ASUS recently sent us their PRIME X370-PRO motherboard, so we added in the popular Ryzen 7 1700 processor and the ASUS ROG STRIX OC edition of the Radeon RX 580 to build a $1300 (USD) gaming PC. Deepcool sent us the white version of their CAPTAIN 240 EX CPU cooler to coordinate nicely with the motherboard design and we picked up the Raidmax Sigma and 16 GB of white Corsair Vengeance LPX memory to complete our black and white theme.

You can watch our build video to see the system come together and our cable management video to see how we cleaned it up afterwards.

A big thanks to ASUS for providing the motherboard and Deepcool for providing the CPU cooler.

And now, on to benchmarks:

Benchmark 3DMark Score Graphics Score Physics Score CPU Score
TimeSpy v1.0 4478 4210 N/A 7014
FireStrike v1.1 10956 13578 16040 N/A
FireStrike Ultra v1.1 3106 3074 15878 N/A
FireStrike Extreme 1.1 5883 6181 15746 N/A
Game Settings Resolution Average FPS
Battlefield 1 Ultra 2560x1440 68 FPS
Battlefield 1 High 2560x1440 71 FPS
Battlefield 1 Medium 2560x1440 104 FPS
Battlefield 1 Ultra 1920x1080 84 FPS
Battlefield 1 High 1920x1080 86 FPS
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ultra 1920x1080 36.35 FPS
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Very High 1920x1080 58.19 FPS
Ghost Recon: Wildlands High 1920x1080 65.97 FPS
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Medium 1920x1080 70.96 FPS


  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks absolutely great, I love that cooler too


  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Any particular reasons for placing the AIO Deepcool 240EX 120 fans that way?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry -- completely missed your question, but also not sure what you are asking. The fans are oriented to intake fresh air from the top of the case and push it across the radiator into the case interior.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I notice you picked DDR4-3000 memory. I bought similar memory and couldn't get it to operate above DDR4-2400 on this motherboard. Did you overclock it? Any tips?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

The main advice would be to make sure you are running the latest BIOS. We saw a lot of issues in the early months of Ryzen motherboards, but our more recent builds we've done haven't had any issue getting to 3000 MHz if the BIOS is current.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

When you check this thread a year later and it costs 1557 dollars lol