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BoyScout Nov. 13, 2017

Update: The stream is over. Thanks to everyone who joined us! If you missed it, you can still watch the archive on Twitch.tv or the archive summary on YouTube.

Original Post:

Join us for our next live build on Tuesday, November 14th @2PM CST on Twitch.tv. We'll be checking out NZXT's latest case by building an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 / Radeon RX Vega 64 system inside of it, powered by one of SeaSonic's new Focus+ Gold power supplies. See below for the full part list.

A big thanks to NZXT for providing the H700i mid tower case as well as to SeaSonic for providing the FOCUS+ Gold power supply used in this build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $284.99
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-AX370-GAMING 5 ATX AM4 Motherboard $166.98
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $194.99
Storage Western Digital Black 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $199.99
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX VEGA 64 8GB Limited Edition Video Card $524.98
Case NZXT H700i ATX Mid Tower Case $199.99
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99
Total at time of filming $1821.90 (USD)

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sandris 2 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Yeah! Another live build!

RoyalSovereign 2 points 16 months ago

Why they call is "smart" case ???

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 16 months ago

The case comes with what NZXT calls a CAM-powered "smart device". It provides most of the functionality from RGB LED (Hue+) and Fan controller (Grid+ V3) combined into a single device and pre-installed into the case. The "smart" part mostly seems to refer to a new adaptive noise reduction feature for the case fans.

RoyalSovereign 2 points 16 months ago

Thank you for info... Appreciate it.

RoyalSovereign 2 points 16 months ago

Great work guys. I really enjoyed the video.

GaryHi 2 points 15 months ago

Beautiful case there

Kyojin93 1 point 17 months ago

Hi, great build but I wished you could always use sleeved cable/extensions and cable combs to give your builds a more consistent colour scheme and a cleaner look.

Linka 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Now this is a AMD build <3

philibert_bun 1 point 16 months ago

Selection Price

CPU - AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $318.00, CPU Cooler - be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler $39.00, Motherboard - ASRock - Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $133.00, Memory - Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $289.00, Storage - Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $194.00, - Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $55.00, Video Card - Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini ITX OC Video Card $429.00, Case - NZXT - Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case $89.00, Power Supply - Corsair - CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.00, Operating System - Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit, Software - Kaspersky - Anti-Virus (1 Year Subscription) Software , Monitor - AOC - I2379VHE 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $174.00,

hi, I just want to ask for your opinions about this stuff, I just want to build my own desktop and I choose some item, what do you think about this, is it good or not? its my frist time thanks

Cooe 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

If you're going to build any Ryzen system at this point, you should in all honesty just wait til April for the 2nd generation Ryzen 2000 series to come out so you can get a brand new, latest & greatest R5 2600/X. This instead of feeling like a complete fool because you bought last years hardware brand new, literally a mere month before it was replaced by better parts.

Lol hahaha so basically just wait a few more weeks and buy a newer & faster 12nm Zen+ based Ryzen 5 2600X, instead of last years 14nm Zen based 1600X; that way you WON'T HAVE TO BE THAT GUY! ; ) Buying an older B350 board like you'd planned instead of a brand new B450 model might be a good idea though; depending on the price gap & feature differences of course.

nonitojames 1 point 14 months ago

As Cooe said, if you are going to build a system with Ryzen you should wait for the next generation, it is also the worst moment to buy a video card, you should wait to see if the prices come down, also do not go for the series ''X'', is a simple overclock that you can also do yourself.

About Antivirus, that's a personal thing but personally I think that with Windows Defender Windows 10 is more than enough you also have Avira Free Antivirus. I recommend the SeaSonic brand if you are going to choose a power supply, they are the best.

About the SSD, I think it's also a personal thing, but if you're going to maintain the operating system, and some applications 250GB will suffice, and maybe also if you want to put your favorite games.

The case is something that is totally personal, but if you want more recommendations you can find more better designs, I recommend the NZXT S340 (or Elite) or Phanteks Eclipse P300/400.

The monitor you should make sure you can only run your games at 60FPS or if you can at 144FPS you could go for a 144Hz one. And I forgot, about the cooler, you do not need to add one since Ryzen brings them, I'm not sure if the next generation will bring it but I guess so.

That is all and I hope I have helped you.

dmatthews195 1 point 14 months ago

Where can I find one of those Sapphire Radeon RX vega 64 cards for $524.98?

AmANoob_ 1 point 12 months ago

Hey guys can i get some advice for my build this is it PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

I can not go above $1310 my gpu isnt in their because i couldent find it on pc part picker but my gpu is EVGA Geforce Gtx 1070 8gb its $470.87. I included it into the budget of 1310 already just give me recommendations on what to switch out and stuff thanks :)

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

A blog post isn't really the best place to ask for build help -- I'd suggest you try posting this over in our Part List Opinions Wanted forum instead. Lots of folks ready and willing to help out! You can also check out the staff Build Guides for more build ideas if you're interested.

AmANoob_ 1 point 12 months ago

Thank you so much!

gabsPC 1 point 11 months ago

are all the websites on here reliable to buy from

YJKim 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I should buy H700i! Not a S340 Elite!!

YJKim 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Ah..I forgot that I work only two days a week.

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dragoon20005 4 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

more like full proper AMD Ryzen + Vega 64 build

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