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The Tracer (First PC build)

by Stafond



Date Published

March 13, 2018

Date Built

March 11, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.645 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

50.0° C


I have always wanted a custom gaming PC, now i have it! I build this PC for the purpose of gaming, streaming/recording gameplay and doing some school work on it. I choose to use the Ryzen 7 1700 as the CPU because it's a powerful processor that i can stream with. To cool the CPU, I have the Masterliquid ML240L RGB liquid cooler, it is an affordable CPU liquid cooler that comes with RGB lighting. For RAM i have 16GB which is just enough for my needs. For the motherboard, I have the ROG Strix B350-F Gaming. The sole reason why i got it is because it was the only AM4 motherboard i could without the "fancy gaming designs" with red on it. I have the Samsung EVO 860 500GB as my local disk and the Toshiba 1TB as the secondary drive. The graphics card i got is the Gigabyte GTX 1070TI, i wanted to get the Zotac GTX 1070 Mini edition at first but it was sold out so I was only left with one choice. I choose the CX650M power supply by Corsair because it was a good budget PSU with enough wattage for my build.

Despite being my first time building a PC, i had an easy time assembling the parts together and connecting the cables. The end results were amazing. The tempered glass side panels were able to effectively show off the inner components and the RGB lightings. I tried to play Overwatch on High settings and I was able to get more than 60FPS, it plays very smoothly with no lag.

Comments Sorted by:

DRogGTX 2 points 12 months ago

You can run Overwatch on max on 1080p and 1440p screen, easy. Nice Build! +1

PotatechG 1 point 12 months ago

Left to upgrade... well, I would say that sucks, but you got a better card... Cant really complain about that.

Avizo 1 point 12 months ago

I have the same case but I want to get that same radiator as well, is using it as intake ok, I have heard otherwise. Is it loud in any way, I want to make sure it’s silent/very quiet. Thanks for the help.

Stafond submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

it does indeed make some noise, but i personally dont really care about it. It doesnt affect me or other people in my household. Its pretty good

Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 0 points 12 months ago

Idk, but 650W kinda seems low for a 1700 and 1070 Ti

Stafond submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

the calculated load wattage is about 342 W for my build, 650 W is enough :)

Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Well, some could argue that the "calculated" amount is fairly incorrect, as you may have different uses and programs that your PC uses, but if you think it's enough, then well... I guess it's enough :)