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2017 Custom PC

by watermineral

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12 Comments

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Date Published

April 15, 2017

Date Built

March 23, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.88 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.032 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

This is my second desktop but first one that i actually build it by myself. The purpose of the build is casual gaming, internet browsing and for fun. This build may not the best performance at the cost but I get it for the look.

Part Reviews

CPU

At first, I was thinking to get Ryzen 1700, but i just could not wait for another 1 or 2 month until the available of the motherboard and stability of software.

Rated 4 stars because its good gaming performance and a easy overclocker, its easy to hit 4.9 without touching the cpu voltage. however i din try 5ghz, i like to leave some room for safety and durability. Deduct 1 star cause of the price.

CPU Cooler

good looking and performance, no complain on this.

Motherboard

At beginning I was getting Asus hero because the Asus graphic card, however asus hero is not available at centrecom, so i got this instead.

I came across few problem in this board, the bios setting is weird plus there is a input lag in the bios. there is few thing in the bios that i changed to get all system work, Legacy to Uefi, primary display set to pcie (my graphic card), and enable internal display driver.

without the changes in the bios, sometime my pc cant boot, intel display driver not activated in the windows cause some game does not work.

and there is a bug or glitch in the motherboard rgb, in rainbow color mode, it suppose change color smoothly, but sometime the color just repeatedly reset and change to red color, its like smoothly changing color and suddenly reset into red color and start over again.

3 star because this board is good value board, but with few small problem.

Memory

working fine, no trouble, good looking but buggy software to control its led.

Storage

bought this 3 year ago, good performance at that time, but expansive and boring software.

Storage

good performance and value, 5 year warranty is a must for me.

Video Card

good looking, performance and low temperature. 65 degree at max load

Case

this is the only case I am happy to get at the moment, simple yet good looking case, easy to do cable management.

the only complain is the roof in the case is too low, when i put fan on top, it cover my motherboard, i get a good looking board i don wan it cover by anything, so i install my rad in the front. Another problem occur, the mounting is kinda weird, the top hole does not line properly with my radiator screw, so i have to put my rad downward , but i need to remove the HDD shroud and the piece of steel plate, thus u could see a hole in my case.

Wireless Network Adapter

the newer driver give me bluescreen when torrenting, i only can use the first driver.

so far ok with the oldest driver, good range and no disconnection.

Comments Sorted by:

Blacksm1le 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Very clean I love your PC +1

watermineral submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

thank you. you have very nice pc, sure u put lots of effort and time in it.

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

thanks to you too :-)

Lyrix 2 points 23 months ago

looks great! i like it! 1+!

SuchFear 2 points 23 months ago

What's the hardest part of building this?

watermineral submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

actually everything is quite easy, only thing is i have change the bios setting to have my system work properly. and that took me few day to figure out what is the problem.

install a 280mm rad at the front without remove the steel plate is quite impossible.

watermineral submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

i forgot to take the picture of another side of the case, did some cable management with cablemod, might upload next time, tried my best to make it look good hmmm hmm...

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watermineral submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

i wish i could use more power cable on graphic card, more sleeved cable looks better.

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watermineral submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

actually the whole system is quite even on load. for the watercooler, i have nothing to compare, but it looks good, cpu temperature is quite low as well. so i would recommend this one. Corsair watercooler is good also, but i will change the fan if i get corsair cooler.

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watermineral submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

thank you

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watermineral submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

i will do it when i got some free time lol.

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watermineral submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

thank you! its because the case layout is really good, just sometime the hole pissed me off.