Description

I was very much due for an upgrade and my old build, it wouldn't have gained much without getting a new system in my opinion. I'm coming from an AMD FX 8150 (upgraded a few months ago to a FX 8370) with a R9 290 built in 2011. I am reusing my monitor from my old system on my new one but that is the price I paid for it. I would eventually like to get a 1440 ultrawide once the prices start coming down.

I had been planning this build since the release of Ryzen. I really wanted to wanted to get the Vega 64 Water but performance vs price just wasn't doing it for me. After some consulting with friends and reading forums/reddit I decided on the 1080Ti and figured what the hell go all out spend the extra on the stock OC watercooled card. I think it was worth it

The build went silky smooth, my case came first, manage to snag it on Google Express (from Fry's) along with 20% off and free 1-day shipping. The following day my Newegg and Amazon order arrived with everything minus my CPU and GPU. It was like being a kid on christmas. I read my manuals and started piecing together everything. The only issue I ran into was I mounted the Water 3.0 360 too far away from the cpu, I ended up having to move it one bracket set over.

With everything finally together it fired right up (which I'm always petrified of messing something up). Got Windows installed, I set the RAM to 3600 without issue. That surprised me considering I had been reading about people having problems getting to that speed. With that out of the way, I OC'd the Ryzen 1700 to a stable 3.7Ghz OC. I can see 4.0Ghz in the future.

Overall, I am extremely happy this build and I'm hoping it'll last me as long as my last one.

Note: my load temps are from memory I'll update once I have correct numbers

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 8 points

So how did it go? “Happy birthday self!” “Thank you” “I’m welcome” sorta like that?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It was exactly like that!

  • 20 months ago
  • 4 points

rgb batman fans holy

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Tabnam having a stronk natbam habing a stronk!

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy rgb Batman

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

holy fans batman

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Planning on doing any RGB?

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I wonder

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Hehehe couldn't resist. Looks good.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah still need to put RGB fan on the GPU radiator ;) I figure I can always turn them off once they get annoying

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

very pretty! i do like how you use the riser cable with that gpu. however, not enough air intake? intake air get sucks out immediately into the rad. but hey if it works for you then it works. it's even prettier if you take time to do some cable management though. happy building.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! A lot of the air is going right into the CPU radiator, however, the GPU radiator doesn't seem to have any issue grabbing air when it's needed. Cable management is next on my list, will be looking to other for their ideas.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy batfans rgb man

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

rgb power supplies could randomly blow up...

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Love your build! I'm wanting to transfer over my parts from a corsair 600t into this case. Sorry for the newbie question but is the cpu radiator on top or the side? I take it one of them is the radiator and other are just 3 fans?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate it! Yes, the radiator is mounted on the side, it was one of the reasons I decided on the case. I saw it on Thermaltake's website and was sold. It would also mount nicely on the top too.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense now. Looks awesome! So I take it the fans on the radiator are blowing to the side of the case used as exhaust?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You are correct.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent! * finger pyramid *

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy Batman rgb fans

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm very new to pc building (only helped a couple of friends, and currently ordering parts for my first solo build), but why is the Ryzen on the CPU upside down? Or is the picture formatted weird, and I'm not looking at it right.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

no it's not upside down. tilt your head to the right. it's actually side way with back panel to the left.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

These are not the riing plus fans? They look nice

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

They're just the regular Riing series fans. It would have been nice to get the Riing Plus for the software controlled RGB but these were much cheaper.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I just bought the riing plus and seems like the fans only have usb 2.0 connections instead of the regular fan headers. Is this the case with yours? Confused on what to do!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

this build looks creative and happy belated but you should really watch some air flow videos

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! What a beautiful build you got there! Planning to use this case for my future build... By the way, if I may ask, are the front fan config a 3x120mm or 3x140mm? Again, amazing PC!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice one mate thanks for sharing - i treated myself to that gfx card for xmas and was thinking of vertical mounting it - good to see a similar build great job. What case is that? Sorry new to the site and can't see it anywhere - looks like a view 71?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy batfans

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

wait, hold up a second, the bottom of the aorus cards have leds, I just posted on someone elses build that it is a verr good looking card but they put the cool looking side on the bottom so the only way to make this card look good would be a vertical mount, and man this just solidifys that point.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

hi a question what was the support you used to put the vertical gpu?

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  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Checked out your build, it's very well put together, I'll definitely be using it as reference to tidy up my case.