How did you mount the GPU vertically?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I put a new photo, if that doesn't solve your question, ask me again :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks !

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This is amazing! Would the same GPU fit in this case, with a front mounted RAD, if it were mounted normally instead of horizontal? I'm currently working a similar build and I also absolutely want the ASUS Strix, but I love this case as well. Everywhere I looked has told me it won't fit, but stumbling upon your build has given me hope1

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I've done it both ways, you're good bro

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Wondering how much clearance you had between the rad/fan and your GPU? Not sure if my set up would fit in. I have an EVGA FTW card with a 280mm rad.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Honistly It Looks Amazing I Want To Do The Same But The Strix Cards Are $300 + For The 1060's And I Dont Want To Really Ruin My Case. Bet It Wouldnt Look As Good If The GPU Was Normal.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build love the self made vertical slot XD

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Wanted to build the same thing but am nervous if I could fit an 240mm aio in the front.. Did you have to mod the case or something?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It will fit, I didn't do any mods. The thing you should look out for is the tube strength. My cooler has one of the toughest tubes, so it took a lot of force to make it go in. Secondly, the fans touch the strix graphics card. As long as you don't own the longest graphics card and strongest AIO tubes you're fine.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build! Do you have a link for the PCI-E extension? I wondering how the card is being suspended? I am looking at a similar build with the front mounted H100i GTX and a Zotac AMP! that is 2mm longer than the strix...

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

how far can you oc the gpu? with nothing else oc

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